Unchained by a Forbidden Love (Eternal Mates #15) by Felicity Heaton-Review, Excerpt & 2 Giveaways
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date December 16, 2017
Lost to the darkness, Fuery wages a daily war against the corruption that lives within him, constantly in danger of slipping into the black abyss and becoming the monster all elves fear. Work as an assassin gives him purpose, but what reason is there to go on when he killed the light of his life—his fated mate?
Shaia has spent forty-two centuries mourning her mate. Tired and worn down, she agrees to wed a male of her family’s choosing, following tradition that has always bound her as a female and hoping she will be able to gain just a little freedom in return. But as she resigns herself to being the mate of a male she could never love, fate places an old friend in her path—one who tells her that her lost love is alive.
Will Shaia find the courage to break with tradition and leave the elf kingdom in search of her mate? And as a ray of light pierces his soul again, can Fuery find the strength to win his battle against the darkness or will it devour him and that light of their forbidden love forever?
REVIEW:UNCHAINED BY A FORBIDDEN LOVE is the fifteenth instalment in Felicity Heaton’s contemporary, ETERNAL MATES paranormal / fantasy romance series. This is elf and assassin Fuery, and elf Shaia’s story line. UNCHAINED BY A FORBIDDEN LOVE can be read as a stand aloe without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story lines is revealed where necessary.
Told from dual third person perspectives (Shaia and Fuery) using present day and memories from the past UNCHAINED BY A FORBIDDEN LOVE follows the second chance romance between Shaia and Fuery, two elves from different social classes, who, four thousand years earlier, were torn apart by mistaken beliefs and presumptions of death. Fast forward to present wherein Fuery has all but been claimed by the darkness and corruption inherent in the male elf, as he battles the memories of the mate that he lost, a woman he believes has died by his own hands, while Shaia prepares to be mated to someone else.
Shaia has mourned the loss of her mate for over four thousand years, a mate her family knows nothing about. But a surprise visit from the commander of the Elven army finds our heroine on the search for the man that she loves. While her family prepares for her nuptials to another elf, Shaia must battle Fuery’s protector in order to save him from the demons within. What ensues is the hunt for Fuery as our hero fights the darkness that continues to pull him in, and the potential fall out when Shaia’s future husband has other plans. Fuery’s position as an assassin pushes our hero a little further over the edge with every encounter and every kill.
Like most of the previous story lines UNCHAINED BY A FORBIDDEN LOVE is a narrative where most of the story line is told through introspection, thoughts and emotions, and memories from the past-a retelling of events that lead to our couple’s introduction, developing love and loss of connection when their bond was severed by mistaken beliefs.
The relationship between Fuery and Shaia is one of fated mates but a relationship torn apart by the past and the fear of the unknown. Throughout the story line Shaia and Fuery are separated by distance and the undiscovered truth, as Shaia searches for the man she still loves. The $ex scenes are limited but passionate and intense without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text.
UNCHAINED BY A FORBIDDEN LOVE is a heart breaking and emotional story line as the reader is up close and personal with our leading couple; we known their most intimate feelings and emotions, and their complete loss of faith in a happily ever after but saying that there are some issues of redundancy as the author tries to explain both sides of a story through differing eyes. The premise is engaging; the characters are broken and energetic; the romance is a second chance at forever and love.
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Reviewed by Sandy
Book 1: Kissed by a Dark Prince (FREE AT SELECTED RETAILERS!)
Book 2: Claimed by a Demon King
Book 3: Tempted by a Rogue Prince
Book 4: Hunted by a Jaguar
Book 5: Craved by an Alpha
Book 6: Bitten by a Hellcat
Book 7: Taken by a Dragon
Book 8: Marked by an Assassin
Book 9: Possessed by a Dark Warrior
Book 10: Awakened by a Demoness
Book 11: Haunted by the King of Death
Book 12: Turned by a Tiger
Book 13: Tamed by a Tiger
Book 14: Treasured by a Tiger
Book 15: Unchained by a Forbidden Love
Felicity Heaton is a New York Times and USA Today international best-selling author writing passionate paranormal romance books. In her books, she creates detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons! If you’re a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will enjoy her books too.
If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, the best-selling Her Angel series is for you. If you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series or any of her stand-alone vampire romance books. If you’re looking for vampire romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try the best-selling Vampire Erotic Theatre series. Or if you prefer huge detailed worlds filled with hot-blooded alpha males in every species, from elves to demons to dragons to shifters and angels, then take a look at the new Eternal Mates series.
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