Thursday, 28 June 2012

Queen of Swords by Katee Robert

When the cards tell Ophelia Leoni she's supposed to marry the Prince of Hansarda, the gunrunner grits her teeth and boards the starship that comes for her. It doesn't matter if the ship's commander is the gorgeous stranger whose bed she just spent a wild, drunken night in. As a Diviner, she's painfully aware the cards don't lie. Ever.

Boone O'Keirna knows Ophelia is trouble the second he sees the way she moves. Not about to let the deadly little hellcat marry his sadistic half-brother, Boone pretends to be the Prince's emissary and kidnaps Ophelia. Too bad they can't be in the same room without him wanting to throw her out an airlock – or into bed.

Even as they fight each other – and their explosive attraction – Ophelia and Boone sense something is wrong. Too much is going their way. Soon, they realise while the cards may never lie, the truth is sometimes hidden between them ... and the future king of Hansarda is not one to take defeat lying down.

So Sanctify 0.5 (prequel novella) was The High Priestess and I really enjoyed it so I was looking forward to reading this.

We start off with Ophelia having trouble finding her knickers (best opening EVER), can't run from a one night stand with no pants now, can we? Then her mum (Marianna) tell her she has had a marriage proposal from some prince and, after reading her cards, she accepts. Turn out Boone is the guy that comes to collect her, only she soon finds out that he wasn't really there to collect her ... he kidnapped her instead. she realises some things on her journey and ends up liking him, then must go save him and then has to go save her and they (sort of) get their HEA.

First off, I don't think I'd mind getting kidnapped by Boone - he sounds yummy. I mean, if you're going to be kidnapped it should at least be by a sexy dude, right?

Anyway back to the story, I really enjoyed this possibly more than the prequel. It's a lot longer so you get more story for your pennies, and more character development. I would've possibly liked more background on what happened with Ophelia's former crew, but who knows? Perhaps we shall find more in a later book, which I am really looking forward to reading.

Book Depository: Queen of Swords
Amazon UK: Queen of Swords

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