Review: The Serpent Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt

Posted January 10, 2013 by Suzanne in Reviews / 5 Comments

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Review: The Serpent Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt
The Serpent Prince
by Elizabeth Hoyt

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: September 1, 2007
Series: Princes Trilogy #3
Published by Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 362
 

 

 

…for some reason Viscount Simon Iddesleigh and Miss Lucy Craddock-Hayes didn’t capture my heart as the previous couple have.

I don’t know what it is about The Serpent Prince, but it is my least favourite in the Princes Trilogy, not that it is an awful book, it is really good, it contains an angsty hero and a very likable heroine who seem perfect for one another, it seems Elizabeth Hoyt really believes in the adage “opposites attract”. However, for some reason Viscount Simon Iddesleigh and Miss Lucy Craddock-Hayes didn’t capture my heart as the previous couple have.

Maybe it was the speed in which they feel in love, I know I shouldn’t moan about this, so many romances have true love in a matter of minutes that should I really whinge about characters falling in love after a week, after all in Romancelandia that’s practically a whole year. But, for some reason it jarred, Lucy was painted as being so straight forward and practical that it seemed out of character.

But, although the above things did niggle at me the one thing this book didn’t lack was passion and steamy sex. I am not sure if the Serpent Prince had more sex in it or not compared to the other books, but the love scenes between Lucy and Simon were fantastic. They were great not just because they were so damn hot but because you could really feel Simon’s need for Lucy, he desperately wanted and needed her and it really came across when they in bed banging like bunnies.

This remains one of my favourite historical romance trilogies, even if this isn’t my favourite book, it is full of humour, romance and really good writing and I highly recommend you give it a try.

*gasp* But what’s this! It’s a trilogy yet there is one more book…the mind boggles! The next book is called The Ice Princess, read our review HERE!

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About Elizabeth Hoyt

Elizabeth Hoyt is the New York Times bestselling author of over seventeen lush historical romances including the Maiden Lane series. Publishers Weekly has called her writing "mesmerizing." She also pens deliciously fun contemporary romances under the name Julia Harper. Elizabeth lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with three untrained dogs, a garden in constant need of weeding, and the long-suffering Mr. Hoyt.

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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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I think I have this in my massve TBR pile

pamelia
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That’s funny! This one was my favorite of the series. I just loved Simon.

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Maria D.

Good review – I have to check to see if I have this series or not – Thanks for sharing

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Thanks for the review Suz.

Timitra
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Sounds good-thanks Suz!