A powerful warrior and commander of the dark elf legions, Bleu is a loyal and devoted male, and one who has never failed in anything—except one thing. Love. When an elusive female dragon shifter surfaces in Hell again, giving him a mission to hurl himself into, he gladly returns to his hunt for her and the deadly blade she stole from his prince seven centuries ago, but as he closes in on his prey, fate reveals she is far more than his enemy.
Having escaped from the black market arena and her life as a slave, Taryn sets her sights back on the task she began seven hundred years ago when her brother stole a precious sword, but in the three centuries she’s been a captive, everything has changed. Corrupted by a craving for power, her brother has become dangerously obsessed with finding the blade and using it to claim the ultimate treasure—the position of King of Hell.
Faced with having to end her beloved twin to stop him from bringing all of Hell to its knees before him, will Taryn be strong enough to use the very blade he seeks against him? And when Bleu finally catches his elusive prey, will he listen to his head as it demands he complete his mission or his heart as it demands he claim his eternal mate?
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is the ninth book in the Eternal Mates Paranormal Romance series. I loved it!
Bleu is a wonderful character. I have liked him ever since I met him in the first book of the series, Kissed by a Dark Prince. He is a commander in Prince Loren's army and is his friend. When a dragon who stole his Prince's sword seven centuries before resurfaces, he vows to track it down. However, things are more complicated than he anticipated; the dragon is his eternal mate.
Taryn is also a wonderful character. I liked her fiery determination, especially since she has not had an easy life. She is a dragon with rare colouring, which makes her valuable to slavers. Having escaped the slave market after three hundred years of captivity with the help of Cait, the Hell Cat shifter, she will have to face her brother's madness and fight to keep her most prized treasure, her fated mate.
I absolutely love the Eternal Mates world. I have been waiting a long time to read Bleu's story, so as soon as I could, I started to read it. I was quickly pulled in and kept riveted from beginning to end.
The story is told through the eyes of Bleu and Taryn, which gives the reader a chance to see and feel as they do. We get to meet a few of the other characters again: Prince Loren, Olivia, King Thorne, Sable, Rosalind and Vail amongst others. We are also introduced to some new characters: King Tegan, the demon king of the Second Realm and Queen Melia, the phantom queen of the First Realm and Isla, her adviser. We also get to meet Taryn's twin brother, Tenak, who has become power hungry and more than a little insane.
I found myself grinning at certain scenes between the squad mates under Bleu's command, Dacian, Fynn and Leif. I also held my breath during the descriptive battle scenes that I have come to love. The heat between the main characters is as scorching as ever. Their chemistry is explosive and explicit. I love the way the story swept me up and spit me out on a roller coaster ride of emotion. Hell is a dangerous place, and the characters living within it have a strength within them that helps them to survive. However, they also have flaws and fears, which makes them lifelike and relatable.
I don't know if the sword will have significance in future books, but I am looking forward to finding out. I am now looking forward to reading the next book in the series, Awakened by a Demoness as soon as possible. There is an preview of it at the end of the book to whet the appetite.
Felicity Heaton has written another fast paced, sexy paranormal romance that I thoroughly enjoyed! I love her fast paced writing style, which flows effortlessly from scene to scene. She is on top of my favourite author's list.
I do not recommend this book to younger readers due to the extremely HOT and explicit sexual scenes. However, I highly recommend this book (and series) if you love sexy paranormal romances full of vampires, elves, werewolves, cat shifters, succubi, incubi, angels, dragons and demons. - Lynn Worton
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Felicity Heaton is a New York Times and USA Today international best-selling author writing passionate paranormal romance books. In her books, she creates detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons! If you're a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will enjoy her books too.
If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, the best-selling Her Angel series is for you. If you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series or any of her stand-alone vampire romance books. If you’re looking for vampire romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try the best-selling Vampire Erotic Theatre series. Or if you prefer huge detailed worlds filled with hot-blooded alpha males in every species, from elves to demons to dragons to shifters and angels, then take a look at the new Eternal Mates series.
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