Published by Riptide
Released on 11 September 2017
I’m not usually one for a royal romance story, but every once in a while… handsome royals do it for me. But especially if the story is set in space and involves a curmudgeonly Navy space captain who resists a prince’s charm.
In His Majesty’s Service had an exciting premise. A royal on the way back for a family funeral finds his fated soulmate right about the time a deadly conspiracy is exposed. While his handsome, sexy Captain may have an allergy toward relationships and bonding, the man also scrambles to protect Anders. There was a nice push and pull going on with the relationship issues and with the intrigue part of the story.
This may be fated mates, but it is not easy. They are a pair of opposites and come with complicated backgrounds. Anders and Zach fuss, fight, and have a ton of make-up bouts. At times they are hilarious and swoony, but at others I did want to flick the pair of them on the ears. Zach especially. The soulmates match up had a psychic element to it that came with extra connection other than just a mate attraction in this world. I enjoyed this along with the two men’s take on it all.
I had a good time with the book, but I did feel that it could have been streamlined somewhat particularly when it went over the same ground with this pair and their love affair (yep, I was skimming sex scenes and arguments by the end because it wasn’t advancing the plot), but also the acrimony between Zach and the two security guards for Anders got a tad annoying too.
So, a little long-winded, but still a fantastic read. Those who enjoy super spicy M/M Sci-Romance with a twist of intrigue should give it a go.
My thanks to Riptide Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
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