When Ash Falls by Rachel Van Dyken
London Fairy Tales #4
Read January 2015
#1 New York Times Bestselling Author Rachel Van Dyken returns to regency romance with the last and final installment in The London Fairy Tales series…A regency retelling of Snow White and The Seven Dwarves.
Ashton Wolfsbane, Earl of Gyles, has taken a vow of celibacy after blaming himself for his sister in laws death. After a failed suicide attempt, he’s dedicated his life to bring justice to the weak making it his personal vendetta to be the death dealer to the wicked, also known as The Grimm Reaper. He denies himself lusts of the flesh and is known throughout London because of his ability to kill effortlessly and without emotion, that is until he meets Princess Sofia, a woman hell bent on making him forget all his reasons for denying himself the one thing he’s always craved—love.
After rescuing the fair damsel, he thinks his job finished, that is until he discovers he’s to be the Princess’s escort throughout London until she’s safely married. It wouldn’t be such a hardship, except the Princess has made him an offer he can’t refuse. Show her passion, real passion.
Four weeks of giving into the desire he’s suppressed for so long–four weeks of bliss and then they’ll go their separate ways. But things aren’t always what they seem, and when rescuing a damsel, or making a deal with her, one must always be prepared for the consequences.
Seven Royal Guard, a Beast, a kingdom in chaos, and a girl as pure as the driven snow…Will they find their Happily Ever After?
Series Reading Order:
Upon a Midnight Dream, Whispered Music, The Wolf’s Pursuit, When Ash Falls
I haven’t read a historical romance in quite sometime now and am left wondering why? I loved this story. It had a bit of everything that I could possibly ask for in a regency romance. Dashing heroes, strong females, mystery and love.
Our hero is heart broken and believes he is undeserving of love, yet our heroine ‘Snow’ will do anything to prove him otherwise. Yet is only everybody else would give them a chance to find each other rather than be forced into a situation. However love does conquer all.
It would have been nice to have read these book in order just to get a feel for the other characters from previous stories. But it is not necessary to read them in order.