8 November 2014

Tempted by a Rogue Prince by Felicity Heaton

Hey everyone,

Firstly apologies for the lateness of this blog post, life as been crazy hectic this week both at work and at home leaving very little time for reading. To make up for it this will be two post weekend, so feel free to come back tomorrow and check out that book as well. Anyway enough of my excuses and on with the reason we’re all here the book Tempted by a Rogue Prince by Felicity Heaton a hot paranormal romance about an elf and a witch.

The Book:

An elf prince on the verge of losing himself to the darkness, Vail is maddened by the forty-two centuries he was under the control of a witch and forced to war with his brother. Now, he roams Hell seeking an escape from his terrible past and the heads of all who bear magic. When demons of the Fifth Realm capture him, he sees a chance to end his existence, but when he wakes in a cell to a beautiful female, he finds not death but his only shot at salvation—his true fated mate. 

Captured by the enemy of the Third Realm when the war ended, Rosalind has spent months in the cells of the Fifth Realm with her magic bound, forced to heal the new king’s demon warriors, and haunted by the lives she has taken. When she’s brought to heal an unconscious man, she discovers her only hope of escape has come in the form of her worst nightmare and the first part of a prediction that might spell her doom—a devastatingly handsome and dangerous dark elf prince.

My Thoughts:

I loved this book. It is one of the best paranormal romances I have read in a long time. When I first brought the book it was merely due to the fact it was about an elf because unless I’ve been living under a rock this is not a common species to write about in the paranormal world. It’s usually demons, vampires, shifters, ghosts but not elves and being a huge Lord of Rings fan I just had to read it. I mean have you seen Legolas in those films, if he doesn’t convert you the wonder of elves no one will... Well expect perhaps Vail. The most perfectly tortured hero who is maybe just a teeny tiny bit insane.

“Those terrible memories overwhelmed him too often now, dragging him deeper into insanity, until he found it hard to distinguish between reality and the past”.

His insanity and the imprisonment that caused it are such a big part of his personality; it informs his actions, colours his reasoning and explains his fears. I loved watching Vail overcome his fears and return to the light all with the help of his fated female Rosalind. I also loved how Felicity Heaton didn’t use the idea of fated love as an excuse for instalove. Both Rosalind and Vail fight against their feelings for their own personal reasons; they are allowed to development their feelings independently from being fated for each other. In fact I loved the scene where Rosalind challenges Vail’s feelings for her, claiming he’s only interested in her because she is his fated female and not for herself.

“Was any of this real?’ she whispered, her throat thick and tight, making it hard to speak. Tears rose against her will, stinging her eyes, and she drew in a deep breath to hold them back so he wouldn’t see how much he had hurt her”.

I’ll be honest at times this book made me cry and that usually only happens if I’m completely absorbed by the storyline and the characters. I really wanted Vail and Rosalind to get a HEA because I felt they truly deserved it. Both of them have demons, both mentally and literally, that could destroy them but together they can heal each other. Rosalind can see the good in Vail, even when he doesn’t see it himself. Quite simply they were perfect for each other. Tempted by a Rogue Prince is a story of impossible love with a backdrop of Hell to keep the readers on their toes. You should definitely read this book, for me Felicity Heaton has just become an auto-buy author, this book was that good.

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Happy reading and see you next time!