ARC-Review: Heart of the Lost Star by Megan Derr

Heart of the Lost Star was one of my long awaited reads ever since the author posted a snippet on her blog. Since then it’s been a long wait that was most definitely worth the wait!

Kamir is at the heart of this story. He’s slowly been preparing for the moment his parents will disown him and his two kids. Everything is in place, however he gets more than he bargained for when his nasty piece of ex-husband also returns.

But then there is Jader, his long time crush and for the first time their paths actually cross. Although everything is not violets and roses for Jader either.

I loved the first half of this story. It’s a slow burn romance mixed with angst, intrigue and a bit of drama and some very sweet scenes for both Jader and Kamir. Their run-ins are sweet and fun to read especially mixed with Jader’s heritage.

The second half of the book was – for me – not as much fun. Without giving the story away, it felt as there was too much distance. Literally and figuratively. What happens to Kamir, some if it good and some it less good, felt a little too obvious. I also felt as if the balance to the plot was lost and the angst and some of the drama continued all the way to the end with only the last chapter as a happy ending. And right at that point it felt like the story was just starting, not ending.

Overall though I really loved this story. Kamir was every bit as awesome as I’d hoped he’d be. The story is definitely not only focussed on Jader and Kamir only. The whole gang is present and it was fun to see Sarrica squirm and Lesto and certain ‘pirate’ with their two little ones. There are also hints for Rene’s story! 

The story is rich with little details about this world without being overwhelming and I loved the little nibbles about the different cultures.

I’m also now really curious about Prince Chass’ story as it was hinted at there is a lot more to it – as we should have known – than first we first thought.  

 

Heart of the Lost Star Book Cover Heart of the Lost Star
Tales of the High Court
Megan Derr
fantasy, romance
Less than Three Press
August 23, 2017
A copy was provided through Netgalley

Kamir is on the verge of losing everything. Knowing full well he can't meet the ultimatum his parents have issued, he instead finally puts in motion his plans to live completely independent of them. His plans are interrupted, however, by the unexpected return of his despised ex-husband—and thrown even further into upheaval when he ends up comforting the man he's secretly loved for years.

Jader may not know where he comes from, but he knows where he belongs and what he wants—until he helps rescue some stranded Bentan travelers, one of whom look almost exactly like Jader, throwing his life and everything he thought he knew into tumult. Scared and overwhelmed, Jader flees—and lands unexpectedly in the arms of a man he's always seen, but never really noticed.

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