~THE PRINCE OF NO VALUE~Brishen Khaskem, prince of the Kai, has lived content as the nonessential spare heir to a throne secured many times over. A trade and political alliance between the human kingdom of Gaur and the Kai kingdom of Bast-Haradis requires that he marry a Gauri woman to seal the treaty. Always a dutiful son, Brishen agrees to the marriage and discovers his bride is as ugly as he expected and more beautiful than he could have imagined.~THE NOBLEWOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE~Ildiko, niece of the Gauri king, has always known her only worth to the royal family lay in a strategic marriage. Resigned to her fate, she is horrified to learn that her intended groom isn't just a foreign aristocrat but the younger prince of a people neither familiar nor human. Bound to her new husband, Ildiko will leave behind all she's known to embrace a man shrouded in darkness but with a soul forged by light.Two people brought together by the trappings of duty and politics will discover they are destined for each other, even as the powers of a hostile kingdom scheme to tear them apart.
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Community ReviewsSee all
"This is a great read but honestly the first 2/3 of this book is all character development, some might find it boring but it’s absolutely worth it and necessary. The plot is MUCH better once you see how Ildiko and Brishen mold to each other from a couple formed through a marriage of duty to a couple drawn to each other by love and loyalty. This is more of a friends to lovers and usually I’m not find of them; but ma’am Grace Draven delivered. The plot twist in the last 3rd of this book, *chef’s kiss* I’m absolutely getting the second installment. Though the problems in this book didn’t really surface until the end, the second promises to be much more troublesome for our favorite Kai/human couple. I adore how Grace Draven found 2 characters that were complete and total opposites and helped them find similarities in each other from the most basic of things like a appearance to complex things like cultural customs and personalities. May we all have the grace and wisdom Ildiko does with a hateful mother in law, and find someone loyal and faithful like Brishen. There were some spelling mishaps and font issues that pulled me from the story for a moment but nothing that was jarring. "
"I fell in love with all the characters. The two main where witty and turned every bad situation comical and fun. The romance was slow growing but in a good way. You slowly fall in love with them as they fall in love with each other. The plot was really no where to be seen though. I mean he has an evil mother but that's about it. I just wish there would have been more of a story for these two. They really where fun to read about almost like best friends or two sides of the same coin in their own way. Just not sure I will read book two."
"They made me laugh so much, I love their relationship so much. It did feel a hit short and fast paced but it was a part of its charm."
"<strong>Loved it! </strong><br/><br/>At first I wasn’t sure if I would like this story but once I started reading I couldn’t put it down. The characters were well developed and the world they lived in was unique. There wasn’t much action or adventure through most the story but I didn’t mind. The entire story revolves around the relationship between the 2 main characters. I really enjoyed their relationship from the start. I plan to now read more by this author."
"One of my favorite books of all time!"