Title: Prince of Fate
Series: Lions of Pride Island #2
Author: Terry Bolryder
Published: May 25, 2016
My Rating: 4 stars
Source: Borrowed with Kindle Unlimited
Cain Hunt is addicted to adrenaline, an extreme sports athlete who is always going as fast as possible in an effort to outrace his own past. But all of that comes to a halt when he’s called home as the second prince of his people and told he has been picked next for a mate by the oracle. Cain isn’t sure he’s fit to be anyone’s mate, but when his match turns out to be curvy, sweet Brenna, a girl he grew up with and has always remembered, he is ready to do his best.
Brenna doesn’t know what to do about Cain coming back and recklessly proclaiming that she’s his mate. He’s tall, he’s sexy, and she has had a crush on him since she was little. Plus she’s currently in a bit of a jam with a stalker and having Cain around could certainly help. But she’s not looking to get with a guy with a dangerous, reckless lifestyle. Even if his kisses and steamy embraces make her desperately want to think otherwise.
Cain says he can change, but Brenna knows it’s not that simple, and that Cain will have to open up and face the demons inside of him if they want a chance at a happy ending. Now if only that can happen before the evil man chasing her can get his way.
Sexy shifters and their feisty mates who aren’t shy about loving each other – so, this is an adult, 18+ reader tale.
Cain and Brenna has been childhood friends, she’d had a crush on the middle prince and as he grew and embraced a life full of danger and risks she’d kept track of his famous dangerous life away from the island. When he showed up on her doorstep calmly declaring that she was his fated mate picked out by the Oracle She pretty much laughed in his face and said no thanks.
Being back on the island wasn’t a comfortable place for Cain. He knew that the day would come when his mate would be picked for him, and he was delighted that it turned out to be Brenna… someone he knew and already had affection for. And while he expected a sort of courtship to win her hand, for he would never force any woman to mate him, Cain didn’t expect her to be so adamantly apposed to what he did. How was he supposed to give up the very thing that kept him sane? His need to face fear and defeat it over and over stemmed from the events surrounding his father’s death when he was a young lad of fourteen. He could never allow fear to overtake him again, and he worked on getting Brenna to understand that… without much success. She needed him to face the basic reason for his addiction to dangerous stunts, until he did she wanted no part of a life where she could lose the man she loved at any moment.
Toss two stubborn people together, both who felt they were right. Add a stalker to the mix, one who will do anything to claim Brenna as his own and you have a very emotionally powerful story.
I enjoyed Prince of Fate very much. Cain and Brenna were certainly a strong and sexy couple. When fear takes over a life, even the determination to defeat the first sign of feeling fear – it will never be enough, the risks will get higher until there is no doubt about the outcome. Cain had to face what brought him to this place, acknowledge that he’d been just a kid and the outcome was not his fault. Until he did that his past would always stand in the way of his future… and in the way of a loving, full life with the woman he loved.
If you love Shifter Romance, then Prince of Fate is an action packed, certainly sexy times story that should be on your reading radar.
Available for the Kindle