A cursed fae prince. A lonely human lass. A magical bond that can’t be broken… Aislinn… All Aislinn Morgan wants is to live a peaceful life with her sister in the beautiful highlands of Scotland. When a hike on the Isle of Skye goes horribly awry and the sisters are taken to the mythical land of the fae, Aislinn will do anything to protect the only family she has left. Even bargain with a beastly fae prince. But the powerful Kieran O’Bairr is no ordinary fae. He’s dark, dangerous, and devastatingly handsome—and he claims Aislinn is his fated mate. As the magic of their bond brings them closer together, Aislinn wonders if she can heal his cursed heart… or if his haunting darkness will consume them all. Kieran… Fae Prince Kieran O’Bairr has spent the last one hundred years in a self-imposed exile for a crime that haunts his every waking moment. The isolation has only hardened his cursed heart and an unexpected burden cripples his once unmatched power. The breathtaking Aislinn Morgan is a complication he doesn’t want. But his longing for the golden-haired lass is undeniable, her kissable lips a temptation he can’t resist. Aislinn is his fated mate. And one desperate, stolen kiss will be his undoing. Step into the mythical land of the Celtic Fae, where romance meets mythology in a breathtaking tale of love and adventure. Fate Calling is the first book in this clean romantic fantasy series. It’s packed with magic, enemies-to-lovers and slow-burn soulmate romance!
This story is full of danger at every turn with just the right amount of romance added in. The romance unfolds slowly, and the longing they feel for each other keeps the reader pulled into the story. There was a lovely push pull between the main characters that created a dynamite conflict.
Aislinn’s sister Catriona is abducted, and she has to work with Kieran to keep her safe. Aislinn’s love for her sister and determination to keep her safe was admirable and painted her as a strong, unforgettable character.
Kieran’s dark past and his struggle to control his powers made him relatable and honest. After all, don’t we all have our dark struggles? It was beautiful to read about someone so powerful who still fought against his own inner demons.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves fae fantasy.
Kieran has a dark past and still struggles to control his powers. Because of this, he can't risk having a mate. Aislinn hates the idea of living in the fae realm. She wants to return him with her sister Catriona. But when Catriona is taken, Aislinn will do anything to get her back, including making a deal with Kieran. Whether she likes it or not, he is her only hope of getting her sister back.
With a fate that's intertwined, it's hard for Kieran and Aislinn to ignore the connection between them. The worst part is that the more time they spend together, the harder it is to fight. When push comes to shove, Kieran and Aislinn will have to rely on each other to save Catriona and either accept or ignore that path fate creates for them.
Kieran and Aislinn go back and forth a lot and it makes for a slow-burn romance. I love how strong Aislinn and her dedication to her sister. FATE CALLING is a unique fantasy fae romance that stands out among the others filling the market. I love when people are destined to be together, but try to fight it anyway. It's one of my favorite tropes. Kieran is a brute, but has a heart underneath all of his anger, which makes him that much more likable.
Final Verdict: I would recommend this book to fans of romance, fae, fantasy, intertwined fates, a connection that's impossible to fight, and adventure. FATE CALLING is a great series for those looking for unique fae reads while waiting for the fifth Sarah J. Maas book to come out!