This is one of those novels that is hard to define. There was so much that I absolutely loved about the novel that it’s difficult to know exactly where to begin. This is one of the most heartwarming stories I have read in a very long time. Wings of Desire tells the story of Rhiannon, a young woman on her own in Phoenix. When Rhiannon starts to hear things, she believes she is slowly going insane. That is, until the delectable Cerne appears and whisks her off to her native home in the land of Fey. Yes, Rhiannon is a faerie, and one with a very famous parentage. She has great difficulty accepting this fact, and later still, accepting the fact that she is destined to marry Cerne! She also comes to find out that she has been a long standing pawn in the battle between the dark faeries and the light faeries she is the heir to. As the politics of the land rage on, catching Rhiannon and Cerne in the middle, can she trust in her newfound family, powers, and heritage? This is one that must be read to find out. It is a delightful novel, beautifully written with many colorful characters. As this is the first book in a series, I am eagerly anticipating the rest of them. This is a must read for any girl who ever dreamed of fairy tales come true.
Not your (grand)mother's fairytale...
Rhiannon Kinsley's life goes from boring to downright crazy when a freak lightning bolt strikes her laptop. To make matters even more bizarre, strange words and symbols flash across the computer screen and she hears a mysterious voice. Time to call the men in white coats! Then Cerne Silverwing, an intriguingly sexy man, appears. He insists she’s a faerie princess whose fate will determine his own. What a crock! Now she knows who really needs those white coats.
With the Dark Faerie forces threatening his kingdom, Cerne kidnaps Rhiannon and brings her to Fey, a land where magic knows no bounds. He's performing a duty to save his kingdom and nothing more—a duty that will bring him his wings and the strengthened magic that comes with them. If he doesn’t unite with the princess as her consort, those wings will never grow. But this princess grew up in the land of laptops and instant messages, and she’s convinced they're both crazy. Despite their differences, the two are thrust together to defeat the whip-wielding Dark Faerie Queen before she takes over the kingdom. Passion and peril aside, will Rhiannon and Cerne discover their true destiny?