- Release Date
- April 2016
Erotic Romance, Ménage or more, Paranormal Romance, Vamps & Shifters Romance
Just after midnight on her twenty-fifth birthday, Royal discovers her entire life has been an arranged lie. She's not human. She's something else entirely. To make things worse, she is then kidnapped by the very parents who deserted her as a child and taken to a strange new land. Strange, albeit full of exotic, beautiful men she can't help but be curious about.
Twin alphas Tavian and Taran have been trained on one very special, intimate mission: they shall hold the honor of becoming Royal's mates. With no guarantee of her acceptance, the two vow to show her just how wonderful and pleasing their life together could be. Once she arrives, the twins, with help from Macon, a male servant chosen solely to please her, sense her innate attraction to them and do everything they can to help Royal transition.
Unfortunately, things quickly take a dangerous turn. Her birth parents are poisoned and she is called upon to take her place as the ruling Alpha female of the Jaon, a noble kinship of jaguar and lion shifters. It is an honor but also puts her in harm's way of those who seek to challenge and steal her birthright.
The twins and Macon pledge their loyalty and protection, but when the current alpha male tries to claim Royal for himself, she must fight not only to stay alive, but for the three devoted men she wants. Will Royal survive to embrace this new destiny? Only time will tell.
Be Warned: menage sex (MFMM), anal sex, double penetration
Book Review by LiaL (reviewer)
Jan 06, 2017 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
59 people found the following review helpful
She was abandoned as a child. Now her parents are back with a story that changes everything. She is not human. Her next birthday will bring a change that she must be prepared for. She returns to the home she was torn from and the mates that were selected to support and protect her. Danger surrounds her in this new world but so does a chance for the love and devotion of the men who would gladly be her mates.
Royal was abandoned as a young child. While she wondered why her parents left her, she lived a normal life until those parents suddenly reappear right before her twenty-fifth birthday with an incredible story. They tell her she is not human and is a shifter destined to rule. They also reveal they are not her real parents and her biological parents are very ill. This new world is very beautiful but also frightening. She was sent away to protect her from those who want to be the alpha. The female is the true ruler in this new world. Two brothers, Tavian and Taran, have been selected to be her mates. There is also a servant named Macon who will also serve her needs as desired. Royal has a lot to adjust too but is very smart and open to the future she is facing. I liked that she had confidence in herself but was willing to let others help her with the task.
Tavian and Taran are brothers who have been selected by her mother and trained to be Royal's mates. They have been trained to not only protect her from any danger but to please her sexually. They very much want to be by her side but know it is her choice. The brothers are devoted to meeting her needs and believe it is an honor to be selected for this role. Tavian and Taran know there is real danger surrounding her and will do anything to keep her safe and happy. Some of the story is narrated by them which I liked as it gives me more of an opportunity to connect to the characters. I would have liked to know more about their personalities and their past.
I am a big fan of paranormal romances and menage and love when those elements are combined. The author creates an interesting dynamic by having this group lead by the female alpha. I really liked Royal's mother who was protective of her daughter and kept her secrets to keep her safe. However, there is a very disturbing element to the story. The former male alpha can choose to fight to become the mate of the new alpha even if they are father and daughter. It didn't seem to fit with the other aspects of leadership.
This is a MFM menage but group sex is not a significant part of the story. It seemed to me that it was more that she has multiple male partners. Sometimes in menage romances, you don't get the opportunity to really differentiate among the male partners expect in terms of their sexual desires. Each brother is given an opportunity to spend time alone with her at first which I think was a good idea on the part of the author. It helps the reader learn more about the brothers as individuals. I would have liked even more opportunities for the characters to get to know each other and build a relationship but there is a tight deadline due to the danger that surrounds them. Some may consider a part of the storylime to be cheating but I would disagree as it is clear that the alpha has the option to have another sexual partner if she chooses.
It is a very action oriented story. Everything is accelerated due to it being so close to her birthday and now the possible deaths of her parents that would leave them without leadership. It seems like the parents would have planned for her to be "trained" earlier even with the danger. They cut it very close. It pushes Royal to select her mates and not really have a lot of time to consider any other options. Royal seems to adjust quickly to the physical aspects of being a shifter and has to defend her role.
This is a good read for those who enjoy paranormal romances. You get a good mix of romance and action and some menage as well. The story is very action oriented and there is little time to prepare her for her role and make her choices with danger approaching from within the group. I would have liked for there to be more time to develop a relationship among the characters. While the author gives them a little time together, it is hard to believe they have a strong bond in the limited time they have together. The author does deliver a lot of heat in the sex scenes. It is a quick read that that would be even better had the storyline allowed more time for the development of the characters.
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