Series: Captive Prince (book 1)
Genre: LGBT (m/m), Romance, Historical
Rating: 5/5 stars
Cover: I like how calm it is.
Trigger warnings: rape mentions
Description: Damen is a warrior hero to his people, and the rightful heir to the throne of Akielos. But when his half brother seizes power, Damen is captured, stripped of his identity, and sent to serve the prince of an enemy nation as a pleasure slave.
Beautiful, manipulative, and deadly, his new master, Prince Laurent, epitomizes the worst of the court at Vere. But in the lethal political web of the Veretian court, nothing is as it seems, and when Damen finds himself caught up in a play for the throne, he must work together with Laurent to survive and save his country.
For Damen, there is just one rule: never, ever reveal his true identity. Because the one man Damen needs is the one man who has more reason to hate him than anyone else…
Review: Before you start reading make sure, you won’t have to interrupt to do things. I was hooked from page one and never bored.
I love how slow building the romance is. Get captured, see Laurent, fall in love, sex? Nope. Not here.
There isn’t really happening that much, instead the things that are happening get a lot of attention and are very detailed. One of the reasons why I was able to feel and think with Damen.
There is a lot of sexual action mentioned, but you don’t drown in it. You do drown in the story – or at least I did. The author paints a vivid picture of the characters and their world, something I don’t read often. Usually it’s either or, or nothing at all.
It’s only february, but I know Captive Prince will be featured on my best books I’ve read in 2016 list. If I publish one, that is. But probably I will.