I'm an internet junkie that is obsessed with books. I own more than I will ever read in this lifetime and yet I'm still compelled
to buy more. I read mostly romance (mild to completely smutty), YA and urban fantasy.
This is one of the best novellas I've read. There is a complete story here and nothing feels rushed along. Plus, I was already a big fan of this whole world the author has created from Kiss of Steel (which I adored.)
Rip and Esme's story is a friends-to-lovers theme, which I quite enjoyed. Their relationship was set-up well in the first book, so you already know where they are at when you pick up this one. I liked Rip and Esme, but I didn't have the same connection to them as I did to Honoria and Blade. There were moments where I grew frustrated with them because of their utter lack of communication and I was extremely grateful when Blade decided to meddle.
After the book, there was a short little piece about Lena and Will, which I loved. It has really got me excited to read Heart of Iron.
Overall 4 stars and a "I can't believe this was free."
Also, a sidenote: There is a glossary at the end of this book which I strongly suggest you check out if you have not read the first book.