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(Royal Trials – Book 2)
by Tate James
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Slow Burn, Fantasy RH
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited
Down and Dirty
Wonderful addition to the series – pick it up!
Read my review for Book 1 here!
What is it about?
(Blurb from GoodReads)
One quest. One crown. One shattered heart.
The Royal Trials were never meant to be easy, not even for an imposter like Rybet Waise. But nothing could have prepared her for the magical storms, mutated animals and malicious gods standing in her way.
There is no time for tears, mere hours after being bathed in Prince Alexander’s blood, Rybet must embark on a quest. The second trial dictates she find a missing magical artefact–Queen Ophelia’s crown.
Released from the overbearing confines of the royal palace, Rybet competes not only with the other remaining ladies, but also with the land itself. Magic is more volatile than ever, and the gods have come out to play.
Royal love interests who don’t know how to share only make things harder for this dirty pond-dweller–if that’s really all she is.
Rybet will do whatever it takes to make it out alive, and with her heart unbroken.
Oh my Cliffhanger!
Wowsers, just wowsers! Not only do we truly find out who Calla… Lo… Luna… Ry IS (which, come on… we all already knew) we see the startling progression of her relationships with the princes and the hands behind the devastation in the kingdom.
And as for those relationships? Holy emotion!! An RH that portrays jealousy! It’s real – and it happens here, thank god.
At this moment, I really can’t decide who my favorite Prince is – much like Ry can’t!
First Person, Single POV
Cliffhanger….. a brutal, brutal cliffhanger.
Slowburn that catches fire near the 3/4 point.
- Well written!
- Unique Plot.
- Steps away from the predictability of Book 1 and veers to more original ground.
- Big reveal is well handled.
- More questions!
- Cliffhanger will wreck you.
- Minor editing issues.
- Felt short.
This line comes courtesy of the Author’s note at the end…..
Hey. You! Yes, you! Don’t you dare throw your kindle across the room! They’re expensive and you’ll regret it if you have to wait for a new one before you can read anything else. I don’t need that on my conscience! (97%)
Amazing, wonderful book – I highly recommend you pick it up!
Published February 13th, 2019
Please note: This is a Reverse Harem series which will features sexual themes or scenes more suited to an adult audience. 18+
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