The Line of Succession


Title: The Line of Succession
Author: Harry F. Rey
Publisher: Deep Desires Press
Release Date: July 24th 2018
Genre(s): Contemporary
Page Count: 118 pages
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 3 stars out of 5

Blurb:

Families are built on secrets, but when it’s the royal family, the stakes-and the secrets-can be deadly.

Fifteen years ago, Prince James’s father, Prince Richard, was killed in a mysterious helicopter crash, along with his secret Irish lover. The young James became heir to the British throne over his twin sister, Princess Alexandra.

With Queen Victoria II turning ninety, James’s personal life, now that he’s thirty, has come more into the public spotlight as he’s expected to marry and produce an heir. Known for his playboy lifestyle, he’d gladly accept that reputation to hide the truth that he’s gay and in a secret long-term relationship with his best friend and press secretary, Andrew.

His twin sister knows his secret, and plans to use it to create a scandal that will help her take the crown for herself, but her plans rely on trust, and she will soon learn her allies are not as trustworthy as she thought. Will James win his throne, while keeping the love of his life? Or will the monarchy topple in the face of naked ambition and public scandal?

The Line of Succession is a 38,000 word erotic romantic drama. If you love TV’s The Crown or The Royals, then you’ll love this deliciously sly royal drama filled with sex, secrets, and lies.

Buy The Line of Succession now and dive into a royal family of secret gay lovers, ambitious lusts for power, passions for revenge and hidden secrets that will shake the monarchy to its very core. This isn’t your real-life fairy-tale wedding; this is a royal family at war.


Secrets and shadows, multiple POVs, multiple forays into the past in most chapters, and lots of scandal.

If you like over the top soap-opera-esque romances with open relationships, scorching sex (including multiple partner menage), angst, betrayal, and a heavy dose of political and personal intrigue, with a cliffhanger ending leaving the reader to wonder what the hell is going to happen next – this is probably right up your alley.

Personally, there was way too much happening, with too many moving parts, and too many character POVs for me to settle in and simply enjoy, and there were some elements that simply aren’t my cuppa…but I have the feeling I’ll be in minority.

Note: Please be advised the book contains some drug use and sex without condoms.

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Author

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

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