REVIEW: Gossamer in the Darkness by Kristen Ashley


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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Ashley brings a new story in her Fantasyland series…

Their engagement was set when they were children. Loren Copeland, the rich and handsome Marquess of Remington, would marry Maxine Dawes, the stunning daughter of the Count of Derryman. It’s a power match. The perfect alliance for each house.

However, the Count has been keeping secret a childhood injury that means Maxine can never marry. He’s done this as he searches for a miracle so this marriage can take place. He needs the influence such an alliance would give him, and he’ll stop at nothing to have it.

The time has come. There could be no more excuses. No more delays. The marriage has to happen, or the contract will be broken.

When all seems lost, the Count finds his miracle: There’s a parallel universe where his daughter has a twin. He must find her, bring her to his world and force her to make the Marquess fall in love with her.

And this, he does.

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you’ll enjoy each one as much as we do.**

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I’m a huge Kristen Ashley fan, and her Fantasyland series is one of my all-time top favorite series and one that I reread often. I take any chance that I can to slip back into that world, especially on the very rare occasion when new material is offered up for a series that was complete. For us diehard KA fans, Gossamer in the Darkness, a 1001 Dark Nights novella, is a chance to head back to this fantastical world and spend time with these otherworld aristocrats. For a reader new to Kristen Ashley’s Fantasyland world, this is a chance to dip your toe in this parallel universe and get a feel for the vibe of this series and these characters. It’s a chance to test the waters before diving in to read the whole series. Something, by the way, that I wholeheartedly recommend to every romance reader.

Gossamer in the Darkness was richly suspenseful and full of quirky, interesting characters. In the midst of all of this intrigue blossomed a beautiful romance under the most unbelievable of circumstances. It was sexy and romantic, addictive and unputdownable, and for me, it was the chance to return to a favorite series through fresh characters and a new story, and I loved it. Five smooches from me for Gossamer in the Darkness by Kristen Ashley!

~Danielle Palumbo




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