A River Enchanted by Rebecca Ross
I read this after finishing Divine Rivals, realising that it was by the same author. I loved the magical isle of Cadence. Ross always adds so many small details that bring her stories to life. A brilliant cast of characters, (enemies to lovers) and a mystery that will keep you turning the pages well past bedtime. I will be ordering book two.
From the back
Enchantments run deep on the magical Isle of Cadence.
The capricious spirits that live there find mirth in the lives of the humans who call the land home, but that mischief turns to malevolence as girls begin to go missing.
Adaira, heiress of the east, knows the spirits only answer to a bard’s music, enticing them to return the missing girls. But there’s only one bard capable of drawing the spirits forth by song: her childhood enemy, Jack Tamerlaine.
He hasn’t stepped foot on Cadence in ten long years, content to study music at the Mainland university. But as Jack and Adaira reluctantly work together it becomes apparent the trouble with the spirits is far more sinister than first thought and an older, darker secret lurks beneath the surface, threatening to undo them all.