Monday, December 5, 2011

Early Review of My Ruthless Prince (Inferno Club, #4) by Gaelen Foley

  • Title: My Ruthless Prince (Inferno Club #4)
  • Classification: Adult Fiction
  • Genre: Historical Romance
  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Avon; Original edition (December 27, 2011)
  • ISBN-10: 0062075918
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062075918

  • What would you do for the one you love?  Would you follow them to the ends of the earth? Would you die in their place? Would you kill to protect them? Think about it for a moment.

    Emily Harper didn't have to think about it she just reacted. When Drake escaped the Order and ended up in the midst of the enemy, she knew she could talk him into coming home. She had faith she could help him remember his true self, which the torture the Prometheans' had inflicted upon him had wiped from his memory. She believed with all  her heart the man she had fallen in love with still existed. It was up to her, and her alone, to save him, and if she couldn't...she'd die trying.

    Emily was a wonderful character. Brave, smart, strong, skillful, and loyal. Although at times her faith in Drake would waver, she ultimately believed in him. The fact she and Drake had denied their feelings for so long due to the constraints society had put on them was fun. After all, an Earl wasn't supposed to fall in love with the gamekeeper's daughter.

    Drake was another enjoyable character. His protective nature toward Emily was sweet. His need to exact vengeance was, well, partly insane and partly admirable. The effect Emily had on him was, as they say, priceless. (sigh)

    The relationship between the two paired with the drama created by the evil Prometheans kept my interest. The Prometheans are a group who wanted world domination via nefarious means which include the occult practice of sacrificing innocent human lives to Lucifer. One false move with these folks could lead to unspeakable punishments.

    The song playing in my head as I read this book was 'Grenade' by Bruno Mars. Luckily, unlike in the song, Drake and Emily would both sacrifice themselves for the other. Here are the lyrics:

    "Cause what you don't understand Is I'd catch a grenade for ya (yeah, yeah, yeah)
    Throw my hand on the blade for ya (yeah, yeah, yeah)
    I'd jump in front of a train for ya (yeah, yeah, yeah)
    You know I'd do anything for ya (yeah, yeah, yeah)

    I would go through all this pain
    Take a bullet straight through my brain
    Yes I would die for you, baby..."

    On the Lisarenee Romance Rating Scale, this one gets a STEAM rating - too hot for a fan, but you still have a handle on things. You should use extreme caution when reading a book with this rating in public. People may inquire as to why you look flustered and flushed. Overall, I gave this one a 4 out of 5 roses. I felt it was a nice blend of romance, action, and drama.

    Notes to keep you in the know:
    The fictitious cult mentioned in this book was linked to Prometheus, hence where it's name came from. In Greek mythology Prometheus was a Titan who championed mankind. He is touted to have stolen fire from Zeus to give to mortals. His punishment was to be bound to a rock while an eagle ate his liver. Every day his liver was restored only to be eaten again. It would be interesting to find out why Ms. Foley picked this particular icon of Greek mythology.

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