Wednesday, May 22, 2013

To Stand Beside Her

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To Stand Beside Her
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To be the best courier in the world, eighteen-year-old Benét Leila follows three simple rules: always work alone, never stay in one place too long, and never fall in love. Too bad she didn't follow her own advice.
Leila is a courier. To the people she takes from, she is seen as a common thief; to the people she helps, she is a savior.
Nalick is your typical king. He's rich, powerful, and always assumed to be right. When Leila crosses paths with King Nalick, she finds herself trapped. In a rush to save her best friend Kay from a prison sentence for a crime Leila committed, Leila trades her hand in marriage in exchange for Kay’s freedom.
Tomboy Leila does not want to grow up, but in three months’ time, she will be married to King Nalick, if Nalick can keep his end of the bargain. First, Nalick must make Leila fall in love with him, a hard task since Leila is not ready to love again after losing her first love to a greedy king. Second, Nalick must keep her safe. He is not the only king trying to hold onto her. Leila has made many enemies over the years, and even more admirers that want her as a prize. Lastly, Nalick must convince Leila that ten years of love is better than a lifetime without. Unless Leila can trust her destiny, she might not reach her wedding day at all.


**** This book was part of a blog tour I received a copy for my honest review****
Leila is a courier with a lot of friends and a ton of enemies, she can take care of herself and manages to get out of sticky situations. When a friend of Leila's gets captured and Leila is captured herself trying to free her, Leila agrees to marry the king Nalick to free them both. This was an interesting book,  the hero Nalick is surprisingly tender and the things he says and does to show Leila how much he cares for her are really sweet. The plot line was original and interesting, the book overall was good it just needs a little fine tunning. I like that the author was going for multiple points of view, but I think that it was to much to often. The transitions between were not as smooth as they should have been and a few times it took me a couple paragraphs to find out what was going on. I also don't understand why everyone was so infatuated with Leila, yes she was great and yada, yada, but really why? There were also some grammar and spelling issues in this book but it's not so distracting that I had to put the book down but a little more editing would help. Despite those complaints this was an enjoyable read, the story itself is a good one and you can tell that the author is talented with words. 

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  3. Love the sound of this book! put it on my wish

  4. I love the cover, she looks so strong and powerful

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