Thursday, June 6, 2013

Beauty and the Wolf (The Cursed Princes)

Beauty and the Wolf (The Cursed Princes)
Price: $4.61

"A Union Of CursesIsabella 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. . .
72.600 Words"

This was one of the most overly melodramatic novels I have ever read. It was very difficult for me to keep a straight face while reading it. The conversations and inner-dialoguing was a little too much in parts of this book.

The story/plot could have been an interesting one had I been able to like either one of the main characters, but I was not able to. Through the majority of the book, they are just too manipulative and selfish. The erotic scenes are for the most part are unsatisfying and leave you, as well as Isabella, wanting more. However, true to formula they are working up to something more later on.

For the life of me, I could not figure out what the author meant when she described Isabella's womanly parts as having "flanges" -I looked it up and I was flummoxed.

All in all I could not get into this book, these characters, the curse - I don't know why since so many others seem to have really liked it.

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