Can she risk trusting a man if it means saving her sister? And what will she do when that reluctant trust begins changing into something more?
Jaelle knows better than to trust men. Every girl in Terrefantome knows that. But when her plan to escape her oppressive kingdom with her sister goes awry, she finds herself with an unwanted gift and her sister in peril. To make matters worse, she's thrust into the company of a foreign prince on a strange mission. With no one else to turn to, Jaelle must choose between trusting and aiding him in his quest and receiving his help in return or saving her sister on her own.
Prince Lucas of Maricanta is on the most important mission of his life; if he fails, his kingdom will be overrun criminals of the most violent kind. When his meddling mother follows him into enemy territory, however, dragging along some poor girl that she insists is his future wife, he must alter plans to finish his mission and protect them all.
Jaelle and Lucas know his mother's plan to betroth them is far-fetched. They also know, however, that in Terrefantome, it will be safer to play along with the sham engagement. But with enemies closing in on every side and their own affections getting muddled along the way, Lucas and Jaelle must choose between the futures they've sacrificed for and the love of which they've always dreamed.
A Curse of Gems is the seventh book in The Classical Kingdoms Collection, but it can also be enjoyed as a stand-alone. Read this fairy tale retelling now to experience danger, intrigue, and passionate, clean romance as only fairy tales can give.