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Thursday, 24 May 2012

Review: Fantasy Lover by Sherrilyn Kenyon

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Title:  Fantasy Lover
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Release Date: 31 January 2002
Source: Library
Purchase: Amazon | Book Depository | Galaxy Bookshop
SapphiredDragon Rating: *** 1/2

Synopsis:

Dear Reader,

Being trapped in a bedroom with a woman is a grand thing. Being trapped in hundreds of bedrooms over two thousand years isn't. And being cursed into a book as a love-slave for eternity can ruin even a Spartan warrior's day.

As a love slave, I know everything about women. How to touch them, how to savor them, and most of all, how to pleasure them. But when I was summoned to fulfill Grace Alexander's sexual fantasies, I found the first woman in history who saw me as a man with a tormented past. She alone bothered to take me out of the bedroom and into the world. She taught me to love again.

But I was not born to know love. I was cursed to walk eternity alone. As a general, I had long ago accepted my sentence. Yet now I have found Grace - the one thing my wounded heart cannot survive without. Sure, love can heal all wounds, but can it break a two-thousand-year-old curse?

Julian of Macedon

Review: I knew within 2 pages of this book that I was going to enjoy it and immediately went online to my library's site to reserve the next few in the series. What I immediately liked was the tone which was fun and not too serious and I knew I would be in for an enjoyable read. 

I was not to be disappointed. 

While yes, the story is a little contrived at times so as to ensure things flow as they are supposed to, it was relatively easy to over look as the writing was straightforward and the story fun and enjoyable. 

The title of the book is Fantasy Lover and that is the key I think to enjoying this book; Remembering it is a fantasy, not getting hung up on story issues and letting go to just let the story wash over you and take you where it will.  

A fast, fun read and yes I will be reading the rest of the series. 

3 1/2 stars on the SapphiredDragon rating scale. 

SapphiredDragon xx

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