Sara's Review: Prince of Solana (Royals of Solana, #1) by Susan Sheehey
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc
Released: February 25, 2015
Genre: Romance, Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense
Length: 316 pages
Format: eBook, Paperback
Prince Andre Peralta of Solana spent the last eight years in exile, drowning himself in liquor and gambling in casinos. When his father is assassinated by the Lozano cartel, duty to his tiny island country in the South Pacific trumps his fear and guilt. But he’s next on their hit list and he’s forced to hide on a remote Texas cattle ranch, where he meets strong-willed Gemma Westfall, a fascinating and trigger-happy ranch hand who pushes the limits of his self-control. Gemma has no patience for liars and gamblers, and something about this visitor crawls up her spine. His penetrating coffee eyes heat up her core, reigniting a dark passion and history she’d buried long ago. But when assassins find Andre and destroy Gemma’s home, vengeance guides both of them into dangerous waters.
Three (2.5) Boundless Stars
I was provided a copy of the Prince of Solana in exchange for an honest review. This was one of those stories I was really hoping to love, and it starts off really well, then just dwindles; unfortunately, the only real downfall I have with the story is the relationship between Andre and Gemma.
I love a bad ass chick, I have expressed this in many reviews. However, one thing I haven’t expressed along with that sentiment is it normally coincides with a pretty strong alpha male, to match said bad ass chick. I don’t really care for the whole damsel in distress thing; what I found while reading Prince of Solana, is a man in distress. Gemma being the one to protect Andre, and take the lead just didn’t appeal to me. I am not saying woman can’t do this; however, I prefer books when the males are more alpha.
The writing was good, and the imagery was spot on. The plot was action packed and full of some steamy scenes. I just couldn’t get over Andre being such a, submissive isn’t the word, because that isn’t what he is. He was writing more like a pansy spoiled royal, it was hard to like him and hard to want the relationship between these two to work.
I am giving Prince of Solana 2.5 boundless stars. It was ok but could have been better.