Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Book Review: Anax by Kate Stevens


Book Description

Torn between an alien prince and his brother? That sounds just like Lexi’s luck.

Lexi Seymour thinks she’s seen it all when she finds herself in an arranged marriage. And she hasn’t even met the groom yet...

When she first sets eyes on him at the engagement ball, only one thought pops into her mind: Is it even legal to marry a teenage alien?

And then, another one: Why does his brother seem like a way better option?

Sure, she wants to help Earth keep the peace, but what about her peace of mind?

That arrogant, blue-scaled alien prince and his wicked grin sure are messing with it…

Crown Prince Anax Yio'hyra has his choice of women. His brother’s fiancĂ©e is not one of them.

Too bad his attraction to Lexi is too strong to resist.

He has no clue how this happened, but convincing her that she's his fated mate seems harder and more urgent than ending an impending intergalactic war.

How could he surrender without a fight?

Anax is the first book in the Bride to an Alien Prince series. This full-length story has on-the-page heat, a guaranteed happily-ever-after, and no cheating. While each book has a standalone romance, the series includes an overarching action plot and should be read in order for maximum enjoyment.

My Review

Lexi is to be married off to an alien prince in order to form an alliance with an alien race, and she's ready to do so until she finds out her betrothed is a teenager and she won't be marrying him until he's older. Until then she'll learn their customs and be treated like the alien princess she will be. But her betrothed brother, Anax makes her feel alive and she's more than a little attracted to him. Anax flirts with her and she likes it but his step mother warns her that he's a womanizer and will leave her after he gets what he wants. So now Lexi is torn, should she have a little fun with Anax and risk angering the King and Queen or ignore Anax and marry the other prince when it's time. 

But it turns out that the King has big plans and when Lexi gets in the way of those plans, she is kidnapped and held on another planet until she can be "taught" to do what she's told and do what the King wants. But when Anax finds out what's going on, he'll stop at nothing to make sure the woman he loves is safe and his once and for all. 

I had such a good time with this book. Not only did it have the romance and hunky aliens but it also had action, intrigue and danger. What more could you want? 

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.