Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Blog Tour: The Prospective Princess by Kary Rader

I received a copy of The Prospective Princess in exchange for my review.

Five years ago Commander Marchant broke Lady Brislyn's heart by denying her love. Now the roles are reversed and Marchant is madly in love with her, but when he asks her to marry him, Bris runs away shocked and confused. Captured by pirates she is dragged off to marry Prince Enriq, a man she feels physical attraction to but knows she doesn't love. Marchant will stop at nothing to get Bris back, even if that means risking his life on the sea he's never returned to. But things don't always go to plan, and complications get in the way even if the couple realise they want to be together...

Romance, intrigue and action...this book has it all, not to mention a little bit, but not too much, of magic. The parts of the story were interwoven well, with none of the events seeming outside the realms of possibility, and the characters feeling and interacting in a way that rings true with the circumstances and with their feelings. And I very much liked that things weren't black and white in most cases!

I really liked Bris as a character. She was quietly confident to begin with (until Marchant proposes then she's shook up) but as the story progresses you can see that she actually has a fair bit of confidence, and that she will act on her confidence, even if that means that she has to give up something of herself in exchange for other people. This made her a strong character, and I was glad that she had a choice in her husband from the beginning (well according to her father and Marchant anyway, other people didn't accept that too much).

I liked the love story a lot as well. This isn't one of those where the couple just meet, she gets kidnapped and he rides off the rescue...rather this is one where the couple have known each other for a long long time. Though that meant that there were times that they didn't love each other, I think that it provided them with a strong base for their feelings towards each other and made them more believable, especially considering that they were pineing after each other a fair bit.

The two Princes in the book where interesting, mainly because they were both examples of things not being black and white. Petra was in effect a really good guy, but Marchant didn't like him (because of jealousy basically) which painted him as slightly off white, though he was a bit redeemed in Marchant's eyes I think later on. Enriq on the other hand started off as seeming like the kind of man that would have to kidnap a wife, but then actually slowly softened (especially as Bris got to know him) so that he was a much more likeable character.

I really enjoyed The Prospective Princess, though I am intrigued about Marisol and some of the other characters that weren't seen at the end of the book...

New Adult Fantasy Romance
Date Published: September 23, 2014

Giving up the beautiful Lady Brislyn is only the first step toward Commander Marchant saving her from Darkness—and then winning her heart.

Five years ago Lady Brislyn of Komissa fell in love. Five years ago her heart was broken, never to be mended. But when one careless act finds her abducted by marauders and forcibly betrothed to a seductive enemy prince, there’s only one man she can count on to free her: Her father’s brilliant—and devastatingly handsome—military commander. The very man who rejected her.
Five years ago, Commander Marchant rebuffed the fifteen-year-old daughter of his duke. Now she is a woman grown, a Gifted musician whose song captured his heart. Yet Brislyn is not so easily reclaimed. To save her from one royal suitor, he must make a show of engaging her to another. Then March will rescue the kidnapped lady or die in the perilous journey to reach her. If he can survive the storms, the pirates, and the princes, he will win back Brislyn’s heart.

REVIEW Tour - November 11 - November 25

Kary Rader

Kary Rader is an award-winning author, stay-at-home mom, and part-time Twitter sage, because one shouldn’t have to use more than 140 characters to impart wisdom.
She lives with her husband, three kids, and one low-maintenance kitty cat in Dallas/Ft.Worth Metroplex.
Whether contemporary or fantasy, spicy or sweet, her stories always have true love, romance, and lots of humor.

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