Title: Jacinda’s Challenge
Author: M. K. Eidem
Series: Challenge #3
Jacinda is a widow of an Assemblyman from the House of Protection. She has lived a quiet life since the death of her husband. When she receives a summons from King Jotham she is surprised, then furious when she realizes the reason behind it. After that meeting circumstances keep pushing them together and make them realize that there is more between them than just a King and a subject.
I enjoyed seeing Jotham find love again. He lost his Life Mate, Lata, too early and has spent years alone raising Barek. Seeing him open his heart again after so long was perfect. Jacinda teaches him how to live again. She sees him as a man, not a king. Jacinda was a smart, beautiful, and determined woman. She wasn’t going to watch another man she loved work himself to death. She wasn’t afraid to stand up to Jotham and tell him when he was wrong or when he needed to back down.
The ending was a cliffhanger, not for Jotham and Jacinda’s relationship, but for the corruption investigation going on. So it seemed a bit abrupt but I felt it just pushed me to want to read the next book as soon as possible.
Trigger Warnings: death of spouses, grief, car accident
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