The Contingency Plan

Title: The Contingency Plan
Author: Addison Albright
Publisher: JMS Books, LLC
Release Date: April 14th 2018
Genre(s): M/M Fantasy Romance
Page Count: 28 pages
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 3 stars out of 5


A sheltered prince. A sudden death. An unexpected choice. How will Prince Marcelo react to discovering he’s The Contingency Plan?

For eighteen years, there has been peace between Sheburat and the kingdom of Zioneven. The untimely death of a princess throws the marriage arrangement—the final phase to complete the terms of the treaty—into disarray, and the contingency plan is put into motion. Now the Crown Prince of Zioneven gets to make his own choice from among the princess’s younger siblings.

As a rare royal son in the matriarchal sovereignty of Sheburat, Prince Marcelo grew up knowing he would never marry. Never. Royal sons did not marry. Period. Except, Prince Efren isn’t from Sheburat, and he has other plans.

The blurb is pretty spot on, so I won’t rehash. This is super short – with the meeting, marriage, and consummation happening really quickly.

I enjoyed it, speeding through it briskly, and at only 28 pages it has quite a bit of world-building, and an interesting take on a matriarchal society being the one that’s stunted and less open-minded, but I really would have loved to see this as a full-length novel. I’m afraid the brevity of the story, especially the way everything progresses so quickly, diminished the romance, as Prince Marcelo and Prince Efren don’t really have much interaction with one another despite being the main characters.

It’s an enjoyable historical fantasy romance and I would love to see it fleshed out one day to a longer novella or full length novel.

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I am an unapologetic book addict/lover. I'm happiest when reading and I spend most of my time with my Kindle, which is never far from my hand. I love to be told a good story! I mostly read fiction: Romance, Erotica, Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal (shifters? Yes, please!), a little BDSM when I'm in the mood, and I love a good ménage story. I DEFINITELY PREFER A HFN/HEA! My biggest no-no's are cheating, miscommunication / misunderstanding plots, unnecessary angst, and cliffhangers.

A sampling of my "Favorite M/M" stories:

Carry the Ocean The Half of Us Red Dirt Heart Adulting 101 Tied Up In Knots
Shelter the Sea Manties in a Twist David, Renewed Ethan who Loved Carter Perfect Imperfections
Wolfsong Fight the Tide How to Walk Like A Man The Lightning-Struck Heart Forging the Future