The lady dons a mysterious identity to keep a heavy burden secret, with no choice but to avail of the “services” of a dangerously sexy man (and the Cy...moreThe lady dons a mysterious identity to keep a heavy burden secret, with no choice but to avail of the “services” of a dangerously sexy man (and the Cynster males are definitely a whole other species of MEN). It's exciting to see the heroine try to hide her identity from the hero, while futilely fighting his drugging seductions. And finally, when they come together in that inevitable scorching love scene you'll still be yearning for more. Will keep you up all night!(less)
i wasn't really all that excited in reading Night Play since i did not quite like Seize The Night. but i thought, what the heck...
and you know what,...morei wasn't really all that excited in reading Night Play since i did not quite like Seize The Night. but i thought, what the heck...
and you know what, it was worth it...and more. though i was a bit miffed that i got the order of reading wrong, i still immensely enjoyed Night Play. at first i did not think much of the hero being part wolf or something like that since i thought that it might just be another one of those typical "werewolf" plots, but, surprisingly enough, Vane's story was intriguing from the start.
next thing i knew, i was staying up all night, finishing the book in no time. i was hooked.
i also liked that kenyon made an unconventional heroine in Bride. she's not the usual svelte female in most romance novels. the fact that she has an issue about her physical appearance made the story more realistic (and that's a lot considering the nature of the French Quarter...) and the fact that Vane fell hard...as in really hard...for Bride made the story so envy-worthy for any female reader.
im sure some of those who read this has yearned to have someone like Vane (i.e. a charming, sexy, gorgeous hunk of a man) in their life.
i really liked the story of this one as compared to Seize the Night since kenyon concentrated more in developing the relationship between Vane and Bride. her superb intertwining of the lovers' story with the many obstacles Vane has in connection with his "world" has redeemed kenyon in my eyes. i really loved this story: from the subtle and sometimes outrageous humor, sensual scenes, to the quirks of the supernatural and normal characters.
bytheway, watch out for Fury. now that's another de-lish specimen of a...man. female readers beware, there's an overload of handsome males in this book... (less)
ms Kleypas is the quintessential writer for regency romance, but without stinting on the passionate, lustful element. this particular novel is the lon...morems Kleypas is the quintessential writer for regency romance, but without stinting on the passionate, lustful element. this particular novel is the long-awaited installment of her Wallflower series starring one of her most unforgettable heroines, in a clash of wits with an outwardly strait-laced lord of the manor. watch the sparks fly!(less)
the prince is selfish, totally condescending, arrogant, and dare i say it, unfeeling. he's probably one of t...more**spoiler alert** what a disappointment...
the prince is selfish, totally condescending, arrogant, and dare i say it, unfeeling. he's probably one of the worst "heroes" (if i could call him that) ever written. i hate that throughout the story, he keeps calling zena "child," as if she's more like a kid sister. and i despised his reaction to their first-born. zena does not deserve such a man in her life.
this is just porn supposedly packaged as a love story. even in the end, i did not feel that the guy was that in love with zena. and zena is just strongly obsessed with him, not in love. the woman has a very weak character. i feel that the prince is going to just overwhelm and trample on her for the rest of their lives. he might feel affection for her, but nowhere is it near a romantic love.
that scene where zena was in the harem and made to pleasure the men gathered was totally degrading. i found it distasteful. and even then the reaction of alex was totally unfitting. he treated her like property and stained goods, even if he feels such a strong lust for her. not even close to romantic. (less)
this was my first ever novel by jeffries. and though i have long feared before that she might just prove to be unsatisfactory, i can honestly say, aft...morethis was my first ever novel by jeffries. and though i have long feared before that she might just prove to be unsatisfactory, i can honestly say, after reading One Night, that this is a keeper.
the very sensual chemistry between Christabel and Gavin contributes a lot to the essence of the book. if jeffries have brought this down a notch i think it might not have been that intriguing to read. i mean, really, all that would have been left are the pursuit for the incriminating letters connected to the Prince of Wales, and the gambling match participated in by a group of licentious people. besides that...well...there's nothing much left.
i highly enjoyed Gavin's unrelentless "wooing"--if you could call it that--of Christabel. and the moments where he started to act and feel possessive over her--something which has never before happened with his other former mistresses. it was a wonderful surrender from him.
for Christabel's part, i suppose my only criticism was that she spent a lot--i mean A LOT--of time rationalizing her emotions towards Gavin. after a time, it became tedious to hear her malign his character, calling him Prince of Sin, or other some such--ostensibly placing all the blame on Gavin for her riotous reaction towards him. i suppose i should say that in this instance, i liked the hero way more than the heroine. but, other people may think otherwise: Christabel's past does contribute a lot in her wariness towards anything remotely "amorous"...all in all, a good novel ^_^(less)
4 1/2 stars for the humor and everything else that's garwood.
first off, connor is the least hero that i like in garwood's historicals. besides having...more4 1/2 stars for the humor and everything else that's garwood.
first off, connor is the least hero that i like in garwood's historicals. besides having a low, almost nil sense of humor, he has hardly shown that usual unconscious affection towards his lady love that garwood grants her chieftain/warrior/delicious-to-the-kilt males. more often than not, he is rude and sometimes even indifferent to brenna.
brenna, fortunately, is a very likeable heroine. her idiosyncrasies are so adorable.
but what i really loved about this story was, of course, as the title says, THE wedding. that was simply an outright joy to read. the way the priest managed to bless not just the couple but the other warriors as well since brenna was walking in circles around him was hilarious.
the other scene i could never forget was little grace's confession to alec. now that was a kid for you. she was absolutely adorable when she replied, "i love you, papa," when asked by alec what really happened between jamie and brenna...lol...oh, just read it... ^_^(less)