No Man Can Tame by Miranda Honfleur is a romantic epic fantasy.
**Heat Level Warning: This is NOT a clean read!
A human princess. A dark-elf prince. A kiss of fire and powder.
After a failed courtship in an ally kingdom, twenty-one-year-old Princess Alessandra returns home to a land torn apart by mutual hatred between the humans and the dark-elves. The “Beast Princess,” as Aless is known by courtiers, confidently sets her mind to ways of making peace, but her father has already decided for her: she is to marry one of the mysterious and monstrous dark-elves to forge a treaty, and go on a Royal Progress across the kingdom to flaunt their harmonious union. While she intends to preserve the peace, the Beast Princess has plans of her own.
Prince Veron has been raised knowing his life is not his own, but to be bargained away by his mother, the queen of Nozva Rozkveta, to strengthen the dark-elf queendom. When his mother tells him he is to marry a self-absorbed, vile human, he is determined to do his duty regardless of his personal feelings. After arriving at the human capital, he finds the “Beast Princess” rebellious and untamed—and not to be trusted.
Aless and Veron face opposition at every turn, with humans and dark-elves alike opposing the union violently, as well as their own feelings of dissonance toward each other. Can two people from cultures that despise one another fall in love? Can a marriage between them bond two opposing worlds together, or will it tear them apart for good?
5 stars = I loved it!
This book gave me all the feels, and has landed on my list of favorites. It was incredible from the first page to the last. The descriptions were beautiful and expertly woven in a way that drew me further into the story without dragging on. It had a perfect blend of sweet and steamy romance, with a slow-burn you can’t wait to see come to fruition.
Based on the description, I was worried that it would be an enemy-to-lovers book, but it was more about learning to love someone despite the physical and cultural differences.
I’m eager to read the next book, which will hopefully release later this year.
If you enjoy romantic epic fantasy, do yourself a favor and read this book!