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Review: A Bond of Three by K.C. Wells

Review: A Bond of Three by K.C. Wells

Publisher: Dreamspinner
Publish Date: January 19, 2015
Reviewed by: Heller
How I got this book: E-Arc from Publisher

23995932In the kingdom of Teruna, the red-cloaked Seruani teach the Terunans the art of love. Taken from their homes at seventeen to be trained, they are shunned as outcasts by society and considered the lowest of the low. So when Prince Tanish falls in love with the Seruan Feyar, the man who took his virginity and the only one to share his bed, he is not about to declare that love. No one can ever know, because the consequences would be too painful to consider for both of them.

When the king of Vancor visits Teruna, he promises that his son, Prince Sorran, will marry Prince Tanish to solidify the alliance between the two kingdoms, with the proviso that the virginal Sorran is instructed in the art of pleasing his husband-to-be. When Tanish’s father chooses Feyar to be this instructor, the lovers decide Prince Sorran must be taught that this is to be a marriage in name only….

A resentful prince, unwilling to share his lover.

A resentful Seruan, unwilling to share his prince.

And the shy prince whose very nature sparks changes in the lives of all those around them.

Teruna is about to change forever.

What an awesome read. I loved the fantasy that the author created, there was a great mix of both magic and mystery. I enjoyed the MC’s quite a bit and really liked how distinct they were and how they interacted with each other. Great dialogue flow with new words and concepts peppered in that made for solid world building.

I was upset with how Feyar was treated as an outcast by society and how, despite the strength of it, his and Tanish’s relationship was considered invisible. I felt for the two of them but lovely, lovely Sorran the catalyst for all the change was initially treated so badly by the two of them, I was as crushed as he was. While I could understand their actions he was so damn sweet it was hard to see him struggle with their rejection and then to see Tanish and Feyar struggle because they knew they shouldn’t be treating him that way. Very angsty for them all.

These three men were just so good together and the menage worked so well. Feyar teaching Sorran was incredibly hot. While it took them a while to find their balance when they did it felt that all of them were bringing vital pieces to their trinity. That balance is really important for me when I read stories with multiple relationships and this was a great example of a strong menage. Definitely a bumpy road but I loved the journey for them.

This was more a light, happy fantasy but I found it really intriguing and it drew me in as it went along and the men worked to find the answers that wouldn’t destroy the relationship that they had tentatively built. Strong characters with great chemistry and a strong story with a great ending. I would love to read more in this world for sure.

I’m giving A Bond of Three A-

By Heller

In the United Nations of Book Pushers I represent the Canadian contingent. I've known Has, Lou, E and Minn for a few years now and I've discovered many a new author from them for which I will be forever grateful. New to me often translates to "Where has this book been all my life?" and leads to endless re-reads.

The majority of my childhood was spent with my nose in a book (not that it's any different now) and I always carried at least one with me wherever I went no matter whatever trouble I was up to. My e-reader is something I could never give up now, despite my initial resistance to it. I love my books but carrying around a library in a small electronic device is a thrill that never gets old.

I read anything and everything that strikes my fancy: Regency, Retro-Romance, Sci-fi/Fantasy, Graphic Novels, Urban Fantasy, Post-Apoc...the list is pretty much endless. I tend to cycle through interests so it really just depends on my mood at the time. I would say that right now M/M books have me firmly in their grasp and they've been the majority of my reads for the past couple of years. I think there's nothing better than headjacking into a story and characters created by an author, I'm always up for a ride to a place I've never been before.

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