Title: King’s Conquest, 2nd edition
Series: Mending the Rift, Book 1
Author: Valentina Heart
Genre: Fantasy/ Fairytales
Length: Novella (68 Pages)
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing (July 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Blurb: The only way for Prince Rin to save his kingdom is to marry a king and bear a child, but will he survive his fate?
In a world where two kingdoms are constantly at war, Prince Rin, heir to the throne of the Kari kingdom, has been demanded as a war conquest by King Merinej of Jeda. The prince must travel to his enemy’s kingdom and share the king’s bed, bearing him a child, or the war will continue. But the prince will not lower himself to what he sees as nothing but the title of a whore, so he demands a contract requiring the king to be faithful to him. After all, giving Merinej a child will threaten Rin’s life.
Even going into the marriage headfirst, Rin expected nothing more than a business arrangement. Instead, he receives affection, yet the more surprising realization is his willingness to give love back. However, the king cannot save Rin from those who wish him harm, and their union might be over before it can fully bloom.
Purchase Link: https://www.totallybound.com/kings-conquest
Review: This book is part of a series and it is best read in sequence. It has been previously released by another publisher. It has been expanded, revised, and re-edited for release.
I look forward to reading this whole series. It is amazing a surprised me quite a bit. I found myself drawn into their amazing world and I was glad for it. At first, I wasn’t too sure because it seems to be a fantasy type story. Where if you want to save a kingdom then they give someone up like a trade. In this story, Rin was to be that someone.
The only one who can save his kingdom, his people is to give himself up to King Merinej of Jeda. He is one of very few that can have children. The king needs an heir and in this way, it will bring peace by all. Rin has a little bit more spunk, he tells them the only way he would do as he was asked was for the King to be the only man he is with and he is the only one the King can be with. Merinje accepts the offer fast.
Merinje had wanted Rin because he thought he was just as guilty as his father was. It doesn’t take long to find out that Rin doesn’t have a clue about anything. He had been locked in his room pretty much all of his life. Rin was an innocent in all ways. He had never had a lover or a true family except for his cousin. Merinje intended to show him that he was wanted and not just to have a child. When someone thinks he is wrong, he sets out to kill Rin. Someone that thinks he should be the only one Merinje should be with. The danger comes for Merinje and he will do everything to protect the man he has come to love.
This story left me hanging. It ends with Rin being pregnant and the threat of dying with birth, but that is all. It shows me that I have to wait for the next book. However, I find out that I can’t wait for the next story, it was amazing. I loved it and was quite surprised by the whole story. It has made a way in to my favorite list. It gives you everything you could want in a story, sexy man, spiteful enemies, passion, excitement, and danger. It caught my attention from the start and kept it all the way to the end. Now I need to find out how Rin is after giving birth.