ARC Review: A Stolen Kiss by Kelsey Keating

28497161This is a review of:

A Stolen Kiss by Kelsey Keating

Book 1 of Stolen Royals series

Release Date: March 1st 2015

Rating: ★★★★☆

Available on: Amazon | B&N | Kobo | iTunes

Goodreads Synopsis:

In her debut novel, Ms Keating takes us on an adventure journey filled with magical surprises.

A stolen kiss. An unstable curse. One big mess in the making.

Derric Harver never expected to amount to anything more than the palace stableboy, but when Princess Maria’s curse keeps her from accepting a prince’s proposal, she turns to him for help, and he doesn’t dare refuse.

With the help of a lady’s maid and a prince, Derric and Maria embark on a dangerous adventure to find the sorceress who cast the curse. Along the way they battle deadly creatures and make new friends–all the while struggling with the undeniable chemistry between them. Reaching their destination won’t be easy, but the true danger peril in the truths they’ve fought for years to keep hidden.

A Stolen Kiss is the first in the Stolen Royals Series–an adventure with magical creatures, dangerous lies, and being true to the power within.


(Thanks for Swanified Publishing and NetGalley for providing me with this arc in exchange for an honest review)

* the quote from the book are subject to change

“Darkness hides in all of our hearts, Derric Harver, but each of us has the strength to fight it. We need only choose to do so.”

I really enjoyed this book. The characters were great and enjoyable. also very well-rounded especially the main character Derrick Harver. A Stolen Kiss borrows from the world of Disney princess and kiss curses. Maria and Derric are bound by a curse that she must break if she wants to marry a prince. They, along with Derric’s sister Sarah and Maria’s future-fiancé Humphrey, tale on this journey to find the sorcerer who bound them to break it. On this journey the group reveal dark secrets and haunted pasts. Friendships forms and alliances made.

This book is a complete surprise until the last page of it. I really enjoyed it. My only complain was the writing. It could have been more emotional. It felt distant from the characters. I hope I am conveying my idea clearly. This story used to be on Wattpad and I’m glad the writer decided to publish it. I hope this series succeeds; it has something special.

I liked this quote as well:

“if you hadn’t stolen that kiss, Derric Harver…there would not be one happy ending to our miserable tale.”

Maria and Derric in the last scene were just too damn cute ❤

Have you read this book? If not, are you interested in reading it?




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