Arrangement from the Ashes by Danae Ayusso
Series: A Modern Fairy Tale Collection Book (# 3)
Release Date: December 21, 2013
Publisher: Geeks on Ink
Source: book provided by the author for review
Sonomi “Snow” Tanaka was orphaned when she was barely a teenager, leaving her in the care of her only living family: her grandmother. In order to secure her parents legacy, Snow dedicated the last three years to doing just that, and everything was going according to plan until her grandmother passed away. In the will it stated that everything Snow owned and held dear was being held in the name of Mr. & Mrs. Fridrik Jóns, a man she had never met, but was being forced to marry in order to keep her family heirlooms. Leaving everything she had ever known behind, she boarded a plane in Seattle and flew to Reykjavík, Iceland, in order to meet the man that she was being forced to marry.
Fridrik “Drik” Jóns wanted no part of an arranged marriage. For years he went out of his way to be denounced by the Unification Church in order to prevent being forced into marriage, but his attempts were in vain when he overheard a call from America to his mother, stating that his bride would be flying in soon. Drik didn’t want to marry a stranger, and the timing couldn’t have been worse: the Olympics were only months away and it was his chance at redemption for the Vancouver Olympics four years prior.
It wasn’t a story book fairy tale, and it surely wasn’t love at first sight. Neither could stand the other, they fought often, but quickly a friendship based on presumed commonality was found, and soon Snow found herself falling for the “brother” of the man she was supposed to marry. Drik knew it was wrong, but he couldn’t bring himself to tell Snow the truth: that he was Fridrik and not his stunningly handsome brother that had an arranged marriage as well.
When the truth comes out, will Snow forgive Drik or will she be boarding a plane back to Seattle alone and questioning everything she thought she knew and felt towards the man that deceived her, hurting her in ways that the men that took her parents from her never could?
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