Review: A Stolen Kiss by Kelsey Keating

Friday, January 6, 2017

Title: A Stolen Kiss
Author: Kelsey Keating
Series: Stolen Royals, #1
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Publisher: Swanifide Publishing
Publication Date: March 1st 2016

A stolen kiss. An unstable curse. One big mess in the making.

Derric Harver never expected to amount to anything more than the palace stableboy, but when Princess Maria's curse keeps her from accepting a prince's proposal, she turns to him for help, and he doesn't dare refuse.

With the help of a lady's maid and a prince, Derric and Maria embark on a dangerous adventure to find the sorceress who cast the curse. Along the way they battle deadly creatures and make new friends--all the while struggling with the undeniable chemistry between them. Reaching their destination won't be easy, but the true danger peril in the truths they've fought for years to keep hidden.

A Stolen Kiss is the first in the Stolen Royals Series--an adventure with magical creatures, dangerous lies, and being true to the power within.

I am absolutely kicking myself for letting this one wait on my Kindle for far too long(over a year!!).  I absolutely loved everything about this one!  I can't believe that this was Kelsey Keating's debut novel! I will be honest, the first thing that pulled me in to this book was that gorgeous cover.  It's so pretty.  Then when I read the synopsis I knew I was hooked.

Kelsey Keating takes us on an exciting quest through a magical world.  She really has a way with pulling you in to the story.  I ended up reading this all in one sitting because I needed to know what was going to happen!  We meet a prince and a princess who are bound by duty and want to do what is best for their kingdoms, even if it means their own unhappiness.  We also meet a poor stableboy who has a secret past, one that only his sister knows about (well...she knows SOME of it).  I loved seeing how all of these characters interacted and grew together.

I don't want to say to much a give away anything because this one definitely has some twists and turns.  This book had me almost in tears, laughing out loud, frustrated, and hopeful.  It really sent me through all of the emotions.  While this book is the first in the Stolen Royals series, it can be read as a standalone and doesn't end in a cliffhanger(<--yayyy!!).  

*I received a copy of this title via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own. *

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