Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Review: Kissed by a Dark Prince by Felicity Heaton

Kissed by a Dark Prince by Felicity Heaton
Series: Eternal Mates, #1

My Rating:  
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Olivia thinks it’s her lucky night when a dangerously handsome unconscious fae ends up on her inspection table. He’s her chance to redeem herself with her employer, the demon-hunting organisation, Archangel. But when the tall, dark and deadly immortal warrior awakes, she gets much more than she bargained for… 

Attacked by his enemy in the elf kingdom, the last thing Prince Loren expects when he comes around is a beautiful angel watching over him and medical technology of the mortal realm. Hazy from his injuries, all he can focus on is the pulse ticking in her throat and the sweet allure of her blood.

One single bite reveals she is his eternal mate, triggering a bond between them that will leave him weakened until it is complete… or broken, and pulling Olivia into the crossfire of his ancient feud.

To protect his people and his mate from the machinations of a madman, Loren must risk everything by working with Olivia at Archangel to find a way to break the bond blossoming between them. 

But will Loren be strong enough to place duty before desire and give up the one thing he has waited millennia for and craves above all others—his eternal mate? And will Olivia be able to resist the incredible heat that burns between them and the temptation of her dark prince’s kiss?

As you can probably tell by the name, this series is in the fated mates trope. Each book will follow a different couple who are fated to be together for the rest of eternity.

For this story, our hero is Loren, and elvish prince, and Olivia, a scientist conducting research for Archangel (a demon-hunting organization). Loren is over 5,000 years old and, while I liked him very much, I would have also liked to see his character be developed a little more. 5,000 years provides a huge amount of background that could have been introduced, but we only got a tiny bit of his story. Maybe we will learn more in future books in the series. As for Olivia, I have to say that I was not crazy about her. Her constant back and forth and poor treatment of Loren grated on my nerves, and I felt it made the story drag a little bit. Space was taken up with her hemming and hawing when there could have been a little more action, world building or plot development.

We have some interesting secondary characters in Sable, Bleu, Vail and Thorne. I think I liked Sable the best. She seems like strong female and I hoped she is portrayed that way in her own book, because I'm sure she will get one.

I tend to read more UF books than paranormal because I like to follow one couple throughout the series. But this was a solid read if you want something paranormal besides vamps and shifters... especially of you like fae and elvish characters.

Eternal Mates Series: