★★★★★ 5 Stars ★★★★★
I am so glad I read this! Dax Lahn = The Man
I hate fantasy crap, I don’t like LoTR or Hobbits or (gasp) GoT! I don’t mind a vamp and dabbled in shifters way back when Samantha Towle was writing them, but the thought of this series generally gave me the shivers so I steered well clear for years.
What a fucking idiot I am, because it turns out that this is now one of my favourite KA books ever! Really I should have been more open minded, I mean I love Outlander and that isn’t ‘real’ either.
Basically, Circe is a normal kinda gal from Seattle who wakes up one day in another world which is very much like our world but from hundreds of years ago and maybe with some other oddities like talking tigers and magic. She finds herself as part of a ‘wife hunt’ whereby King Lahn sets his sights upon her and battles for her to be his queen.
I won’t lie, the first part of their pairing is a bit brutal and savage, but it’s fiction and rape and pillage doesn’t bother me in a story if it’s told well and redemption is key here. These men are savages but they are all so sweet deep down. This book is full of Alpha males, I was in heaven.
I loved both Lahn and Circe, they were fabulous and I loved it when they couldn’t speak each others languages and had to communicate in other ways, it reminded me a bit of Transcendence by Shay Savage in that respect. Also, the sex scenes are some of, if not the best that Kristen Ashley has ever written. Hot and bothered doesn’t describe my feelings adequately, it was like an inferno!
So all in all, I fell for my warrior Dax Lahn and his Golden Queen. Thank you to all of my book ho’s that recommended it to me. I am forever in your debt. I am immediately adding the rest of the series to my TBR and hope to read them sometime soon.
The Golden Dynasty is a standalone fantasy romance told in the heroine’s POV. Also part of a series.
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