Review // Kissed by a Dark Prince by Felicity Heaton

September 01, 2022

Kissed by a Dark Prince by Felicity Heaton

I will fight until I hold your heart in my hands, and I can only hope you will be gentle with the heart you now hold in yours.

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Kissed by a Dark Prince by Felicity Heaton

Kissed by a Dark Prince by Felicity Heaton


Standalone - Eternal Mates #1
Release - November 19, 2013
Genre - Paranormal Romance
Dual POV - 3rd person
Heat - 2.5 out of 5 / a few scenes that ranged from vague to somewhat descriptive
Format/Source - ebook purchase from Amazon
Length - 250 pages
Publisher - Indie

Olivia thinks it’s her lucky night when a dangerously handsome unconscious fae ends up on her inspection table. He’s her chance to redeem herself with her employer, the demon-hunting organisation, Archangel. But when the tall, dark and deadly immortal warrior awakes, she gets much more than she bargained for…

Attacked by his enemy in the elf kingdom, the last thing Prince Loren expects when he comes around is a beautiful angel watching over him and medical technology of the mortal realm. Hazy from his injuries, all he can focus on is the pulse ticking in her throat and the sweet allure of her blood.

One single bite reveals she is his eternal mate, triggering a bond between them that will leave him weakened until it is complete… or broken, and pulling Olivia into the crossfire of his ancient feud.

To protect his people and his mate from the machinations of a madman, Loren must risk everything by working with Olivia at Archangel to find a way to break the bond blossoming between them.

But will Loren be strong enough to place duty before desire and give up the one thing he has waited millennia for and craves above all others—his eternal mate? And will Olivia be able to resist the incredible heat that burns between them and the temptation of her dark prince’s kiss?

My Two Cents

3.25 "Get out of your own way" stars

As a first read from this author, I'd say it was a win.
I went in with zero expectations and enjoyed myself.
Loren was a delicious dark hero, who was a bit broken and a lot intriguing.
I wasn't a big fan of Olivia's until near the end. I just couldn't get past her referring to Loren repeatedly as a 'specimen'. Like he was beneath her and all humans in some way. He's a powerful supernatural being. It felt so wrong. At least my feelings warmed up!
I didn't like that she yelled for Loren when he was in the middle of a life-and-death battle, but not everyone has the best sense in dangerous situations.
She really should have known better though.
I was most entertained by the idea of the war between brothers. Learning that Vail wasn't who he seemed to be made me almost burst with sympathy and now I want to get to his book!
I find it incredibly hard to resist a broken hero.

Well-written and memorable, I'll definitely be trying another book from this series.

About the Author

Felicity Heaton is a New York Times, USA Today and international best-selling author writing passionate paranormal romance books. In her books she creates detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons!

If you're a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will enjoy her books too.

If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, the best-selling Her Angel series is for you. If you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series or any of her stand-alone vampire romance books. If you’re looking for vampire romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try the best-selling Vampire Erotic Theatre series. Or if you prefer huge detailed worlds filled with hot-blooded alpha males in every species, from elves to demons to dragons to shifters and angels, then take a look at the new Eternal Mates series.

Visit http://www.felicityheaton.com for more information

4 comments

  1. I am really happy that you enjoyed this one Natalie. I read this author a while a back, can't remember what I read from her and it was alright. But I would like to try her again sometime.

    Sometimes going into a story with lower expectations can bring more enjoyment out of a story though. Happy to hear that this one was a enjoyable experience.

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    1. Thanks Renee! 🌼
      With new-to-me authors, I'm trying to go in with a clear mind. I don't want assumptions and expectations to cloud the experience. I'm just trying to be fair. I'm glad it worked out this time 😊

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  2. Sometimes going in with little expectations can make a book better than it might have been for me otherwise. I'm glad this one worked out that way for you! Sounds like a good read.

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    1. It was. Thanks so much, Deanna! 🌼
      And yes, going in blind made it so much better.

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