Review – Taken by Storm


Taken by Storm


Storms of Blackwood #1


Elle Middaugh


Reverse Harem


Alexis Ravenel: Peasant. Princess. Pawn.

As a peasant, I was forced to work the jewel mines in order to survive. My life was hard, but my worries were few: affording food to eat, and keeping my pet sloth out of harm’s way. But when a chance encounter with a stranger concludes with me obtaining the power of the gods, suddenly my whole world changes.

When the Storm King finds out—and trust me, he always finds out—he plans to make me a princess by marrying me off to one of his four sons. Which doesn’t really seem like too bad of a thing…at first. After all, the Storm Princes are sexy as sin, rich, confident, and built like the very gods themselves.

But nothing is as simple as it seems, and the luxurious life of the Blackwood royals is nothing but a nightmare I cannot wake up from… and neither can the princes. They grew up knowing and resenting this fact, but I had to find out the hard way…

In the Kingdom of Blackwood, we are all just pawns in the Storm King’s wicked game.


4stars rating

This book hit the spot! It has great characters, a gripping story, and some steamy scenes – exactly what I needed. I devoured it in one sitting (thank goodness for being off work!).

The brothers are awesome. They’re a tight-knit group, each with their own quirks that totally surprised me. I can’t pick a favorite yet, but Ben and Robert definitely stole the show. Alexis is fantastic, too. Don’t expect a flawless princess – she messes up a lot, but that’s what makes her story real. Plus, who can resist a girl with a pet sloth? (Speedy is way cooler than my old kamikaze hamster, haha!)

And that last line? It was such an ‘OMG, lol’ facepalm moment! I woke the neighbors laughing, and I have no regrets. I’m seriously hyped for the next book!