Sold to the King by Carmen Falcone
3.5 out of 5 stars
Published by Entangled Publishing on Jan. 20 2020
Format: ebook via. NetGalley
Finished in 5 hours
Read in 2 sittings
Sat on my TBR for 3 hours
Carmen Falcone is a romance author from Brazil. She is also a USA Today Bestselling Author of the A Vengeful Affair, A Weekend of Misbehaving, and Highest Bidder Series.
*I voluntarily read and reviewed an advance copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own*
Sold to the King follows Izzy and Nassor after they meet at a virgin auction.
When I saw the description on NetGalley, I was immediately intrigued. I thought that was going to be a King in a castle in the 1800s or something, not in modern-day Africa. I ended up being pleasantly surprised and enjoyed reading the novel. (+.5)
The plot of the book is fast-paced and engaging that I finished it in two sittings. (+1)
The writing style is a bit difficult for me to read, especially in the beginning. I found the first chapter to be a little bit choppy, and I had to read the sentences multiple times to comprehend the sentence. The rest of the book is fine. (-.5)
The story is organized and straightforward. My only issue with the organization is the drastic time gaps between some of the scenes. (-.5)
I really like the characters. Despite Sold to the King being a romance/ erotic novel, I think Izzy is strong and independent. I also enjoy Nassor's character because I got to see him mostly outside his kingly duties. (+1)
My favorite part is the private moment between Izzy and Nassor's mother. I was definitely not expecting that! (+1)
I didn't really have a least favorite part. (+1)
If you want a quick story, loveable characters, and steamy romance, this book is for you. There is also an element of mystery that adds an extra layer to the story.
If you would like more information about the author and her books, check out her website here: https://entangledpublishing.com/author/carmen-falcone