Review: Unchained by a Forbidden Love by Felicity Heaton

Posted on February 19, 2018 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in Reviews / 9 Comments

Review: Unchained by a Forbidden Love by Felicity HeatonTitle: Unchained by a Forbidden Love
Author(s): Felicity Heaton
Series: Eternal Mates #15
Also in this series: Claimed by a Demon King , Hunted by a Jaguar , Craved by an Alpha , Taken by a Dragon, Marked by an Assassin , Possessed by a Dark Warrior , Awakened by a Demoness , Turned by a Tiger , Tamed by a Tiger (Eternal Mates, #13), Treasured by a Tiger (Eternal Mates, #14)
Published by Self-published on December 16, 2017
Pages: 330
Genre(s): Paranormal Romance
Source: Author
Format: ARC, eBook
Purchase: Amazon
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Lost to the darkness, Fuery wages a daily war against the corruption that lives within him, constantly in danger of slipping into the black abyss and becoming the monster all elves fear. Work as an assassin gives him purpose, but what reason is there to go on when he killed the light of his life—his fated mate?
Shaia has spent forty-two centuries mourning her mate. Tired and worn down, she agrees to wed a male of her family’s choosing, following tradition that has always bound her as a female and hoping she will be able to gain just a little freedom in return. But as she resigns herself to being the mate of a male she could never love, fate places an old friend in her path—one who tells her that her lost love is alive.
Will Shaia find the courage to break with tradition and leave the elf kingdom in search of her mate? And as a ray of light pierces his soul again, can Fuery find the strength to win his battle against the darkness or will it devour him and that light of their forbidden love forever?

Unchained by a Forbidden Love is book #15 in Felicity Heaton’s Eternal Mates series. This installment follows Feury and Shaia.    When I met Feury in the previous installments, I found him intriguing and I could not wait to read his story. What were the events led to his current struggles with the darkness, which appeared to have immense power over him?

Feury is an elf with a tortured soul. Past events, which were not only vicious but also heart-rending drove him into the darkness and so for the past 4000 years he was a shadow of his former self. My heart ached for him as I watched him struggle to escape the darkness, which wanted to consume him. Being an assassin makes his struggle harder as blood spilt was a constant reminder he killed his fated mate, or so he thought.

Shaia is a 4500-year-old elf. She lives in a world where women are treated as chattels. She was on the verge of entering an arranged marriage. She had pretty much given upon living, but when she learnt her mate whom she had been for 4000 years was alive, her life took on new meaning. This discovery gave her the strength to break away from the chains that caged her body, mind and heart.

The story demonstrated how love has the power to breathe life into a broken and tortured soul. Shaia’s determination to escape from the shackles of tradition to pursue love was admirable. No obstacle was too big to overcome in the search for her fated mate. Her bravery was to be applauded as it could not be easy to break away from a life she lived for 4000 years to enter into the unknown.

This installment took me on an emotional journey. The pain, heartbreak, fears and struggles the couple faced on their journey towards each other leapt from the pages.  I felt every hurt, disappointment and uncertainties they experienced. My heart hurt for them both, but it wept more for Fuery. Thankfully, he had his friend Hartt, who helped him in his struggles.

As usual I enjoyed the world Ms Heaton created although I did not like the treatment Shaia received while living with her parents.  The fight scenes were intense, and I was on the edge of my seat through it all. If you are a reader who loves to have the intimate scenes early into the story, then you will be disappointed.  It took place near to the end of the story which given the circumstances was appropriate. The story wrapped up nicely and I am eager to see whose story will be next.

Unchained by a Forbidden Love is an emotional gripping story, which depicts the strength of friendship and a love, which survived 40 centuries.


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About Felicity Heaton

Felicity Heaton is a New York Times and USA Today international best-selling author writing passionate paranormal romance books. In her books, she creates detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons! If you’re a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will enjoy her books too. If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, the best-selling Her Angel series is for you. If you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series or any of her stand-alone vampire romance books. If you’re looking for vampire romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try the best-selling Vampire Erotic Theatre series. Or if you prefer huge detailed worlds filled with hot-blooded alpha males in every species, from elves to demons to dragons to shifters and angels, then take a look at the new Eternal Mates series.

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9 responses to “Review: Unchained by a Forbidden Love by Felicity Heaton

  1. RO

    This looks like a big series and glad that you keep enjoying each one. Kudos to the author! Hugs…RO

  2. kindlemom1

    Another author that I know has been around forever but I’ve yet to try. Maybe this will be the year I finally do. 😉 Wonderful review!

  3. I’ve read a couple of her books and like them. I think I still have one other book on my Kindle I need to read. Thanks for the great review, this sounds great.

  4. I love the pathos you are describing in this one for this pair of hurting lovers. I’m cheering them on just from reading your review. 🙂