Custom demanded that Prince Urban get a love mark tattooed to the side of his left eye as an infant, just like the rest of his people, but to him, the stupid things have only brought on the scorn of his father, the misery of his siblings, and caused his entire kingdom to go broke from fighting so many wars over the irritating ink stains.
When Urban’s sister must travel to Donnelly, the kingdom within the sand, for her arranged marriage to align two realms, he goes with her. But he no sooner steps foot inside their castle than his mark starts itching like a son of a bitch, telling him his one true love is near.
It just figures, though, that the woman meant for him is completely forbidden. Now he must decide if he should ignore the persistent mark, telling him she’s the one, in order to avoid a possible war between kingdoms, or if he should discover whether she’s worth risking everything for so they can be together. Either way, his life gets sucked into chaos with threats of beheadings, dark magic lurking, castle traitors scheming, and sword fights eminent.
Who knew one little tattoo could cause so much trouble?
(ONE TRUE LOVE is the author’s first attempt at a fantasy romance. Please forgive her; she might’ve read an overabundance of Cassandra Gannon, Sarah J. Maas, and Eve Langlais books, then gone off to watch too many episodes of Supernatural, Game of Thrones, and Outlander, because this was the outcome.)
You are a good, caring, honest, and loyal woman. I do not believe my mark is wrong. You are where I belong.
*I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review
Physical or Ebook?
Have you ever read a book by this author before?
Nope, but I plan on reading everything I can get my greedy little hands on.
If it’s a series, would you continue reading it?
Is this a part of a challenge?
Who would you recommend this for?
Anyone who likes Fantasy romance that has a contemporary or modern feel.
I’m shook, fam.
You know why? ‘Cause I’m pretty sure I just found my new favorite author and she has tons of books for me to read.
‘Cause this fantasy romance is literally the best thing I have read in a while. Okay, so I say that a lot! But seriously, I absolutely loved this.
I love soul mate novels. Call me a romantic, but I honestly love reading these. The fact that it comes in the form of a tattoo is even cooler.
Ahem.. Urban is my new book boyfriend. He is swoony af.
Vienne is such an interesting character. She came off as meek and quiet at first, but the more you read, the more you realize that she’s kind of a badass.
I also loved that this also delved a little into castle politics and alliances. It added a whole other element to the novel that wasn’t just steamy romance.
Okay, but there was a lot of that and I am not complaining at all.
I enjoy fantasy novels here and there, but I find that the authors tend to try to use complicated wording or old english and it really just gets me lost. This is written in a much more laid back style but still interesting and quick witted.
Honestly, her writing style reminds me a lot of Jennifer Armentrout, which I adore of course.
I can’t wait to read more from this world and just from this author in general. I will be starting another one of her novels tonight and I am super excited!
If you’re interested:
*This book releases June 6th!
Until next time,
4 thoughts on “One True Love by Linda Kage”
This sounds super good. Thanks for the review
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❤❤ No problem!