The Enchanted by Elaine Cantrell
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Source: Received electronic copy to review
Genre: Adult Fantasy
Book Description: Forced by his father into a marriage he didn’t want, Prince Alan soon finds that his bride isn’t the sweet, submissive creature he expected. Morgane has the heart of a dragon and beauty beyond compare, but she isn’t thrilled about themarriage either. When black treachery threatens the kingdom, Morgane and Alan embark on a perilous journey that has an excellent chance of ending in failure and death for them and all of their people.
My thoughts: Prince Alan was imprisoned by his father because he did not want to marry. He had a loving wife, who died, and didn't feel that because he was now the heir that he needed to marry for political gain or heirs rather than love.
Princess Morgane has a tyrant for a father. She also did not wish to marry and was tortured by her father. Married by proxy, the choice has been taken away.
Together they try to make the best of the situation. There is treachery and deceit around them. Some conspire to rule and others just to gain power of any kind. Enchanters ruin and deceiving royalty are a large part of the story.
This was a cute book. At times the writing seemed a little choppy to me, but the story remained easy to follow along with. I liked the characters of Alan and Morgane. They both have had a rough time in life, but continue to rise above their circumstances. Their romance is slow, they give each other space and time to know one another after they are thrown together. They learn to love and trust based upon each others deeds and personality.
This book has intimacy behind closed doors. There is kissing and violence.
About Elaine: Elaine Cantrell was born and raised in South Carolina where she obtained a master’s degree in personnel services from Clemson University. She is a member of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honorary society for women educators, Romance Writers of America, and EPIC authors. Her first novel, A New Leaf, was the 2003 winner of the Timeless Love Contest. When she’s not writing or teaching, she enjoys movies, quilting, reading, and collecting vintage Christmas ornaments.
Her latest book is the fantasy romance, The Enchanted.
Visit her website at www.elainecantrell.com.
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