An obstinate girl who will not be married. A soldier desperate to prove himself. A kingdom on the brink of war.
With a sharp tongue and an unruly temper, Sage Fowler is not what they’d call a lady―which is perfectly fine with her. Deemed unfit for marriage, Sage is apprenticed to a matchmaker and tasked with wrangling other young ladies to be married off for political alliances. She spies on the girls―and on the soldiers escorting them.
As the girls' military escort senses a political uprising, Sage is recruited by a handsome soldier to infiltrate the enemy ranks. The more she discovers as a spy, the less certain she becomes about whom to trust―and Sage becomes caught in a dangerous balancing act that will determine the fate of her kingdom.
Okay so first of all, I found nothing wrong with this book that some people have stated is wrong with it. My problems with this book come from how many questions are unanswered and how bad the world building was. Not to mention, how boring it was.
It took me forever to read this book, it became a chore. I don't know why I just didn't DNF it. It would've made my life easier and I could've read more engaging books. To be honest, the only reason I finished this novel was because I fell in love with Sage. She is a well done character and very believable. I enjoyed the romance and Alex is a treat.
There is even some great political 'stuff' going on but sometimes it felt like too much. Maybe that was why it also felt boring because it takes a long time to get to the good stuff. The parts I wanted from this novel. The writing is fine, easy to follow, nothing special but not bad by any means. Something I did love was you can totally see how much work the author put into this novel from all the deception going on in every angle.
So it's not a bad book by any means just.... a 'meh' kind of book. It will take a lot to power through the first part and my it may feel like it will never end but I did enjoy the story very much.
Thanks to NetGalley for ARC!