I enjoyed the clear speech of the narrator and the concept of the story.
In The Jewel you follow Violet as she’s sold at auction to a Duchess for the purpose of surrogating. (A.K.A. a breeder bag for a baby.) In the mist of it all, Violet learns that the royals are not at all perfect. they have their conflicts and rules they have to follow as well.
To Violet’s surprise, she learns that her auguries (mysterious powers that only certain females have, which makes them automatic surrogates) not only is she more power than she thought, but that she is tasked to “mold” a baby into the perfect child….. that is, if she becomes pregnant.
With her only dream of escaping and being free, Violet doesn’t expect Ashe. A handsome man with a broken past, like her. Only unlike her, Ashe is a slave for life. As Ashe and Violet’s friendship grows, they don’t expect to fall in love.
Closer to her time to be impregnated, violet learns a terrible secret. One that hits closer to home. After seeing her best friend, Raven, abused and pregnant; Violet has to choose, escape and leave her new found love and her best friend. Or stay, saving Raven and her loving Ashe.
Queue major cliff hanger.
The cliffhanger has me so distraught, I can’t wait to get my hands on book two!
Until next time my Dragons!