Review: My Ruthless Prince by Gaelen Foley
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Expert hunter and servant, Emily Harper doesn’t believe that her master has turned against his Inferno Club brothers, and joined forces with the dreaded Promethean Order. The only logical explanation is that he’s been kidnapped or brainwashed, and she’s determined to rescue him. Unfortunately, nothing is what it seems, and Drake won’t leave the traitor’s camp no matter what Emily promises to give him.
Drake, the Earl of Westwood, is bent on suicide and redeeming his sins by bringing down the evil Promethean’s from the inside. When Emily arrives to rescue him and endangers her safety, he has no choice but to drag her into his own plans. He’s determined to keep his emotions, and desire for her at bay. Yet each passing danger and night spent in close quarters, bring him closer to revealing everything; including his love for her. When the Promethean leader James asks him to make the ultimate sacrifice, Emily’s life, Drake must make the decision of whether revenge against the men who tortured him is worth more than the love of this innocent’s soul.
My first Inferno Club novel and I loved it! For a historical, this book provided something different. The secret societies, remote location in foreign Eastern Europe, and the premise that no one was exempt from possible death kept me reading. I found Foley’s characters and story telling to be worth the late-night hours I spent in attempt to discover if Emily and Drake would ever achieve an HEA.
The fact that Emily is no simpering miss was a huge appeal. I love this character’s back story, and that her innocence and love is what inspires Drake to survive. She’s definitely a perfect fit for the war-wounded Drake. Of course if you love dark heroes with issues and secrets, then Drake is definitely one you will find yourself falling for. Getting in his head and understanding the method behind the madness was something that appealed to that inner part of me that would love to grant a bad boy redemption.
For faithful readers of the series there may be some tears shed, I won’t say why and you’ll have to just buy it to find out. Characters from previous books do make an appearance, and there is plenty of action thrown in for those who enjoy seeing the Inferno Club members wielding weaponry. Overall, a delicious read that will have me reaching into the bank account for funds to secure Foley’s back list. Fans of Charlotte Featherstone are sure to enjoy this one.