Thursday, May 29, 2014

Review: Queen of Swords by Katee Robert

Queen of Swords
Release Date: July 10, 2014
Publisher: Entangled Select
Sanctify Book #1
ISBN:  1620610655
ISBN13: 9781620610657
Genre: UF/Paranormal Romance
Review Copy Source: Publisher

When the cards tell Ophelia Leoni she's supposed to marry the Prince of Hansarda, the gunrunner grits her teeth and boards the starship that comes for her. It doesn't matter if the ship's commander is the gorgeous stranger she just spent a wild, drunken night with. As a Diviner, she’s painfully aware the cards don't lie. Ever.

Boone O’Keirna knows Ophelia is trouble the second he sees the way she moves. Not about to let the deadly little hellcat marry his sadistic half-brother, Boone pretends to be the Prince’s emissary and kidnaps Ophelia. Too bad they can’t be in the same room without him wanting to throw her out an airlock–or into bed.

Even as they fight each other–and their explosive attraction–Ophelia and Boone sense something is wrong. Too much is going their way. Soon, they realize while the cards may never lie, the truth is sometimes hidden between them...and the future king of Hansarda is not one to take defeat lying down.

My goodness are these characters stubborn. Every single one of them will make you want to wring their necks at some point. Ophelia and Boone will make you the most frustrated. Ophelia is extremely headstrong and independent. She does not trust easily and she has some emotional issue she is working through that make her a little more headstrong than normal. Boone doesn't want to be as attracted to Ophelia as much as he is. He hates that she doesn't remember their time together yet doesn't really want a relationship. They mutually want each other but its like neither wants to be the one to want the other more. Lots of sexual tension and head butting going on.

The QUEEN OF SWORDS has a great cast of characters. Jenny was a ball of fun. I'm excited to see her in action in her own book. It was interesting to see what each character could do. I also really enjoyed Cole. I loved the way he got protective and caring towards Ophelia.

I very much enjoyed the Sci-Fi aspects of this story. Katee did a great job with her world building and I felt like I could picture the things she described and the things that belonged there. If you want to read more about Ophelia's parents, there is a short story that features them called THE HIGH PRIESTESS. Jenny Boone's sister is featured in book 2 QUEEN OF WANDS.

I gave it 4/5 stars

* This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.