4 Stars for The Prince’s Consort (Chronicles of Tournai #1) by Antonia Aquilante #MM #Fantasy

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Title: The Prince’s Consort (Chronicles of Tournai #1)
Author Name & Publisher: Antonia Aquilante (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: October 16, 2015 – 290 pgs

Synopsis

Legends tell of large cats defending the principality of Tournai, but such creatures have been lost to time.

Or have they?

Prince Philip inherited the throne at a young age, and since then, his life has centered around ruling his country and resisting those pressuring him to take a wife and conceive an heir—forcing him to hide his attraction to men. When kind-hearted Amory is offered to the prince in exchange for more time for Amory’s father to complete a commission, both Philip and Amory are horrified. But Philip agrees to keep Amory at the palace, where they gradually become friends, then lovers. For the first time in his life, Philip is free to share not only his heart, but the magical shape-shifting ability that runs in the royal bloodline.

Neither Amory nor Philip imagined falling in love, and they certainly don’t expect the lengths those who oppose their relationship will go to keep them apart—maybe even resorting to murder.

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Review

FourStars

Just a little warning before you read this book. This is a MPEG book and I know some are okay with that and some are not so I just wanted to put a little warning in this review. With shifters book this usually does not bug me at all and I have say the way the author wrote this into the book was perfect.
Now I will be honest and say it took me 3 or 4 times starting this book before it actually grabbed me and I think it was because while I do like sweet books sometimes they can be to sweet and I lose interest for some reason. Well the first part was very sweet and unfortunately that happened so it took awhile for this book to grab me. But once it did I could not put it down!
This author made such a amazing world full of shifters and magic with healers and sorceries. The love these two MC’s had together was just so sweet.
Phillip is a crowned prince who meets Armory when Armory’s father visits the palace because he has done work for Phillip the crowned prince. Well the moment these two MC’s meet there was a instant attraction and Phillip asks Armory to be his consort.
You get Action and Angst in this book plus so much sweet! Now I would not say this was a very steamy book because those parts were written very short but I really liked the way everything worked together in this book. You also meet a lot of different characters which most I really liked but of course there are the bad ones too who try to hurt Armory. I will say I was not a fan of Philip’s sister at all I really do not like the whole spoiled throwing tantrums thing she did especially with how old she was. Those parts did annoy me but other than that I Really liked this book and the world this author created! I would recommend this book!

Kara

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AuthorBio

Antonia Aquilante has been making up stories for as long as she can remember, and at the age of twelve, decided she would be a writer when she grew up. After many years and a few career detours, she has returned to that original plan. Her stories have changed over the years, but one thing has remained consistent – they all end in happily ever after.

She has a fondness for travel (and a long list of places she wants to visit and revisit), taking photos, family history, fabulous shoes, baking treats which she shares with friends and family, and of course reading. She usually has at least two books started at once and never goes anywhere without her Kindle. Though she is a convert to ebooks, she still loves paper books the best, and there are a couple thousand of them residing in her home with her.

Born and raised in New Jersey, she is living there again after years in Washington, DC, and North Carolina for school and work. She enjoys being back in the Garden State but admits to being tempted every so often to run away from home and live in Italy.

She is a member of the Romance Writers of America and the New Jersey Romance Writers.

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