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“Gracie C. McKeever (c) May 2011
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“I just could not get into this paranormal story and didn't finish. Not much action, mostly debate about having sex and I couldn't determine if his technology was advanced or primitive. Katie is taken by a statue in her garden and when she gives it a kiss it comes alive into a man named Jorlan.”see full review » see other reviews »
“I just could not get into this paranormal story and didn't finish. Not much action, mostly debate about having sex and I couldn't determine if his technology was advanced or primitive. Katie is taken by a statue in her garden and when she gives it a kiss it comes alive into a man named Jorlan. ”Dawn ♥ romance wrote this review Friday, March 9, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A cute page turner.”Fire Raven wrote this review Wednesday, August 3, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Gracie C. McKeever (c) May 2011
Katie James is a unique woman at twenty-five. Raised the youngest child in a household full of males after her mother's death, she considers herself a tomboy of the tallest order and likes what most would consider non-feminine pursuits, like fixing cars and playing sports. Indeed, she spends her days toiling in the male-oriented livelihood of buying and fixing up homes to sell for a profit. Her father still doesn't believe she actually makes a living at this venture and her five overprotective brothers feel it is their God-given right to fix her up with their co-workers and friends, a situation that has led Katie to believe that she has First Date Syndrome--a disease by which she can't get past a first date with any man without them finding something lacking in her. Thus is her existence when Katie becomes obsessed with one of the stone statues in the garden of her latest acquisition.
Since she first purchased the Victorian and started working on it something about the statue has called to her. She doesn't know if it's the hard ridges and well-delineated lines of its gorgeous physique or the fact that it can't belch and scratch its rather impressive balls. Growing up with five brothers has shown her the negative sides of the male species and its nothing she wants to experience in her man. So settling for the stone statue will have to do. She tries to stop herself from thinking about it, but can't. It keeps invading her thoughts even when she's away from it. One day, the statue literally calls to her to kiss it, and Katie finally takes matters into her own hands to do just this. When the stone becomes a real, flesh-and-blood, warm male beneath her touch, it turns her whole world upside down.
Jorlan en Sarr is an Imperian warrior and a prince used to having his commands followed without question. On Imperia, he had women falling at his feet for the chance to bed him and he is used to women who know their place is to do his bidding. Needless to say, he is perplexed by the mortal woman who has temporarily broken the curse to bring him to back life for she does not know her place at all and insists on giving HIM orders. This is unheard of behavior and Jorlan does not know what to make of it. Nevertheless, he will do whatever he has to to make the alluring katya--witch--fall in love with him and as soon as possible, for time is not on his side. He has fourteen days to achieve his goal. Katie James, however, is determined to make his job as difficult as possible by denying them both her desires. The more he learns about Katie, the more he begins to understand her refusal to love him, however, which is why he asks her to be his temporary life-mate, marry him and return to Imperia with him. Jorlan cannot understand why Katie is so against a perfectly reasonable proposal and worries if he can make her come around before his time runs out and he turns back to stone--permanently
Jorlan and Katie have great chemistry and are a humorous couple as are the situations in which they find themselves again and a again. Percen is a formidable villain worthy of Jorlan and his quest and who manages to evoke sympathy despite his evil deeds. I particularly liked the dramatic turn Percen’s sub-plot took in the story. The rest of the sub-plot characters are as colorful and engaging as the h/h, the dialogue is snappy, and I enjoyed Showalter's world-building in this entertaining, fast-paced and sexy paranormal romance.”
“I thought it was an amazing book. It is a must read! !”Buried in Books wrote this review Monday, May 16, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“nice bit of fluff and a good breather from more demanding reading.
first of this author I've read and I will probably read more of her.”
“fantastic book!”Heather F wrote this review Friday, October 8, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I loved it!”Casey wrote this review Friday, August 20, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Katie James never expects the statue in her garden to come to life, but when he turns into a flesh and blood man, she can’t resist wanting to touch him to be sure he’s real. That’s a bad idea because she can’t keep her hands to herself where her hunk is concerned. Can she believe him when he claims to be a prince from the stars, cursed to return to stone unless she falls in love with him? How can she give her heart to a man who will leave her in the end? A sexy paranormal romance with a futuristic twist.”Nancy J. Cohen wrote this review Saturday, August 14, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No