First, a word of warning for the weak of heart. Second, an invitation to all those nymphos out there. THIS BOOK IS CHOCK FULL OF SEX.
PAK's books haveFirst, a word of warning for the weak of heart. Second, an invitation to all those nymphos out there. THIS BOOK IS CHOCK FULL OF SEX.
PAK's books have always had copious amounts of tremendous sex in them--and not just sex--sex that moves the plot and story forward.
Hers to Captivate is the same only more.
And when I say more, I mean marathon more.
If you read this book and have dry panties at any point, you are officially a zombie.
Or dead. Really what's the difference. Anyway, onward to the review...
Yes, while there is sex, there is a story! As expected of PAK. And that's what I love about the Verdantia Series. It's sex and aliens that makes sense. You know how people talk about how a place becomes a character or even an item, like the magic staff (pun intended) becomes a character? Well FUCKING is a character all it self in this series. Yes, Fucking is an actual character in the book much like Chicago is a character in the Harry Dresden series. Fuck is also a noun due to Patricia A. Knight. REMEMBER...YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED...
This fifth installment is about Tristan (Sexy as sin) DeHelios, Megellan and PANSY!! I mean Dr. Giverny.
To better your odds at understanding the world if you haven't discovered the Verdantia Series then start with Hers to Command. And just like in the first book we have another triad!! Woot! Yes, there is M/M/F sex and they swing every way.
And they are much more sexy than Alan Cumming. (Sorry Alan baby, you know I love you)
Tristan, the errant brother deemed with the job of guarding Dr. Angelica Giverny (Pansy from Hers to Cherish) she comes to Verdantia to help the women who were freed from the Vyloxian slave trade (who she herself was also a victim of).
Captain Magellan (Mage) is the captain bringing Pansy and the other women to Verdantia for recovery. There's always been an attraction between Tris and Mage but Angelica (Pansy) helps the two unite and from there the plot thickens.
Ramsey and Steffania (Hers to Cherish) are back but briefly. Hell and Adonia (Hers to Claim) also give a little bit more of a cameo and provide much needed closure for Tris from the previous book. And that's all I'm saying because...
It's a fast paced, fun ride and you need it on your book shelf!
Hot. Hooked. Want more. The Kings of Guardian...Love. Each. Brother. Let me tell you the Kings are one big, happy family. Okay, they all have their effeHot. Hooked. Want more. The Kings of Guardian...Love. Each. Brother. Let me tell you the Kings are one big, happy family. Okay, they all have their effed upness."Personal trouble" just doesn't cover their issues, but they deal and they are good people (no matter what those boys try to tell you). (Hint: Yes, he's saying what you think he's saying)
Take Joseph, for example, a guy I can relate to. He wants to protect his family, but stays the furthest away from them as to not put them in danger. He's an assassin and double backs before he goes home. But he does go home every so often. But even loners get lonely.
When he gets a call for help from his long, lost high school girlfriend, the only person he's every loved outside the King family, he goes running. But Joseph is no lap dog. He's a bad ass mofo assassin going to protect his woman.
Joseph reminds me of something between a black mamba and a German Shepard. What would that look like? Possibly this...
Anyway...I digress. Aside from the hot sex scenes there are assassins of all types trying to kill Joseph's favorite person, Ember Harris. The he hasn't seen his high school sweetheart since they parted ways upon his deployment for badass government fuckery (hench the staying away from the ones he loves part) he runs to her side when she absolutely needs him.
While he's been trained to kill, she's been saving lives as a doctor in the ER. It takes her some time to deal with the fact that he's killing people to save her, but she also loves him and doesn't want to die.
There's a conversation about that dicotomy in the book I thought was really well done.
"Joseph" has a happy ending and leaves an epilog that sets up the next book--enter Docs story. Which will come out in January (if the schedule of books proceeds as it has). I'm really looking forward to his story! I've go a thing for eye patch pirate-like doctors that are hot, handsome and chivalrous.
Until then, I'll just have to fan girl on some of the posters coming out: ...more
Rachel De Lune has reached into the minds of unsatisfied married women everywhere and put their doubts fears and hopes on the page. Her novel is a poiRachel De Lune has reached into the minds of unsatisfied married women everywhere and put their doubts fears and hopes on the page. Her novel is a poignant topic for discussion. She created a timely message wrapped in plain words.
Men who read this would probably either gain insight into the female mind or find themselves a bit overwhelmed. Women who read this - you've felt this way at one point or another - and can identify with Izzy on some level.
In light of Ashley Madison, the Evermore Series is a sexy, timely debut meant for people who want more from their relationship.
Seb rocks. I want Izzy to find her happiness and I'm looking forward to the next installment.
Here is my favorite line:
Confidence = Sebastian York "Oh, I see. Thanks." I absentmindedly rub my thumb across his name on the card, feeling the individual dips and rises of the letters. “I expect you to call me, Izzy.” With that, he turns and walks out of the room. ...more
Action packed fun! This time Snow Blood has to help Selene. It's a twist and turn of how good intentions can cause disparity between a relationship. WAction packed fun! This time Snow Blood has to help Selene. It's a twist and turn of how good intentions can cause disparity between a relationship. What I gout out of it was that sometimes trying to protect your significant other from pain isn't always the way to go.
We want to sheild our loved ones from the things we go through. We want to protect them, and so we do stupid things like...lie, make deals with enemies, go through hell...all to keep the loved one safe. But denying them that part of you, of your life, is shutting them out and that hurts more.
In Snow Blood 2 all the same players have a vital role. Brogio, the angry Italian vampire is back (What, no garlic? I'm Italian! What, no sunlight? I'm Italian! The hell?? I'm Italian...effing Artemis.)
Of course we have Snow Blood and his pack.
Kane the double dealing, sly, romanticist.
Selene, who's turned badass in this book.
Wolves fighting wolves.
Kresniks (people that turn into eagles)
And we get to see a scary side to Brogio never seen before.
and budding romance.
It's a unique story in a class all it's own! Not your usual vampire or vampire story....more
So I don't have any favorite lines because...the whole damn book submersed me into the world of Strathan from the language, the dialog, the descriptioSo I don't have any favorite lines because...the whole damn book submersed me into the world of Strathan from the language, the dialog, the description and the characters. I underwent a time warp (Rocky-horror style) to the Roman Empire.
Okay, I lied...I do have these favorite lines:
* “You do not impose—you are crucial here.” “I, alone, cannot win your cause, Torr.” Why these people thought him vital to the upcoming battle, he could not reason. “You will aid it.” Kell faced Torr. “If you take me back, I can bring soldiers who are loyal to me and are willing to fight.” “They would be killed.” “I will not?” “No. You have purpose in Strathan.
* Kell had not intended to let his eyes wander to the private interior but when they did, his gaze swept past the sumptuous appointments, the finely carved furniture and the huge, fabric draped bed. Instead, his attention seized onto the provocative centerpiece decorating the space.A woman, suspended by her wrists, hung in quiet tranquility. She was completely nude, her beautiful form, taut and elongated by her position. Her arms were linked together but her ankles shackled apart. Only her toes touched the stone floor.
* Long into the night the woman’s moans and the warrior’s lusty growls, tormented Kell. He listened to Torr’s deep voice, rumbling indistinct commands and encouragement, often answered by the female’s soft mewls of pleasure. A hundred times he thought to go to their room, if only to watch—a wretched fate, if that was all allowed him. His lust became a living thing he battled. He ached with it, a profound, prevailing famine, stirred anew by each mournful cry that Torr wrung from the female.
(Okay, some of you might be out-raged by this, but Leis is not "a pleasure slave". She's not a slave at all. This is just a line to give context as to what the two men are talking about.) * “A pleasure slave?” Likely chained for her master’s pleasure. A common enough thing in his world. Kell’s fingers gripped the doorframe for support—the impact of the woman so strong. “In a fashion,” Torr answered cryptically. He paused, halfway into the chamber. “Do you find your room deficient?” “No.” “Then we will talk in the morning.” Neither man moved. “Your bed awaits next door, Roman.” “I would buy her from you.” The words came before thought, driven by intrinsic need. Torr shook his head. “No amount of coin could equal her value. Tomorrow you will understand more of her worth.” The warrior stepped into the doorway and nodded in dismissal. “Rest well, Roman.” They both knew he would not.
* Her proximity brimmed his senses. His mouth felt arid, nervous like a youth near his first temptation. He was a man of thirty-seven and cursed himself for having to clear his throat before answering. “Yes.”
* I wager Torr was much depleted by our combat.” Kell doubted the warrior had been breathing hard, but Torr’s competitive humor had rubbed off during the time he had lived with the man. Truvius shifted uncomfortably. “Primus, the warrior was little affected.” Kell grinned thinly at his junior officer. “Gratitude, Truvius, my pride is humbled hearing it.”
I will warn you I was a bit squeamish about the dp scenes and yet they were so hot. Leonidas hot.
Speaking of Leonidas...this story was kinna like if women had two Spartan husbands. Ladies, we would never go unsatisfied. Strathan was a world where the scariest men on earth desired their wife's approval. Awesome.
But I can't stress how Ms. Lakewood brought me in and under the spell of Strathan with the language, the tone and the vivid splashes of Roman life.
The women are magic, the men are valiant and the evil badies are those we love to hate.
It captivated me. I'm spell bound by Strathan men and I hope to see a sequel. Immortal women keep their Strathan men strong and near invincible to fight an evil force of reptilian foes named the Hobb.
How do women do that? They have magical snatches. That's right, the mighty beef curtains, juicebox, cock socket, hoo-hee, downstairs girly bits. Power of the pussy rocks.
Everything in Strathan is awesome, except for the Hobb attacking every month. But when a Celt pressed into Roman service is pulled into the magical city he's asked to stay and fight. From there hot sex and battle ensues, but to keep the beautiful Leis, Kell (the Celt) has to share the woman he's chosen. Well, all men in Strathan have to share and while that's okay for them, Kell finds sharing as appealing as ants biting his nuts off. Yet he needs to "come" to terms of the situation or suffer sexual frustration.
The story feeds into one's desires of having more than one lover, the consequences and the benefits all in this fantasy during the Roman era. While the story goes into more, I don't want to spoil it for those yet to read the book. But it has many twists and turns that kept me reading and entertained. ...more