Flora Reviews… Tempted by a Rogue Prince (Eternal Mates #3) by Felicity Heaton
I first read Tempted by Rogue Prince back in 2015 and loved it. However I wasn’t really writing proper reviews back then. Therefore, I thought that I’d re-read it and write a proper review and share it with you now.
Read: 10th – 11th January 2015
Re-Read: 29th – 30th June 2017
My Goodreads Rating: 5 Stars
So, what’s this book about?
Tempted by a Rogue Prince is a paranormal romance novel (approx 252 pages) about elves, demons and witches. With vampires, shapeshifters and humans also making appearances. The series is set in the same world as Ms Heaton’s London Vampires series.
I focus my reviews on how the story was told rather than the plot itself. I’m looking at the author’s writing style, how they paced their plots and how well they constructed their characters and setting. Therefore, my reviews don’t contain spoilers or reveal plot twists.
Here’s what the official blurb has to say about the story.
An elf prince on the verge of losing himself to the darkness, Vail is maddened by the forty-two centuries he was under the control of a witch and forced to war with his brother. Now, he roams Hell seeking an escape from his terrible past and the heads of all who bear magic. When demons of the Fifth Realm capture him, he sees a chance to end his existence, but when he wakes in a cell to a beautiful female, he finds not death but his only shot at salvation—his true fated mate.
Captured by the enemy of the Third Realm when the war ended, Rosalind has spent months in the cells of the Fifth Realm with her magic bound, forced to heal the new king’s demon warriors, and haunted by the lives she has taken. When she’s brought to heal an unconscious man, she discovers her only hope of escape has come in the form of her worst nightmare and the first part of a prediction that might spell her doom—a devastatingly handsome and dangerous dark elf prince.
Unwilling to fall under the control of anyone ever again, Vail must escape before the Fifth King can use him as a pawn in a deadly game of revenge, but he cannot leave without Rosalind, the woman who looks at him with dark desire in her stunning eyes and awakens a fierce hunger in his heart. A witch who drives him mad with need even as the darkness within whispers she will enslave him too.
Can Rosalind escape her fate as they embark on a journey fraught with danger and resist the temptation of her rogue elf prince? And can Vail overcome the memories that madden him in order to seize his chance for salvation and the heart of his fated female forever?
Tempted by a Rogue Prince is the third book in her Eternal Mates series. There will be 15 books in the series by the end of 2017. You don’t need to read the previous books in the series to enjoy this one. However, there are cross-over characters and the build up to this storyline began in the previous books. Ms Heaton ensures any relevant information can be found within this book. The romance aspect of the tale is concluded by the end in her signature HEA style.
So, what did I like about it?
I am already a fan for Ms Heaton’s writing style. The journeys she takes us on, the fighting, the passion, the romance and … sex.
Her books are quite erotic paranormal romance tales. However, Ms Heaton makes the most explicit sexual scenes very romantic. I think she’s a very talented writer to accomplish this. These erotic interludes are balanced really well with beautifully written descriptions of the characters’ internal dialogue. Her main romantic couple, Vail and Rosalind, certainly have more than their fair share of trials and tribulations to overcome. For me, a story is only really erotic if I’m emotionally connected to the characters involved. Ms Heaton gives her characters such depth that they do become real in my mind. Vail and Rosalind, have earned a special place in my heart. I’m looking forward to seeing them appear in future books.
Ms Heaton crafts some rather beautiful interweaving stories into her books featuring the secondary and supporting characters. I hope to read a book about a certain incubus in the future, Ms Heaton *hinthint*. It’s not just her protagonists that have depth of personality and intriguing back stories. All of the characters she introduces into a story are complex, multifaceted and completely believable. They have very real human virtues and foibles even though most of them are mythical, paranormal beings.
So many emotion from just one book!
I needed a box of tissues by my side, I cried so much while reading this book. However, it wasn’t all tears. The fighting had me on the edge of my seat. AND it made me chuckle at times too, which I was surprised (and relieved) about. We were kept wondering if Vail was ever going to be able to work through his issues. I was pulling my hair out! My heart just melted at the tender insights into both Vail and Rosalind. Their doubts and worries. However, the glimmer of hope and growth of their mutual trust and love was heart-warming to read.
Was there anything I disliked about it?
Nope, loved every page, even when I couldn’t see it through my tears!
So, basically what I’m saying is…
I loved this book, I cried A LOT but I loved it!
Great world building as always. Multi-dimensional strong characters that I want to find out more about. Plus a gripping background story! It’s a tale of epic battles between light and dark. Secret pasts and hidden futures. Mental and physical abuse. Uneasy allies and fighting all consuming emotions. However, underlining all of that turmoil, this book is a passionate rollercoaster about soul-saving love.
There are scenes of explicit sexual content and graphic violence in this book. Therefore, I’d only recommend it to adults who aren’t offended by scenes of this sort.
I’d recommend Tempted by a Rogue Prince to adults who love relationship and romance stories. Especially if you like a bit of fire and passion. It’s definitely steamy!
So, has my review of TEMPTED BY A ROGUE PRINCE (ETERNAL MATES #3) sparked your interest? Click on any of the links below to check out the book or the Eternal Mates series for yourself. Keep reading to find out more about Felicity.
Step out of Vampirerotique (London Vampires series) and into the wider world of powerful dark elves, immortal demon kings, sexy shape-shifters, lethal fae, wicked vampires, dark sorceresses, light witches and the demon-hunting organisation, Archangel… where portals link realms both terrifying and fantastical, and men are willing to risk all to claim the hearts of their eternal mates.
If you haven’t read any of the Eternal Mates books yet, it’s never too late to start your adventures. Most can be read as standalone titles. Read my thoughts on each one or buy them for yourself using the links below.
- Kissed by a Dark Prince (Eternal Mates #1) (2013)
- Claimed by a Demon King (Eternal Mates #2) (2014)
- Tempted by a Rogue Prince (Eternal Mates #3) (2014)
- Hunted by a Jaguar (Eternal Mates #4) (2015)
- Craved by an Alpha (Eternal Mates #5) (2015)
- Bitten by a Hellcat (Eternal Mates #6) (2015)
- Taken by a Dragon (Eternal Mates #7) (2015)
- Marked by an Assassin (Eternal Mates #8) (2015)
- Possessed by a Dark Warrior (Eternal Mates #9) (2016)
- Awakened by a Demoness (Eternal Mates #10) (2016)
- Haunted by the King of Death (Eternal Mates #11) (2016)
- Turned by a Tiger (Eternal Mates #12) (2017)
- Tamed by a Tiger (Eternal Mates #13) (2017)
- Treasured by a Tiger (Eternal Mates #14) (2017)
- Unchained by a Forbidden Love (Eternal Mates #15) (2017)
- Avenged by an Angel (Eternal Mates #16) (2019)
- Seduced by a Demon King (Eternal Mates #17) (2019)
Buy ETERNAL MATES SERIES in print, audiobook, ebook and audio CD through the usual places, including:
About The Author
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.
Which of her series are for you?
If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, the best-selling Her Angel series is for you. Or 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 London Vampires series. Seven sexy and sinful Greek god brothers can be your new addiction in the Guardians of Hades series. Or how about four hot alpha shifter brothers in her Cougar Creek Mates 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 her Eternal Mates series.
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