Author: KC Wells
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Garrett Leigh
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 12/19/2016
Length: Long Novel (~ 100K+)
Genre: Fantasy, Gay Romance, Menage/Poly
Sequel to A Bond of Three
It is twenty years since the Bond of Three returned to Teruna. The kingdom of Kandor, once Teruna’s enemy, seeks help and sends its finest warrior, Dainon, on a diplomatic mission. A solitary man since his wife and child died, Dainon is unable to explain why an encounter with a young man on a beach rocks his world to its core.
Prince Arrio of Teruna has always been attracted to men but has never acted on it—until he meets Dainon. Headstrong Arrio goes after what he wants, despite his fathers’ advice. But when Prince Kei arrives unexpectedly, Arrio finds himself drawn to both men. Is history repeating itself?
Prince Kei has his first taste of freedom and is shocked when the visions that have plagued him since childhood become reality. The three men embark on a voyage of discovery. No one has foreseen the day, however, when the arrival of a stranger threatens to destroy their bond.
I think this is one of the best books KC has written and it was certainly a superb follow up to A Bond of Three.
Once again we have three men who figure out early on that they are soulmates but it’s a bumpy ride before they get their HEA. Each man in this group is vastly different from the other but when put together they make the ultimate whole.
Dainon is the older man with more life experience than his lovers. He has loved and lost and almost 2 decades later it still hurts. He’s quite a humble man who takes his duty to his King seriously so when he is sent on a special mission to Teruna he is determined to return home with a positive solution. Arrio is a lot of fun, he is bold and brash and has been brought up well by his three fathers after a wobbly start in life – the Prince is loved by his people and has a good heart. Kei is much more difficult to work out – he is also a Prince but his Palace has been his captivity and when he finally escapes to Teruna to visit his brother he is comparable to a sponge sucking up all the experiences he can find. Don’t however be fooled by his innocence as he is quick to discover what he wants and even quicker to go after it.
This is a beautifully paced slow burn romance and it hits the mark perfectly -to have rushed it would have ruined it. Dainon has to come to terms with the new direction his life is taking and Arrio and Kei both have very little experience. Towards the end there is drama added to the story that puts everything the men have worked for at risk but they are stronger than that when they come together so all hope is not lost. It was also great to spend time with Tanish, Feyar and Sorran and to see that even after 20 years their love was as strong as ever.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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