Tuesday, August 5, 2014

ARC Review: Tempted by a Rogue Prince by Felicity Heaton (Eternal Mates #3)

Tempted by a Rogue Prince

Tempted by a Rogue Prince (Eternal Mates #3)

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.

Unwilling to fall under the control of anyone ever again, Vail must escape before the Fifth King can use him as a pawn in a deadly game of revenge, but he cannot leave without Rosalind, the woman who looks at him with dark desire in her stunning eyes and awakens a fierce hunger in his heart. A witch who drives him mad with need even as the darkness within whispers she will enslave him too.

Can Rosalind escape her fate as they embark on a journey fraught with danger and resist the temptation of her rogue elf prince? And can Vail overcome the memories that madden him in order to seize his chance for salvation and the heart of his fated female forever?

This book is a freaking roller coaster! Its emotional with sexual tension weaved through their struggles, and I had a hell of a time putting this book down. 

I must say that I am glad that this book wasn't all about sex. It focused on Vail`s struggle, and the struggle that Ros has with what she dealt with in the second book (trying not to give spoilers). Vail is, of course, practically insane, but I loved getting into his head and watching him heal. He is, by far, my favorite of all of Felicity Heaton`s books. 

Rosalind was perfectly strong and beautiful and understanding -- though sometimes to the point that I wanted to shake her. Shes a little spitfire and entertained me. I enjoyed watching this romance grow-- it wasnt a "love at first sight" or "lust at first sight", it was perfect, and very few novels nowadays have that. This couple worked for it, and even on the last page they were still working for it. 

There were awesome secondary characters, and even parts with previous characters. I laughed and cried and was on the edge of my seat throughout it. The scenery was perfect, too. The descriptions made me want to pull out a sketch book and draw.

Tempted by a Rogue Prince is a must read, and if your new to this series, you should definitely read it. I look forward to more installments. I received an ebook copy in exchange for an honest review, and it in no way effected my judgement.

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