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King of Battle and Blood (Adrian X Isolde Book 1)

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And it became even worse when in chapter 2 as she was just thinking "between my thighs" and "my breasts" and then she's touching her "preening" clit? There’s a twist in the novel that I just went WILD over, and man did it wrench my heartstrings in the best way. Besides the threats on Isolde’s life, it was your usual court politics, but not very detailed or developed. Other cancelled products: If you want to cancel products that are not damaged or incorrectly supplied, then you must inform us of this within seven working days following the date of receipt in accordance with the Distance Selling Regulations or otherwise as soon as possible.

Book 2: Queen of Myth and Monsters Continuing the epic saga, "Queen of Myth and Monsters" delves deeper into the mythology and magical realms of Adrian and Isolde's world.

Yeah I saw it had been a while, but I’m more of a consumer than a poster on insta so no judgment xD I wasn’t sure where else to ask because I didn’t want to post a spoilery comment! If a refund or reimbursement is payable to you, we will transfer the money using the same method originally used by you to pay for your purchase. We will process the refund due to you as soon as possible and, in any case within thirty (30) days of the day we confirm via e-mail that you are entitled to a refund for defective goods.

Adrian’s whole personality trait in here is that he’s supposedly violent and that he loves his wife. It’s a pity because I liked almost all of them and was interested in learning more, but I guess we’ll see what happens in the next book!

The true stars of this book though are the characters, and mainly the lady protagonist’s development. I also loved that Adrian always cleaned her blade for her whenever she killer someone—so sweet of him. I mean most worlds filled with vampires and other creatures are not usually that hard to fascinate me. But during their journey back to Adrian's land, Isolde learns that there is a man behind the monster and the truth about the world she lives in has been twisted by magic and lies. I’d seen a few reviews of this before I picked it up and from those reviews, I was already half-convinced that I would love this and well, I wasn’t wrong!

I really liked her in the first few chapters; she was strong, and independent, and saying how she wanted to rule without having to marry because she was raised to be a good ruler… Then I stopped liking her when she started traveling with Adrian and his vampires because she couldn’t stop acting like a jealous teen and she was so contradictory! Aside from Isolde’s worries about how her father will perceive her post-marriage to Adrian, she spends the rest of her time being torn between her loyalty to saving “her people” from monstrous vampires and thinking about getting Adrian naked (not that I blame her 👀). There were also a few twists and even a betrayal, but sadly, I saw most of them coming because of the hints that were dropped here and there.We don’t even understand how she got back (at least I didn’t—I might be the only one though, so I won’t dwell on this. I very much expected the vampire porn this book has to deliver (why else do you think I'm reading this? I think that's why it took me a week to read it- because I had to reread a lot, and because some days I put the book down and couldn't be bothered reading it. Isolde is a "thick" girl who cannot fit to slim standards, has been trained to fight and mostly uses knives and daggers. A pesar del odio que hay allí, Isolde y Aleksandr sienten una conexión innegable entre ellos y pronto le darán rienda suelta a sus pasiones, pero, claro, detrás de todo esto hay un secreto que tendrá que salir a la luz eventualmente.

Despite the fact that I only gave this book 3 stars and my many complaints in my review, this is still an entertaining quick read. It’s easy to judge her for not being game with everything that she learns and sees faster, but when you take a beat to consider all of her context and the constant sense of being a traitor to those she is actually sacrificing her values for, you can truly appreciate the author’s character work.In one chapter she walks into the king's council room and she's immediately disgusted because they're all men. Also, the fact that many important and significant conversations between Isolde and Adrian happened while they were having sex just feels weird. So I started reading under the impression I’d be going through something YA to NA levels of smut and explicitness. Clair’s story fits within a few great romance tropes, such as marriage of convenience and enemies to lovers, but it also employs some of my favorite tropes across any genre, for instance wrong/fake history being revealed for what it was, misconceptions being broken down, and an epic revenge story revealed gradually with great effect. We don’t get much character development outside of Isolde’s, and I felt that even Adrian suffered a little bit from being under-developed, but sadly, most side characters got close to nothing.

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