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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Review: Kiss of the Goblin Prince by Shona Husk

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca 
ISBN: 140226206X
Pages:352 pages
Genre: Romance/Paranormal/Goblins
Series: Shadowlands-1
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Summary from publisher:

The Man of Her Dreams

He is like a prince in a fairy tale: tall, outrageously handsome, and way too dark for her own good. Amanda has been hurt before, though. And with her daughter's illness, the last thing she needs right now is a man. But the power of Dai King is hard to resist. And when he threads his hands through her hair and pulls her in for a kiss, there is no denying it feels achingly right.

In a Land of Nightmares

After being trapped in the Shadowlands for centuries with the goblin horde a constant threat, Dai revels in his newfound freedom back in the human realm. But even with the centuries of magic he's accumulated, he still doesn't know how to heal Amanda's daughter—and it breaks his heart. Yet for the woman he loves, he'd risk anything...including a retun to the Shadowlands.

My Review: 

I have been looking forward to this book since I finished the first one, The Goblin King. It did live up to many of my expectations though I did not like it as much as I loved The Goblin King.

For some reason, I was unable to make a connection with Amanda. It was pretty much the same with Eliza but I did like Eliza a bit more. Amanda was very likeable character—a good person, devoted to her daughter—but I think I kind of wanted a bit more out of her. Dai was a great hero. I mean, what do I like more than a slightly (or very) broken hero? Not much. I liked him nearly as much as a I liked Roan from the previous book which is quite a bit.

This one started off a bit slow because I had trouble connecting with Amanda but once I got into it, it was great. I love that the plot was not zeroed in on the romance and it didn’t dominate the plot. I love a good romance but when it’s the entire plot, it can get a little tiresome. It was also nice to see a slow progression in terms of the relationship between the main characters. They were not all over each other all the time and that was quite refreshing.

I really did end up liking this book quite a lot. I am anxious for the next book in the series. Please let it be about Meryn.


*A copy of this book was provided to me by the publisher for review.   My opinion is my own and has not been influenced in any way and any monies   made from associate or affiliate accounts are recycled back into the  blog.

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