***** (5 Stars) Intrigue and Romance Entwine to Captivate
Sai Marie Johnson weaves a tale of intrigue and romance that captivates you from the very beginning. Xenocrates and Caecelia did not meet under the most auspicious of circumstances; however, they were both still able to see the positives and strengths in one another. Caecelia is a feisty and strong-willed woman who learns that unbeknownst to her, she has been living a lie her whole entire life. Caecelia’s attitude was portrayed beautifully and even though she clashed with Xenocrates, a quintessential stubborn warrior in the beginning, they both fell prey to love. I thoroughly enjoyed the development of Xenocrates and Caecelia’s relationship. This was the perfect read for a day at the lake. I would highly recommend this to anyone else looking for a historical romance that isn’t like all the others.