Book Reviews

The Prince's Guard by Annette Gisby

Genre Gay / Historical / Fantasy / Royalty/Nobility / BDSM / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 02-September-2012

Book Blurb

Prince Dashan has been used to getting things his own way, with servants to cater to his every whim. As the crown prince, it is essential that he is protected and he is followed everywhere by his bodyguard, Ryland. Dashan can't even head to a tavern with his friends without Ryland somehow turning up and spoiling his fun.

Dashan disguises himself as a peasant one night and sneaks off to the brothel that he's heard rumours about - a brothel that caters for men who like men. The prince finds it difficult to admit to himself what his true desires are - he yearns to submit his will to someone else. And Ryland is just the man to show him what that truly means.


Book Review

Sometimes the very person you are looking for, the one who can give you what you desire, is in your life already. This is certainly true of Prince Dashan in 'The Prince's Guard' by Annette Gisby.


Dashan is tired of everyone giving in to him and determined to get away from it and explore his desire for male companionship. He really wants to be with someone who is willing to make the decisions. He wants to give up that control and let someone else take over. He's always thought of his bodyguard, Ryland, as a nuisance, but Ryland is also the only one who refuses to submit to the Prince. Ryland's duty is to protect him and anticipate his needs, but Dashan is in for a surprise when he learns how far Ryland is willing to go.


This story is well written, with strong characters. This is especially important in such a short story. Twelve pages demands efficiency and clarity. I got a good feel for both of the characters and became sympathetic to their plight. I was expecting a more romantic story and although there were tender moments and it was erotic, but more carnal, than sensual. I'd recommend this short book to readers who like their stories on the rough side and believe that for them, it will be quite erotic and pleasurable. Thank you, Annette, for presenting a story which leans more toward 'edgy'.




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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 7200 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 02-August-2012
Price $1.99 ebook
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