Westin's Prince, Shadow Elite #4 by Jocelynn Drake

A robin hood mercenary looking to save a charming and kind prince whether he wants saving or not. Jin's priority is his country's well-being and West is immediately smitten with the man and decides to protect him at all cost. A fun story with two men that know when they meet their special person there is no letting go. Westin's Prince is the series finale for the Shadow Elite.

From the blurb:

The contract on the prince’s head was only the beginning…

This was supposed to be a quick job.

Pop in. Check out the prince. Alert his security that someone wanted him dead.


But a chance meeting in a tea shop left West unable to walk away.

Crown Prince Jin was far too sweet and trusting to be left unattended.

(Not to mention devastatingly handsome and mind-blowingly sexy.

However, Prince Jin has a dark secret that leads to even bigger problems. West is going to need the entire team for this one…and maybe even those crazy assassins.

Oh God, and a makeover as he goes undercover in the elite world of royalty.

Westin’s Prince is the fourth and final full-length novel in the Shadow Elite series and features mercenaries, assassins, royalty, a sassy assistant, conspiracies, danger, insta-swoon, yet another cinnamon roll, a fish out of water who will do anything for his prince, a “fake” boyfriend but nobody believes them, and love on the run in Asia.

SNik's Review:

Fourth in series (Shadow Elite), best if read in order due to the large cast of shared secondary characters. POC representation. Slow burn. Instalove. Found family. Dual POV. 

West is on a personal mission to protect an Asian prince, but doesn’t expect to find a peaceful island and a charming prince that’s too gorgeous and kind for words. Jin is immediately attracted to West, it doesn’t matter that he’s not a reporter but a mercenary, and West’s here to save Jin’s life, but it’s complicated. 

As per usual for Drake’s books, this story has a great supportive cast of new and familiar secondary characters, a bit of action and a bit of steam. Both Jin and West are sweet and well matched, while Jin is an intelligent and benevolent ruler, West is a career soldier that has no problem getting his hands dirty to protect the people important to him. 

Communication between them is honest and I appreciated that West respected Gaoxing culture but Jin was just as adamant that West not change who he is underneath all the etiquette. 

Sad to see the end of this series, can’t wait for more spin-offs.

Rating: 4.25 Stars

Jacquie's Review:

I've enjoyed each and every one of the Shadow Elite books, but Westin's Prince is just special to me. Something about the characters and the setting made it a page turner.

From the outset, there's a sense of beauty and peace there that Westin really needs after struggling at the end of the last book. His relationship with Jin moves at breakneck speed, but it make sense for them. They go through so much in such a short time which forms a tight bond.

While there's a little fake dating in there, it was never really fake with Jin determined that he was keeping Westin. I adored Jin for Westin.

Of course, there's plenty of steam, and wow, it was good. There was even some humor. I loved the emperor, he was a crafty one!

The rest of the team did turn up, and it was perfect having them help out from the wings of the story. None of them overshadowed Jin and Westin though, it was very much their story.

As it's a finale, we have to say goodbye to the team, which is bittersweet. I loved how they all got their happily ever afters, with Westin at the heart of it after him being in the periphery of the other books of the series.

Oh and the little short story freebie set 6 years later is just too adorable for words.

Rating: 5 Stars

Westin's Prince is available to buy as an ebook, paperback, or to read with Kindle Unlimited subscription.