Released: July 7, 2015
Genre: Fantasy, LGBT
Series: Captive Prince #1
Published by Berkley
“A lot of my friends have said that Laurent and Damon are one of their all-time favorite couples and after reading PRINCE’S GAMBIT, I can safely say that I whole-heartedly agree with them.” ~ Under the Covers
If you’re looking for an M/M story that may rival one of your all-time favorite series, look no further – Prince Laurent and Damon just might be your new favorite couple. If you’re anything like you, you tend to fall in love with different couples all the time but what’s different about Damon and Laurent is that things aren’t so easy and clear for these two in the beginning.
I should state that this isn’t a series that can be read as a standalone. You definitely need to read the series in order because the author doesn’t waste any time trying to catch new readers up. It’s been a long time since I read the first book so some of the details were lost on me here as I jumped in several months later. However, Pacat’s writing still remains gripping and interesting.
This is a M/M Fantasy so there’s a lot of time spent on worldbuilding. As Laurent and Damon travel to the border, Pacat uses this time to build their romance as well. Told in Damon’s POV, we get a much different perspective on Laurent. It’s clear that halfway through the book he is head over heels in love with the guy but he wouldn’t dare act upon it. That kind of dynamic paired with the deadly, lethal world they are in makes for a very interesting combination and makes for a compelling read.
A lot of my friends have said that Laurent and Damon are one of their all-time favorite couples and after reading PRINCE’S GAMBIT, I can safely say that I whole-heartedly agree with them.
“And if you want a personal message,” said Laurent, “You can tell my uncle boykiller that he can cut the head off every child from here to the capital. It won’t make him into a king, it will simply mean he has no one left to fuck.”
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