Pleasing the Queen by Selina Coffey #review
Posted by brriske
With Ellieth married to Savin, the Elven prince, Alina is now in line to inherit the throne. She doesn’t give it much thought…until a tragic accident takes both of her parents and forces her to ascend the throne at the age of eighteen. Now Alina is relying on old school lessons she always hated as she struggles to keep the merchants and nobles happy, and ensure the prosperity of the human kingdom.
But although Alina displays a natural talent for politics, she is still grieving her parents and she is desperately lonely. The nobles jostle for position endlessly, Ellieth’s visit home will soon end, and when Alina sees her sister’s marital bliss, she is reminded that she has no one to rely upon. When her advisors start hassling her about marrying, Alina is only too happy to consider their suggestions.
Unfortunately, they only have one candidate, and it’s a man she despises – and as Alina tries to consider other men for her consort, her advisors become increasingly threatening. Soon, Alina wonders whether her advisors have the best interests of her country at heart…and whether the death of her parents was even an accident.
WARNING: This book contains mature themes, intended for adults only.
Bonus story included in this book!
Fantasy, action packed novella full of character growth and development. The young queen is made to deal with her new responsibilities thrust upon her by her parents death. You can see her transition from timid unsure young women to one to be reckon with. Story was written well however I feel the author could have dug deeper tip make this a bigger book. Some of the characters named seemed out a bit weird for me with the adding of eth but perhaps she was attaching it to a certain time period. Based on content 18+ and as a independent reviewer for Romance Authors That Rock I am giving this novella 3.5 Hearts.