Saturday, September 29, 2018

Prince of Dreams Review

Title:  Prince of Dreams
Series:  House of Terriot #4
Author:  Nancy Gideon
Publisher:  Nancy Gideon
Release Date:  Oct. 2, 2018
Purchase Link:  Amazon

My Rating:  4.5 Emotionally Charged Hearts

*Many thanks to the author for the opportunity to beta read this book.


Kip . . . Prince in the shapeshifter House of Terriot

He'd said he wasn't a mobster. . . She should have asked if he was a monster.

Who was this too good to be true, always ready in a crisis guy working a menial job for her father? Ophelia knew things. Something was not quite normal about the Kip Terriot hiding behind another name in lace-up dress shoes and a preppy wardrobe – something wild and exciting as all hell. A dangerous something calling to that restless difference in her own soul.

Ophelia . . . daughter of his enemy, girl of his dreams

So sassy, so sweet so perfect . . . and what he had to do would destroy her.

Kip was in New Orleans to save his clan and his kind, not to play white knight for Ophelia Brady with her quirky habits, curvy body and tormented past. His deception would rip the heart from her world, not help heal it. Was his family’s nemesis using his own daughter to make Kip the played instead of the player, pulling him between love and duty to make an impossible choice? 

A gripping, emotionally charged finale to the House of Terriot series featuring the youngest prince Kip Terriot and Ophelia Brady, the daughter of his clan's mortal enemy.  Although Prince of Dreams is the final book in the HoT series, the greater overall story arc woven throughout both the By Moonlight and H.o.T. series leaves me with hope we haven't seen the last of the Terriot princes yet.  Their ultimate fate may be written in the cards, but this fierce clan of shapeshifters won't give up until they abolish every threat . . . or they're all dead.  If you're new to either or both series, rest assured you can pick up this book and read it as a standalone without issues.  Author Nancy Gideon does a fantastic job of filling in the blanks without overwhelming readers with backstory.  Having said that, fans of paranormal romance will want to dive in at the beginning and binge all the books.

True identity unknown, shapeshifter Kip Terriot goes undercover in the Brady stronghold looking for evidence that will break the terrorizing grip Warren Brady and those from the North hold over New Orleans and Kip's clan and kind.
  There's no place in Kip's plans or life for sweet, lovely, sensitive Ophelia who saw him coming a mile away - or more accurately . . . in the cards and her dreams.  Operating on emotional overload, these two characters connect in mind, body, and soul even as each plays their own predestined hand in opposing family politics.  Phe wants to believe Kip is the white knight she's dreamed of for years, but Kip knows the ugly truth of who and what he is will destroy her, banishing all illusions of a happy-ever-after.  Kip is a prince, but he's riding a dark horse of doom on a mission for his king as he's honor bound to do whatever it takes to save his family and their people -  including wrecking life as Phe knows it.  There's a dark, deadly undercurrent of danger rippling through New Orleans, and time is quickly running out.  Lives will be forever shattered and altered.  Who will be left standing once the dust all settles?  

You'll need to strap yourself in for the wild, twisted ride and explosive climax Gideon delivers in Prince of Dreams!  From cover to cover, the intensity and air of urgency build to a fevered pitch that will keep readers burning through the pages as once missing pieces of the puzzle finally fall into place even as new questions arise.  Jaw-dropping action and explosive revelations culminate in this game changing addition to the By Moonlight series. A support cast rich in both new and past players ups the ante and changes the game rules as everything comes to a head that's guaranteed to rock readers worlds and leave them anxiously awaiting the next By Moonlight book - Rise By Moonlight!  That's right, baby . . . Max, the big dog, is back!  I say "Bring it on!"  A Must Read by an author who never fails to deliver in a big way, Prince of Dreams is another priceless gem in the crown jewels of paranormal romance that's sure to leave fans reeling and ravenous for more.

My Rating:  4.5 Emotionally Charged Hearts . . . And that's the truth!

Cross My Heart . . . xxx


Nancy Gideon said...

Thanks, Sandra!!!

Tina Bartz said...

Great review, Sandra! I also loved this book!