“One key, one door, one man, one leap.
Alison Wescot inherited the antique store the day her mother died. It was nothing she wanted, but she couldn’t part with it. The antiques inside were all she had left of her mother. She thought she knew every piece in the store, until one day she discovered a box with a key inside, along with a letter from her mother. A key to a door she never knew existed.
Lucas Azure is the leader of the kingdom’s elite guard, a group of men whose sole purpose was to protect their territory and people. The youngest of the king’s four children, he was also the deadliest. The men in his group followed him faithfully, never questioning his orders. When Alison appeared, he knew he had to protect her at all costs.
The day Alison walked through the door, her recurring dream became a reality. The man who always remained a mystery was standing before her. There were dragons flying overhead and a castle in the distance. She was now in the Azure Kingdom.”
Solid 4.5 Star
Alison gave up everything to go and look after her sick Mum, unfortunately she passed away quickly leaving her with an antiques store to run and slim to no friends, not even any from her old job and life. A year passes and life is very lonely and boring but that all changes when she finds a key and a hidden door which opens to the field she has dreamed about for so long. She also meets Lucas who was also in her dreams but nothing of this world is romantic or dreamy for Alison as she finds out who her absent farther is, as well as the war going on Between her fathers Kingdom Pine and Lucas’s Kingdom Azure along with secrets that affect Lucas’s family. I really loved how this was such a well rounded and involved read, yes there is romance too, but not the whole jumping in bed as soon as they meet the good ole fashion kind. You get to know so many characters and connect with them, Yes even Oliver as they have substance and real feelings to them you can relate to. I was glad to see books 2 and 3 in the series are also out so no waiting to see what happens next for the Pine and Azure Kingdoms!
The Azure Kingdom is available from Amazon and is currently free to download!