“I watched in helpless horror as two guards hauled Gavin to his feet and dragged him from the room. My voice was frozen, unable to protest as another guard took hold of my arm, leading me upstairs. From the confines of my room, I stared into the darkness beyond my window, hoping to catch one more glimpse of Gavin. He was gone, and I wondered if he would have been better off if he had never met me.”
Ariella was only looking for a distraction, something to break up the monotony of palace life. What she found was a young man willing to overlook her title and show her a new and vibrant way of life.
But when her growing feelings for Gavin spiral out of control and clash with the expectations of her station, she will discover that the consequences of her curiosity are far more severe than she’d imagined.
Title: Just Ella
Author: Annette K. Larsen
Release Date: August 14, 2013
Formats: 294 pages, 6×9, softcover; e-book
Genre: Romance/Fairytale Romance? Medieval Romance?
Loved this story with a fairytale feel! At first I thought it was going to be your basic “royalty-falls-in-love-with-a-commoner” story and to some extent, it was. But I was pleasantly surprised by how much more there was to that basic story. The main character made some hard choices and had to deal with the consequences of doing the right thing. A great story to share with my daughters as well!