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Tempted by a Rogue Prince

(Eternal Mates #3)

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An elf prince on the verge of losing himself to the darkness, Vail is maddened by the forty-two centuries he was under the control of a witch and forced to war with his brother. Now, he roams Hell seeking an escape from his terrible past and the heads of all who bear magic. When demons of the Fifth Realm capture him, he sees a chance to end his existence, but when he wakes ...more
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Published August 9th 2014 by Felicity Heaton (first published July 31st 2014)
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Umaiya ❄️Ramblings of a Scattered Mind❄️

Okay so I loved this!
Hands down best of the three!

I love a tortured hero and have been waiting for this book ever since Vail was introduced!
Felicity has definitely managed to do him justice and she wrote him a Ki'ara so perfect for him there's no doubt she's his one and only.

I don't have words guys, if you love a tortured hero as much as I do, you have got to read this!

3.75 stars and hope it only goes higher.
Monica **can't read fast enough**
Wow! Just, wow! The Eternal Mates series is one of my favorites and each book just makes me love it more. I was hooked by Kissed by a Dark Prince then after reading Claimed by a Demon King I thought that Heaton couldn't possibly create a better story, but I was wrong folks! Tempted by a Rogue Prince is now at the top of my favorite paranormal/fantasy book list. Vail, aptly known as the "Mad Elf Prince", tore my heart to shreds. I had to consistently tell myself to suck those tears back in. Be st ...more
Jennifer
Aug 07, 2014 rated it liked it
Originally posted at The Book Nympho
icon beast icon HEARTBREAKING icon well written 

WOW Vail is two parts Zsadist (BDB) and one part Uilleam MacRieve (IAD).

Vail is the "mad elf prince" striking fear in all the paranormal world. But Vail is not "mad" by choice. He was driven to it over centuries of being under the spell of a dark witch. He was forced to kill people.  Much like Zsadist in the BDB series by J.R. Ward, Vail was sexually abused, well really he was repeatedly raped by the dark witch. It's no wonder why Vail would hate all witche
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Carrie (Book Fairy) Fort
Jul 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Favorite Lines "Regardless of how she had felt a few days ago, when she had thought he could tell her how to cope with the pain of having taken lives, she could never tell him. It was her burden to bear. Her sin. He had enough of his own.”

He only knew the darker side of emotions. He knew pain and rage, fury and hatred. They filled him and ruled him, made him who he was now.”

“Little Wild Rose. His ki’ara. His breath lodged in his throat, trapped there by her beauty and brightness. She was too bri
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Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
~ 5 Tempted Stars ~

ARC Review: Tempted by a Rouge Prince

Tempted by a Rouge Prince is book three in the Eternal Mates series by Felicity Heaton. Another Amazing Spectacular read by Ms. Heaton! I have been waiting on the edge of my seat for Vail’s tail ever since he was introduced in Kissed by a Dark Prince. I was blown away by the emotional, heart-wrenching, action packed adventure. We start off just after the second book Claimed by a Demon King and the battle that took place in Hell. 

Vail, o
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Angela Carr (Under the Covers Book Blog)


Gah, my heart is breaking for both Vail and Rosalind. I cannot believe someone actually topped Snow....


I have been excited for Vail’s book since this series had started. When I inquired about him, I was promised, no, I was warned that Vail is a tortured hero and that it will be a dark story. Frankly, I was doubtful that I’d like him since he had brought on so much destruction. I will admit that I was wrong and I admit that I loved Vail and his story more than I expected. I suppose, I shoul
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Tracy
Mar 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Tempted by a Rogue Prince is the third book in the Eternal Mates series from Felicity Heaton - it tells the story of the dark Elf Prince Vail and Rosalind, who's a witch.

The first 2 books were really great reads and I have fallen hard for this series and it's characters.

I've been looking forward to Vail's book since we first encountered him in Kissed by a Dark Prince (his brother Loren's story)
Vail is a very different animal from his brother, with a haunted past and many many issues, he
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Carmel (Rabid Reads)
Mar 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads

Even though I’m saving myself for Bleu, I do love a good anti-hero, and you don’t get more tortured than Felicity Heaton’s mad elf prince, Vail. TEMPTED BY A ROGUE PRINCE was the darkest installment yet in the ETERNAL MATES series, and the perfect read for all of us bad boy fan girls! I highly recommend that you read these novels in order because only then will you be able to fully appreciate how long it has taken the protagonist to finally reach this level of rock bottom
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Stephanie  G
Aug 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Tormented and maddened by a witch, an elf prince seeks to end his existence but finds his only shot at salvation in this mesmerizing paranormal romance.

This fast paced and smooth flowing plot keeps readers spellbound with action, suspense, drama and romance. The author brings the story to life with well written scenes and details that capture the imagination and the well orchestrated drama and suspense draw the reader deeper into the story even as the action and magic add spice and excitement.
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Iris
Jun 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: pnr, for-review
OMG! Full review to come. But for now all I have to say is I'm in LOVE
MsRomanticReads

Rating: 4.5/5

Intense, heart-warming and heart-breaking all in one. This book is so difficult to review while avoiding spoilers. Therefore, I'll say that you should definitely start at the beginning with the first book. This book can be read as a standalone, but then you'll miss the build-up to the events of this one, and that would be a shame.

Am I horrible for saying that I loved seeing Vail so broken? I knew his healing wouldn't come quickly or easily, but I really felt for him throughout this
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Daria
Vail's story....
I loved the other books before this one, and I'm glad I don’t have to choose which is my favorite. It will go on my favorite list with the others.
Amazingly Ms Heatons writing allowed Vail to come to life, almost right off the page. You can sense so much of him, his rage, fear, his violence, but most of all his want and his need. You wont be able to not open your heart to him, you will want to embrace him and protect him.
Our sweet heroine... Rosalind, wow... loved everything abou
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Kenny Danewitz raveh
Feb 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-favourites
I loved every minute of this book!!! Vail was such a complex and unexpected hero. from the second I have learned that he has his own book I knew I have to get to know his story. My Mad Elf prince!!! it ended too soon!!! 5 crazy stars!!!!
Kimberly (Book Swoon)
Jul 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Who needs a white knight upon a fiery stead when you can have a dark hero like Vail who rises from the ashes of his tortured past and moves through the very gates of hell to save our heroine Rosalind.

Tempted by a Rogue Prince is the third book in Felicity Heaton's Eternal Mates series and once again she raises the bar even higher with an unforgettable romance between a dark and tortured hero and the one woman who can heal him.

And then she had felt the darkness in him.
The agony. The
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Nephy
Dec 22, 2019 rated it liked it
Too many pages of mental chatter that was so annoying
Lacey (laceybooklovers)
Originally posted at Booklovers For Life

I absolutely love paranormal romance, and Felicity Heaton is definitely a go-to author for that genre for me. Her stories are so well written and complex (and freaking hot too), and her latest release is no different. Tempted by a Rogue Prince is the third book in the Eternal Mates series, a series I’ve come to love more and more with each book I read. I had high expectations for this book because, hello, it’s VAIL’S book, and Felicity Heaton absolutely di
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Melanie
Jun 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
**Note: There are no spoilers for this book, but are slight spoilers for previous books in the series.

This is book three in the Eternal Mates series. Vail is our severally tortured hero of this story. We met him in book one where he had spent thousands of years under the control of an evil witch and was forced to be at war with his brother and the rest of the elves. This witch had tortured him and left him without much of his sanity. Needless to say, he doesn't have much use for witches now tha
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Claire
Mar 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: felicity-heaton
*I was offered an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. All opinions stated are my own*

I have read both books in Ms Heaton's Eternal Mates Series so far and loved them. I've been super looking forward to this one because I completely fell for Vail from his first mention in the series. I've been anxiously awaiting his story. This book did not disappoint.
The story follows on from the end of Claimed by a Demon King. Vail and our heroine Rosalind have both been capture
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Brandee (un)Conventional Bookworms
Heaton satisfies once again with Vail and Rosalind's story. In Tempted by a Rogue Prince the battles fought are primarily emotional ones -- but they are equally as charged as those on the battlefield.

Vail has lived over 4000 years as the puppet of an evil witch. It's cost him his family, his home, his people, his sanity. He feels like he's destined to wander Hell - alone and battling the darkness that wants to consume him - in an attempt to escape it all.

Rosalind is a prisoner in the Fifth Realm
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Shalene
Mar 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I have to admit I am partially biased in my opinion on this book considering I have been in love with its main character Vail since the first book in this series. Felicity Heaton has more than exceeded my expectations, in this much anticipated novel.
We knew from the previous books that Vail was troubled, having been tortured by a witch pretending to be his mate...and as some called him 'mad elf Prince'. I was brought to tears reading of his torture at said witches hands, and just thinking about
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Jay
Mar 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
WOW!
An addicting Paranormal Romance.

This is book 3 in the Eternal Mates Series.

What is it with these books that Felicity Heaton writes? She draws you in and grabs your Heart..... And Soul and doesn't let go!

This was another unputdownable book and I am truly loving this series, there's a feast of Species and who knew Elves could be so delectably Yummy!

I try to never give away too much of the story because I know other Reviewers will give a little extra but what I will say about his book is the ma
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Kelly
Jun 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Good gravy, Vail didn't have an easy time of it with his treacherous witch captor. After everything she did to him, it's no wonder he's out of his head half the time. The fact he can stand to be near Rosalind at all without his madness rearing up is a testament to his strength of will.

Which isn't to say all witches are bad, but Vail certainly doesn't have a winning streak when it comes to them. Also, the fact his prophecy was used against him and he suffered for it for forty two centuries... tha
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Heather
Aug 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Heather by: Author
Shelves: 2014-favs
Every time I read one of Felicity Heaton's books I am transported to another dimension. It's something I have come to look forward to. Tempted by a Rogue Prince didn't disappoint. This time we hung out in a few realms in hell. I had begun reading, Book 2; "Claimed by a Demon King" and lost my hard copy in the chaos of my life. I meant to purchase a 2nd copy and never got around to it so my knowledge on this series is a bit vague. I read the gifted chapters of Tempted by a Rogue Price through the ...more
RJ
2.5 Stars

Vail was literally insane. I tried to understand where he was coming from. He has spent thousands of years of captivity under a dark witch who controlled his mind and body, forcing him to go against everyone he loves and murder thousands of innocents over the years, so it's understandable that he has come out of that a madman.

But! In my eyes that doesn't excuse the emotional and physical abuse he put the heroine through. He spent a good portion of the book threatening to kill her becaus
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Two Nerds With Words
Aug 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed by Bex
4.5 out of 5 Stars

Tempted by a Rogue Prince is a dark and wonderful instalment to Felicity Heaton's Eternal Mates Series. Vail and Rosalind's relationship is filled with passion and fear. It's this combination that makes this book explosive and tension fuelled.

Book three starts off a little slower than Felicity Heaton's usual books. In retrospect, this was reflective of the madness of Vail's character. His anxiety and survival while in isolation takes time to unravel, as does the
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Whitney
Apr 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
3/5 stars

I liked the premise of this story. Just, eh, the whole struggle with inner demons was so overwhelming. It was confusing at times, especially from Vail's point of view. The last 25% of the book I LOVED. Once we got everything out in the air, the story flowed much better. I wished the book could have been a bit longer so we can see a "more sane" Vail interact with Rosalind. Even with it's faults (for me, at least) I liked the story and characters. This is a really good series and I can'
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Siga
Jan 19, 2019 rated it it was ok
Best of the first three books. Would give it a solid 2.5.
Berls
Jun 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This review appeared first on Fantasy is More Fun
Actual Rating 4.5 stars.

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.

My Initial Reaction...
Tempted by a Rogue Prince was considerably darker and more emotional than the other books in the series, yet somehow e
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Robin
Mar 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Finally Vail - A Temptation to Give In To, September 2, 2014
By Robin Manor - See all my reviews

Held together only by a strong sense of survival and the distant light of his brother's love, Vail battles between sanity and madness. At times I get the feeling he finds some escape through the madness as his reality of the last several thousand years has been so horrific. This deep abyss of madness was caused by a witch who had not only enslaved vail, but had him turn violently against his own kind a
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Marta Cox
Jul 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is the third book in the Eternal Mates series and I'm loving these elves! This particular book is most definitely Vail's turn in the spotlight as we catch up with the mad Elven prince. As his story is a harrowing one it would perhaps be a very good idea to start at the beginning of this series with Kissed by a Dark Prince as so much of what has already happened does impact on this story. Vail's book does work as a standalone but it's a journey that takes him literally to the very edge of hi ...more
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Eternal Mates (1 - 10 of 17 books)
  • Kissed by a Dark Prince (Eternal Mates, #1)
  • Claimed by a Demon King (Eternal Mates, #2)
  • Hunted by a Jaguar (Eternal Mates, #4)
  • Craved by an Alpha (Eternal Mates, #5)
  • Bitten by a Hellcat (Eternal Mates, #6)
  • Taken by a Dragon (Eternal Mates, #7)
  • Marked by an Assassin (Eternal Mates, #8)
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