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 , Tamed by a Tiger (Eternal Mates, #13), Treasured by a Tiger (Eternal Mates, #14), Avenged by an Angel
Published by Self-published on December 16, 2017
Genre(s): Paranormal Romance
Format: ARC, eBook
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?
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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