Blog Tour #Review & #Giveaway – Broken Prince, Mismatched Eyes by Layla Dorine

Title:Broken Prince, Mismatched Eyes

Author:Layla Dorine

Genre:Gay romance, fantasy, alternate universe, historical


Publisher:Wayward Ink Publishing


All of his life, Caden DeMott’s mismatched eyes have made him the target of superstition and scorn. Though he is the son of a nobleman, he’s been allowed to run free over the hills and moors, mostly ignored by his family. No one ever thought to inform him that he had been betrothed since infancy, until the day his fiancé, Prince Rhys Gwyther arrived to marry him.

Rhys is the prince of the small island country of Mauritania, a land rich in gems, rose oil, and pearls, but poor in skilled artisans and seeds to grow crops. In order to further cement the trade route to the mainland, he’s been sent to marry a man he’s never met, and bring him back to Mauritania. Unfortunately, an accident years before has left Rhys with a lot of emotional baggage and very little trust in strangers.

But trust is exactly what Caden and Rhys are going to need if they are to make a life together, and help unravel the mystery of who’s been smuggling valuable gems and pearls off the island. Add in the realization that Caden’s stepmother, Mildred and her island representative, Maxwell, have been importing inferior goods for years, forcing Mauritania to become more dependent on them, and trust becomes even more difficult.

Caden possesses the knowledge to finally allow Rhys’ father to unravel the plot to ruin Mauritania, but only if the king and his son are willing to put their faith in Caden’s loyalty to his new home. Something that is difficult to do after Caden is accused of cheating on his marriage vows to Rhys with his guard, Luc. Will Rhys believe him innocent? Or will their marriage be over before it truly has a chance to begin?


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I fell in love with Layla Dorine’s style when I read Guitars and Cages and that love was only deepened by Broken Prince, Mismatched Eyes. Rhys and Caden’s story is a compelling one. Everything from their quirks and imperfections to the slow progression of their relationship, and all the hardships they are forced to face, makes this an unforgettable historical fantasy. The court politics, trading rules, and ever-present gossip make this world a believable one.

I felt for Caden as he had to adapt to a new world with very different customs and culture, especially with Rhys initial behavior toward him. I hated his excuse of a mother with a passion and was in awe at how cowardly his father was.

The story is fast paced and always interesting, the twists and turns making this a hard to put down book. It’s still a little dark and a little gritty, just a touch to make the reading experience a bit more fun. I highly recommend this novel and I hope Layla is fast in publishing new books in both her series 😀 (Read blatant attempt at forcing the author’s hand to write faster here).

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About the author

LAYLA DORINE lives among the sprawling prairies of Midwestern America, in a house with more cats than people. She loves hiking, fishing, swimming, martial arts, camping out, photography, cooking, and dabbling with several artistic mediums. In addition, she loves to travel and visit museums, historic, and haunted places.

Layla got hooked on writing as a child, starting with poetry and then branching out, and she hasn’t stopped writing since. Hard times, troubled times, the lives of her characters are never easy, but then what life is? The story is in the struggle, the journey, the triumphs and the falls. She writes about artists, musicians, loners, drifters, dreamers, hippies, bikers, truckers, hunters and all the other folks that she’s met and fallen in love with over the years. Sometimes she writes urban romance and sometimes its aliens crash landing near a roadside bar. When she isn’t writing, or wandering somewhere outdoors, she can often be found curled up with a good book and a kitty on her lap.

Layla Dorine can be found at:


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