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Blurb (From Goodreads):
She thought she’d lost everything . . .
After spending months traveling the harsh, unforgiving Mesopotamian desert, Jayden reunites with a broken, injured Kadesh. Although everyone was convinced the violent and unpredictable Horeb, Jayden’s betrothed, killed the handsome prince, Jayden knew in her heart that her love was alive and safe. But their reunion is short-lived, as they learn Horeb is on their trail and determined to take back the girl he has claimed. Soon, the two star-crossed lovers are on the run toward Sariba, Kadesh’s homeland, where, as heir to the Kingdom, he plans to make Jayden his princess.
But the trek to Sariba is fraught with heartache and danger. After narrowly escaping being stoned to death for a crime she didn’t commit, and learning that her sister has disappeared, Jayden’s only solace is her love for Kadesh. But even he is keeping secrets from her . . . secrets that will change everything.
This gorgeous and enchanting sequel to Forbidden, is full of love, danger, and heated passion that will leave readers breathless.
My rating: 3.25 of 5 stars
This was an okay sequel, but things didn’t really improve for Jayden.
Jayden really showed some spirit in this book, and she stayed strong through some really awful times. Unfortunately though, even the smallest matter wasn’t made simple for her, and she really had to fight to survive.
“Touch me and I’ll kill you.”
The storyline in this was about Jayden discovering that Kadesh wasn’t really dead, and travelling to find him, and then them travelling together to Kadesh’s kingdom, with a bloodthirsty Horeb hot on their heels. There was quite a lot of travelling in this book, and backtracking, and the pace of the book seemed quite slow because of it. We did get a bit of excitement though, and a little dash of romance.
“I brought you here because I plan to make you my wife.”
The ending to this again didn’t leave Jayden in the best of situations, and it will be interesting to see if she finally gets happy ending in the third book.
6.5 out of 10