"A humerous and sexy space opera"
Ship's Captain Samantha Dorsey has created more of a
democracy with her crew because they are more like her
family to her than subordinates. They have been working
hard to gather all the items on a list needed to complete
a scavenger hunt that pays out a lot of currency to the
winner. Everything is going great; they only need one more
item: a wild beast from a primitive planet. Then, one
night in a drunken stupor they land on a planet and dart a
Prince Falke almost didn't know what hit him. He saw the
drunk humanoids but a curious attraction to the female
kept him from retaliating before he was knocked out. Stuck
in a cage (in feline form) was more than a bruise to his
ego, but the lovely captain peaked more than just his
THE BOUND PRINCE had me laughing from the very beginning.
I thought the story sounded great, but wow! It was better
than I bargained for! Seeing as I have a hard time reading
anything in order, I just wanted to say that the author,
Michelle M. Pillow does recommend reading the series in
order. This is the third book in the series, and I am
really looking forward to going back and reading the first
two (as well as the rest)!
Samantha is a spunky heroine with a very troubling past.
She is madly in love with Falke, almost from the
beginning, but regardless of the fact she's bound herself
to him, she doesn't want to make him stay against his will
but only because he loves and wants to be with her. So
while this story is full of humor, it does develop a very
serious streak of miscommunication. I loved how everything
was resolved between the two though.
Falke is a hard man to interpret. He appears very stoic,
and yet he really isn't: its part of his heritage. As the
Commander of the Var Armies, he could have taken a more
adversarial approach because he was kidnapped, and yet he
believed them for the drunken mistake it was. As a man, it
really seemed he only had one thing on the brain (bedding
Sam), and yet he was very understanding and forgiving with
her. He did a really good job of rattling Sam, and I think
she really needed that!
This is a very sensual book; which I really like. However,
for me the sex scenes were very tastefully written and not
over the top. Nor was the language offensive.
The crew Samantha flies with are great, they add their own
flair of humor to the story and I really look forward to
reading the next book because they will be continuing on
with the next adventure. I highly recommend reading THE
BOUND PRINCE, but with the way Michelle M. Pillow writes,
it would be worth it to read the series in order.
Posted April 20, 2006
Reviewed by Cynthia Eckert
Posted November 19, 2006