Spoiled

R. Phoenix; Morgan Noel
Spoiled
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Publisher
Self-Published
Release Date
December 2017
Genre
LGBTQ, Paranormal Romance

SUMMARY
The capture of an arms dealer's spoiled lover should've been a win for the humans struggling to survive their harsh lives in the slums. Powerless and outnumbered, it seems like only a matter of time before Romulus betrays the Butcher. But when Kieran realizes their prisoner is none other than his stepbrother, he has to face the harsh truths he's been avoiding for too long. Torn between loyalty for his new family of humans and the witch he has more than brotherly feelings for, Kieran must make a decision that could leave him with nothing.

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Though Spoiled is set in The Fate of the Fallen / Status Quo world, this is a standalone work. These characters do not appear in the FotF/SQ books, and there are no spoilers for the series.

Book Review by Ana (reviewer)
Jan 26, 2018   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
9 people found the following review helpful
In a world ruled by vampires, werewolves and powerful witches, a witch and lover to a powerful arms dealer seems like a perfect captive to human rebels who are trying to make it through.

The human rebels have capture Romulus, an arms dealer's lover, expecting the situation they are dealing with might change with the information they expect to get from him. Kieran, one of the rebels, wasn't expecting this prisoner to be the stepbrother he hasn't seen in a long time. An old flame start to burn again when Kieran is expected to take care of their prisoner, and now Kieran has to choose between his new family of humans or his rediscovered love for Romulus.

SPOILED was a great read. I missed this dystopian world and reading it reminded me how much I enjoyed The Fate of the Fallen/Status Quo series. It might be a part of that world but it would work fine as a standalone.

I liked the plot a lot. It is the kind of story I liked but I felt it was a little bit sweeter than I expected. That might only be an issue for me because I like darker stories. It's a little slow paced but I still enjoyed it. I didn't think things would go right for these two; everything seemed doomed that I had made peace with the fact that there probably wouldn't be a happy ending for them and yet I found the turn of events very satisfying.

One of the things I loved about it was the constant possibility of betrayal that made me doubt every single one of the characters, even Kieran and Romulus. I was always expecting one of them to betray the other. It got me in the edge all the time and I loved it.

I struggled a little about Kieran and Romulus as a couple; I don't think they had a great chemistry for most of the book but as I kept reading, things starts to make sense. It still felt a little bit like Stockholm syndrome than true love but I liked them together anyway. I was also intrigued by the secondary characters, among them all, one that got my attention was the Butcher, or more likely his relationship with Romulus. I hope I get to know more of that relationship in the future.

Overall SPOILED was a great book. It wasn't too much angsty and I think anyone who liked M/M pairing would enjoy it.
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