Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Re~Read Challenge March 2009 ~ The Warrior Prince ~ Michelle Pillow

I had a hard time getting into reading this month, between the winter blahs and fighting allergies and colds, reading seemed to me like it was taking a backseat to everything else.

I did however find inspiration to get a reread done last night. I just finished Michelle Pillow’s newest release LILITH ENRAPTURED; book one in her Divinity Warriors Series. It made me think of the one warrior from her past books that has always been on of my favorite Alpha Males. Zoran is hands down one of my all time favorite characters of Michelle’s and I decided that I’d reread his story to see if he continues to live up to my expectations.

The Survivor…

Though no one could ever command her, this
warrior would try to conquer her heart…

Physically scarred in childhood in an act of
betrayal, Pia has never been considered an attractive woman. One horrible mistake and she is on the run. Desperate to hide her identity, she makes a deal with Galaxy Brides—in exchange for a new face, she’ll marry anyone they put in front of her. Never did she realize her future husband would be the most handsome warrior of the Draig.

The Warrior…

Though no man could thwart the brave Draig leader, a woman would be his undoing…

Zoran of Draig is a man who knows what he wants. He has to. Being a Prince and the Captain of the Draig Guard, he has to make swift decisions, be ready to battle at a moment’s notice, and most of all, he always has to be in control. When his wife, the one person who should obey him refuses to, Zoran discovers the battle for his heart’s desire is fiercer than any he has ever waged before.

Could the conqueror become the conquered?

Rating: Contains graphic sexual content, adult
language, and violence.

My first feeling as I began to reread THE WARRIOR PRINCE was it was like coming home and visiting old friends you haven’t seen in years. The opening scenes with Pia as she escapes after murdering the Mayor’s son start the action right away.

Scarred, scared and desperate, she turns to the Galaxy Brides to change her appearance and secure her escape. Pia is tough both physically and emotionally, she has to be, her multiple surgeries uncover the beauty under the scars, but Pia’s scars run deep. So it’s not surprising when Zoran chooses her as his bride she thinks it’s a joke, she honestly can’t believe that Zoran finds her beautiful.

Zoran on the other hand is all male, ALPHA MALE, and in typical male fashion he makes many, many mistakes. As Commander of the Guard he expects obedience, with Pia his more than he could have ever bargained for. Watching as he learns the hard way the difference between training warriors and winning a wife live is quite amusing.

Zoran struggles, spends nights sleeping alone, but in the end Pia teaches her big bad Prince a lesson in love he’ll not soon forget.

For me THE WARRIOR PRINCE is just as good the second time around, it’s intertwining story lines with the previous novels is seamless and the emotions it evokes are just as strong this time as it was the first time I read it.

My only regret is that I didn’t reread all of them, but then I can easily remedy that situation.

THE WARRIOR PRINCE can be read as a stand alone, but for a fuller and more enjoyable read I would say reading them in order is best.

9 out of 10


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  2. I've heard of this author but never tried her- maybe I'll start with this one!

  3. HI Zeek!!

    I would start with Barbarian Prince, that is the first book in the Dragon Lords Series.

    I think if you start reading Michelle's books you'll love them.

    Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Another author I should try ^_^; That's the best feeling really, to feel like you're revisiting a friend :) Glad you enjoyed it still :)

  5. I have this book, but I have yet to read it. Sounds like I should start on it soon.

    Nath, this author is so NOT for you. Trust me. LOL