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In a land where humans and elves find it difficult to communicate, Tari - an elf - is bound to Captain Arion - a human military officer - in a ceremony designed to promote friendship between the two races. When the ceremony is over, the pair discover that the impossible has happened: They can understand each other in spite of the language barrier.

Thrown into a storm of politics, Tari and Arion are put in danger by those who want humans and elves to remain separate.

To make matters worse, Tari realizes that she has fallen in love with Arion, who has the emotional capabilities of a rock. As both societies dictate that an elf and a human can never be together, Tari must conceal her feelings. Unfortunately, the taciturn Arion is watchful and attentive to Tari's well-being, constantly pushing her to her limits with his loyalty, friendship, and dreadfully informal habit of touching her.

If Tari and Arion survive, their tumultuous relationship will either strengthen their countries' alliance or cripple the human courts of nobility. The deciding factor will be Arion and his indecipherable feelings for Tari.

©2016 K. M. Shea (P)2016 Tantor

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Interesting, sweet fantasy romance

I love this author! I especially like how the author balances interesting, independent heroines with equally interesting heros! It is such a relief to find great books that I enjoy, that I wouldn't be embarrassed for my daughter to read as well. I am so excited to see her books finally coming in audio format. This is an excellent introduction to K M Shea's work.

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Loved it

I was completely enthralled with this book. The narrator was wonderful and easy to listen to. Couldn't put it down.

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terrible narrator

I struggled to finish this book. The narrator was too sing-song with her delivery and was difficult to listen to. The story line was simple and predictable.

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loved it

K M Shea is one of my favorite authors.
this is definitely one of her best books.
I just wish there was a sequal.

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nice

Enjoyable stoy. I loved the Elves' positions and careers. How their society worked was really interesting. The conflict/climax was a bit understated and that made it so that I was surprised when the story was finished. It seemed to me that I was waiting for the climax...and then the story was finished. It was almost like I missed it. That describes the understated comment. All in all a pleasant story.

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Narration enhances story

A good story with the addition of an interesting narrator, it kept the flow of the story moving. Really wished the author would have more Lessa stories to tell involving the characters of this one

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good story

I really enjoy all of this author's books. I've been looking for books that didn't have all the x-rated love scenes in them, I found them with K.M.Shea's books. I've really enjoyed all of her books. You must read all of her books.

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Horrible narrator

Very sing song delivery. The name "Tari " was spoken so often I wanted to scream !

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Please do not judge the book by the narrator!

I have read KM Shea's book before and I loved it but I was very disappointed in the narration of it. It was so slow that the book was somewhat boring to listen to. I want to be fair, I am sure that the lady that narrated the book is a good narrator but she performed this one wrong. KM Shea writes a great deal of sarcasm and humor into her books but it were entirely lost with the slow pace and sing-songy performance. I will say that it got ever so slightly better in pace nearer to the end but the humor and the real personality of the characters still remained lost in translation. Please read the book to get a true idea of what the story is like. It is much better than the audio version.

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Story is adequate but narrator is annoying.

I liked the story for the most part. It was a bit predictable and simple, but it’s one of those stories you find comfortable because of the simplicity— the type you re-read to when you have a mild headache and you’re drinking apple and cinnamon tea and the familiarity of the predictable story is soothing.

The narrator is terrible. Other reviewers comment on her sing-song tone. It’s not just that. It’s the way every SINGLE sentence is read in the same pattern of high-pitched at the beginning, and then the pitch gradually drops until the end of the sentence before the next sentence begins high again. And there is no deviation. It is incredibly jarring.
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I can’t stand it. The high pitch is worse than the low, and because the author begins so many of the sentences with the main character Tari’s name (as the book is written mostly in Tari’s perspective but in the 3rd person point of view), Tari becomes one of my least favorite words when spoken by the narrator. That dislike began to leak into my opinion of the character herself. It was very off-putting.

I recommend this book, but don’t listen to it as an audiobook. It’s not worth it.

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  • 12-30-20

Loved it

I already loved this story as a book and have read it many times. I really enjoyed the audio book as well. I liked the narrator, some reviews complained about her voice being a bit sing-song, but I thought it was fitting for the main character who is an elf. Her male voice is also good. I thought it was great.

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  • 12-28-16

loved it

loved this author and was read well. the reader made the voices clearly diffrent and the author created a whole new world where we had not just pretty elves and strong men but cultural diffrence, emotional strength/control, family troubles and controversy. but most of all misunderstandings about love. it took a fantasy world and made it almost real.