Cocktails and Books received this book for free from Inkslinger PR in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect our opinion of the book or the content of our review.I was so happy to go back to the Wicked world and what better way to explore it than through the eyes of Brighton. She was the quiet, somewhat reserved daughter of Merle. And what transpires with her gave me a new perspective on quiet Brighton.
In the two years since the Queen was banished to the Otherworld, things for Brighton have turned upside down. A member of the Order, but not quite, she's bent on revenge and putting herself in harm's way with an unlikely savior to keep her truly out of trouble.
I really liked Brighton and Caden together. The verbal sparring was spectacular but laden with sexual tension that only two people walking the fine line between love and hate can have. But what I liked most was how Brighton was willing to give Caden the benefit of the doubt. She didn't hold what he did while under the Queen's spell against him. That went a long way of changing how Caden saw Brighton. He may have berated her a lot and constantly pushed her away, but you knew beneath it all Caden saw Brighton for Brighton and not her race.
The ending of this book killed me and makes me wish we were getting a full length novel for these two rather than a novella, but I'll take the next novella in the series if that's all we're going to get. A plus...if you love Tink he has a secondary role here. He's still up to his bite size nonsense and brings some comic relief when it's needed.