A King and a Pawn
- Urban fantasy, for example. This could have taken place anywhere. In the woods or in the mountains, for all I care. But there was a mentioning of some humans in cars and apartment complexes so... I guess it's on an urban-y side.
- Law enforcement, PI. Not really. Bert is a beta (read: a butler and a cook and a nanny) to an asshole who happens to be in charge of PBI (paranormal bureau of investigations).
This started strong, with plenty of palace intrigue and plot twists, but I ended up not liking it nearly as much as the first two Leader books. I think the main problem is that Will never really cohered as a character for me: devoted parent, uber magician, political leader, superhot Fey heartbreaker, AND lover of Bert, chubby, dessert-making babysitter extraordinaire? I don't mind match-ups like that, and honestly Bert was a great character and a genuinely refreshing change from the usual ...more
Author – Liv Olteano
Star rating - (3.5)
No. of Pages – 234
Cover – Moody and Gorgeous!
POV – 1st person, one character, POV
Would I read it again – Yes.
Genre – LGBT, Paranormal, Crime
** I WAS GIVEN THIS BOOK, BY THE AUTHOR, IN RETURN FOR AN HONEST REVIEW **
Reviewed for Divine Magazine
I struggled with this one, because it took me a while to make up my mind about my rating and how I felt about it. Though I'm totally addicted to the series, I'd have to say ...more
Bert Cooper feels tainted by his sister’s treason. He needs to prove he’s still a loyal beta. He also needs to be away from curious and possibly condemning eyes. His alpha, Herman Weiss, sends him to the Fey court as an “ambassador” where he’s pretty much just going to act as a spy. He’s even got a special ring so the Fey won’t be able to correctly read his emotional grid. It doesn’t take Bert long to realize he’s in way over his head. That ...more
When I read the blurb the first thing I thought was that there was a lot going on and to be fair there was a lot going on.
Calling it a romance book would be unfair because of the mystery/ suspense subplots (Yup there were several subplots). Calling it a mystery/suspense book would also be wrong because Bert and Will’s developing relationship remained at the center of everything.
For a while I ...more
For some reason the characters didn't engage me as much as the MC's in #1 and #2 did. Bert seemed rather wimpy and Will really not very connected to him. The "mystery" was summarily wrapped up almost as an afterthought. I did like (view spoiler)[ the children and would be curious as to how they're adjusting (hide spoiler)].
If you've read and enjoyed the first two, though, this still is a don't miss read.
To gain information on solving the Leader Murders, Bert must act as ambassador in the Fey Court. Unfortunately, Bert didn’t expect his life to spin so out of control and before he knows it, he’s intrigued the Court Interrogator, Sir William Sims. Except, Will isn’t all he appears and might just be on Bert’s side but when the Fey King is assassinated, Will has an outrageous plan that might just cost them both their lives.
I’ve loved Bert since he first showed up in ...more
เสียดายอยางเดียวเลมนี ทีฉากโรแมนซของทังคูไมคอยมี แตความสัมพันธของทังคูดูชัดเจนและดีเขาใจได~
ในฝังวิลเองกไมเชือใจใคร เพราะในอาณาจักรเฟย มีแตคนทีตองการผลประโยชนจากเขาทังนัน
ดวยอารมณและบุคลิตตางๆ ของทังคูทีสือออกมา ทำใหอานแลวอินอะะะะ ชอบบบบบบบบบ
คือยากอานฮอตๆ ของวิลทีมีตอเบิรตมากกกกกกกกกกกกกกก ...more
It started promising but half way through the story the MCs' characters changed completely to an extend that I was wondering if I'm still reading the same book. The conflict resolutions were unrealistic and simplistic. And the ending was unsatisfactory. I'm deeply disappointed!
I really liked Bert.
The ring piqued my interest throughout.
It's not just the connection to past characters that connect these books. The same case from book 1 is still being explored. It's been an ongoing theme through the series.
I really hope this is not the final book in the series. I like the world.
We have a story sorta already in progress. Bert's sister is a pack trader. He was the clueless beta who never saw that coming. He has ...more
The Leader Murders are part paranormal, part romance, and part mystery. Exactly what I have been needing in my books lately. Each of the three stories revolves around a different central couple but involve the main characters from the other two installments. They also all revolve around the so-called "Leader Murders".
For complete Review see http://www.prismbookalliance.com/?p=5......more
Rating: 4.75 stars out of 5
For the Full Review: http://wp.me/p220KL-7IL
From that review: "Bert is one of those characters readers flock to emotionally like geese to water. He's vulnerable, full of self doubts, loving, loyal, capable of being so much more than he thinks he is. He's overweight but instead of feeling bad about himself, he accepts it. He likes it in fact...because in truth he will never give up his sweets or the fact the he adores cooking. ...more
I would say that reading books 1 & 2 would make more sense of the story, the past murders, the investigation and the key investigation. Whilst I did get the gist of it all, this was a definite follow on rather than an installment.
There were various power struggles in the Council and the Court and generally they were well written but ...more
The head interrogator of the Fey Council, Sir Will Sims. becomes interested in Bert the minute he steps into Fey ...more