Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Lord of Rage Royal House of Shadows Book 2

This book is an adult novel intended for adult readers. I try to keep my reviews rated PG, but the book definitely isn't!

Title:  Lord of Rage Royal House of Shadows Book 2
Author:  Jill Monroe
Genre:  Adult Paranormal Romance
Publisher:  Harlequin
Format/Pages:  Kindle
Release Date:  October 2011

As their kingdom fell, the king and queen of Elden used their combined powers to send their children away, but instilled in them a longing to avenge their deaths. Breena, the only princess of Elden, finds herself lost in a thick forest, unable to remember exactly what happened. She discovers a lone cottage nestled in the woods, the home of Osborn and his brothers, a man she has not only dreamed of, but a man she strongly desires. When Osborn discovers Breena sleeping in her bed, he longs to finally touch the beautiful woman that has haunted his dreams for so long. And while Breena longs to be touched, she also needs Osborn for his warrior skills. Can Osborn squelch his desire for Breena long enough to give his princess every thing she wants, or will the passion they share overcome them both?

Lord of Rage is the second book in the Royal House of Shadows series, a wonderful collaboration between Gena Showalter, Jill Monroe, Jessica Anderson and Nalini Singh. It is the story of the children of Elden attempting to return to their home to avenge the deaths of their parents. This particular book had a very strong fairy tale feel to it, though definitely not a fairy tale for kids. I loved the characters in this story, in particular Breena, who overcame her gentile upbringing to become seriously tough! The romance and sexual tension in this book was perfectly balanced, giving just enough to leave you wanting more. Again, like Lord of the Vampires, this was a very steamy novel.

I am really enjoying these books. They are my little guilty pleasure. In a world that revolves around kids, husband, kids, work and kids, it’s nice to tune out the world and read a book that is meant to be fun and takes the edge off of a tough day. And who doesn’t love a book with a shirtless, good-looking guy on its cover? 

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