Authors: Zoe Blake & Alta Hensley
Bestselling Authors Zoe Blake & Alta Hensley
but I will never tell
they have planned.
the shadows, the beasts bite and no Heroine is truly safe. If dark tales of
danger, forced attraction, and multiple partners offend you then please do not
We are all attracted to the forbidden. Addicted to the rush we get from reading something naughty…something kinky. We love to lose ourselves in the fantasy. The powerful lord who sweeps the lady away to his remote estate to ravish her. The cowboy who takes the sassy city girl over his knee to teach her a lesson. The devilishly charming pirate who seduces his beautiful captive.
She writes those dark fantasies.
She is also an Amazon Top 100 bestselling author. Being a multi-published author in the romance genre, Alta is known for her dark, gritty alpha heroes, sometimes sweet love stories, hot eroticism, and engaging tales of the constant struggle between dominance and submission.
I am a tiny bit undecided on whether this book or RED AND THE WOLVES is my favorite out of the series. I am leaning towards this one because the heroine was simple bombdiggety. In any case, this was another fantastic book by these two authors. The writing was great. It was a super quick read that ended at 86% on my Kindle app. Similar to the first two books in this series this one was told from Queen Zelladine’s POV. I prefer dual POV and personally, I think all three books would have been that much better had we gotten some POVs from the heroes. The plot was engaging and original. Last, it was all wrapped up in a kinky sweet ending.
TROYLUS, SIGMUN, REGIN, and GRIPIR…I really liked all four of the Kingsmen. At first, I was worried we were going to get a repeat of the overly cold heroes of book one, but I am happy to report that wasn’t the case. There were still a few things that made me cringe, but these authors did a good job of “humanizing” all four.
QUEEN ZELLADINE…honestly? Zella stole the show in this book. I ADORED her. She was feisty. She was kinky. She was a pain slut. She held her own with all four Kingsmen (I simply adored the dungeon scene). She was pretty much perfect in every single way for me.
Again, like previous books, this one was very light on secondary characters. I did enjoy Briar Rose, and I laughed my butt off that Snow and her awful rabbit stew made an appearance. The majority of the book was focused on Zella and her interactions with the four Kingsmen.
HIGH. This is pretty much pure smut. Dirty kinky smut. Whipping. Spanking. Anal with an icicle. Dubious consent. I was a bit disappointed that there wasn’t a scene with all four doing Zella at the same time (double P).
~ANGST LEVEL – SEXUAL HISTORIES~
LOW. This really wasn’t an angsty read. Even the acrimonious exchanges between Zella and all four of the Kingsmen were on the low side. Zella was a virgin. I am guessing the Huntsmen were not, but there is zero mention of their sexual pasts.
~IN THE END~
I enjoyed this one a lot. It was pure smutty goodness. The writing was great. It was fast paced and the plot unique. It had humor. The Kingsmen were sexy and likable, and Zella was fantastic. Not much left for me to say. Therefore yours truly is going to give this one two very huge thumbs up.