Publisher: Ravenous Romance
Genre: Alternative Romance
Heat Rating: 3
Martin, the former first mate of an infamous pirate captain, is mourning the loss of his young lover. He and Thomas de Fleurre, an exiled prince turned gentleman landowner, had a passionate affair on a tropical island paradise for a very short time.
Thomas longs for the frank-speaking Martin, who not only ravaged his body, but his heart and soul. He has moved on, finding happiness in the arms of another man, but can't stop thinking about those hot steamy nights when Martin made his every fantasy a reality.
Martin's past comes back to haunt him as he arrives on Thomas's doorstep to finish what they started. And then Martin puts his life on the line to save Thomas from an unstable woman who is obsessed with claiming Thomas as her own.
Thomas becomes a target in a deadly game of cat and mouse. It's up to Martin to save Thomas. Will they be able to sail away on their tide of passion? Will Martin finally become the Prince's groom?
The Prince’s Groom is the second novel in the pirate series by KT Grant. The relationship between Thomas De Fleurre and Mr. Martin began in the novel, The Princess’ Bride. I haven’t read that one so I am at slight disadvantage as to what exactly transpired between them.
The Prince’s Groom opens up with a wedding scene between the main characters of the Princess’ Bride. Thomas is conflicted as to what to do about Martin. Their encounter was so passionate that it rocked them to their very core and while they realize that there may be more to this than just a quick roll in the hay, there are circumstances that forbid Martin to follow Thomas back to Flaundia. Thomas leaves, convinced that he will never see Martin again. Martin, plagued by a decades old secret, can only watch as the ship carrying Thomas disappears from sight.
A year goes by and though Thomas is living the life of gentleman landowner, he is bound by the restrictions of the society which thrives on malicious gossip. On the outside, he is a fine and upstanding member of society while his heart pines for the one man he would love forever. Thomas is in an unfulfilling relationship with his assistant, William Stephens, while politely fighting off the advances of a spoiled socialite.
Martin comes back into the picture, determined to get Thomas back and this unwittingly sets off a chain of events that leads Thomas and Martin down a path of betrayal and intrigue.
While I was expecting a swashbuckling fight between warring pirate ships, I was pleasantly surprised at the twists and turns this story takes. Not only is the sex between Thomas and Martin explosive as all hell, the crime spree of The Night Stalker and the lustful and increasingly dangerous attentions of an obsessive young woman create enough drama to have you racing through the pages to find out what happens next.
3 ½ Tea Cups!