No Man Can Tame (The Dark-Elves of Nightbloom, #1) by Miranda Honfleur

No Man Can Tame (The Dark-Elves of Nightbloom, #1)

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 ...


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TitleNo Man Can Tame (The Dark-Elves of Nightbloom, #1)
Author
Release DateDec 26th, 2018
PublisherMiranda Honfleur
LanguageEnglish
GenreFantasy, Fairies, Fae, Romance, Fantasy Romance, Magic
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Reviews No Man Can Tame (The Dark-Elves of Nightbloom, #1)

  • ◊♦ Naomi
    2019-01-19
    3.5 stars You were my dream, Veron, and you came true. No Man Can Tame was my first Miranda Honfleur's book and while it wasn't perfect, I still enjoyed the story and characters. I am not sure, but I feel like this book is a sort of sequel to her other fantasy series, because there were a lot of random facts thrown in there that weren't explained and left me confused, so either you're supposed to read the other series before this one or the autho...
  • Marta Cox
    2019-02-01
    Three and a halfI first came across this story in the anthology Beasts and Beauties so if it's a fantasy that tips towards the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast that appeals to you then you will no doubt be keen to read this story. Unfortunately for this reader I've read a book with very similar characters (Radiance) and indeed physical appearance so if honest I'm not sure if this is truly original or perhaps just a homage. The set up Elven type Pr...
  • Christa
    2019-01-28
    “No one is ever too little to fight for what they believe in.” This book was marketed for fans of Warlord or Stolen Songbird, but I feel like the plot is so similar to Grace Draven’s Radiance it made me uncomfortable. It’s got a similar tone, just on a YA setting, so if you liked Radiance, you will either like this book too or wonder if it’s an homage or just straight ripped off. But Radiance is a retelling of beauty and the beast so we...
  • Candace Tidwell
    2019-02-12
    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I was definitely surprised and ecstatic how the storyline flowed. It was a nice blend of politics and romance. Aless and Veron are fantastic and it was fun to read to read how the their relationship evolved through the book. This is a first for me to read by Miranda but I do look forward to diving into more of her work.
  • Eleonora
    2018-11-03
    Some parts of this story reminded me of “radiance” by Grace Draven (which is WAY better than this one!!).I didn’t like the use of Italian words mixed with the English prose...it sounded weird, at least you should write them in Italic. Had it been the work of a novice, I would have given 3 stars, but I expected more form a professional editor.
  • Amy
    2019-02-18
    3.5 stars. This book is like listening to a hungover friend describe a dream.You've met up for coffee post-party and maybe there's a scone. Crumpled napkins. Artsy music is pumping through the café speakers, and your friend has been passionately recalling a dream for the past ten minutes. You know there are dark elves. A princess with a dream to rebuild her mother's library. There's an arranged marriage and...unicorns?Now it's been fifteen minut...
  • Gena
    2019-02-21
    Unfortunately I couldn't get past the fact that this seemed an exaggerated Radiance by Grace Draven ("ugly" human and fae with different skin colour and long nails). Note: Radiance is far better. Even if I could have let this go, Alessandra drove me crazy. Her single minded focus on building a library without funding for a people with zero money and who are starving to death was just ridiculous. Vernon wasn't bad, he did call out Aless on her beh...
  • Vicki
    2019-01-28
    Miranda does it again! I really didn’t know what to expect going into this one but I could not put it down! No Man Can Tame is the first book in The Dark Elves of Nightbloom series, which is a spin-off from Miranda Honfleur’s fantasy-romance epic series, Blade & Rose. This story follows Aless, who we got to know a little bit in By Dark Deeds, as she is given to Nightbloom to enter into an arranged marriage. It is believed that a union between...
  • for.fictions.sake
    2018-08-05
    What a great book! I wasn’t sure how I would feel about Aless after the events of By Dark Deeds (I’m a grudge holder. Sorry not sorry), but of course I shouldn’t have even doubted Miranda’s master storytelling. Only Miranda would make me drop my grudge real quick! Beauty and the Beast retellings are my kryptonite and this one has moved up to my top two. Miranda wrote a perfect retelling that nods to the original story, yet she makes it al...
  • Karen Tomlinson
    2019-01-02
    The writing style and character development through this book were really enjoyable. A well written fantasy romance with a well crafted story. I loved that Veron was still kind and caring and also portrayed as a strong, fearless warrior with integrity and respect for the woman he falls for. It was refreshing to have a heroine who can still be strong without having to be a warrior or able to fight or use magic too.
  • Alistair North
    2019-01-02
    No Man Can Tame is a Sword- and- Sorcery Fantasy Romance by Miranda Honfleur and relates the Tale of Princess Aless and Prince Veron, betrothed and compelled into a Political Marriage in the hope of easing the diplomatic relations between the Human Kingdom of Silen and the Night-Elves of Nightbloom (or Nozva Rozveta, as they say in the tongue of the Elves). Aless and Veron appear initially to be as alike as Chalk and Cheese and one wonders if we ...
  • Kennedy Saunders
    2019-02-07
    Definitely a good read with great relationship development.
  • Celeste
    2019-02-07
    Boring. Confusing. And the heroine is annoying.
  • BookPauper
    2019-02-01
    4.5These characters treat each other with respect and I loved them for it. They communicated and encouraged strength from the other. Really great.
  • Marti
    2018-06-02
    What a lively, lovely romantic story! There are action, thrills, heroic heroes and heroines, vile villains and sweet love a aplenty. Great book!
  • Amanda
    2018-08-21
    I loved this book! It was fast paced and full of adventure and a slow burn romance, which is probably one of my favourite kind. This can definitely be read as a stand alone, though I am excited to know what's in store for the next book in the series. Beauty and the Beast retellings are one of my absolute favourite retellings! I'm not sure I ever get tired of reading them! This was a pretty cool play on which is the beast and which is the beauty. ...
  • Andrea Koopaloop
    2019-01-31
    3.75
  • Misty
    2019-02-10
    I really appreciated the D&D spin on the dark-elves. I played D&D for a long time, so this version of dark-elves resonated with me. And back in the days I read Drizzt as well, so it was all very familiar  These dark-elves may be similar in appearance and way of life, but at least they are a bit more open minded than the D&D ones, though. I loved how they reacted to Alessandra's arrival, how they welcomed her. Ok, not all of the family was happy...
  • Shawna Sears
    2019-01-30
    First and foremost: I absolutely adored this book. Hands down, it was phenomenal. It's the first book I have read my Mrs. Honfleur, but I can assure that it will not be the last.No Man Can Tame is a story about an arranged marriage, not just between different kingdoms, but different species, and the two unwilling participants. I've read (and I'm sure you have to) many books with an arranged marriage at the center of the tale, and I'm happy to say...
  • Clairisa
    2019-02-12
    What a great book! And what a beautiful & well written story which reminded me of my favorite fairytale Beauty & The Beast but with a twist. I actually didn't know how I wanted to start my review. I wanted to put all the emotions that I experienced while reading it that I put it off for a few days. But I decided to just write from the heart. This is the first book that I've read by the Author and I have the previous three books in a Boxset of Blo...
  • Linnea Talltjärn
    2019-02-06
    A good book with an interesting world and characters but a lovestory which happened to fast and was to unrealistic for my taste. It reminds me a lot of Radiance by Grace Draven.I really like books where the maincharacters are pushed together against their will and see how they handle circumstances outside of their power. In the beginning the characters really lived up to that and tried to handle a difficult circumstance to the best of their capab...
  • The Mysterious Reader
    2019-01-01
    I first read Miranda Honfleur’s No Man Can Tame (Dark-Elves of Nightbloom Book 1) when it was included in the boxed set Of Beasts and Beauties. It was so good that I was happy to re-read it when it came out as s single book (though admittedly I tend to re-read most books that I really enjoy). This version is slightly enhanced if anything but still the strong story of cultural clash, politics, antagonists to lovers and so much more that I do ver...
  • Dana Jackson-lange
    2019-01-06
    Princess Alessandra is a rebel princess with an arranged marriage to a dark-elf prince. Both have a lot to learn about the other, and both are needed to ensure their kingdoms prosper. Humans are scared and hate the dark-elves. The dark-elves see humans as weak helpless creatures.Alessandra has her own plans and dreams and will not be dissuaded. Aless confidently sets her mind to ways of making peace, and no man or woman will stand in her way. Pri...
  • Andrea Loveless
    2018-12-28
    I received a free ARC for my honest review. I LOVED getting to know Alessandra more! It's impossible to read this book without having a ton of Beauty and the Beast flashbacks, but not in a bad way. Alessandra is a thorn in her father's side. Too willful, too educated, too /much/. Turned down by countless suitors, her father devises a plan to rid himself of her and her favorite older sister. Aless finds herself betrothed to Pronce Veron, royalty o...
  • The Mysterious Reader
    2019-01-01
    I first read Miranda Honfleur’s No Man Can Tame (Dark-Elves of Nightbloom Book 1) when it was included in the boxed set Of Beasts and Beauties. It was so good that I was happy to re-read it when it came out as s single book (though admittedly I tend to re-read most books that I really enjoy). This version is slightly enhanced if anything but still the strong story of cultural clash, politics, antagonists to lovers and so much more that I do ver...
  • Cheryl
    2019-02-18
    A great beginning to a spin-off seriesFirst off, Miranda Honfleur is a gifted writer. I have read several of her books and have never been disappointed. She gives detail, more than one perspective, and leaves you frantically turning the page to see how she's going to resolve the storyline. We met Alessandra in the world of Blade and Rose. I'm glad to have her story, and to get to know more about her. She's so much more than I thought. I liked her...
  • Jen
    2019-01-09
    *I received an ARC for my honest review but I ended up buying a copy myself because I wanted the cover in my kindle and it was THAT good*Even though I signed up for an ARC copy( come on, if Miranda Honfleur offers you an arc copy, you take it!) I was a little wary when I heard it will be about Alessandra, princess of Silen. I was not a big fan of her in the blade and rose series and if you would like to know why, you will have to read that series...
  • Lidia Jane
    2018-05-28
    I liked it but it still didn't reach my top picky expectations. This was under Beauty and the Beast genre but it is a Elvean Prince gets with a Human Princess. There is a lot of other magical entitites in this book which was nice, so it had the feel of Beauty and the Beast but was still so different I would not put them together. You can attach a Beauty and Beast theme to anything really. The CLEAN level was at sensual and barely bordered on sens...
  • Shivani McFarland
    2018-12-28
    I had no idea this would be a crossover book from Miranda's Rose and Blade series. For any of you who have read her books you will absolutely love this, and for those who haven't it's a great stand alone book. A striking princess with a mind of her own and an uncompromising hunk of a dark elf Prince are the main characters. Princess Alessandra of Silen, from the Blade and Rose series, was a consideration for King John when the court demand that h...
  • Kristen
    2019-01-11
    Amazingly GoodThis is a wonderfully written piece of romantic fantasy. The tale of two worlds colliding, finding similarity in the differences and lastly finding love.Alessandra is a princess who wants to follow her dreams but knows that her decisions are not always going to be her own.Vernon a prince and dark elf is loyal to a fault and his sense of duty to the queendom unquestioned. Arranged for marriage to bring peace between the two kingdoms ...