Thursday, November 17, 2011

Review: Bound to the Prince by Deborah Court

Synopsis (Goodreads):
An elven prince without a throne.

A mortal woman without hope, stolen from her own world to fulfill his every desire.

A choice of love and death that could bind them together forever.

Some people believe that beneath our own world, separated only by a thin veil of human disbelief, there is another one – an ancient land of myths and legends, a place where magical creatures dwell. What would happen if one of them walked the streets of London at night?

Once a proud warrior, elven prince Elathan was living in exile, fallen from grace and separated from his own people. He wanted the mortal woman the moment he saw her standing on Blackfriars Bridge, staring down into the darkness with unbearable pain in her eyes. This strangely compelling female also happened to have luscious curves that made his body ache with desire.

Naturally, he decided to hunt the woman down, drag her to his lair and command her to become his slave of pleasure. But would her frail human body survive a night of untamed passion in the arms of a Fae?

After a devastating breakup with her fiancé, Igraine Chandler was spending her honeymoon in England all by herself, her life utterly bereft of meaning. For who could ever love a plain, slightly overweight nurse from New Jersey with nothing left but a broken heart and her lost dreams of a home and a family?

But she never imagined that she would soon set out into a world beyond her wildest dreams, and help a prince reclaim his throne …
My Thoughts:  It took me a bit to get into the swing of this book but I really ended up enjoying it.  While there were times where the writing got a wee bit too flowery for me, the heat between the characters made up for it.  Now, I'm a sucker for the instantaeous "mine" storylines.  I love when two potentially incompatible people end up being the other half of each other.  I love the push and pull between two people who don't know one another and yet who can't keep their hands off.  I'm quite happy to say that this book had plenty of that.

Elathan loathes humans, so when he finds himself attracted to one he reacts with anger and by lashing out.  Igraine is heartbroken and lost.  Her kidnapping by a man who she is ridiculously attracted to confuses her.  His surly attitude, the way he blows hot and cold, his lonliness all rile her up until she doesn't know which way is up.  When Elathan drops his guard and allows himself to enjoy her - both her company and her body - things start heating up.

I really liked the mythology here.  I love when different aspects of the Sidhe are explored and this book allowed us a glimpse at many of the different types of fae.  Elathan is a dynamic, sexy character while Igraine grows into a strong woman who is able to hold her own against an Elven prince.

Nicely hot with a fun and interesting arc, Elathan and Igraine's story kept me entertained. 

More books by Deborah Court

Reading challenges: The E-book Challenge, The Paranormal Romance Challenge
Bound to the Prince was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, I have to agree that I love the push and pull, too. It creates a lot of fun banter.