Fantasy - novella
TBR Reviewer: Brutally Honest
I love fantasy and the kind with sword and mythical creatures is my favorite. This story had a great plot, pretty good characters but there were a lot of flaws that made me rate this with only three stars.
The action scenes are rushed and could use some more details to really paint the picture for the reader. They had a good plot but fell flat in terms of execution. There’s also some telling throughout the book that really put a damper on a rather interesting story. There were several instances where the author would have no emotion in the scene. I couldn’t tell who’s POV it was because there was nothing to indicate it. I might recommend this because it was
a good story and I think the author has tremendous potential for future novels.
Erotica - Novella
TBR Reviewer: Brutally Honest
Right off the bat, I loved Astird. Her character jumps from the pages and comes to life. Astrid is a force, a fantastic, well-written and endearing character. Her descriptions are breath taking. Prince Rashid is harder to pin down but as the story progressed so did he. This is almost a dom/sub relationship. The story is short and if made into full length I think it would have packed more of a punch. There are some editing issues, including the f/f scene that was hard to follow with all the ‘she/her’. The twist at the end was predictable but sweet.
The pages heat up and the characters are placed into such a well detailed world. I couldn’t help but be swept away with them. Awakening is a MUST READ for romance readers!
"Open for me, my pretty."
The whispered command skittered across her fevered skin, her own hand closing over his as she took a bite out of the lush fruit, its juices spilling down her chin. Seeing Rashid's eyes darken further, his pupils dilating as his gaze followed the trail of juice trickling down between her breasts, gave her the courage to take another bite, until her mouth closed over
his hand, causing him to jerk visibly as she sucked his fingers into her mouth. He growled low. She released his fingers with a start, and within the space of one wild heartbeat, he pulled her onto his lap, one large hand cupping the back of her head, the other finding its way under her sheet, settling just under her left breast. Heat coursed through her at the lick of his tongue along her jaw, following the trail of juice over the sensitive skin of her neck, down over her collarbone, skimming across the tops of her breasts, dipping into the hollow
between. She clung helplessly to his shoulders, digging her fingernails into his biceps, all conscious thought leaving her body with the shuddering breath she exhaled. Sensation assaulted her, her skin tingling where his tongue trailed across her flesh, and when his firm mouth finally suckled one erect nipple, his teeth gently nipping, she was lost, oblivious to her surroundings and any misgivings, not recognizing her own needy voice begging for more, her body straining to get closer to the rock-hard erection nudging her swollen sex
through the restraints of his trousers.
"My lord, the baths are ready."
Rashid froze at the sound of Layla's voice, his breathing as harsh as Astrid's, and with a rueful smile, he pulled the sheet back up over her breasts, his knuckles skimming across them as he did with firm deliberation, making her gasp sharply.
"I should have your head for daring to interfere, Layla." With one last grim smile for Astrid, he turned toward the other woman, who bowed deeply at his curt demand. "Make sure she is well prepared. My patience is at its end."
"As you command, my lord." Layla bowed again, a small smile on her face, as her dark eyes briefly connect with his.
Astrid held her breath when he turned around at the open door. The predatory look that accompanied his next words raised her blood pressure a few more notches. "Eat, rest, enjoy the baths, for tonight you will know you are not dreaming."
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