Title: The Prince
Series: A Wicked Trilogy #3.5
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Format: Kindle Edition, 125 pages
Published: August 14th 2018 by Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
Links: Goodreads | Amazon
Source: Inkslinger PR
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout comes a new story in her Wicked series…
She’s everything he wants….
Cold. Heartless. Deadly. Whispers of his name alone bring fear to fae and mortals alike. The Prince. There is nothing in the mortal world more dangerous than him. Haunted by a past he couldn’t control, all Caden desires is revenge against those who’d wronged him, trapping him in never-ending nightmare. And there is one person he knows can help him.
She’s everything he can’t have…
Raised within the Order, Brighton Jussier knows just how dangerous the Prince is, reformed or not. She’d seen firsthand what atrocities he could be capable of. The last thing she wants to do is help him, but he leaves her little choice. Forced to work alongside him, she begins to see the man under the bitter ice. Yearning for him feels like the definition of insanity, but there’s no denying the heat in his touch and the wicked promise is his stare.
She’s everything he’ll take….
But there’s someone out there who wants to return the Prince to his former self. A walking, breathing nightmare that is hell bent on destroying the world and everyone close to him. The last thing either of them needs is a distraction, but with the attraction growing between them each now, the one thing he wants more than anything may be the one thing that will be his undoing.
She’s everything he’d die for….
Wicked fans rejoice. Jennifer L. Armentrout returns to the fae populated streets of the French Quarter, and the stakes are higher than ever....
Brighton Jussier, daughter of the late Merle, is forever changed since the death of her mother and the brutalities committed unto them both. Quiet, reserved, and invisible to many, she secretly hunts the streets of New Orleans seeking revenge against those who turned her life upside down. When the enigmatic Prince sets his sights on the same prey though, Brighton must work alongside him to right the wrongs committed against them and keep their secrets safe. But how close is too close? And will the fire that burns between them be enough to turn their enemies to ash, or will it incinerate them first?
In the two years since the epic battle of Brave, Brighton has quietly transformed herself into a huntress. As a member of The Order she knows what is at stake, but with little left to live for and her position a farce, Brighton is resolute in her mission to take out each of the Winter Fae that still haunt her nightmares. I really enjoyed learning more about her character, and seeing her growth and metamorphosis since that time. Despite the Queen being banished to the Otherworld though, the battle with the Winter Fae still rages and unknown enemies are shifting their pieces on the board. The plot twists with each new revelation, entangling Brighton and the Prince further. The discourse between Brighton and Caden was entertaining, the push and pull electrifying. Brighton sees beyond the icy facade that the Prince shows the rest of the world and despite his bloody past, doesn't hold those unwilling actions against him. The sexual tension is strung taunt, but each battle their own inner demons.
Tink was at hand to lighten the plot with his inherited humor. The ending slayed me however, and I'm on pins and needles waiting for the release of The King now, desperately hoping it will be longer than your average novella length. All in all, The Prince made for a sensational addition to the series that kept me engaged from beginning to the all-too-soon end.
Suggested Reading Order:
BOOK 1 Wicked
BOOK 2 Torn
BOOK 3 Brave
BOOK 3.5 The Prince
*Reading Between the Wines Book Club received this book for free from Inkslinger PR in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect our opinion of the book or the content of our review.