Series: An Uncommon Whore 02
Author: Belinda McBride
Genre: Futuristic, Fantasy, Space Opera
Length: Novel (158pgs)
Publisher: Loose Id (11th October 2011)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4 ½Hearts
Blurb: Sometimes revenge is a kinder fate than justice. – Helios Dayspring
As king, Helios Dayspring is desperate to secure the future of his people and their new home-world. His memories are slowly returning, bringing with them danger and betrayal.
As the king’s consort, Griffin Hawke wrestles with growing isolation from his lover. As Helios’ secrets begin to come to light, he finds that he barely recognizes his lover anymore. Griffin is also haunted by his own secrets, as nightmares bring torture and death to his sleep.
When Helios and Griffin undertake a dangerous journey on behalf of their people, everything they fought for could be lost. Surrounded by enemies and allies, seductive aliens and dangerous operatives, Helios and Griffin find themselves tested to their physical and moral limits. Not knowing who to trust, they can only turn to each other.
Will you be there to catch me when I fall?
Review: Helios is under constant pressure from his council; he has secrets that he has to hide and his memory is still patchy. The only one that he knows he can trust is Griffin, his lover and consort. Griffin tries his best to help Helios out but now he feels Helios pulling away from him, keeping secrets. Now he is beginning to doubt Helios’s feelings for him.
This is a fantastic second book where we can see the relationship being tested as they both face the realities on their new home-world. Griffin wants to protect Helios and help him and love him, but when he finds out that Helios has been keeping secrets from him he begins to doubt Helios’s love and trust. Griffin is keeping a secret of his own; one that devastates him every time he thinks of it. How can he tell Helios when he himself cannot even bear to think of it? Helios loves Griffin but in his role as King he can’t tell him everything. He’s also being pressured to marry and produce more children and the council is trying to refuse his wish to marry Griffin.
This is a story filled with doubts, suspicions, danger, intrigue, love, sadness, happiness, passion and secrets, lots and lots of secrets. This is a really well written story that will make you want more. The plot is great, the characters fantastic, the danger and intrigue brilliant and the struggles that these two men face realistic to the storyline. I don’t know if Belinda McBride has any more stories planned for this series but I sure hope she does as there are a couple of characters that I want to find out more about… So pretty please with icing and a cherry on top. J
I will recommend this to those who love hot passionate love, danger, fantasy, intrigue, futuristic, space opera, loads of sexy gorgeous men and a really great fight.
*A digital copy of this title was submitted by the publisher for review.