Reviewed by Nikyta
Title: Yours, Forever After
Author: Beth Bolden
Heroes: Gray & Rory
Genre: M/M Fantasy
Length: 400 pages
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: September 6, 2019
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Fifteen years ago, Prince Graham of Ardglass barely escaped from the ancestral castle with his young life. Rescued by a magical creature and spirited off to a faraway valley, he grew into a strong, capable man—never shirking his duties on the farm, but forever bitter over his father’s betrayal. But just when he has finally come to terms with being lost and staying lost, a visitor arrives in his valley and changes everything.
After a lifetime spent lost in his beloved books, Prince Emory awakens to find his villainous aunt working to usurp the throne of Fontaine. When she sends him on a dangerous quest, he’s certain the journey is a trap, but he’s not willing to accept defeat without a fight.
But a fight is something Rory is unprepared and untrained for, until he’s saved by a handsome, unassuming farmhand and his snooty, smug, and surprisingly talkative unicorn.
I’m a HUGE fan of fantasy stories so when I saw Beth Bolden had one coming out, I had to have it! And I was not disappointed! I was really intrigued with Gray and Rory as characters because they’re the exact opposite. Yes, they’re both princes but Gray is now a a farmer and bitter while Rory is spoiled and naive. I enjoyed seeing them grow over the course of the story and how they had to work together to get to where they were going. I also really liked seeing how Evrard played such a huge role in this one. It was interesting to see how he manipulated both Gray and Rory but also how he cared for them. He was definitely meddling but he did it for a reason and while Gray and Rory didn’t appreciate it sometimes, he made them both stronger and brought them closer together and I loved that.
I really enjoyed this one but I found that it became a bit repetitive at times especially when it came to how Gray felt slighted with his childhood. Unfortunately, it felt like something that came up at least every chapter but something we didn’t actually need to be reminded of constantly. Add to that, I was a little confused on why Sabrina really wanted Gray’s blood. It’s mentioned because he was royalty and innocent but after he grew up, she was still seeking him but he was no longer innocent. Add to that, if all she wanted was someone of royal blood line and innocent, she could have had Rory and taken his throne for good. I just didn’t think that was really clear in the grand scheme of things.
All in all, I enjoyed this one and really loved Gray and Rory as characters. I enjoyed seeing their journey and how they became closer. I also really loved the world this story is set around. I hope this won’t be the last we see of them because I’d like to see more stories set in this world.
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*