Spoil of War by Phoenix Sullivan

Spoil of War by Phoenix Sullivan

Spoil of War by Phoenix Sullivan

ASIN: B004UH7Z7U

Publisher: Dare To Dream Press

 

Elsbeth loses everything she has ever held dear when her home falls to the enemy in a war. She finds herself at the mercy of men she despises. Her freedom is lost.

While in captivity, she sees the powerlessness of herself and her people in graphic and disgustingly brutal detail.

Over time, she accepts her fate and falls in love with the king that holds her as his personal property and prisoner. But things never go as planned, and when a strange man comes to the castle while the king is away and takes an unwelcome liking to her, it leads her to do things that result in her suffering more abuse at the hands of cruel men.

Will she ever find freedom and happiness again? In a world where a woman is nothing more than property of men?

 

I struggled to decide if the main character was stupid or just so damn spirited she wanted to make life harder on herself. I found some of her self-made conflict over the top (but she was a redhead…). I also found that no matter where she turned she was being used sexually or flat out raped the entire book. I know that at the time period women were used with no thought as to their comfort or desire, but shouldn’t there have at least been a couple decent men around? The king was about halfway decent, but that was the closest any man in the title was to having a heart.

Despite all of that, the time period was believable, as were a majority of the characters. I did like the book, and although there were some grammar mistakes, they were few and far between.

 

I give this book: 2 QUILLS

2Q

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Lynda’s Lace: City Heat (Book One) by Lacey Alexander

Lynda’s Lace: City Heat (Book One) by Lacey Alexander

Lynda’s Lace: City Heat (Book One) by Lacey Alexander

ASIN: B0031LJ4O8

ISBN: 9781419906831

Publisher: Ellora’s Cave Publishing

 

Lynda Phelps is the Sex Queen of New Orleans, but she’s scared to let her wild, adventurous nature out to play with her boyfriend. He sees her as a precious treasure that should be adorned with sexy lace, when she would prefer leather.

Since she’s scared he’ll thinking less of her, she keeps her kinky side locked up tight. After all, the sex that they do have is really good, just…boring.

He senses that she’s holding something back and tries his best to get her to let loose and confide in him. But…if she does, will he be able to accept the truth and still keep her on a pedestal?

 

This story was sexually graphic and adventurous with real human emotions involved. The book was well written erotica that didn’t disappoint in story or heat. It’s a good example of trusting those we love with the deepest, most secret parts of ourselves – truly trusting them to love us for us.

 

I give this book: 3 QUILLS

3Q

 

Snow’s Heat: Prowling Around by Nicole Hicks

Snow's Heat Prowling Around by Nicole Hicks

Snow’s Heat Prowling Around by Nicole Hicks

 

 

Snow’s Heat: Prowling Around by Nicole Hicks

ISBN: 978-1-936950-32-4

Publisher: Summerhouse Publishing

Age Group: Adult

 

Sometimes animal urges and instant attraction makes people click. Nicole Hicks has given us a beautiful written and amusing story showing us how that can happen when you unleash and accept the animal within.

 

Bree is working on getting over the emotional drawbacks she’s been experiencing since her divorce. Her cheating husband made her feel like she wasn’t enough… She plans to burn him out of her memory and start fresh.

Travis is a man who has suffered his own pain and been changed in ways most people will never be able to acknowledge or accept. Being in the military changed his world, and his life, forever.

Travis doesn’t like it when Bree shows up to be a neighbor to his isolation, but he comes to grips with it as he gives in to his animal urge to make her his.

 

The editing for this story was almost flawless (I think I found three mistakes total, and that’s not a lot). I loved the humor and realistic ways the characters were portrayed and presented. The only place I felt this failed (but only slightly) was when Bree accepted Travis’ “special difference” without batting an eye. I felt she should have been slightly more alarmed than she was and that the reason behind her calm was weak. Saying that, since the story was so short, the author pulled it off okay.

Being erotica, the sex wasn’t as graphic as I expected. So, if you’re looking for a paranormal erotic/romance without too much detail, this would be a great short read for you.

I give this book: 2 QUILL.

2Q