Bedazzled by Pelaam

Title: Bedazzled

Author: Pelaam

Genre: Science Fiction, Mystery

Length: Novella (139pgs)

Publisher: Silver Publishing (14th July 2012)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: On the space station Niteo, Jem mourns his father’s death. Used like a servant by his stepmother, his world turns upside down when he rescues the charming Prinz. But is Prinz interested in Jem or the business opportunities Jem represents?

On the space station Niteo, Jem still mourns the loss of his father while his stepmother treats him like a servant. When he saves a stranger’s life, Jem’s world and that of his best friend Byron, is turned upside down. Jem is bedazzled by the charming Prinz and Byron–who hides a secret of his own–by Herne, Prinz’s friend and colleague.

Byron and Herne collide in a tempestuous relationship, while Prinz gently courts Jem.

But, Jem discovers Prinz is the son of a ruthless businessman who covets the family business. Has Prinz used their budding relationship for ulterior motives?

Furthermore, when Herne investigates Jem’s father’s disappearance, something shocking is uncovered.

Will Herne find the truth in time to save Jem?

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Review: Jem is still mourning the death of his father when he rescues Prinz from a beating, which leads to his best friend Byron meeting Herne and Jem being convinced to go on a date with Prinz. But in the background Jem’s stepmother is conniving with his uncle and step-siblings and Jem’s inheritance is in their sights.

Ohhhh, this has a strong feel of Cinderfella in space, but with a lot more going on in the background and an extended happy ending. Jem has been left unbalanced by his father’s disappearance and although he doesn’t know it, his stepfamily has taken full advantage of it.  Jem is treated like a poor servant, keeping him off-balance, to drugging him and working him into the ground. But, Jem believes they are doing the best for him. Byron doesn’t agree but can do nothing to convince Jem otherwise. When Jem rescues Prinz, and Byron and Herne meet, it leads to finding out secrets and uncovering lies about what really happened to Jem’s father.

This is a very interesting story of good old-fashioned Prince Charming being advanced into the future and giving us two very different romances as well as hinting at a beginning for a third. Prinz and Jem’s relationship is very slow-moving and gentle, with Prinz taking his time with the skittish Jem. Whereas Byron and Herne’s is explosive and passionate from the start. Both relationships are interesting to watch, as they fumble their way towards love. Byron and Herne both jump to conclusions about the other and Byron ends up pretty hurt before Herne realizes his mistake. While neither Prinz nor Jem really know who the other is, it leads to a huge misunderstanding, but there is no one to blame really as we do get to see and understand why they are reluctant to be truthful about their identities.

This story is well written and the storyline and plot are good. the twist towards the end was a surprise and the difference in the two relationships was brilliant, one passionate, hot and explosive and the other gentle, sweet, coaxing and caring but both having loving erotic sex.

I have to recommend this if you want a Cinderfella feeling science fiction, two wonderful romances, and a touch of mystery, a surprise twist, some erotic, hot sex and a very happy ending.