Wednesday, May 9, 2012

After Dark Review of Once Upon a Winter's Eve by Tessa Dare

I have added After Dark Reviews to my blog as a way of notifying you of a review of a book with Adult themes and scenes. From now on I will keep my reviews of all books I read that have explicit scenes in them for late night posts for those of you who prefer to avoid them or easy to find for those of you who seek them out ;)

Synopsis: "Violet Winterbottom is a quiet girl. She speaks six languages, but seldom raises her voice. She endured bitter heartbreak in perfect silence. The gentlemen aren't beating down her door.

Until the night of the Spindle Cove Christmas ball, when a mysterious stranger crashes into the ballroom and collapses at Violet's feet. His coarse attire and near-criminal good looks would put any sensible young lady on her guard. He's wet, chilled, bleeding, and speaking in an unfamiliar tongue.

Only Violet understands him. And she knows he's not what he seems.

She has one night to draw forth the secrets of this dangerously handsome rogue. Is he a smuggler? A fugitive? An enemy spy? She needs answers by sunrise, but her captive would rather seduce than confess. To learn his secrets, Violet must reveal hers—and open herself to adventure, passion, and the unthinkable... Love."

My Review: Loved it! Violet is such a fantastic character, she acted as one should expect she should act, with hesitation. I love how intelligent the characters are. The play with languages is entertaining and added a fun almost secret element to the story, it was really as if you were spying on Violet and the gentleman. The ending was great, loved it (you'll just have to read it to find out what happens). The only issue I have is that I want more!!

My Rating: as I said, I want more of the characters! I really didn't want to stop reading at any point so I give it a rating of Four Paws!

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