Series: Eternal Mates #2
Published by Felicity Heaton on February 21, 2014
Genres: Paranormal Romance
The moment the demon King Thorne of the Third Realm set eyes on the mortal huntress Sable, he knew she was his fated one. The fiery, dangerous female awakened hungers he had never experienced before, a dark craving and passion that has consumed him in their time apart. As the lunar cycle wanes, she enters his world again and nothing will stand in the way of him claiming his forever with her—not the relentless assault from the Fifth Realm or the dark elf male determined to seduce her out of his grasp.
Intent on achieving the coveted position of commander at Archangel, Sable leads her small team into the dark underworld and the Third Realm, to a war where her allies are the very creatures she normally hunts—vampires, werewolves, and demons. Her eagerness to lead the deadly mission has everything to do with winning her promotion, and nothing to do with the kingdom’s brash, lethally seductive demon king—a king who stirred fierce desire and wildfire heat in her with just a look and an innocent touch when they first met, and has been in her wicked dreams ever since.
As the gathering storm between rivals unleashes irresistible passion that flares white-hot and the heat of the battle brings life-shattering realisations, can Sable place her duty before her heart? Or will she surrender to her deepest desires and be claimed by a demon king?
I was SO nervous going into this book. I am not a big fan of love triangles and I thought that this book was going to go there. After Kissed By a Dark Prince I was even pretty sure I knew whose team I was going to be on too. It didn’t turn out to be as much of a triangle as I thought because our heroine somewhat knew what role the men in her life would play.
I really liked Sable. She had goals and was driven. Her dreams of King Thorne did not stop her from working towards those goals, but when the time comes where she must spend more time with him, her resolve starts to waiver. She knows she wants to move up in Archangel, but the ideas and foundation of the agency start to conflict with what she is learning in the Third Realm. Things aren’t black and white.
I was not a big Thorne fan from book one, but he certainly won me over by the end of this book. At first Thorne was like a blast from the past, trying to figure out his way around the new world, but as the story goes on, he seems to learn quickly. I did question how unfamiliar he was with earth’s modern ways, but yet he was already working on making improvements to his own land that would bring the same conveniences to his people. If he was unfamiliar with modern conveniences, how was he already making arrangements in his realm. Besides that though, he made my heart melt at his clumsy attempts to win over Sable.
It was good to see Olivia and Loren again, then the introduction of characters that were unfamiliar to me. I have heard this is a spin off from another series, and that maybe some of the characters that were in this book were carry overs. I will have to go back and check out Felicity’s other series to see if I’m missing something.
Over all, I thoroughly enjoyed Claimed By a Demon King and with the way this story ended, I’m anxious to get into Tempted By a Rogue Prince so I can continue on!
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