Bleu's story is one that everyone has been waiting for since the first book in the Eternal Mates series. He has been a favorite character for most readers. Finally with the ninth installment, we get his story. However, for me, it was a wait that wasn't up to the task. I think the build up has this installment falling a little flat.
Bleu and his mate Taryn actually met centuries ago. They just didn't realize that they were mates. Taryn's twin brother had stolen a powerful sword from the elves. The elves thought it was Taryn who took it. Taryn actually spent three centuries as a slave getting sold from one owner to another because no one could control her, she is a dragon after all.
Now that Taryn is free. She needs to stop her brother because he has gotten even crazy in their time apart. However, he catches her before she can fulfill her plan. So she plays along with him until she can find a way to stop him.
Once Bleu figures out his mate is Taryn, the woman who stole the sword, or so he thought. He sees no way they can be together. He has wanted nothing more than his own mate since his prince found his mate. This makes him mope around even more.
This is actually my least favorite book in this series so far. I thought that Bleu was way too emo for my liking. I just wanted to slap him many times and tell him to get his head out of his own ass and become the warrior his prince needed. I also thought that Taryn was a bit weak. She is a dragon, but spends three centuries as a slave by weaker species. Then after she is free, she seems even weaker. She survived all of those years, I just feel she should be stronger. I also felt that the story between them dragged on a bit. I felt that the action wasn't up to the previous books.
All of this being said, I still thought it was an okay story. I would still recommend it to fans of the Eternals Mates series. I still highly recommend this series to paranormal romance fans. I think this is a case of the hype was just too much for the story. It is a problem I have with books that are highly anticipated for beloved characters.
**Book was provided to me by the author. This review is my opinion and was not requested or provoked in anyway by the author.