Tuesday, July 23rd 2019

Captive Prince

Captive PrinceCaptive Prince (Captive Prince, #1) by C.S. Pacat
Published by Berkley on April 7th 2015
Pages: 270

Damen is a warrior hero to his people, and the rightful heir to the throne of Akielos. But when his half brother seizes power, Damen is captured, stripped of his identity, and sent to serve the prince of an enemy nation as a pleasure slave.

Beautiful, manipulative, and deadly, his new master, Prince Laurent, epitomizes the worst of the court at Vere. But in the lethal political web of the Veretian court, nothing is as it seems, and when Damen finds himself caught up in a play for the throne, he must work together with Laurent to survive and save his country.

For Damen, there is just one rule: never, ever reveal his true identity. Because the one man Damen needs is the one man who has more reason to hate him than anyone elseā€¦

There were many times while reading this book that I was pretty sure I was going to put it down and never pick it back up again. TW for pedophilia, rape, abuse, etc. First off, this book is not listed in the correct genre. My copy states romance on the back and I don’t know what part of this is supposed to be romance. You can’t convince me that a relationship based on abuse, sexual and otherwise is a slow burn.

I gave it two stars instead of one simply for the fact that I have the second book in this series and I am probably going to read it. Why? Because I want to see if this somehow…someway redeems this trilogy. Because as it stands right now, just reading the first one, it makes me question the writer’s mind.