The story behind this book really intrigued me. I loved the gift of curse breaking and the fact that saving someone else took its toll on the person who broke the curse. Along with the magical gifts that Amber has, there are also Brownies that live at her house and assist her, as well as giving her advice about the curses she breaks. The romance between Amber and Rafe is sweet, but not too graphic, so those who like just a little romance will be pleased.
Unfortunately, I think the story suffered from a lack of world building. There are several different types of beings to keep straight (brownies, fire sprites, etc..) and a lot of the dialogue is taken up trying to explain who they are and what they do. As a reader, that really took me out of the story. The books that really draw me in are the books that present the world through the story and the characters, not by straight explanation. For that reason, I didn’t feel very attached to any of the characters and I couldn’t really get involved in the story. It was a good idea, but I did not feel involved in the world of the book.
I received this book as a galley from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.