Taken by the Huntsman by Mistral Dawn
After several weeks of retweeting this book, I finally buckled down and bought it. I can say without a doubt that is one buy I have no regrets about.
Taken by the Huntsman is a paranormal romance set mainly in Fairie, the realm of the Fae. The Huntsman kidnaps his soulmate, Cassie and takes her to his castle in Fairie as a means of protection for her. While this book could have easily fallen into the Stockholm syndrome trap, Mistral Dawn does a fantastic job of keeping well away from that horror and instead creates a love story about two stubborn personalities that collide in an unexpected, adventurous way.
I did think that the beginning was a bit slow, but once you get through the explanations of Fairie, what you get is a wonderfully descriptive show of what Fairie looks like, how dangerous it is, and the kinds of creatures that you might find there. This story is not dialog driven but is rather driven by internal narrative and mind-blowing details. You will find yourself immersed in the characters and setting, and discover the poetry of the fantastical land of Fairie.
I, for one, am counting the days until the sequel is released. Find this book on Amazon, here.