Sunday, December 28, 2014

Nanee's Review and Spotlight of A King Undone (Noble Pleasures, Book 1)by Cooper Davis


Sometimes you have to risk everything, to follow your heart…
Noble Pleasures, Book 1
In a world where gentlemen openly court and marry fellow noblemen, the threat of scandal still lurks behind every velvet drape for kings and princes. Such has been the fate for King Arend Tollemach, forced to sacrifice his heart on the altar of regal duty.
Now that his wife is dead and his royal obligations are at an end, he’s ready to take an unthinkable risk. King Arend seeks a concubine from Temple Sapphor, a secretive, gated world where he will finally shed his virginity—as least as it pertains to making love to a man.
Julian never thought he’d spend ten years on the temple shelf, passed over again and again. Just when he despairs of ever finding placement in a nobleman’s bed, Arend walks into the temple. A lonely eyed, beautiful king who could easily steal his heart.
Arend discovers he has no problem opening his bed to the exquisite concubine. The problem lies in finding the key to his long-shuttered heart.
Warning: Contains a beautiful, virgin king desperate to bed another man, a concubine who fantasizes about being claimed and revered by a strong monarch, and a sea of scandal set against a sensual, palatial backdrop.

This story is full of emotion, yearning and love. King Arend was forced to let his true love go to be the man his father the King demanded he be, he took a wife and when she died his yearnings and desires came back long hidden and he can't help but act on his desires. Happiness is not one emotion that King Arend was allowed to feel in his life. His future  was mapped out and his desires and happiness on hold to uphold his duty. Julian is thrust back into his life and King Arend must take it slowly and learn about love and court Julian the way it was meant to be. Love their desire for each other and their hot as hell awareness.  I thought this story was sexy and witty but also intriguing and mysterious in some ways as well. I thought the story was unique and well written and I enjoyed the characters and secondary characters, I was rooting for King Arend's happiness. I thoughht the writer captured the ups and downs in King Arend's life and the decisions that were made througout the story, well written and very loving. 4-4.5 stars



Cooper Davis first discovered the allure of m/m storytelling when she watched My Beautiful Launderette with a college roommate. Later, her passion for stories about men falling in love and finding their HEA together was stoked by online slash fiction. After years as an avid fan of m/m and slash, Cooper finally decided to try her hand at penning her own stories about same-gender romance and love.

A voracious reader across all subgenres of m/m fiction, Cooper is particularly fond of courtships set against the breathless backdrop of scandal and intrigue found in period drawing rooms. She is thrilled that her first historically themed m/m romance series debuts this December with A KING UNDONE (Samhain).


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