Sherrilyn Kenyon is back with the fifth in her League series (each does work as a standalone), with this story revolving around Caillen. That's the one we're looking at today--and a contest at the end!
THE OFFICIAL BLURB: Just when you think you have it all figured out, life belts you to the ground. And when Caillen discovers a truth he'd never suspected about himself, everything in his life is turned on its head. Desideria has a secret of her own- one that could end her life if anyone ever learns it. The last thing she expects is to meet a criminal in her sheltered world never mind find herself marooned on a hostile colony with him while his enemies try to kill them both. And as they struggle to survive, her father's favorite curse resonates. "May you get exactly what you want and live long enough to regret it."
MY THOUGHTS: Born of Shadows is, admittedly, the first of the League series I’ve read, and it came as a bit of a surprise since I’ve read quite a few of Sherrilyn Kenyon’s paranormal romances. I almost hesitate to call this one PNR but, rather, more of a dark urban fantasy. The romantic element is there, but when the hero and heroine don’t even meet until a quarter of the way into the book, obviously romance is not the focus. That’s not bad by any means. It just took me by surprise. I kept waiting for romance and it was kind of in the background.
That being said, I really enjoyed the book. Caillen is a rogue pirate in this futuristic world, who is literally pulled from the gallows where he awaits the guillotine--and then inds out he’s a prince. He’s not cut out for the prince business, so it’s an easy matter for him to be set up for a murder along with the heroine Desideria. The worldbuilding is interesting, and the characters are fun. Just don’t expect the romance to be on the front burner!
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