Well... how to start this review... okay... I just heard that this book was filled with boyfriends doing the do and I wanted to read it. I regret nothing.
This was such an entertaining book... on multiple levels! I love the story about the rising threat of a war breaking out between two nations and the princes on both sides battling to protect their own land. However, one of these princes didn't take into account that he'd end up a slave to the other. >:3
I was very much surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. I kept wanting to read this book without putting it down to find out what was going to happen to these characters. I enjoyed reading from Damen, the main character's perspective. Laurent, the other main, was and IS a douche... but you can't help but like him for his arrogance. Erasmus was my favorite. Precious baby must be protected at all times! The story had me hooked and the writing was detailed and a bit challenging at times, which I greatly appreciated. I feel I don't read enough books that are challenging to me as a reader.
I having nothing bad to say about this book. I went in knowing what it was about: That there's a lot of gratuitous sex and violence. If you go in knowing that, then you're good to go. Also, just a heads up, I didn't know there were quite a few rape scenes when I went into this book and I wanted to let anyone who is interested in picking this book up to go in knowing that in case you might be triggered by it. It's not romanticized or glorified in any way. Pacat makes it clear that rape is a terrible, disgusting act and the people partaking in it are also horrible, but the rape is still there and if that is not something you like reading, you should skip this book altogether. Just something to keep in mind.
I'm going to move straight on into the second book in the trilogy to see where the story goes from where it left off.