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Monday, September 26, 2011

Review: Lord of Rage by Jill Monroe

Released: September 20, 2011
Publisher: Harlequin
Rated: Adult
Series: Royal House of Shadows, Book 2
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Princess Breena had been dreaming of her warrior lover when she was ripped from her Elden castle and thrown into a strange, dangerous realm. Lost and alone, she prayed for survival and vengeance for her stolen kingdom. She found both in a woodland cottage…in a dark bear of a man.
The golden-haired beauty had eaten his food and slept in his bed when Osborn found her. Though he wanted to awaken his virgin princess to carnal pleasures, Breena wanted more—including his warrior skills. Skills the once-legendary mercenary had long buried. Now Osborn had a choice—risk his life or deny his princess her fairy-tale ending.

What I thought

I wasn't sure how this story would turn out. But I was pleasantly surprised. I loved the first book and the second was just as good. Breena was raised to be a gentle woman who would be married off for political reasons. I was glad to see she still had some life to her after her escape.

The only thing I'm not sure of, is the timeline. I'm not sure where this is in reference to the first book, but I have a feeling it comes into play later. The story of the berserkers was great. I felt bad for Osborn after hearing of his childhood. I was able to connect with both Breena and Osborn and was rooting for them to succeed in both battle and love.

I haven't read a series quite like this before, where each book is in the hands of a different writer. I was a little unsure at first, but now I'm pretty excited to move on to the next. I'm really intrigued with the story arc that goes through the books. The Blood Sorcerer makes for such a great bad guy and I can't wait to see how things turn out in the 3rd and 4th book.

This is my first Jill Monroe novel and I have to say I'm glad I've read something by her. I really enjoyed the way she wrote the story and look forward to reading more from her.

My Rating

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Jen at Red Hot Books said...

I liked this one much better than the first. Unfortunately, even after reading all four books, the timeline issue never quite made sense to me. :(

Aimee said...

I have to read the last and I'm still confused on the timeline of things.

Lori @ Romancing the Darkside said...

I really enjoyed the first one and am looking forward to reading the rest, it is a little odd to have each book written by a different author.

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