A great NA book. Serenity Freeman lives in war times. She fights for the Western Hemisphere while King Montes Lazuli fights for the right hemisphere. Sent to be an ambassador negotiating a peace treaty with her father, Serenity finds herself somewhat attracted to King Montes, despite hating him. The ruthless merciless Montes himself becomes the ruler of the world and finds himself moving the Earth and sun to keep Serenity happy, if only to assuage his lonely heart. However, even with the peace treaty in place, the resistance is against his rule, and something more deadly and uncontrollable threatens to take Serenity away from his side.
I didn't enjoy this book at first, It gave of a very non-ficton war-time vibe which I thought I just wouldn't enjoy. However, once Serenity and her father start the peace negotiations, the book really picks up. It will pull on your heartstrings in happy ways and sad. I had a really hard time putting it down because the plot just kept moving. There really weren't any dull moment's in my opinion.
I really liked the fact that the characters were realistic. People mostly leave each other alone. There is no unbelievable hostility or mary-sue sympathies. Furthermore, I loved that the Montes starts out as cold-hearted. We think we know him, but as the story goes on, the author really fleshes him out and we see that his character is not simply black and white.
The romance...ahh the part everyone actually cares about in the review. It's good. I felt it. No insta-love here by any means. It was a slow burning love. Serenity and Montes are STILL working on the trust, companionship, and love aspect. I'm sure they'll get there, soon. As for the love triangle...it's there, but not really. Seriously, don't worry about the love triangle. It's really really not a thing.
It's a more serious book for a more serious type of mood. Easily finished in a day though, so definitely a quick read. It hurts so much that the sequel is coming out JANUARY 2016. I can't wait!!! Definitely recommended for those who are trying to get into NA, but also great for those who are familiar and love the genre :)