Author: Archer Kay Leah
Series: The Republic #2
Publication date: September 7th 2016
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Romance
On the outside, Mayr seems to have it all: a successful career as Head of the Guard for a prominent politician, family and friends who adore him, and the attention of beautiful women. But appearances are a good way to bury secrets, including the fact that while Mayr is a romantic at heart, searching for the one person to share his life with, his lovers keep leaving him.
When his last girlfriend takes him back and suggests an intimate night with Tash, one of her lovers, Mayr reluctantly agrees. The last thing he expects is to fall hard for Tash, who is nothing like Mayr’s previous lovers—and about to undertake the Uldana Trials. If Tash fails, he’ll likely die. If he succeeds, he must give up Mayr, and become the latest to leave Mayr standing alone with a broken heart.
I didn’t read book one, but this story can be read as a standalone so it didn’t really bug me.
I really enjoyed this book and how easy it was to feel connected to the characters and everything. It had a very nice flow to it and didn’t feel rushed or boring at all. Mayr and Tash are great, strong characters and it was sometimes painful to read about their struggles.
Archer Kay Leah did an amazing job with this story and I very much look forward to reading more in the future!
*I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book from Xpresso Tours. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own. *
Archer Kay Leah was raised in Canada, growing up in a port town at a time when it was starting to become more diverse, both visibly and vocally. Combined with the variety of interests found in Archer’s family and the never-ending need to be creative, this diversity inspired a love for toying with characters and their relationships, exploring new experiences and difficult situations.
Archer most enjoys writing speculative fiction and is engaged in a very particular love affair with fantasy, especially when it is dark and emotionally charged. When not reading and writing for work or play, Archer is a geek with too many hobbies and keeps busy with other creative endeavors, a music addiction, and whatever else comes along. Archer lives in London, Ontario with a same-sex partner and their cat.