Series: Valespian Pact Book 3
Author: Lexi Ander
Genre: Sci Fi, Romance
LGBTQ+ Category: MM, Gay
Reviewer: Melissa, Paranormal Romance Guild
About The Book
Can a Warlord and a Prince find love when the galaxy is on the brink of war?
Chief Warlord Sohm’lan has a job he loves protecting the family who claims him as one of their own. He has known the loss of a mate and believed he would walk alone for the rest of his life… that is until Prince Mestor demanded more from him than duty. Unable to fathom why Mestor would want a widowed older warrior, Sohm’lan maintains his distance believing Mestor will eventually choose an amor closer in age and experience, even though the thought causes him more pain than it should.
Prince Mestor is tired of pretending and his patience is eroding. He needs Sohm’lan to see past their respective ranks and duties to who Mestor is underneath it all. Worried Sohm’lan will be lost to him if he pushes too hard, Mestor and Sohm’lan are caught in a dance of denied desires and tangled obligations.
Warlord Sohm’lan and Prince Mestor struggle to find a way to their heart’s desire against the backdrop of galactic conspiracies, the dangerous mission escorting the Fal’Amoric royals, and discoveries within the Vondorian family that threaten to tear apart everything they hold dear. The two of them stand together to fight the coming battle whatever the consequences.
*Note: Constant is 250,000 words and is the third book in the series that must be read in order.
This is an epic book and part of an epic series. Yes, it is really almost 900 pages. And the only reason this was not a 5 star read was that this book runs concurrently to the previous two books in the series. This impacted the pacing of the story, with the first half of the book consisting of a different point of view but still a retelling of scenes, and I found myself skimming sections.
The storyline that included the love story between Sohm’lan and Mestor kept me reading. This series has amazing world building. The character list can be daunting, especially with names being similar causing some confusion. There were also some editing issues throughout.
It speaks to the overall story strength that these issues did not keep me from wanting to finish the book. The romance aspect is very well written and you are rooting for them in spite of all the obstacles they face. This is obviously not a quick read, but if you want a solid addition to your sci-fi library, pick this one up.
In writing this bio I am taking a rare break from reading! I always have a book on hand just in case there is time to sneak in a chapter or two. As a military spouse and a mom of two boys, it is amazing how often I am hurrying up to wait. Luckily for me I don’t have a favorite genre so I get lots of fun authors to choose from. My education was in sociology and mental health counseling, so stories with strong character development are my favorites. Happily Ever After is the best part of romance for me because real life is hard enough.
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