Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A King’s Ransom

Title: A King’s Ransom
Author: Aislinn Kerry
Publisher: Amber Allure
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ISBN: 978-1-60272-706-9
Genre: {M/M}, Fantasy, Historical
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Critter Nymph

All his life, Prince Luke has been taught to do his duty for his country. With his father sick and not expected to make it, Luke is forced to marry, in order to ensure his country has an heir. While on the way to meet his bride, his ship is overtaken by pirates and soon, Luke is wishing he was anyone but a prince.

When checking out A King’s Ransom on the publisher’s site, you will see that the book is classified as a fantasy. Don’t let that fool you as this story was one of the best historicals I have read in some time. From the very first paragraph, I was pulled in and, until the last page, I felt like I was in the middle of an old Errol Flynn movie. The characters are strongly written and I could not help being drawn to them. Conall is a pirate, happy with his life on the seas. Luke is a Samari prince on his way to meet his bride for the first time. Luke feels something for the rugged pirate from the very first moment, yet the author keeps things hopping as the young virginal prince comes to terms with what he is feeling. For Conall, things are slightly easier as having feelings for another man is nothing new to him, yet falling in love with a prince is not what he was looking to do.

With the on-again, off-again conflict between Conall and Luke, as well as the sudden problems with Samari, I could not put the book down. If I had any problems with this story is that it ended too soon. If you are looking for something to read that has a little action, adventure, humor, and of course hot sex, then check out Aislinn Kerry’s A King’s Ransom. You won’t be disappointed.

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