Radiant Desire (a Handmaid's Seduction, Book One)
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Radiant Desire (Handmaid’s Seduction #1)

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The object of every man's fantasy just lost her wings... Kaia Verde is one of the four Faerie Handmaids of Zafira, Queen of the Fey. To redress an ancient wrong done to Zafira by a human king, the Handmaids make sport of mortal men, seducing and humiliating them. When Kaia sets out to seduce Garrett Jameson, but ends up being the one surrendering to pleasure, Zafira is fur...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published October 4th 2011 by Entangled Publishing (first published September 29th 2011)
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Kat
Hadas. Lujuria. Hombre sexy e irresistible. Amor.

¿Qué mas puedo pedir para un libro?
Bueno, empecé este libro con muchísimas ganas porque la sinopsis me encanto, dije: "¿hadas y sexo? Si, gracias jajaja." El libro empezó con la misión que Zafira le puso a Kaia, que era romperle el corazón a Garrett Jameson, un sexy, sexy y terco empresario. Y bueno, la cosa no resulto muy bien... Y a Kaia se le quita su magia de hada y se le obligo volver al mundo de los humanos, enamorar a Garrett y entonces ro...more
Donna  Happy Booker
My thoughts:

Radiant Desire effortlessly melds the world of fantasy with reality in this enchanting romantic read! From the first time I saw this beautiful cover, I knew I wanted to read Radiant Desire. This book combines elements of faery magic, lust, romance, and friendship creating a story that is absolutely delightful.

Kaia, a handmaiden to the queen of Faeria, makes a terrible error when she allows herself to lose control with the man that the queen sent her to seduce. The furious Queen Zafir...more
Romancing the Book
Review by April: Like a long luxurious bubble bath, Radiant Desire is a sinful and indulgent story that you wish would never end. A contemporary fairytale, this is a story that will take the reader beyond the land of the Fey, beyond rational thoughts and beliefs and bring a world of glorious romance, hope, forgiveness and beauty to wrap itself around the reader.

When I began reading Radiant Desire, I was a bit taken aback by the idea of the Handmaid’s job as using men and then leaving them to su...more
Wendy Hines
Kaia is a faerie handmaid, a light faery of grace and light. Given a command by Queen Zafira to seduce mortal Garrett James, capture his heart and then leave him wanting, Kaia makes haste to accomplish her task. Such an ordinary task that should be easy to complete, it astounds Kaia when she still hasn't completed it after a few days.

Garrett is immune to her beauty or he just doesn't like her. Actually, she looks so beautiful, Garrett assumes she's a prostitute or out to get what she can. He has...more
Rachel Firasek
I've been a slave to this book for a while now, waiting for a break in edits so I could sink my teeth in. The cover is amazing and I'll probably by the book just to go on my pretty cover shelf. And the inside is even better.

Ms. Scott has managed to create a fun contemporary world with a blending of fey and humans and magic that will leave you begging for more. I adored Kaia, the heroine. Seriously, she's one of my top five females now! Loved her resilience, her awkward acceptance of her humanity...more
Avery
While this book is geared towards adults I think that mature young adult readers will enjoy just as much, if not more than the intended audience (note that there are a few explicit sex scenes in it which may not be appropriate for younger YA readers). This book possess traits which will appeal to all readers, a unique storyline, a captivating plot and likeable characters.

And speaking of characters, not only do the main characters of this book, Kaia and Garrett shine, but the secondary character...more
Kendra
Favorite Quote:

“When people come to the "flower shop, you know what they want to say to each other? Two things: I’m sorry, and I love you. That’s it. They say it different ways and with different words, but it comes down to the same thing each time. So I think that’s what it means to be human. I think it means taking chances and risking getting hurt. I think it means loving and forgiving.”

Review:

Radiant Desire is the first of Inara Scott’s books that I have had the pleasure to read. I was initia...more
Kitty Bullard
"RADIANT DESIRE" BY INARA SCOTT

I have never really been a fan of the sparkly winged fairies unless they were part of fairytales; but the fairies in Inara Scott's book are much more than your sweet, winged, brightly colored variety. The portrayal of fairies, especially the ones of the female persuasion, are out to bring human men to their knees... literally.

In this tale of Kaia, a fairy queen's handmaiden, she is sent to dispense justice on one male in particular. the only problem is, what has he...more
Kate
RADIANT DESIRE, by Inara Scott, is one of those romance books that you just can't put down! I love how Scott flawlessly weaved fantasy into our contemporary world. Kaia as a Handmaid must make a certain human man, Garrett, fall for her but while getting to know Garrett and his friends she develops a conscience and must make the decision to do what's right or lose her wings forever.

Immediately this book started off amazing. We get a glimpse of Kaia as a fairy then she is given the assignment to s...more
Crystal
The cover is what first caught my eye of this book, the beauty of the colors and the Faerie on the cover. I admit to falling for covers and having to read the books. Sometimes the books live up to the covers and sometimes they don't. Radiant Desire is an example of the book being so much more than the cover.

I have read two of Ms. Scott's young adult novels and really enjoyed them so I was wondering how her adult novel would be. She makes a very natural transition over to the adult romance realm...more
Melissa Simmons
Radiant Desire is set in modern day Miami and Faeria, the home of the Fey and their queen, Zafira. The story takes place over the span of a month or so as Kaia tries to complete the task set her by Zafira.
I think everyone knows by now how much I love Inara Scott. She is just too wonderful for words. She writes the most fantastic characters into existence. It never fails to amaze and completely entrance me.

This book is no different. From the Queen's Handmaids to the plain old humans in the sto...more
Sunnykimmy
This book was amazing. It was so engrossing and sexy and just plain beautiful.

I’ve got to admit, I love fairies faeries. I’ve loved the idea of their existence ever since I saw a faerie movie when I was a kid. (And no, it wasn’t Peter Pan, although I do have a soft spot for Tinkerbell). But I’ve never really been attracted to faerie books. Maybe I was afraid of having my love for them ruined by a badly written book. Just as I normally shy away from reading angel and mermaid books. While I’m fasc...more
Damaris (GoodChoiceReading)
Radiant Desire is the first book in Inara Scott's brand new series, Handmaids Seduction. I am a huge fan of Inara Scott's YA novel, The Candidates, that when I heard she had an adult series I was eager to get my hands on a copy. Thank goodness for Netgalley!

Radiant Desire starts off with Queen of the fey, Zafira, sending Kaia to the human world to seduce and bring to his knee's a human by the name Garrett. Kaia thinks this will be an easy task, but when she meets Garrett for the first time thing...more
Jacinda
I heard a bit of buzz about Radiant Desire on Twitter talking about how surprised they were about this one! I haven’t read an Inara Scott book before this one, but I have The Candidates on my shelf so I was curious about her adult title.

Radiant Desire starts off…well with a bang. Sorry the pun, it doesn’t happen on the first page, but rather quickly. Many stories make you wait for the couple to finally get things rolling, but Inara sets things in action right away. After my initial excitement wi...more
Caro
I really liked Radiant Desire. It was neither the most original work out there, nor was it particularly deep and meaningful.
The story is about a faerie called Kaia Verde who is sent by the faerie queen, Zafira, to seduce a human called Garrett. Zafira apparently holds a grudge against all human men and thus sends her handmaids out every year to seduce and humiliate random victims. Sadly, Kaia doesn`t manage to seduce Garrett. At least, not in the humiliating way Zafira wishes it. Zafira is not h...more
Karen
ve become rather jaded reading paranormal romances as of late. They have been repetitive and downright depressing with all the "I'm not worthy" and torture….. I had pretty much given up on the genre that brought me hours of fun escapist reading. Then I saw on Twitter that author Jeri Smith-Ready recommended this book (she also wrote a cover blurb). I figured, why not? Let's give the genre one more try.

I loved Radiant Desire right from the start! Kaia is a faerie, one of the Faerie Queen's Handma...more
Emily
Usually I hate romance novels, the ones that seem to take a turn for the more scandalous and cliche connections. So when I picked up this book I was fully prepared to loathe every second of this book and either A.) Get bored and never finish it. Or B.) Over analyze everything about it and pick it apart till it was just a mesh of words that had been read and reread over and over again. However, I was hoodwinked by myself and felt like I made a little bit of an ass out of myself by making an assum...more
Tracy
A Surprisingly Radiant Read
It was supposed to be an easy task, one that she'd done countless times before as a Handmaid of the Queen of the Fey. In punishment for the perfidy and betrayal of mankind, Kaia Verde and her three Faerie Handmaid sisters are regularly tasked by their Queen to cross over to the human realm. Each then seduce and enchant a man, then leave him humiliated and broken.

This time, though, is different. This time, Queen Zafira has choosen Kaia's target specifically. Kaia just d...more
Annabelle
Radiant Desire is book 1 of the Handmaids Seduction series. (Although I don't think more books are planned as of yet.) It's a paranormal romance which centres on Faeries. This is a good book, it's just not something I would normally read. I did enjoy the book, it was a nice escape from what I would normally read. It was also short enough clocking in at just under 300 pages. The story itself, is rather original and flows easily. It's not a book you have to focus hard on which is what you want for...more
Meaghan
Radiant Desire is title from Entangled Publishing that I think could be a great crossover book. It has a contemporary vibe, but with a fairy tale/paranormal twist. I never thought I would be one to like a book that even remotely read like a contemporary, but I could not help falling in love with Radiant Desire. I was hooked from the first page and could not put the book down until I reached its conclusion!

When we start out on this journey we are introduced to Kaia, a handmaid to the Queen of Fa...more
Blake
I love Inara's YA series, The Delacroix Academy, so I was really excited when she mentioned writing an Adult Romance book. I've recently started reading Adult Romance books (I really like them), and this one didn't disappoint.

My reading time has been very limited lately, so I've been grabbing a book whenever I have a few minutes to spare. A lot of times that means reading in class when I'm supposed to be listening or observing. There were a few times when I'm sure my face flushed while I was re...more
Karissa
I got an eGalley of this book through NetGalley.com. I had been wanting to read a book from Entangled Publishing for a while and was eager to see what they are all about. This sounded like a magical read and it was. There were faeries and romance, and an engaging story. It was more romancy than most things I read; so probably not something I would read a lot but it was a nice change of pace for one book.

Kaia is one of the four Handmaidens of the Queen of Fey. As a Handmaiden her job is to make h...more
Pixie
My review can also be found at The Bookaholic: http://the-bookaholic.blogspot.com

Radiant Desire was a sexy, unique fairy story.


Let me start by clarifying that there are occasions I don’t always read YA, and I’ll review adult reads too if the premise intrigues me enough. I was immediately interested in Radiant Desire for the simple fact that it was about Fae-- I always seem to have a soft spot for this species. This is an adult read with erotic themes-- not usually a genre (erotic) I pick up ver...more
Jess (Gone with the Words)
Read this review on my blog! --> Radiant Desire by Inara Scott

I must say, this was an enjoyable fey romance! I don’t think I’ve read one before so that was cool. I thought Kaia was a really compelling character. I loved watching her transform throughout the book from someone a bit superficial to a caring, loving human. Garrett played his part perfectly. He was sexy, but really rough around the edges. Outside of the bedroom he was cold and untrusting.

Their relationship really relied on their a...more
Aimee (Coffee Table Reviews)
I wasn't sure what to really expect when I began this novel. I was pretty stoked in starting and I was glad that I was given a chance to review it. The story was full of tender moments that left me breathless and eager to continue on. Inara Scott has a gift when it comes to romancing her readers and it shines as Radiant Desire unfolds.

Kaia was a great character. I was drawn to her at the start, as if her fairy influence effected me as well as other people in her world. What made Kaia so great, w...more
Metaspinster
3.5 stars?

Sweet, satisfying PNR with a trifle more substance than your average entry into this genre. The moral of the story is pretty well summed up by the following quote:

"Kaia the Human turned out to be strikingly similar to Kaia the Faerie. Perhaps a little more independent. A little less obsessed with her looks. And a little more concerned with the lives of the beings around her."

I liked how although this is very much a romance, the lessons Kaia learns about love and what it means to be hu...more
Yamil Del bue olmedo
lo ameeeeeeeee!!! cuando me oncontre con este libro no pense que estaria tan bueno , es perfecto y me gusto leer algo de hadas que es un poco fuera de lo comun ^_^
me gusto mucho esta parte que Kaia le dice a garrett :
—Ok, dime. ¿Qué significa el ser humano?
—Cuando las personas vienen a una tienda de floristería, ¿tú sabes lo que se dicen uno al otro? Dos cosas: Lo siento, y te amo. Eso es todo. Lo dicen de maneras diferentes y con palabras distintas, pero finalmente termina siendo la misma cosa...more
Kate (VerbVixen)
You know how I love Inara Scott’s young adult series Delacroix Academy. Well, good news for adults, her romance series is awesome too. True to Scott’s hallmark easy to read style, Radiant Desire (Handmaid’s Seduction #1) is everything you want from a paranormal romance and more. In addition to heart-palpitating chemistry and some steamy scenes that will leave you weak in the knees, there are serious explorations of love whether familial, romantic, or philia. The plot is at times incredibly movin...more
Jessica ♡~ Book&Coffee Lover ~♡
First i wanna say that i adore the cover, to be honest thats also a little bit the reason that i bought the book in the first place. The colors are just magical when you have the book in your hands.. it takes you right into fearie :)

I just finished the book and all i have in my mind right now is ... AMAZING!! ... Damn, what a fun, trilling, emotional story this was. Filled with lots of surprises also towards the end of the book!

Watch out Mr. Christian Grey (Fifty shades series) because here co...more
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