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Source: Author through Rabid Reads
Published: November 30, 2013
Author: Felicity Heaton
Series: Eternal Mates #1
Sex: R - Strong Sexual Content
Genre: Paranormal Romance
I will give it to Felicity Heaton, she certainly has a way of drawing you into her stories. Her worlds are all darky and twisty...add sexxy paranormal creatures and you have the makings of a very good story.
In this first installment of what is a new series by this author, we have kick ass elves and they're quiet sexxy too. Kissed by a Dark Prince starts off pretty good and you're swept away by Loren and his "live" body ink. Loren...Prince of Elves finds himself beaten again by his "mad" brother again and wakes up to find himself in the human realm, a place he hadn't stepped foot in a very long while. He also finds his fated mate...his Ki'ara in a human doctor named Olivia.
I really enjoyed the world building hear and its very seldom that I come across a story where an Elf is of the main characers. There was kick ass action, body peeling armor...I mean made over movie/tv stuff. I loved it! Loren and Bleu (his second in command) were very alpha males.
The story revolves around Loren and Olivia trying to fight or not so much fight this sudden bond that they now have. All of this, plus Loren is in a bitter battle with his brother. The story itself was good and FHeaton is very verse with the pen, you know? Her world building is crazy...its all rich and colorful. Loren's world sounds so good on paper, you really want it to real.
I will say that I liked Loren a whole lot more than Olivia, it was just easier for me to connect to him than her.
Yes, Loren initially fought the bond in the beginning along with Olivia. But he easily accepted it more quickly, realizing that Olivia is his and that was pretty much it. Olivia?...she fought it tooth and nail. She was one of those chicks that was hurt in the past and she let that effect her feelings for Loren. She just had me in the mind frame of "oh lord, she's one of those chicks". You know the ones that have been hurt so bad before and now no one is ever going to hurt them again. I'm not a fan of these types of characters (female or male), it makes it harder for me to make a connection.
There were some dry spells in the story too, the back and forth between Loren and Olivia wore on my nerves a bit and the constant fighting of feelings was just a little too long in the teethe for my taste. But still, this is a book worth reading. It's definitely a awesome way to start off a new series too.