Book review: 7/10 Published in:English Binding:Paperback Pages:416 Date:2007-09-21 ASIN/ISBN:077830163X Publisher:Mira Books
Choose: A quick death...or a slow poison... About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She'll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace - and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia. And so Yelena chooses to become a food taster. But the chief of security, leaving nothing to chance, deliberately feeds her Butterfly's Dust - and only by appearing for her daily antidote will she delay an agonising death from the poison. As Yelena tries to escape her new dilemma, disasters keep mounting. Rebels plot to seize Ixia and Yelena develops magical powers she can't control. Her life is threatened again and choices must be made. But this time the outcomes aren't so clear...
I found out about this book while I was searching for historical romances. This one didn't seemed to be an usual romance novel. What caught my attention was the cover and the name itself.
As soon as we start reading we are confronted with Yelena, the heroine of the story. Yelena is about to be executed for the murder of Reyad, son of General Brazell, when she is brought with the offer to be the next food taster of the Commander. As soon as she starts training she is poisoned with Butterfly Dust by Valek, a cold-blooded former assassin and now her master, and that's why she needs to take the antidote daily. But as the story intensify we see Yelena learning to become stronger and
Throught out the story we get to know her and how her life at General Brazell's home had been and why did she killed his son.
This book was lent to me by my good friend Whitelady :) who has already read the sequels and because of her review I wasn't sure that if I wanted to read them. But I already have them in ebook because I'm curious about Yelena's journey. And of course about her romance with Valek :) of how it will work out for them.
Well, yesterday I was walking through the shopping center when I stopped in front of the book store...I wasn't planning to buy more books, but I could not resist...They seemed to be calling me...LOL... So I got in and left the store with these three books:
Madeline Hunter : "As regras da Sedução" / "Rules of Seduction" and "Jogos de Sedução" / "Secrets of Surrender"
Laura Lee Guhrke : "Prazeres Proibidos" / "Guilty Pleasures"
Audiobook review: 5/10 Language: English Pages: 384
The Emerald flew across the seas, carrying the pirate Pagan -- despised by the ton, whose riches he plundered, and beloved by the poor, whose plight was eased by his gifts.
The Marquess of Cainewood vows to hunt down the pirate wretch in revenge for his brother's death. But when Jade, an enchanting vision of rippling red hair and eyes of jewel-green, appears at his door to beg desperately for his protection, the Marquess agrees to keep her safe from the villains who want her dead.
Jade is infuriating, exasperating, and gorgeous; Caine is noble, strong-willed, and powerful. No woman has ever befuddled him so, nor so deeply aroused his desire. But as Jade answers his knowing caresses with an innocent, wild abandon, they are drawn into a web of treachery that will test the very heart of their love!
Well, up untill this moment I didn't knew any Ms. Garwood work so this was a total surprise. Although it had too many political intrigues it become an enjoyable reading. Only after I started reading it I realised that this was a sequel to "The Lion's Lady".
Jade is an intelligent and independent woman who soon in her life began to look out for herself. So it was very funny to watch the way she handled with Caine.
Caine the Marquess of Cainwood is set out to avenge the death of his beloved brother, Colin. He tries to prepare a trap for the mysterious pirate, Pagan, whom is known to have killed Colin. And he'll continue to hate Pagan untill he finds out Pagan's real identity.
What Cane doesn't know is that his brother, Colin, it's dead. He's hidden untill it's found who really wanted to kill him and Jade's brother.This was a very enjoable listening. I was captivated by Jade and Caines's story. However, it was not very impressive book.
Because of the exames of my english course I haven't been able to come here blog some of my reviews. But now that I'm free :D I would like to propose all of you to tell me which is you favourite book of all the books you had read up until now
I'll start by telling you which is my favourite.
Well, if I had to choose one book it would definitely be Devil in Winter written by Lisa Kleypas. I just loved the plot and the characters. Lisa Kleypas knows how to write a good novel. I just loved Sebastian's character. He's a devil :P
Now, can you choose one of all the books you have read and tell me about it?
Book review : 6/10 Published in:English Binding:Mass Market Paperback Pages:352 Date:2005-05-03 ASIN/ISBN:031299091X Publisher:St. Martin's Paperbacks
The daughter of a wealthy businessman, Jillian Kincaid grew up with bodyguards shadowing her every move-and she hated it. Now a TV anchorwoman, she refuses to let another hired thug follow her around. Not even when she begins to receive terrifying death threats. Not even when the bodyguard is the darkly seductive Nolan Garrett...
Trained in Special Ops, bodyguard Nolan Garrett has been hired by Jillian's father to keep her out of danger. But it's clear from the start that Jillian isn't going to make his job easy. Far from the spoiled princess he expected, Jillian is tough, independent, and totally sexy. And she's fighting him every step of the way.
As Jillian's stalker raises the stakes, Nolan must keep her close if he wants to keep her alive. But being so close can only turn up the heat that's been simmering between them-a heat that could explode into passion at any moment...
After having read Anne Stuart books about special agents and secret organizations I wanted to read something of the same genre...but i'ts an impossible thing...Anne Stuart is Anne Stuart.
Ex-Ranger Nolan Garrett is a haunted man... He had lost the will to work and live ever since he came back from the war. Having lost one of his friends he can't stop blaming himself for not having seen that he needed help.
Then we have Jillian Kincaid, who is a journalist and the daugther of a rich man, is being stalked by someone that wants her dead. Because of that her father decides to get her a bodyguard.
Because of the request of his siblings, Nolan is forced to accept the job. At first he doesn't stand Jillian but then he realises that she is not the person he thought she was. And that is when the chemistry between them gets hotter...