Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The Winter King: A Faeted Mates Omnibus Audiobook by Ariel Hunter Narrated by Amber Lee Connors and Kieran Flitton

The Winter King audiobook cover artBook Summary

A bounty hunter down on her luck. A fae king looking for a reason to live. A mate bond neither can deny.
Mara Wylde is a small-time bounty hunter who just can’t seem to catch a break, no matter how hard she tries. Her rent’s two months overdue. Her antiques shop is failing. She’s eaten ramen five nights in a row now, and is desperate for a way out of debt.
When Mara’s offered a hundred grand to nab a high fae right out of Faerie, she knows she can’t turn down the job, no matter the risks. Even if it means catching the eye of the elusive Winter King.
Tortured by his past and not wanting to rule anymore, Vareck Blackthorne is ready to cede his crown and journey to the nether to escape his torment. Minutes from delivering this news to all of Faerie, he sees her - a fae woman with hair like the dawn and eyes that remind him of summer. A summer that has been gone for centuries.
After 600 years of suffering, he’s finally found her - his fated mate.
The only problem?
She has no idea.
The Winter King is the first Faeted Mates omnibus that includes the entirety of Mara and Vareck’s story. It was initially released in three installments, titled: Hunted by the Winter King, Taken from the Winter King, and Taming the Winter King. This is a fast-paced, hot paranormal romance series with dominant fae males and their sassy, spitfire women.
Warning: Beware of cursing and steamy scenes. This is an adult series.

My Thoughts:
This was an intriguing book from the start.  Mara needs rent money and a slimy leprechaun comes to her with a job she can't pass up.  I liked Mara.  She is strong, determined, and relentless.  There are things about her past that are slowly revealed that make things so much clearer as the story progressed.  None of it was a surprise, but it was well written.
Vareck is a tyrant.  I wasn't certain if I would like him or not at the start of the book.  He is determined to hand over his kingdom until he sees Mara.  Then everything changes and she becomes his obsession.  The way everything unfolds, I was rooting for Mara and the king's best friend (she is also a kick butt warrior).  There are quite a few unanswered questions and the last book ends setting up the prince and Mara's sister for a book all their own.  I'm intrigued to see where that goes.
Overall, it was a fun, solid story.  4/5.  

Thank you to the author/publisher for the review copy of this book.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


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