But the Day Realm king has other plans.
Zander says I’m his fated mate. I don’t believe him. That doesn’t stop him from tricking me into marrying him, though. It doesn’t matter if I argue or run—he won’t let me go.
I should hate him. Instead, I find myself ridiculously attracted to the stubborn, broody man. Sometimes he terrifies me, so I don’t know why his rare smiles give me warm tingles or why his arms make me feel safe.
Everything about Valora is confusing, but after just a short time here, I realize something—this place is full of dangers that are way more frightening than my new husband, and staying by his side just might be my only option.
“I can’t believe I actually thought you were handsome.”
He lifts an eyebrow. “You think I’m handsome?”
“Thought. Past tense.”
“I don’t understand. How can you find me good-looking one minute, and not the next?”
“Because that was before you tricked me into marrying you.”
“If you’re attracted to me, you should be happy we’re married.”
I bark out a laugh. “Marriage is a lot more than attraction.”
“You’re right.” Stealthily, Zander moves toward me, and I back up until the mattress behind me makes me buckle.
My butt lands on the soft feathers with an, “Oof.”
Zander sits next to me, so close our knees are bumping. “My marriage to you is the linking of our souls. The promise to be together until the end of time. The vow that I will love you, unconditionally, forever.”