Rating: 4 stars out of 5
For eighteen years, there has been peace between Sheburat and the kingdom of Zioneven. The untimely death of a princess throws the marriage arrangement — the final phase to complete the terms of the treaty — into disarray, and the contingency plan is put into motion. Now the Crown Prince of Zioneven gets to make his own choice from among the princess’s younger siblings.
As a rare royal son in the matriarchal sovereignty of Sheburat, Prince Marcelo grew up knowing he would never marry. Never. Royal sons did not marry. Period. Except, Prince Efren isn’t from Sheburat, and he has other plans.
I really enjoyed this story. Marcelo was drastically sheltered in his life and doesn’t know much outside the castle and not even much there. Prince Efren throws his entire world for a loop.
I was happy and angry for Marcelo throughout this story, angry that his family hadn’t allowed him to know about the work or even their own history and happy that Efren is more than willing to give him the world. Seeing the relationship he had with his family it’s likely that he wouldn’t see them again after he leaves with his husband but I think that may be for the better. I just wish this story were longer and I would have been able to see how Marcelo and Efren build their life together.
The cover art by Written Ink Designs is typical for a romance but I love the setting within the words.
ebook, 30 pages
Published: April 14, 2018 by JMS Books
Edition Language: English