Expected Publication 6th June 2013 by Kensington Publishing Corp.
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A Union Of Curses
Isabella Farrington’s marriage was hasty. For all her new husband’s riches, Lord Draven Winthrop is whispered about, avoided, and feared. Yet Isabella is drawn to Draven’s dark good looks, his strength, the charm he can turn on as easily as she can blink. The impoverished daughter of an Egyptologist, she knows there are rumors about her, too, and the amulet she wears. Nothing more than superstitious babble…
But when Isabella returns to Draven’s remote coastal manor, she senses there is something more at work in the grim gardens of Thorncliff Towers than superstition. Draven is passionate and seductive, but he has a brutal, uncontrolled side too, and a history of secrets. To live in peace she must discover the reasons behind a gypsy curse and a mother’s scorn. Especially when she learns Draven believes his sweet young bride is doomed to a fate even darker than his own…
Book Review: 3.5 stars
There is something that I have always enjoyed about reading books on my iPad….its so I don’t have to feel awkward, or sense that people are judging me by the books that I read. Come on, you were all thinking it. This cover isn’t necessarily the best, but didn’t your mother ever tell you to judge a book by its cover. Well case and point.
Sometimes your just in the mood for something saucy, but you also don’t want to just read saucy. A girl needs a damn good plot as well to keep her interested. I love retellings, so when I noticed that this book had more of a ‘naughty’ retelling how could I resist.
It isn’t set in modern times, and the characters language and clothes definitely reflect this. In the beginning I found it incredibly hard to get into, and some of the descriptions in regards to attraction were sort of cringe worthy. But you do get used to it.
Overall I really loved Isabella as a main character. I found her to be incredibly funny and strong willed, which is what I enjoy in female leads. The prophecy surrounding her neckless and the way this tied in with Draven’s curse was really interesting to read. But in all honesty at the beginning I really didn’t like Draven. I found him to be too egotistical, too tortured, and way too representative of the time period. Of course my opinion changed as his and Isabella’s relationship grew.
The scenery was beautiful, and the characters were incredibly well written. If your in the market for a dark, intriguing, magical romance, the check this one out come June.