More Dark than Sexy! Tempted by a Rogue Prince by Felicity Heaton

Posted January 3, 2015 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 4 Comments

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More Dark than Sexy! Tempted by a Rogue Prince by Felicity HeatonTempted by a Rogue Prince by Felicity Heaton
Series: Eternal Mates #3
Published by Felicity Heaton on 08-09-2014
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Format: eARC
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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?

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WOW Vail is two parts Zsadist (BDB) and one part Uilleam MacRieve (IAD).

Vail is the “mad elf prince” striking fear in all the paranormal world. But Vail is not “mad” by choice. He was driven to it over centuries of being under the spell of a dark witch. He was forced to kill people.  Much like Zsadist in the BDB series by J.R. Ward, Vail was sexually abused, well really he was repeatedly raped by the dark witch. It’s no wonder why Vail would hate all witches much like Uilleam MacRieve. They both hate witches because of how they were abused by one and both of their fated mates are witches.

Vail has a severe case of PTSD. Any time he feels magic, sees a witch, or touched by someone he blackouts and returns to the hell he lived through. Slowly Rosalind learns what triggers Vail’s madness and tries to bring him out of it.

Rosalind has a few issues of her own. She is trying to live with the guilt over killing people. True she did it for a good reason to protect herself and her friends. But Rosalind is a light witch and does her best not to hurt people and has a strong connection to nature. Much like Vail, Rosalind is dealing with PTSD, seeing blood brings her back to the battlefield where she had to kill to say alive.

TEMPTED BY A ROUGE is a step away from Felicity Heaton’s usually sexy novels and takes us to a dark place with Vail. It was a little slow in parts for me but over all I enjoyed getting to know about Vail and Rosalind and was glad to see they got their HEA.


About Felicity Heaton

Felicity Heaton writes passionate paranormal romance books as Felicity Heaton and F E Heaton. 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, Felicity Heaton’s best selling Her Angel series is for you. If you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series she writes as F E Heaton or any of her stand alone vampire romance books she writes as Felicity Heaton. Or if you’re looking for vampire romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try Felicity Heaton’s new Vampire Erotic Theatre series.

In 2011, five of her six paranormal romance books received Top Pick awards from Night Owl Reviews, Forbidden Blood was nominated as Best PNR Vampire Romance 2011 at The Romance Reviews, and many of her releases received five star reviews from numerous websites.

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4 responses to “More Dark than Sexy! Tempted by a Rogue Prince by Felicity Heaton

  1. I loved the way this one was a bit darker. My favorite, so far, is still the second one – but this is a close second place. Can’t wait to read the next one!

  2. I loved this one. It’s my favorite in the series so far. I enjoyed the conflicting emotions Vail had and Rosalind’s struggles both physical and emotional throughout the book.. Great call on the comparison’s. I see it know that you said it. I do agree some parts where a little slow, but I still loved this one.

    • I like dark too but I found myself skimming parts of this one because I thought it was slow in some areas. I think this would have been better suited in novella length.