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Red Heir

RATING: ★★★★☆
TITLE: Red Heir
AUTHOR: Lisa Henry / Sarah Honey
RELEASE DATE: July 30, 2020
PUBLISHER: Independently Published
GENRE(S): Adult Fantasy Romance, M/M Romance

Thank you to both of the authors and to Gay Romance Reviews for my DRC of this book in exchange for my honest review.


Imprisoned pickpocket Loth isn’t sure why a bunch of idiots just broke into his cell claiming they’re here to rescue the lost prince of Aguillon, and he doesn’t really care. They’re looking for a redheaded prince, and he’s more than happy to play along if it means freedom. Then his cranky cellmate Grub complicates things by claiming to be the prince as well.

Now they’re fleeing across the country and Loth’s stuck sharing a horse and a bedroll with Grub while imitating royalty, eating eel porridge, and dodging swamp monsters and bandits.

Along the way, Loth discovers that there’s more to Grub than meets the eye. Under the dirt and bad attitude, Grub’s not completely awful. He might even be attractive. In fact, Loth has a terrible suspicion that he’s developing feelings, and he’s not sure what to do about that. He’d probably have more luck figuring it out if people would just stop trying to kill them.

Still, at least they’ve got a dragon, right?

What an absolutely adorable story!

This was such a fun, light-hearted, sweet book that I read in literally one sitting. Loth is a thief. While in his cell, people break in claiming to be looking for the long lost prince of Aguillon and he fits the bill. But, when his cell mate claims to be the prince, both men are taken along.

Grub is a sickly-thin young man and the more that Loth spends time with him, the more he learns about him. The more he learns about the man, the more he cannot deny his attraction for him.

On their journey, the two men learn a lot about each other (while simultaneously fighting for their lives), including their true identities. Both are keeping secrets and while they grow fonder of each other, those secrets are shed.

This was such a great, feel good tale, full of royalty, hilarious mythical creatures and some really wonderful adventure.


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