Title: Bound By The Summer Prince
Author: Mistral Dawn
Genre: Erotic Romance, Paranormal Romance
Release date: February 25, 2015
The Summer Court is in an uproar. The king has just been executed for unpardonable crimes, and the queen is prostrate with grief over his loss. This leaves the Summer kingdom bereft of true leadership; a problem which is compounded by the fact that the laws of Fairie require balance to be maintained by having a male and a female ruler for both Season Courts at all times. Uaine, the Summer prince, is the only one who can put things right, but he is without a mate. Knowing that he must take a bride quickly, for the sake of his people, even though he is struggling with his own feelings of pain and anger over his father’s treachery, he goes for a walk in a forest near the palace to try to clear his head and determine how best to choose a female to rule beside him.
While walking Uaine discovers a human female running loose in Fairie, which is against the most basic tenets of Fae law. Furious at one more problem he must deal with, he takes her prisoner and locks her in the dungeon; only to discover later that she is his soul-mate. The magical bond between them means they are meant to be together forever, but humans can’t feel the magic of Fairie. Will Uaine be able to win her heart and convince her that she can trust him to keep her safe from all the dangers of Fairie…including himself?
Roni is a human con woman and petty thief. Having run afoul of the local crime syndicate in the city where she is staying, she finds herself running for her life. Trouble is no stranger to her, but when she falls through a hole in a wall and finds herself in a world with carnivorous trees and rocks that eat people she realizes she may have found more of it than she can deal with. Rescued/arrested by the prince of the Summer Court, it doesn’t take long for her to formulate a plan to use him to get herself home. Unfortunately for her, she soon finds that her heart, which she had thought long ago turned to stone, has begun to feel the love she has been playing at. Will she be able to overcome a lifetime of caution and allow herself to follow her heart? Can a criminal love a cop?
Please be aware that this book contains explicit sexual scenes, depictions of BDSM, and anal play. If these things disturb you, then this may not be the book for you.
Bound by the Summer Prince follows not long after Taken By The Huntsman.
Roni is a con artist. Turns out that she conned the wrong person. As she is being pursued by a couple of men, she finds herself swirling into… a new world?
Uaine is soon to take over the court now that his father had been killed by the Erlking. While on a walk through the forest, he encounters a woman, who is being pursued by two other human men. They were killed by the forest and he finds it peculiar that the woman wore iron that protects her from all elements of the Fae… Not knowing yet when could her intentions be, he takes her with him to court and brings her to the dungeon.
If I compared this to the previous installment in the series, I would say that this is a great improvement! The issues that kept me from enjoying the first are barely here anymore.
For the first half of the book, I didn’t like Roni. In fact, I almost hated her. But as I turn the pages, I found myself thinking, ‘not bad’. Although I still think that she didn’t deserve Uaine who was more devoted to her than she is, even when she finally realized her feelings for him. But I think she would, indeed, make an awesome queen.
A rather slow-paced plot, phenomenal worldbuilding, and well-developed characters; this is a very enjoyable read for those who are fans of fantasy, romance and some kinky sex thrown in! Who knew that a Fae prince could be into BDSM? 😉
This copy was provided by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.
About this author
Mistral Dawn is a thirty-something gal who has lived on both coasts of the US but somehow never in the middle. She currently resides in the Southeast US with her kitty cats (please spay or neuter! :-)) where she works as a hospital drudge and attends graduate school. Taken By The Huntsman is her first effort at writing fiction and if it is well received she has ideas for several more novels and short-stories in this series.