Royal Powers #4
Genre: Paranormal, Romance, Shared World
Danger lurks in the forests, but will he know to hide?
Crave Woods hides his truth from everyone, even the couple who raised him or tries to. But his family knows he didn’t outgrow the strange affliction of being able to sink into the dirt and travel below ground.
Devin Dumtsteed can’t quit his job though he hates it. If only he had better powers, he could do more for Abarra, but he tracks criminals and illegal power users, getting them off the street before they do something stupid, like kill someone.
A freak cave-in at the mine has him traveling to a small town to check out the undocumented power users when all hell breaks loose. Is the unassuming young man he met in the middle of the forest the cause of the cave-ins or is Crave Woods more than Devin could ever imagine.
The Lost Prince is a 30,000-word M/M superhero romance with angst and plenty of hot fun.
I’m enjoying the Royal Powers series and the different takes on superhero powers. I thought both Devin and Crave’s powers were very cool, and unique. I liked the way they were able to work together to solve the mystery and save people.
Despite their different backgrounds I thought they had a lot in common too, and I liked the way they connected not only physically but emotionally too. They’re both trapped by their families, Devin because he’s used by them, and Crave because his adoptive family have rejected him and made him think he can’t do anything with his life because he’s defective. I liked how they were able to give each other the strength they needed to break free. I also liked that they’re both flawed and have fears, and especially how Devin’s is something intrinsic to Crave’s powers.
One of the things I’m enjoying about this shared universe is how characters from other books turn up or are mentioned. And also how we see a bit more, or a different side, of the world with each subsequent book.
Crave’s adoptive father is a total piece of work, and I was very happy with the conclusion of that part of the storyline. I liked how the plot wasn’t just about their powers and relationship but that there was a mystery to solve and bad guys to stop too.
This story is a fun addition to the series, with an interesting plot and characters. It’s my first read by this author, but I’ll be looking out for more. 5 out of 5 stars.