The Blurb: When fate conspires against you and gives you three loves to choose from, what do you do? What if you make the wrong choice? Shara is a Healer, raised and trained from childhood until her unique gift manifests itself. When she gains the rank Journeyman she is hired to serve as the court healer for the barbaric kingdom of Glendor. Untrained for war, she is thrust unmercifully into its bloody arms when the kingdom is invaded. Ordered by her king to the front lines to tend the wounded, she is forced to flee when their camp is attacked. Happening upon a wounded soldier in the forest, every mile back to the capital is a struggle, and breaking the Healer’s code, she falls in love with her charge. If Shara thought that to be the least of her troubles, the appearance of a fierce warrior captain who appoints himself her protector, teaches her differently. Trouble comes in threes at the appearance of a former love and fellow healer. Faced with decisions of the heart and the sudden manifestation of her gift, there is little room for anything else to go wrong. Or at least that’s what Shara thought.
My Thoughts: I don’t even know where to begin with this one. It was very Celtic influenced which is something I loved about it, it included healers which again, love, and then there was an injured prince, and lots of kissing, which was again love.
I’ll admit I got lost when it came to Dric, Tirel and Yael, and I didn’t like the shifting POV’s I mean sometimes you can get away with it, and other times, I worry about it adding to the story or taking away from it. In a lot of cases it left me confused.
The violence factor is a little high and I was concerned about some of the references to adult themes, so I’m torn about calling it YA or Adult, but maybe it’s just New Adult, that would make the most sense to me. A lot of the violence was jarring and immediate, not to mention eye opening.
Thankfully readers you can rest assured that while this doesn’t have a happily ever after ending, it does have a satisfying ending and there’s no cliff hanger.
I wonder if Jen is planning a sequel to it, I look forward to it.
Recommendation: Go get this one, it’s awesome!