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(The Aether Princess – Book 1)
by Genna Love
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Fantasy, Medium Burn RH
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited
Down & Dirty
A fairly good start to a new Fantasy Reverse Harem, though a little dry in places and familiar. Free on Kindle Unlimited.
What is it about?
(Blurb from GoodReads)
A rebellious princess. Forbidden magic. A destiny with four sexy elemental men.
Zarah never wanted to settle down. But as Lyrian Princess, she has little choice.
To seal a treaty with a neighboring kingdom, she must marry its prince, despite rumors of his wicked nature.
She’ll be miserable soon enough, so she vows to enjoy her remaining days to their fullest. When the sun goes down, she sneaks away to a city tavern for a bit of solace, something she’s done many times before.
Only this time things go horribly wrong.
On her way home, she’s assaulted by a city guard then saved by a mysterious man whose hands glow orange. Confusion settles within her as strange things happen. Her body now hums with magic, something banned inside the Lyrian walls for two centuries.
Disaster unravels when Zarah defends herself from her betrothed with her new power, leading her to flee and search for answers from the unnaturally attractive man who’d saved her.
Seeking him out uncovers a connection to multiple men and reveals an unimaginable destiny, altering Zarah’s life as she knows it forever.
Thoughts on Embers of Passion
This is an alright story…. one that has the potential to grow into something dynamic with a bit of effort. It DOES feel incredibly familiar, however, though not something that can be pinned to a particular story – more like a trope point. A woman who is either Aether or Spirt, who can control all the elements while the guys she has to collect enable her the ability.
Yeah… been there, read that. That said, it is STILL decent, and worth checking out. There are only so many ‘off the cuff’ plots that an RH can envelope, and this just happens to be one of the more popular ploys. Whether its because these kinds of books require a mystical element in order to allow a harem love affair to develop, thus justifying the need, or what have you, it’s familiar and well trod. But it’s popular for a reason, people eat it up – and I am no exception. I am interested in seeing where this goes.
Third Person, Multiple POV
Character Age Range
My Final Verdict on Embers of Passion
Decent start to a new fantasy RH series. Free on Kindle Unlimited.
Embers of Passion
Published June 16th, 2020
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