Story Rating: 3 out of 5 paddles
Sting Factor (kink): 4 out of 5
Vladja Grigelf and her brother, Decai,are engaged in a civil war to claim their father’s throne, though it had been left to Vladja. There is a curse attached to the throne that won’t let the Grigelfs take lovers fully. Grace and Kaz are those women.
I got that the siblings were at war, each had someone they fell in love with, and despite the hot scenes, won’t take the final step in consummate the relationship fully. However, the way the book kept going back to the past, then back to the present, became confusing to me. In fact, there were a couple of times I had to go back to read something again to try to make sense of what was going on. Even though the way the chapters are set up, it wasn’t always clear that you were back in the past or current time.
Several interesting facts were given about the Grigelfs, Grace and Kaz. The author did a good job describing the characteristics of each as well as describing the sex scenes between the various characters.
Reviewed by Iron Mistress