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Forever Enchanted (Fairies of Rush Book 2)
Forever Enchanted (Fairies of Rush Book 2)
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Unique Paranormal Romance, 20 Nov 2012
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This is the second book about The Fairies of Rush and it is even better than the first. The first story, Fairytale, did a good job setting the scene and the fact that Tristan- the leading man of this piece- was previously the antagonist made for an interesting premise.

It soon becomes clear that Tristan is not what he appeared when we met him in Fairytale. He is instantly likeable- both strong and vulnerable. Bridin is is also much more likeable in this book than the first. The romance between the two of them is sweet and sensual with sexual tension bubbling constantly throughout the story.

The worldbuilding is weaved throughout the story seamlessly and the cast of supporting characters adds tension and humour without detracting from the main love story.

The climactic scene and ending are both very satisfying. Bridin and Tristan have both transformed internally so that they can be together and the question of which of them is the rightful ruler is handled in a way that seems natural for the story.

If you like paranormal romance then this is for you. I will definitely be reading more by Maggie Shayne.

The Lady and the Locksmith (Victorian Romance)
The Lady and the Locksmith (Victorian Romance)

3.0 out of 5 stars A somewhat enjoyable bed time read, 20 Nov 2012
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The first few pages of this book seemed to have a lot of potential, the characters were intriguing and the premise was solid. Unfortunately the characters didn't actually develop at all over the course of the story and the story as a whole felt rushed.

The ending wasn't particularly believable and as a result left me feeling unsatisfied. I was half hoping there would be a twist in which it turned out Suzanne really was mad and Carl had seriously misjudged her...

Despite the negatives, I did enjoy this book as a light read though I would have been disappointed if I'd paid for it. I would possible read a full-length book by this author in the hope that it might be more developed.

The School for Husbands
The School for Husbands
by Wendy Holden
Edition: Hardcover

1.0 out of 5 stars Maybe the worst book I have ever read, 17 Oct 2011
I couldn't even get a quarter of the way through this book. The characters are one-dimensional stereotypes and although the premise seemed to have some potential, the actual story is so rediculous that I couldn't possibly imagine any real people reacting the way the characters do in this book.
The only redeeming quality is that the frustrations felt by Mark and Sophie about their relationship come across as realistic and somewhat genuine.
If you are a Wendy Holden fan then you might enjoy "The School For Husbands" but I for one won't be picking up any of her other books.

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