Friday, 22 November 2013

Rowena's Key by AJ Nuest


Rowena's Key is not my typical kind of read but every so often I like to try something new to try and broaden my genres, so I thought Rowena's Key was a good choice as it is a romance/fantasy but it is a novella so I thought it would just be a little taster.

Rowena is an antiques restorer and when she finds herself the owner of an ancestral aromire which contains a hidden key little does she know her life is about to change dramatically.
Through a magic mirror lays another realm and there awaits a hot prince named Caedmon. Rowena struggles to believe this is all real but before long her heart is captured.

This has to be the best novella I have ever read and that is saying something for me as I am not a big fan of novellas. I have never read a novella that has such a deep storyline that has so much content packed into it. It is longer than previous novella's that I have read and so I feel it is more than worth the current price. 

The mystery surrounding the key and the magic mirror to the other realm really had me gripped. There was some hot, passion for all of you who like a steamy read and this was written very well. I was shocked how full bodied the characters were, I felt as though I had been reading about hem for some time. 

What I usually find hard when reading fantasy books is trying to get the normal thoughts out of my head when something unbelievable happens and this is why I love this book because when I started to read this and read about the key and magic mirror of course my initial thoughts were "yeah right"  and what was great was this was the same thoughts of Rowena the main character as she actually assumed that it was a wind up! 

Like most novellas this did leave me wanting more but knowing this is the first in The Golden Key Chronicles I know that I will be getting another fix I just hope we don't have to wait too long. Although I do think the novella could have been a full length novel, I do think having it as a novella builds up more suspense as we await the next installment.

I can not wait to read book 2, this is an ideal read for fantasy fans or romance fans looking for something a little different.



  1. Rea! I am blown away by this review! Oh my gosh, what an incredibly wonderful way to wake up this morning! Thank you so much for your kind words about my story. I can't stop smiling!!!! LOL I'm off to sprinkle some happy news around the internet! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Whoo Hoo!

    1. Hi AJ, I am so pleased you took the time to come over and read the review and to comment, just don't keep us all waiting to long for the next installment :-) Fabulous read :-) xx

  2. Candra's Freedom, Book Two, is slated to release December 12th! Just in time for Christmas! Whoo Hoo! I've been busy gearing up for a book release party on Facebook! Please consider yourself officially invited. :-)