SOLD TO THE KING
by Carmen Falcone
Publication Date: January 20, 2020
Genres: Adult, Entangled: One Handed Reads, Erotic, Romance, Erotica
I’m less than a week away from being crowned king.
To celebrate my last days of freedom, I’m indulging in all kinds of hedonistic activities —including attending the coveted Virgin Auction.
When I see Izzy on stage, I forget where I am. She’s gorgeous. I must have her. At any cost.
Even if only for three weeks.
Even if it can only ever be temporary.
And especially because it’s the last time I can do something for myself and not what’s best for my country.
I’m bound by duty and honor, but for the next few weeks I get to have my American cake and eat her too… one decadent bite at a time.
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Overall Rating 3
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Reviewed by Stephanie
“I’m bound by duty and honor, but for the next few weeks I get to have my American cake and eat her too…one decadent bite at a time.”
Isabela Lima has a plan to go to the kingdom of Gwokon, in Africa to seek out the people responsible for the death of her beloved step-mother so she needs money and fast. So what’s a history teacher on break supposed to do to get it all that money? Why not enter yourself in a virgin auction? I mean it sounds like a good plan, especially when Izzy goes out on stage and can’t take her eyes of the sexy man in the front row who just bid an insane amount of money to spend three weeks with her. She keeps telling herself she has to do this. For Mary and maybe it won’t be so bad spending three weeks with this intense and sexy stranger.
“He could never seriously date a woman from the Unites States, let alone marry her. Which was why he was buying her temporarily, and would enjoy every moment.”
Nassor couldn’t take his eyes off the beauty on the stage. He hadn’t planned to go to a virgin auction but he’s so glad he did. He’s only got a few weeks before he’s crowned King and his royal duties and obligations take over so he plans to have as much fun as he can with his three week million dollar investment. Izzy needs to get to Gwokon to find out more about the mystery surrounding Mary’s death and Nassor happens to be the future King. They both hope they can get what they want. Except Izzy needs to keep the real reasons she’s so interested in his country a secret, but we all know some secrets don’t stay hidden for long.
“I’m fucking tired of these games. Of you not believing in me. In us.”
So Nassor and Izzy travel back to Gwokon with different missions and outcomes in mind, but soon that starts to shift as what was supposed to be a way to sort of sow his wild oats before duties take over becomes so much more. For the both of them. But Nassor has tradition to follow and a country to think of and Izzy doesn’t want to stand in the way. Do these two people from two very different places stand a chance or will Izzy have to say goodbye to her King?
“I’ve waited a long time for this moment, even when I didn’t know I was waiting.”
I liked the whole idea behind this book. The blurb sucked me right in and I enjoyed both Izzy and Nassor but sadly this book wasn’t what I wanted it to be. I felt like there was so much glossed over. Where it felt like we were about to get a little more, it just moved on to the next thing and it was kind of all over the place. A lot of gaps and unanswered questions. It was also a bit on the lighter side of what I thought it would be. I expected raw and gritty and sexy and we just got bits and pieces of that. I loved how much Nassor was loyal to his country and was willing to stand up for what he thought was right. But he showed them it was okay for him to love who he wanted and that was sweet. It was a good read and do look forward to more from this author but I needed more with this story.
ABOUT CARMEN FALCOME
Carmen Falcone learned at an early age that fantasizing about fictional characters beat doing math homework any day. Brazilian by birth and traveler by nature, she moved to Central Texas after college and met her broody Swiss husband, living proof that opposites attract. She found in writing her deepest passion and the best excuse to avoid the healthy lifestyle everyone keeps talking about. When she is not lost in the world of romance, she enjoys spending time with her two kids, being walked by her three crazy pugs, reading, catching up with friends, and chatting with random people in the checkout line.