2021

Pleasing the Prince by Freya Cole

I knew it was coming. The letter. The summoning to the palace. A chance to become a concubine in the royal harem.

Every girl in the kingdom must go. I’m not special. But that doesn’t make it any easier to leave behind my childhood sweetheart and my home in the borderlands. And now my mother has ordered me to smuggle in a sword for protection, I’m worried she knows something I don’t.

It’s only a few days. Just a short break in the richest city in the world. It can’t be that bad, can it? If I keep my head down and my mouth shut, I can fade into the background until it’s over.

But I’ve never been great at keeping my opinions to myself.

And when the prince turns out to be the spoilt brat I predicted, I refuse to simper and smile for him like the other girls.

He’s playing us. We’re pawns in his game.

Well, I’m sick of his sport.

If he thinks he can distract me from what’s really going on at the palace, he’s wrong. Something sinister lurks in these hallways. A darkness they’re all trying to hide.

But I will find it. My dignity, my freedom, and my life depend on it.

I’m going to need that sword.

Pleasing the Prince is the first novel in the Cursed Creatures series. It features a strong woman and the men who will come to love her – the group builds throughout the trilogy. Strong language, adult situations, potentially triggering violence, and a cliff-hanger are included. But don’t worry. The second book is coming soon!

Possible Triggers: Discussions of rape, assault, and domestic violence, minor bullying, violence.

REVIEW

A woman empower is a dangerous thing and this heroine isn’t going to rest on her laurels and hope that she isn’t noticed. There is a lot going on in this first book and Dana is trying to figure out things in the castle. She here for one thing and it not the prince. Things take a more darker turn that reveal some truths and we start to see the harem build. There is some promise so have to watch out see how things changed over the course of the series.

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