My Review: One True Love by Linda Kage

My Review:  One True Love by Linda KageOne True Love by Linda Kage
Publication Date: June 6, 2018
Genres: Romance, Taboo, Urban Fantasy
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Custom demanded that Prince Urban get a love mark tattooed to the side of his left eye as an infant, just like the rest of his people, but to him, the stupid things have only brought on the scorn of his father, the misery of his siblings, and caused his entire kingdom to go broke from fighting so many wars over the irritating ink stains.

When Urban’s sister must travel to Donnelly, the kingdom within the sand, for her arranged marriage to align two realms, he goes with her. But he no sooner steps foot inside their castle than his mark starts itching like a son of a bitch, telling him his one true love is near.

It just figures, though, that the woman meant for him is completely forbidden. Now he must decide if he should ignore the persistent mark, telling him she's the one, in order to avoid a possible war between kingdoms, or if he should discover whether she's worth risking everything for so they can be together. Either way, his life gets sucked into chaos with threats of beheadings, dark magic lurking, castle traitors scheming, and sword fights eminent.

Who knew one little tattoo could cause so much trouble?

My Review

One True Love by Author Linda Kage is a fantasy romance novel.

“I want to know everything there is to know about you. I want to know why you make me hot and needy whenever you’re near. I want to know why you—a complete stranger—fill me with a loyalty and respect I’ve not felt before. I want to know how you make me think about you constantly and ache for your mere presence. I want to know why I’m so willing to die for you if need be, why I’d cut off my hand rather than hurt you, or my tongue before I spoke a single harsh word against you. I want to know why I now see your enemies as my enemies and your home as my home. All my allegiances are firmly placed at your feet. Of course, I’m curious to learn everything there is to learn about you.”

I became a Linda Kage fan from reading her Forbidden Men series. These stories always kept me right on the edge, loving every moment of their forbidden love. It was quite a jump to go from edgy and this-century to fantasy. But, some things remained true. Linda Kage continued to give us mouth-watering writing with a forbidden twist.

“I crave you. In every way possible.”

Urban was intense, brooding, protective. He kept what was his close to his heart. He loved fiercely, unabashedly; he did it with no regrets. Vienne longed to be loved, to be someone’s most treasured love, not a prized possession. She was smart, sure, and wise.

“It made me wonder if maybe that was what one true love really was: the selfless giving of your heart to another without reason, thought, consequence or gain.”

I loved the customs of Urban’s family, which added charm and intrigue to the story. It’s also an exceptional treat when we are given the opportunity to see characters change as their feelings develop and deepen into something more. One of my favorite parts of this novel was what happened at night. Shhhh….I’m not going to spoil it for you. But, this gave me all the feels, and provided an intimate knowledge of Vienne and Urban’s true intentions.

“I don’t want a good boy. I just want you.”

One True Love was a unique and captivating fantasy novel. I hope we get more from this realm.

3.5 Stars

About Linda Kage

Linda is a contemporary romance author from the midwestern USA, where she lives with her wonderful husband, daughter, and nine cuckoo clocks. The eighth and final child of dairy farmers, she was forced into having a vivid imagination if she ever wanted to do something one of her siblings hadn't already tried. Feel free to visit her at her website:

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