The Unforgettable Lover by Rosalie Redd #review
Posted by brriske
The Betram ritual, when the full moon occurs on the summer solstice, is a sexual rite—and a requirement—for all unbonded Stiyaha of age. The irresistible urge to mate drives their inner beasts. Some succumb and transform, while others hide behind masks. None can escape the compelling need.
For Leonna, Betram offers one night of freedom from a destiny she doesn’t want. Eager to participate, she’s drawn to a formidable male whose tenderness burrows into her soul. Despite discovering she’s below his status, she is caught up in their passionate frenzy, and loses her heart to a male she can never have.
Though reluctant, as an unbonded male, Prince Nicholai must participate in the Betram ritual. Because he fears harming anyone he gets close to, he dons his mask and vows to stay in human form. What he doesn’t expect is the intensity of his hunger for a certain honeyed female hidden behind a disguise. As much as he longs to forget her, he can’t, for she’s unforgettable.
I have to say I loved Nicholai. There was something about him besides the prince and warrior status that screamed alpha male. However, I really appreciated that the author allowed us to see his vulnerable side. Honestly speaking, a guy that is 100% confidence and arrogant all the time gets old quite fast. However, having something that makes the hero vulnerable helps the reader connect with him somehow. At the very least that is how I felt. He was responsible to a fault but it seemed he carry the world on his shoulders. Probably, that is why I couldn’t help but smile when I saw how Leonna brought out a different side of him.
Leonna or Lea was in pretty much the same situation as Nicholai. She was bound by what must be done. She wanted nothing more than to be a painter but she needed to take over the honey cart (merchant business) of her family. Killing your own dreams and hope for the sake of your family can crush anyone, maybe that is why she allowed herself to indulge in the Bertam before her destiny would claim her. She is quite kind and responsible, qualities that I loved about her. However, I truly wished she would have taken her life in her hands a little sooner. Same goes for Nicholai. Nonetheless, I understand that old habits die hard.
I would recommend this novel to any paranormal romance lover that would be interested in a loner and handsome prince that had his heart stolen by kind and beautiful commoner, who might be much more than what he bargain for.
5 hearts ❤
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