Note: I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Lourdes becomes the new maven of the Araneidae clan after her parents are poisoned. Not only that but she also makes a deal to accept Rhys, a Mimetidae clansman, as her partisan aka husband to protect the safety of her clan.
As the main character, Lourdes has a strong sense of duty towards her clansmen and a loyalty to protect them and do whatever she must to save them. Her character attributes help her make the right decisions and strive for loyalty ultimately helping her in her relationship with Rhys. Alternatively, Rhys comes off as a man’s man but deep down he has a caring side that he shows to Lourdes right away. He puts his trust and faith in her and allows her to lead. The sexual tension between Lourdes and Rhys was pleasantly palatable throughout the whole work.
The hard part about the book for me was getting all of the names and different types of characters straight. In the beginning getting trust into a different type of world and not knowing what anything meant was hard to figure out. Ultimately the author did a good job explaining what things were and how things ran in the different clans.