Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
One moment Riley Murrough is living a normal life working in a coffee shop, and the next he’s running for his life from demons, learns he bears the mark of a shape-shifter king from a magical realm, and—worst of all—he’s destined to become the mated prince to the arrogant tiger shifter he would rather strangle.
Khalon, the shifter king, is equally distraught at the idea of being bound to a human prince, and along with his Soldati warriors, he sets out to return Riley to his own world where he belongs. On their journey they might discover why the priestess brought them together—if they can escape the demons and make it to her alive.
I didn’t really know what to expect going into this story but I did enjoy it. Khalon is appalled at the idea of mating with a human and he does not disguise this while Riley is just trying to figure out what is going on.
Khalon pretty much just acts like a spoiled brat to Riley and their situation. Even when Riley sees the sweet side of him it’s hard to really start to like him. I could feel Riley’s confusion about the situation and what would you expect but those around him seemed to think he needed to adapt faster. The characters started to grow on me some more as the story went on.
Manuel Pombo did a nice job narrating this story. I could get a feel of the characters’ emotions while listening. The different voices he used for the characters helped me keep up with what was going on.
I love the cover art by LC Chase is nice and seems to work well for this story.
Audiobook, 3 hrs 27 min
Published: January 10, 2018 by Dreamspinner Press
Edition Language: English
Series: Soldati Hearts #1