Erryn reviews ‘Throne Together (Rosavia Royals Book 3)’ by Zoe Dawn. The ebook was published June 16, 2020 and was 277 pages. The audiobook version of this story was narrated by Kieran Flitton, released October 30, 2020, and is 7 hrs and 56 mins long. A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.
Why I read this book: I am loving this royal series.
A pining prince needs: A second chance at love.
Prince Julius has only ever wanted one man. Raised alongside Prince Dante of Thedes, the two were inseparable until their unspoken mutual attraction ignited into a single passionate encounter. Convinced that it ruined their friendship, Julius retreated to his duties in Rosavia, where he daydreams of another chance to win Dante’s heart.
After four years apart, fate brings Prince Julius back to Thedes. He offers Dante a coveted invitation: Return to the Rosavian palace for 10 days, and be his plus-one to the Royal Ball of the century. Before long, they realize one night of passion wasn’t enough, and they can’t imagine losing each other again.
As the clock ticks down to the ball, Julius catches wind of Dante’s family meddling, and he must decide if their feelings are real or if they’ve both been played. Were they always meant for each other, or is it all an illusion that will melt away at midnight?
Welcome to the tiny European country of Rosavia, where roses ramble over alpine slopes and princes fall for the men of their dreams. Every Rosavia Royals book happens simultaneously, so books can be listened to on their own, or in any order…but keep an eye out for familiar faces around the palace!
I have dipped my toe into this series several times – starting at book 4, meandering back to 2, on to 5 and now 3. I’ve made a note to pick up book 1 and get to it soon. Why am I telling you this? Because it doesn’t matter where you start in this series, it only matters that you read all the books. This series of five books about five gay brothers who also happen to be princes is a little much in theory, but in execution, it just works.
Dante and Julius are BFFs. Blueberry Friends Forever. Blueberry is the fruit of Rosavia and has appeared in some interesting locations. In one story it was blueberry pizza. In this story? Blueberry lube. But I digress. The two men grew up together in each other’s pockets. They went to school together, spent holidays together, and shared a strong bond. Their mothers were close and the sons even closer. But one night of shared passion had Julius running back to his castle in Rosavia where he sits third in line to the throne – not the heir or the spare. Just the middle son who, for the most part, keeps his nose clean and his self out of the papers. Some of his brothers are less discreet.
When Dante comes back into Julius’ life, Julius makes the decision to invite him to the Rosavian Ball as his plus one. There are plenty of hijinks to be had as Dante’s meddlesome family try to enact their own agenda, and the paparazzi get wind of this budding romance. In the end, they come together and this time the bond is true.
The series is narrated by Kieran Flitton who I believe has done a great job with it. I enjoyed this on and will be off to track down book 1.
9/10 Pots of Gold – Compares to 4.5/5 Stars