Captive Prince: Volume Two

Captive Prince: Volume Two - C.S. Pacat, S.U. Pacat Captive Prince: Volume Two (Captive Prince #2)by C.S. Pacat

With their countries on the brink of war, Damen and his new master Prince Laurent must exchange the intrigues of the palace for the sweeping might of the battlefield as they travel to the border to avert a lethal plot.
Forced to hide his identity, Damen finds himself drawn to the dangerous, charismatic Laurent. But as the fledgeling trust between the two men deepens, the truth of secrets from both their pasts is poised to deal them the crowning death blow.


My Review:
While I'm not typically a fan of the m/m thing, although I have read plenty of erotica with m/m/f so I thought what the heck why not? The first one was good so I continued on because honestly the author has a way of writing that doesn't make it silly. Its literal, its poetic, its theatric. Its old literature given new life. Besides we all know that Romeo and Juliet were played two men back in the day when opera houses were all the rage, so why not?  photo tumblr_navsupHUd81tj3s7uo2_400.gif
So now we find ourselves in the epicenter of all the climax building for the series before Pacat gets to book three. Tension is high and so are the masts (if you know what I mean) You sit on pins and needles waiting and anticipating the moment when everything finally comes together and then...  photo tumblr_lv9g50GBEY1qc1zplo1_500.gif boom.
Pacat leaves us with an epic hard on for more.
I actually liked all the tension but I already had a lot of that from the previous book so I felt a little hang-overish with all the delay. I mean everyone wanted to get what they finally got to that took the entire book to achieve right? Either way the world is realistic, and the men aren't just gasp and pant freaky deek get it on types which is also good because then you aren't just piddled with minor detail between plough scenes and you aren't distracted by the whole who's going to be the beefy top or the nelly bottom that plenty of m/m books put in. Totally not that kind of book at all. I enjoy both Damen and Laurent and I like that regardless of how they are their tastes don't drown out the rest of the political intrigue and side drama so that there's an actual story to be told and a problem to be solved. All in all was a decent second installment to the series and I liked it.


My Rating:
4 Stars


Reviewed By:
Krissy's Bookshelf Reviews
http://kkmalott.booklikes.com/

Note:
I received a print copy in exchange for an honest review from Berkley.