Monday, May 13, 2013

Review: Conor's Mate (Elven Conceptions, #4) by Jade Astor

Conor's Mate (Elven Conceptions, #4)Conor's Mate by Jade Astor
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

And another one hits the dusty reject shelf. Missing elements seem to be my lot these past two days. What a disappointment.

In Conor's Mate (Elven Conceptions, #4) by Jade Astor, Elven Bearer Prince Conor has mixed emotions when his betrothal to a foreign king is arranged as part of a peace treaty. After a difficult voyage, he finally meets King Lyndor for the first time and is pleasantly surprised to find the king attractive, charming, and kind—the ideal father for the hoped-for royal heir. Their initial flirtation goes well, and the bonding ceremony proceeds smoothly except for the unexpected arrival of Solen, one of the king’s political rivals.

Though rumors suggest that Solen is descended from the City of Mages and secretly practices magic, Conor prefers to believe Solen’s claim that he is simply at the wedding to wish his cousin the king well. Then, without warning, the previously happy arrangement seems to go awry. After the ceremony, the king’s behavior becomes cold and withdrawn—as though he has been bewitched. Conor searches for a way to rescue his mate and give him the son to secure his dynasty.

What went wrong with this one?

Well, everything! Just everything.

This is a part of the Elven Conceptions Series which averages to a three stars, so I really expected to rate this a three. I am looking at the previous books I had read in the series and find that I had rated books 1 & 2 with 4 stars. I am so disappointed that I had to rate this a one star.

What went wrong with this one? I have no idea.

Not only did this one not work for me at all, but there were soooooooooo many missing elements that should not have been missing at all.

For a leading man, Lyndor was such an ****. Okay, I should not have said it, but I expect to fall in love or at least like the leading men, I mean the alpha men. But no. Not in this one.

So let's talk Solen. What went wrong with this character is that this was such a wimpy, clinging, ..........

Okay, enough said.

I am just so disappointed.

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