30 December 2014

Prince in Exile: Book One by H.J. Bradley

 Ukonsaari. Ruled for three hundred years by the greedy, jealous, and dangerous Ivanovs this island nation is on the verge of civil unrest. In the Autumn of 1979 the twenty-two year old Prince Teuvo executes his Grandfather the King, and prepares to take the throne in his stead. Yet on the eve of his coronation a military coup rises up and takes control of the country, leaving the young Prince to flee alongside his two lovers. With the fiery Princess Astrid and his ever faithful bodyguard Olani, Teuvo must seek asylum from Ukonsaari's neighbours. Can they survive the gathering assassins, as well as the mysterious Mr. Black who promises to help him regain his homeland, or will this be the end of the Ivanovs?
This is the first book of a serial. As such it is very short and while the characters are out of immediate danger the story is FAR from over.  I was not expecting this to be a serial and once I realized it was I was prepared to dislike it, however I was pleasantly surprised.  This book strays from all of the overused plotlines and starts anew.

I think making this a ménage relationship with m/m aspects adds a little more intrigue and drama to an already suspenseful storyline.  I was immediately drawn into the story and was impressed with the characterization done in such few pages.  I was sucked into this story and am looking forward to reading the rest of the series so I can find out how these three individuals rescue their country and their relationships. 


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