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Surrendering Saul (Fated & Forbidden #1)

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>Part of the Fated & Forbidden Collection. Each book stands alone. Read about Allendra and the story that starts it all in The Challenge by Kallysten via instafreebie.

If Saul Ade had known that stepping into his sister’s life would make him a player in the goddess Allendra’s unforgiving game, he would have never left the shadows. If he doesn’t accept the mate she h
Kindle Edition, 218 pages
Published November 1st 2016
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Kerri Rhodes
Apr 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Wow -- mermaids, fae, demigods and gods? How did I ever miss this series? I jumped right into this book & immediately fell in love with Laurel. She is such a relatable character, and I was cheering her all the way through the book. I appreciate how realistic her character arc was and loved her revealing her bad ass tendencies in the end. I had a harder time with Saul, but I think that part of it was catching up with the world building (don't worry -- I'm on my way to catching up with the res ...more
Annie  K
Sep 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved it

Love the Hearth Motel\Afotamo\Norseton series. This book is also part of the multi author series Fated & Forbidden, where the goddess Allendra has tasked members of the paranormal races to find and bond with their mates before the next blood moon or all the races will loose their magic and become human.
Saul Ade is a fae prince and warrior of the Serengeti faction. He is currently serving as guard to his sister Simone, who is mated to Heath, son of the fae queen, who is a sociopath,
Nov 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this edition to the series. It is a fun series that makes me laugh a lot as well as has some steamy romances. This time we focus on Saul and Laurel. The Goddesses love to start trouble and one has decided that they are mates and have one month to seal the deal. Saul is fighting hard against it but the others feel it is something he should consider. Laurel was not a very nice character earlier in the series but has worked hard to redeem herself. It was interesting to see these tw ...more
This was an interesting segue book. We seemed to be moving the over-arching plot forward. It was nice to learn more about Laurel and to see her want to grow and learn about this realm. From Ethan's book, I was prepared to dislike her for the many reasons that Saul laid out. Saul was more of a mystery than Laurel was. We learned a lot more about Saul in this book than Laurel. The two of them coming together was interesting. It definitely was more fated, but I like how Laurel said that they would ...more
May 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Saul and Laurel

Saul is a Sidhe warrior and Laurel is a Sidhe/mermaid who are forced to marry as fated mates, or loose their powers forever and become human. And they are have to do it before the next blood moon. What will become of them and will they do what is asked of them? They may be fated mates but will the time constraints bring them together earlier than expected or will it push them apart? Read on my friends, it's a good book in the Fated and Forbidden Series
Sue Riley
Nov 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes a good, action packed, steamy and funny PNR with HEA
Recommended to Sue by: I love Holley Trent's books
Surrendering Saul Holley Trent

Reviewed by SFF Dragon*

The Challenge? prove you're capable of love. How? Find your mate and get on with it. Easier said than done in Saul's case.

I love Holley Trent's books, I've read a lot of them and she's one of my favourite authors. I've never been disappointed and 'Surrendering Saul', book three but the fourth story and latest addition to her Hearth Motel series is another winner, although it is slightly shorter and different in tone with slightly less action t
Oct 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: top-ten-author
Loved it! This is my favorite of the standalone Hearth Motel series books, written under an overarching series storyline and within the concurrent storyline of Fated and Forbidden.

After becoming weary of all the strife in the realms, the Creator Allendra has issued a challenge to the magical species she has created: Fae, shifters, etc. Representatives of each group must locate their fated mate and seal their bond by the next Blood Moon, a month away. If they fail, all of her creation will be st
Christine Karmelreads2665 W.
Nov 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Not Rising to the Challenge

Oh we met Laurel previously when she was fixated on Ethan, now her mind is a little more clearer and she is working in the human realm. Oh she still has problem remembering things on the short term but she is determined to live and work like a human and fit in.

Now Saul is a different story. He is arrogant, opinionated and unforgiving. Lets not forget he is a prince who does not use the words :thank you” or “please”
Allendra has plans for him and he is not going to like
Dec 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was definitely a intriguing and entertaining read. It was interesting to see how opposite attract and grow to understand that there truly meant for each other and also could offer something to each other like the other mated couples. My heart literally broke for Laurel she wasn't a likable characters in the earlier series but she tried and worked really hard to redeem herself. Saul was nothing but a big ole arrogant, opinionated, and unforgiving jerk to Laurel I really had a love hate relat ...more
Decadent Kane
Nov 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Trent created a terrific stand alone story in the middle of two series. That is talent. I started the story not sure what to expect but I was taken in by how real the characters felt to me.
I connected and wanted them to succeed.
The heat between Saul and Laurel is so intense and hot. She's a great submissive and he dominates her in such a gentle but intense way.
There are some great scenes that are unexpected and I even laughed at some of their dialogue.
This is the first book I have read from this
Nov 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow this is 1 of those books that catches you at the start and wont let go until the end. Awesome characters and story line. This almost has the feel of damned if I do and damned if I don't type of turmoil for Saul considering what decisions he is faced with.

I am voluntarily leaving my honest review of this book.This is book 3 from Hearth Motel which is part of the Fated & Forbidden Collection.
Stephanie Pittman
Nov 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Saul and Laura

Oh how I loved this story could not put it down. Omg Saul had me heated for a time but he made up for it. Laurel bless her addled brain but she is sweet, caring and definitely have super ADD, she loves her Saul and will do anything to make him happy. Come check out this series. So far so good.
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Holley Trent is a romance author who spins campy yarns set in North Carolina. She has a wicked sense of humor and regularly puts her story characters into unexpected situations.

When she's not writing, she's reading or eating Twizzlers.

Her contemporary and fantasy romances have been published by Crimson Romance, Calliope Romance/Musa Publishing, and she has work due for release by Lyrical Press.

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Fated & Forbidden (1 - 10 of 11 books)
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  • Lure of the Dragon Shifter (Return of the Dragons #2)
  • Fire Brand (Fated & Forbidden #4)
  • Dark Burn (Fated & Forbidden #5)
  • Fallen Ashes (Fated & Forbidden #6)
  • Lone Wolf (Fated & Forbidden #7)
  • Untamed Hart (Fated & Forbidden #8)
  • Blood Secret (Fated & Forbidden #9)
  • Courting Fate (Fated & Forbidden #10)
  • Blood Moon (Fated & Forbidden #11)