Saturday, September 26, 2009

Review - Lover Enslaved by Jodi Redford

Lover Enslaved by Jodi Redford
Thieves of Aurion Book
Samhain Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-60504-635-8
July 2009
Paranormal Erotic Romance
EBook $5.50

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Book Description:

Mara Sheppard has no love for the Fae, but to free her brother from prison, she will do whatever the treacherous Queen Nalia asks. Even kidnap Dashael Rhyder, a womanizing thief.

She should have known the deal would go sour.

It is almost too easy to bait and trap Dashael. Resisting his potent Fae allure isn’t. Especially since Nalia’s unexpected demand for a missing magical rune means Mara will have to hold strong far longer than she’d planned.

Dashael’s best shot at escaping? Seduce her. If he can survive a few dozen of his closest enemies out for blood and the queen’s scheme to make him her personal stud…he might just make it.

Then his game of seduction trips over a snag named Mara, and he falls. Hard. For a commitment-phobic thief, love might as well be a prison sentence. Yet the idea of losing her makes him miserable.

Mara can’t deny that her enemy has stolen her heart. But their love is about to be tested by a lifetime of secrets. The risk may not be worth it. Especially if a life together means death for one of them.

Warning: contains one or more of the following: Hot, sexy thieves, pain-in-the-butt sprites, handcuffs, intriguing new uses for a silk bed curtain, and scorching, shake-the-ceiling-tiles sex.

Book Review:

Mara has a ‘prisoner’ of the wretched Queen Nalia ever since she was young. To work of the debt of her brother, Mara became a servant for the queen until she saw fit. She always complied with jobs Queen Nalia that is until the day she was sent to capture a womanizing thief. Mara had no idea what was in store for her once she met Dasheel Ryder.

Dasheel Rhyder has just met the woman that is going to break his fast. He’s hasn’t been with a woman for a while now and tonight he just found the woman to spend a great night with. Unfortunately, for him, Mara was just playing him.

Poor Dash thought he was going to have the night of his life. Shame on Mara for tricking him like. You don’t do just some things to sexy man like Dash.

On the other hand, the life of her brother is at stake. Mara has no choice to follow the queen bitch’s orders or her brother will pay the ultimate price.

Mara delivers Dash to the queen as order. But just when she thought the job was over, the queen sends both Dash and Mara on a mission to retrieve the rune.

Before they even leave on their adventure, Dash manages to get under Mara’s skin. He can’t help be his charming self around Mara. They both have an itch that can only be eased by each other.

I have to hand it to Ms. Jodi Redford. Her newest book, Lover Enslaved is the most original with sexy heroes and strong willed heroines and sidekicks.

I had such a blast reading Lover Enslaved. From the very beginning, I was hooked on Ms. Redford book.

Dash and Mara are wonderful characters but the one that stole the show is tiny Piper. She totally rocks!

Piper comes off like a little pain in the ass but as the story, moves on you can’t help but love the little devil. I loved the banter between Piper and Mara. Classic!

As the story, progresses we are introduced to Dash’s brother Jerrick and a former sidekick Avily Donahue. Jerrick and Avily have their own sexual tension going on that should distract readers from Mara and Dash’s storyline. But they just add to their own special magic to Lover Enslaved. Can’t help but be hopeful that Jerrick and Avily will get their own story.

There is plenty of more action, drama and hilarious sexy love scenes. Last but no least I want to pay homage to Ms. Jodi Redford for creating this story, characters plus the one and only Piper.

I give Lover Enslaved a rating five Screams.

Book Reviewed by:

Night Time Romance Reviews

About the author:

At the ripe age of seven, Jodi Redford penned her first epic, complete with stick figure illustrations. Sadly, her drawing skills haven’t improved much, but her love of fantasy worlds never went away. These days she writes about fairies, ghosts and other supernatural creatures, only with considerably more heat.

She has won numerous contests, including The Golden Pen and Launching a Star.

When not writing or working the day job, she enjoys gardening and way too many reality television shows.

Currently residing in Michigan with her husband and overgrown lapdog, she is a member of RWA national and Greater Detroit Romance Writers of America.

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