I never know to say in these things. I guess that says something about me. I read a lot, write stories, and like books. I like a good debate. Nothing else is to say. :-)
Pretty much that about sums it up. I reviewed the two previous books and I said plenty then, but this was a very satisfying end. My only complaint was that the Regent should have suffered a bit longer...just a tad....maybe some torture. What a vile terrible person.
When I read book 1, from the first moment they met, I always thought Laurent knew, and I read the all the books with that thought in mind. No one that obsessed with his brother's killer, would not know everything about them, especially their face. So the reveal in this book was not a shock to me. To me it made the slow buildup of their relationship even more compelling, that Laurent fell for Damen despite all the reasons not to...because of who Damen was...because he was a good man, who surprised him by being honorable and kind, and who treated him like he mattered.
I love a good sappy romance....with some blood and guts and good fight scenes here and there. That helped too. And most importantly, a satisfying happy ending. I am so glad Laurent finally got his happy ending...and someone to love him and appreciate him. Because all he had before was abuse and manipulation. He never had a moments happiness with his disgusting uncle who stole his childhood and his innocence from him (something I also guessed earlier on and was hinted at and written very subtly). If it had ended with anything other than him getting his Prince Charming and his Kingdom, I would have rioted.
Anyway..I guess I had a bit to say after all. I loved, loved, loved, this entire series. And I forgive the wait for this final book. It was an excellent choice to enjoy on a lonesome Valentines day.