Lord of Rage by Jill Monroe
Date Read: October 2011
Once upon a time…the Blood Sorcerer vanquished the kingdom of Elden. To save their children, the queen scattered them to safety and the king filled them with vengeance. Only a magical timepiece connects the four royal heirs. Now they must return and save Elden…and time is running out…
Princess Breena had been dreaming of her warrior lover when she was ripped from her Elden castle and thrown into a strange, dangerous realm. Lost and alone, she prayed for survival and vengeance for her stolen kingdom. She found both in a woodland cottage…in a dark bear of a man.
The goldenhaired beauty had eaten his food and slept in his bed when Osborn found her. Though he wanted to awaken his virgin princess to carnal pleasures, Breena wanted more—including his warrior skills. Skills the oncelegendary mercenary had long buried. Now Osborn had a choice—risk his life or deny his princess her fairytale ending.
Series: Royal House of Shadows #2
Read for Review (NetGalley)
Overall Rating 3.50
Story Rating 3.50
Character Rating 3.50
Note: This is the second in the Royal House of Shadows series.
What I Loved: I kind of like the wicked cool twist on two different childhood stories that I loved: Beauty and the Beast and Goldilocks and the 3 Bears. Jill did a wonderful job of updating them and making them work for this section of the Royal House of Shadows storyline.
What I Liked: I really liked Brenna and Osborne! I thought they fit well together and their romance played out pretty evenly over the course of the story. They both had a lot to learn from each other and they both found strength in each other that made me *swoon*
Complaints: I am all kinds of confused about the timeline in this series. I am going to guess that they are happening parallel but it is a little confusing at times….
Why I gave it a 3.50: I am really interested in how this series is going to play out. I enjoyed the world building in Lord of Rage and felt it explained what happened to the siblings. I think it should have been the first book in the series 🙂
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