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by Milly Taiden
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Fantasy Romance, HEA
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited
Down & Dirty
GREAT concept… poor presentation. Tropey, trite and all together predictable, it is, none the less, a somewhat entertaining story that offers a few laughs and just happens to be free on Kindle Unlimited.
What is it about?
(Blurb from GoodReads)
Jerrek Valsys was quite literally cursed. In life and in love. With no wife to see him through those long lonely nights and no way to help tame the beast that currently resides inside him, he’d spent years waiting on his mate with a glowing rock to show up. Seriously. He had. Because the prophecy told him so. But when his beast comes out and finds its mate, he may have to forget about that whole prophecy thing. Even if it means he has to give up his crown as the Fae King.
Kaia Cutestone’s life sucks. She has a job with no future and lives with her dead-beat, soul-sucking brother. The only good things in her life are her friends Jen and Avery. It’s too bad the three of them have just been kidnapped with fairy dust. Yes. Tinkerbell type fairy dust. All Kaia has going for her at this point is that she just ran into the most gorgeous man she’s ever seen. He’s smoking hot, a little dark and dangerous, and she can’t stop thinking about him naked.
Thanks to her love of shifter romance novels, Kaia might be the only person on the planet who can help Jerrek tame his beast and keep him from killing more people. Kaia may not have a glowing rock but she sure is rocking an old ugly necklace. But is that enough to get her a happily ever after and help find her friends?
Thoughts on Fae King
This book was a crack up… not because it’s funny, but because it’s really not. The premise is fantastic and the base solid – but the actual writing came across flat and so tropey I giggled. Regardless…. I just couldn’t stop reading. I was waiting for something to happen, more drama, danger or angst… and while we get a little, it’s not enough to really drive the narrative, at least not in a creative fashion. Still a fun read though.
- Fun concept.
- Once you start reading, you can’t seem to stop.
- Writing is flat and lacks description.
- I didn’t FEEL anything.
- POV’s are mostly switched at the start of a new chapter, but over or twice there was a paragraph switch.
Third Person, Multiple POV
Character Age Range
My Final Verdict on Fae King
There is something about this novel that keeps the pages turning, even if the actual writing is lacking in flair or substance. It’s free o Kindle Unlimited, so give it a go and let me know what YOU think.
Published September 20th, 2019
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What are you reading today? Have you read this book yet? How about other books by Milly Taiden? What do you think? Leave a comment, I would love to talk!