That Irresistible Poison (Calluvia’s Royalty, #2) (Lili’s Quickie Review)

Title: That Irresistible Poison (Calluvia’s Royalty, #2)
Author: Alessandra Hazard
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: July 20th 2018
Genre(s): Sci-Fi, Paranormal Romance
Page Count: 311 pages
Reviewed by: Lili
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5


“I hate you.” Please touch me.
“You sicken me.” Hold me closer.
“I want to be free of you.” I can’t live without you.

The messed up part is he means everything he says.

The youngest prince of his clan, Seyn has been betrothed to the crown prince of another clan since birth. Everyone says he’s so lucky to marry one of the most respected, powerful men on the planet, but Seyn knows better.

He hates him with every fiber of his being. Ksar is a cold, uncaring, overbearing bastard who uses underhanded tactics to achieve his goals and who either ignores Seyn or criticizes everything about him. Seyn can’t stand him, and he’s willing to do anything to get out of the arranged marriage to a man he abhors.

But the line between feverish hatred and passion can be very thin, and it turns out that freedom isn’t as appealing as it once seemed.

Is it messed up to miss a man you loathe?

Is it sick to want his hands on you?

Seyn knows it’s insane. He knows he should stop going back.

But knowing something and doing it are two different things.

I didn’t feel the magic of the first book- instead, I felt frustration.

The hate to lovers trope involved one character acting like a churlish teen and the other a manipulative jerk. I didn’t feel invested in their HEA and thought they would be better off with different partners.

Everyone else seems to love it though.

Oh, well.

2.5 stars

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I’m a romance junkie, who loves when books make her cry from heartbreak and happiness.

A few of my favorite tropes:

-Friends to lovers
-Age gap

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