Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Foxling Toka has served the Soldati king for centuries, and now he attends to the kingdom’s cherished Soldati prince. It’s a position of honor, and as Toka helps the once-human prince adapt to their magical realm, he finds joy in their friendship. He also grows bolder in his encounters with Rayner, Soldati warrior and the king’s second. But the laws are clear: servants and Soldati are not permitted to mate. It doesn’t matter that Toka lost his heart to the dashing cad long ago.
Rayner never imagined he would fall in love with a servant, but the clever and beautiful foxling has ensnared him, and he resents the regulations keeping them apart. When an arrogant and spiteful king visits from a neighboring realm, Rayner is in danger of losing everything. But Soldati warriors don’t surrender, and he intends to fight all the harder to keep Toka where he belongs—in Rayner’s arms.
This was a nice continuation in this series. Rayner has spent centuries admiring Toka and just as he begins to admit what he feels he is torn away from him. And since it threw me a bit I think there should be a warning of attempted rape.
I really liked Toka in the last book, he was just do sweet and that doesn’t change in this book, you can see him willing to give his happiness in order for Rayner’s. I could feel Rayner’s pain and determination to get Toka back when the king takes him away. This story really gave some more depth to the world they live and it’s left open to more stories in this series.
Manuel Pombo did a great job narrating this story. I could easily 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 gives a nice visual of Toka.
Audiobook, 4 hrs 3 min
Published: Aptil 20, 2018 by Dreamspinner Press
Edition Language: English
Series: Soldati Hearts #2