Sequel to The Soldati Prince – Soldati Hearts: Book Two.
Foxling Toka has served the Soldati king for centuries, and now he attends to the kingdom’s cherished Soldati prince. It’s a position of honor, and as Toka helps the once-human prince adapt to their magical realm, he finds joy in their friendship. He also grows bolder in his encounters with Rayner, a Soldati warrior and the king’s second. But the laws are clear: servants and Soldati are not permitted to mate. It doesn’t matter that Toka lost his heart to the dashing cad long ago.
Rayner never imagined he would fall in love with a servant, but the clever and beautiful foxling has ensnared him, and he resents the regulations keeping them apart. When an arrogant and spiteful king visits from a neighboring realm, Rayner is in danger of losing everything. But Soldati warriors don’t surrender, and he intends to fight all the harder to keep Toka where he belongs – in Rayner’s arms.
(Book reviewed here previously)
Charlie should write these types of “fairytales” FOREVER!
While I’m a big fan of her THIRDS stories, I think she is truly EXCEPTIONAL when it comes to her fairy tale type stories. This, her Christmas series (https://www.goodreads.com/series/117423-north-pole-city-tales) and her Intrepid series (https://www.goodreads.com/series/103030-a-little-bite-of-love) just absolutely GLOW with her creativity!
THIRDS is funny and sexy and witty, but these series are super creative and whimsical as well as deeply romantic and touching.
First, let’s address that cover – GORGEOUS and so spot on!
Second, OMG Toka and Rayner are so sweet together! I loved how they both were willing to go to extremes for the other and their love. So romantic!!
It was great seeing Riley keep Khalon in control – heh heh. Riley is a great character and I was glad to see him so often throughout this story.
The shifting and the fact that our MCs mannerisms are so like their animal halves is fantastic! So often shifting is just something they do rather than who the character is. Right down to his human coloring, Toka is a fox!
The magic, the mystery, the romance, the action and the sacrifices and the HEA – all superlative.
I can’t recommend this enough and I hope you read book one first because it’s important and awesome.
Hopefully someone amazing will do these in audio format and SOON!
Manuel Pombo does another amazing job with this. He is absolutely worth listening to and adds to the ambiance and character of this tale. I wish I had more superlatives to describe how lovely his narration is, but it just… fits. Highly recommended!
6 of 5 stars
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