Everyone in the Drion Collective knows that finding your match the one person in existence with the same soul mark as yours is the best thing that could ever happen But the last thing Lord Anders Hawthorne is thinking about when he boards a ship to Drion for the king s funeral is finding his soul mate.Captain Zachary O Connell has the perfect life his ship, the stars, andEveryone in the Drion Collective knows that finding your match the one person in existence with the same soul mark as yours is the best thing that could ever happen But the last thing Lord Anders Hawthorne is thinking about when he boards a ship to Drion for the king s funeral is finding his soul mate.Captain Zachary O Connell has the perfect life his ship, the stars, and no emotional entanglements When heat sparks between him and Lord Hawthorne, Zach gleefully dives into a no strings arrangement He doesn t expect it to last beyond arrival at Drion, any than he expects trouble along the way.Trouble quickly finds them, however, and it soon becomes clear that Lord Hawthorne is not only not who he says he is, but also that he s the target of a deadly plot With danger all around them, Zach and Anders must work together to save the Collective Meanwhile, Zach must come to grips with losing everything he always thought he wanted, to have the one thing he never dreamed he needed.
In His Majesty s Service Everyone in the Drion Collective knows that finding your match the one person in existence with the same soul mark as yours is the best thing that could ever happen But the last thing Lord Anders Hawt
I m not usually one for a royal romance story, but every once in a while handsome royals do it for me But especially if the story is set in space and involves a curmudgeonly Navy space captain who resists a prince s charm.In His Majesty s Service had an exciting premise A royal on the way back for a family funeral finds his fated soulmate right about the time a deadly conspiracy is exposed While his handsome, sexy Captain may have an allergy toward relationships and bonding, the man also scrambl [...]
Sooooo, this was not very good There was WAY too much sex, given the length and amount of plot It seriously suffered from lack of subtlety or buildup As an example, the first time the two men met was over a dinner at the captain s table The only conversation was about the steak, and it s barely a conversation There was no indication that these two men had any interest in each other Then on the next page, they were jumping into bed and the pet names and this is special starts The whole book was l [...]
This started off fun then quickly got repetitive argue, sex, nap, repeat without much to show why these men should be together without the match bonding the sci fi element is very underdeveloped as well.Not bad, but I grew bored by the end.
IT WAS FUN WHILE IT LASTED.Cheap, cheesy, raunchy, over the top bad sci fi with two alpha males fighting against their fated mate destiny What s not to like Yeah, I was enjoying it until the flaws finally overwhelmed the fun There were lots of flaws, and I was forgiving them right and left, but finally a critical mass was reached and I could go no further Not everyone can write political intrigue And when I say not everyone, I m looking at you, Elizabeth Silver and Jenny Urban There s no shame i [...]
A Joyfully Jay review 3.75 starsIt would be fair to say that In His Majesty s Service is filled with than a few well used tropes Everything from fated mates to oily politicians are on tap and it s all done with an unexpected deftness Normally, tropes come off as overplayed and dull and while In His Majesty s Service is far from perfect, it is fun and written in a way that gives life to some tired formulas It helps that Anders and Zachary are both engaging and fairly well rounded characters Ande [...]
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I received this as arc from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.So if you like space porn and post concussion radiation poisoning other deadly incidents sex then this is for you I personally could not get into as I am very much not a fan of instasex at the moment I really love bonding fic but this was a bit of a let down for me I didnt enjoy it that doesnt mean others wont for the reasons I didnt I did not enjoy Zach or Anders and just overall the rescuing dying fucking was not my jam The [...]
Review can be read at It s About The BookLord Anders Hawthorne is at a low point in his life when he starts up an affair with sexy Captain Zachary O Connell The last thing Anders expected was for Zach to be his match, but the matching birthmarks don t lie Anders neglects to tell Zach about the match He also neglects to tell Zach about some little details about his life Like he s not some minor noble he s actually the crown prince on the way to his father s funeral and his own coronation Zach rea [...]
3.5 starsI don t normally go for sci fi stories, but there was so much going on in this book that is generally a big yes for me that I signed up to review it without much hesitation Fated mates Check Royal romance Check Super duper steamy Check Oh, and the telepathic sex tag on Riptide s website Color me intrigued.This is my first book by these authors, and I was impressed with their writing and the complex story they created A good bit of it kept me interested enough to keep reading despite the [...]
4 Stars Lord Anders Hawthorne is on his way to the king s funeral and the last thing he expects is to feel so attracted to the captain of the spaceship that is transporting him They start a no strings attached entanglement but Anders can t stop his growing feelings for Zach, especially once he realizes Zach is his match Zach doesn t want to find his soul mate, he s seen first hand what finding his later in life did to his own father and the effect it had on his family, never mind that he s not w [...]
I didn t find this as engaging as I d hoped and DNFed three quarters of the way through.The premise sounded good, but I quickly found niggles I wasn t sufficiently absorbed by the character building not to notice the logical gaps view spoiler Why don t people set up networks databases to advertise their birthmarks if matching bonding is so wonderful whilst also being difficult with the species so scattered Why don t the royal family at least try seek out the prince s match and vet him They must [...]
Two men find each other in a kingdom on a brink of disaster Both of them have their own priorities Andres his family and Zach his beloved ship Destiny has other plans for them They find themselves in the middle of conspiracy, bearing the same mark a sign of what their people regard as soulbond Hm, let s see One badass spaceship captain One rakish noble.Soulmark.A whole lot of trouble.I couldn t wait to get my hands on this one.There are sparks between them from the moment they met Neither of the [...]
Everyone in the Drion Collective has a soul mark, a mark that matches one other person Finding that person should be wonderful as they complete you When Lord Anders Hawthorne boards a ship to take him to the King s funeral He never dreamed how that trip would change everything in his life.Captain Zachary O Connell is delighted to be fulfilling his dreams as captain of a ship He wants nothing than to be what he is and avoids emotional entanglements So, when he finds his desire for Anders returne [...]
I really liked the concept in this The way the author did fated mates is different than a lot of the other stories I ve read that has that However, the characters in the story didn t do it for me really I hated Zach and Anders Zach is the captain of a ship and he doesn t want to find a mate because of all the changes it implies, particularly when it involves a royal There is so much back and forth between the two of them about whether or not they like each other I get all relationships have thei [...]
From Magnolia Reviews Two PetalsThis book had far too many plot holes that left me desperately wanting real depth I also thought the emotions in the story weren t properly fleshed out Everything felt fake and that is why I cannot recommend this book Read the full review on Maggie s website magnoliareviews.weebly rev
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Good readSolid storyline, good chemistry between Ander and Zach For those who enjoy a longer story this is a good read.
3.5 I really like how the captain didn t just roll over under pressure from the kings expectations or demands of his guards.