Monday, January 2, 2017

Gold Like the Sun by Erin Kellison [Review]

 Gold Like the Sun by Erin Kellison
Gold Like the Sun (Sol #2) by Erin Kellison
Format: ebook
Source: provided by the author for an honest review
Date read: July 14, 2016

Sol
1. All That Glitters
2. Gold Like the Sun - Kindle

Erin Kellison
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
It’s the wedding of the millennium! Princess Pilar Sol and Hakan Frust are celebrating their union with sector fetes full of celebrity and pomp. Theirs is an arranged marriage to preserve the vital commerce of the Nyer Transit Hub, and yet Pilar is madly, unreservedly, passionately in love. She has all the excitement she has long dreamed of—and a little more than she bargained for when she discovers that Hakan’s grasping family wants her dead.

Hakan has done everything in his power to save his inheritance—the bustling but impoverished Hub—including marrying a wealthy princess for her dowry. His heart isn’t supposed to be part of the deal, but Pilar has all the beauty and joy his life lacks. When Hakan runs afoul of his uncle’s associates—criminal in nature, violent in approach—he refuses to risk Pilar, not for money, not even for his life.

But Pilar is not so easily cast aside, and negotiations turn into a gamble with the future of the sector in the balance. Hakan is about to learn about the high stakes his bride will hazard, as he now has far more to lose—and win—than he ever believed possible: a future brighter than gold.
Thoughts on Gold Like the Sun: I enjoyed book 1 in this series, but I REALLY liked this book. This might have had something to do with Pilar's spunky determination and her desire to stand beside her husband no matter the cost. Or maybe it was Hakan's willingness to face his family and all the danger they brought to the table on his own.

Actually, I don't necessarily agree with the on his own part, but I got where he was coming from. He was willing to sacrifice himself to ensure Pilar was safe. It didn't turn out so great for him, but I got it. I got it.

Book 2 expands on the world that has elevated the Sol family to prominence and gives us a glimpse of the seedy underbelly trying to gain a foothold. Hakan's family is all sorts of messed up, but he's a man with a plan and he has a wife who can negotiate like a champ. Those Sol sisters are something, aren't they?

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