Tempted by a Rogue Prince by Felicity Heaton

Tempted by a Rogue Prince by Felicity Heaton
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre: Action/Adventure, Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Full length (412 pgs)
Heat Level: Spicy
Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewed by Sorrel

An elf prince on the verge of losing himself to the darkness, Vail is maddened by the forty-two centuries he was under the control of a witch and forced to war with his brother. Now, he roams Hell seeking an escape from his terrible past and the heads of all who bear magic. When demons of the Fifth Realm capture him, he sees a chance to end his existence, but when he wakes in a cell to a beautiful female, he finds not death but his only shot at salvation—his true fated mate.

Captured by the enemy of the Third Realm when the war ended, Rosalind has spent months in the cells of the Fifth Realm with her magic bound, forced to heal the new king’s demon warriors, and haunted by the lives she has taken. When she’s brought to heal an unconscious man, she discovers her only hope of escape has come in the form of her worst nightmare and the first part of a prediction that might spell her doom—a devastatingly handsome and dangerous dark elf prince.

Unwilling to fall under the control of anyone ever again, Vail must escape before the Fifth King can use him as a pawn in a deadly game of revenge, but he cannot leave without Rosalind, the woman who looks at him with dark desire in her stunning eyes and awakens a fierce hunger in his heart. A witch who drives him mad with need even as the darkness within whispers she will enslave him too.

Can Rosalind escape her fate as they embark on a journey fraught with danger and resist the temptation of her rogue elf prince? And can Vail overcome the memories that madden him in order to seize his chance for salvation and the heart of his fated female forever?

He was filled with darkness with a sliver of light. She was of light with a sliver of darkness. A Perfect Match…

Vail has been tortured by a dark witch for around 4200 years not only physically but mentally. He was enslaved by this witch to do her bidding at whatever the cost. Due to this when the witch dies he develops a hatred of witches. He goes about killing any being with magic. Then he gets captured by the fifth realm.

Rosalind is a white witch captured in the battle between the third realm and fifth realm. She is used by the fifth realm for healing wounded soldiers. Her Latest patient is the Rogue Elf Prince, Vail. When she was taken to Vail to heal him, she wasn’t told anything about her patient. A bond is forged between them which helps to heal both of them not only physically but mentally as well. He escapes the fifth realm with Rosalind in tow since this bond just wouldn’t allow him to leave the beautiful witch.

Thankfully, this can be read as a stand-alone book. I haven’t read the first two books but for me it doesn’t feel like this is the third book of the series. However, I do think I will be going back and reading the first two. This book is that good. The location of this story is in Hell. At least, that’s the impression I got from the detail in the writing. More specifically, the seven realms of Hell. This elevated the story. A brief history is given about what has happened and what is happening. The blend between both of this is very appropriate. The writing style is very good.

What I absolutely loved about both the characters is that they want to help each other and others. What stops them is the darkness in them. The bond between them heals it. Vail wants to protect her, make her happy. But the fact that she is a witch is not that easy for him to get past. Rosalind is a light witch but her powers have been used for dark purposes that put an additional barrier between them. What confused me a little while reading the book is…I couldn’t determine what was the main plot in this story. Is it the journey that both of them take or is it stopping fifth realm king or lord or whatever from using them or controlling them? The question gets answered completely by the end.

I loved how the relationship between both of them developed and how Rosalind tries to help Vail to recover his light. The little bits they give to each other. The tiny steps they take toward each other. It is believable because Vail has been tortured for a long time, in every way possible. There are torture scenes, too. So, this book is not for the faint hearted. Readers need to be prepared for that. I cried with them and laughed with them and smiled when they take a step towards each other. While it’s an intense and dark storyline, it’s not all about the battle scenes or torture scenes or romantic scenes.

An elf prince and a white witch with darkness in them. Epic battles and just the right amount of romance with a good dose of fantasy. Urban Fantasy at its finest.

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