Genre: Fantasy Romance
Heat Level: 🔥🔥🔥
Release Date: March 1, 2023
Romance: Slow Burn
A forbidden obsession Unyielding family allegiance Three deadly challenges
When a trip into the forest to collect a rare mushroom goes horribly wrong, I find myself falling through a fairy portal and straight into the arms of the Unseelie Fae prince. The dangerously unhinged and handsome Unseelie Fae prince.
What could be more horrible than that? He thinks I'm an assassin sent by the humans to kill him, not a biologist.
Determined to kill me first, and rid himself of the human he has unwillingly grown obsessed with, yet also needing to entertain his people, the villain challenges me to three deadly trials.
If I survive, I gain my freedom. But if not...
I've never felt anything but hate and loathing until my eyes found hers--the vile human assassin's. She is a parasite that has mercilessly latched onto my mind and won't let me free.
My hand itches to be ungloved and feel her smooth skin, even though I would never. The Unseelie Fae royals would rather burn than touch a repulsive human.
I fear that if I do not destroy the girl soon, she may be the only thing that's capable of truly destroying me.
"Because if you’re not dead, I fear I will leave everything to follow you”
Now the reason this didn’t get 5 stars in my book was due to this main character being wayyyy to morally gray for me. I mean villain status but even to our main character mostly throughout the book. He makes up for it but stilllll……..
How does it feel? is the first book in the Infatuated Fae series by Jeneane O’Riley, a fantasy romance novel that explores the forbidden attraction between a human biologist and an Unseelie Fae prince. The book is a captivating blend of action, suspense, humor, and steamy scenes, as the two protagonists face three deadly challenges that test their skills, courage, and emotions.
The book is told from the alternating perspectives of the human, Lila, and the Fae, Kieran, who have a strong chemistry and a complex relationship. Lila is a smart, brave, and compassionate heroine who loves nature and mushrooms. She accidentally falls into the Fae realm and becomes the target of Kieran’s obsession and hatred. Kieran is a powerful, arrogant, and conflicted anti-hero who despises humans and believes Lila is an assassin sent to kill him. He decides to put her through three trials that are designed to entertain his people and end her life.
The book is well-written, engaging, and fast-paced, with a rich and imaginative world-building that draws the reader into the Fae realm. The author creates a vivid contrast between the dark and cruel Unseelie Fae and the bright and kind Seelie Fae, as well as the different factions and politics within each court. The book also has a lot of humor and witty banter, especially between Lila and Kieran, who constantly clash and challenge each other. The book also has some steamy and romantic scenes, as the attraction between Lila and Kieran grows and they start to develop feelings for each other.
The book is a great read for fans of fantasy romance, especially those who enjoy enemies-to-lovers tropes, fae mythology, and dark and twisted plots. The book ends with a cliffhanger that leaves the reader wanting more, and sets the stage for the next book in the series. How does it feel? is a book that will make you feel a range of emotions, from fear and anger to laughter and love.