Book Review: Pursued by the Imperial Prince (Imperial Princes #1) by Mina Carter

Goodreads Synopsis:

On the run… Hunted… by the man she once gave her heart to.

Outlawed noblewoman Jaida’s been everything from a high speed courier on Arcalis Prime to a waitress in the cloud café’s on Selenis. Different careers, different names, different identities. When a cover got easy–so easy she started to believe it herself–she knew she’d been in the same place too long and it was time to move on. Before she got comfortable and started to make mistakes. Mistakes would allow Imperial Prince Seth to find her, and if that happened, people would die…

But after five years, Seth has found her, and she can no longer outrun her destiny: she’ll be the prince’s courtesan, but he’ll never own her heart…

He wanted the one woman he couldn’t have…

Five years ago he thought he’d found his princess, the woman he wanted to be his bride and rule alongside him. But instead of accepting his betrothal bracelet, she refused him and ran. Unable to let the insult lie, he’s chased her ever since. Now he finally has her, captured while working on the docks and he can finally get his revenge on the woman who spurned him. The woman he can’t get out of his head. He’ll make her his courtesan and get her out of his system for good…

But all is not as it seems, and the truth he thought he knew turns out to be a lie. When Jaida’s life is threatened by a hidden enemy, can Seth see through the lies in time to save her… or will he lose everything to deceit?

**Please note – This title has previously been released with another publisher and has not been revised or altered significantly.**

Chick and Brain Rating 4 out of 5

I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review

After reading a few of Mina Carter’s books I have become a fan, but this was different from what I have become used to reading. This was “other worldly” so to speak as in not fantasy characters in the real world, but more of a whole different planetary system type feel that was very refreshing to read. It brought a new perspective from what I have been reading recently. The story line was new as well, since it was the Prince who was doing the chasing and pinning for the woman instead of the other way around. Although we still had a happily ever after, it was nice to have the male character have to fight for his woman for a change.

Pursued by the Imperial Prince focuses on Jaida who instantly falls in love with Seth when she was presented to court. She thought all her fairy tale dreams had come true, but she was only presented with of being the prince’s mistress. Faced with a choice, Jaida ran. Seth is not accustomed to being turned down. What he wanted most in the world was for Jaida to rule beside him, but instead he was left broken-hearted when she ran from him. Seth is not a man to take rejection, so he chased her. He will follow her till the ends of the earth because if one thing was certain Jaida was his and no one else’s, the sooner she submitted to that the better off they would both be.

Carter writes an amazing story of domination and submission between these two lovers. Neither stops and take a minute to think of who the other truly is and both lets circumstances dictate how the will live their lives. It is these circumstances that keeps them apart for so long. Seth This is a short novella, I find myself giving it a lower rating because I spend most of it trying to discover what has ripped these two apart. It is not until I am about 75% of the way through the story, that we discover this information. Yes, I understand that this is given to us in the synopsis of the book, but I personally don’t pay the closest attention to them. I skim them for the general idea and then file the information away. Keeping that in mind, I spent most of the story confused as to what the actual reason for Seth having to chase after Jaida were. Did it ruin the story for me, of course not but it did make for a less enjoyable reading experience.

If you are looking for a different type of romance story with an alpha male that chases his alpha female, then this is the story for you. I honestly hope that Carter continues this story line.

 

Until next time,

 

XOXO

 

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