RELEASE DATE: 12th January 2017
BLURB: Prince Vannos is sick and tired of being sheltered and treated like a child. He’s a warrior and in his opinion, it’s high time he was treated like one. When he’s invited to a party by one of his older friends, he decides to slip away from his guards, even though his father, Blake, has forbidden it. The next thing he knows, he’s been drugged and kidnapped and is on his way to the planet of Moravia, an insular world, whose people are suspicious and hate outsiders. When Vannos learns why he’s going and what awaits him there, panic sets in, but it’s already far too late.
Soon he arrives on the mysterious planet, surrounded by strangers who don’t know his real identity, but if he tells the truth about who he really is, harm will come to his family at home. Forced into a charade, Vannos has to marry the king of Moravia, a handsome warrior king named Stefan. He must also pretend to be a man who is far more worldly in every way. When the truth is inevitably revealed, the king is angered by the idea that the Tygerians tried to force a political alliance on him and refuses to give Vannos a divorce or allow any member of the royal family to visit him.
Redmond is dispatched to act as a go-between and he finds much more waiting for him than just an lovestruck and unhappy prince in this distant world. The two young men must fight their way to happiness through a confusing maze of romance, murder and intrigue, and Vannos and his king learn that you have to be very careful what you wish for in life, because you just might get more than you ever bargained for.
Would it be unprofessional to admit that I was jumping up and down like a maniacal cheerleader when reading Vannos and Stefan’s storyline, so much so I busted my pom-poms. Yes? Then forget I mentioned it, however, if you want to get lost in a book, then Shanghaied is the book for you, without doubt the best book by Shannon West, it was an absolute joy to read.
The author didn’t have to Shanghai me into reading it, I joined freely of my own free will and it’s the best decision I’ve made this year.
We were first introduced to this Series with the Mate of the Tyger Prince and I immediately liked all the players but over the following books, they have evolved into individual, strong but so loveable characters. With Vannos most probably evolving more than any of them which this storyline proves beyond doubt.
I fell in love with him and I totally get why King Stefan did too. Of course it didn’t start that way. Oh hell no. Vannos very successfully manages to get himself entrapped in a devious plot to restart the war, with the lives of his little brothers at stake. And so this energising, exciting and masterfully executed story begins.
The author gave us thrills and jealousies, romance entwined with sexy sex, loyalties and betrayals and maybe a new Royal? but she also gave us ……..Blake! Yes, my all time favourite character is charging to the rescue of his beloved son and he conveniently forgot to tell his husband, King Davos….
Loved it, loved it, loved it.
5 of the biggest stars ever for this book.
****I would like to thank the Author for the opportunity and privilege of reading this ARC. My review was an honest opinion of the book****