Thursday, September 25, 2014

After Dark Review of The Destroyer by Jianne Carlo

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: "To Viking warrior Magnus, marriage is naught but a contract, a bargain between men for land and title. Lust, love—he scorns such notions as weak and unmanly. But three days before he’s to wed a highland princess, he falls into the maelstrom of a maid’s startled eyes. Their passionate tryst has him rethinking his notions, and he struggles to find a way to keep the beguiling Deidra while honoring the marriage contract he’s arranged with the father of his betrothed.

Deidra cannot take a walk in the forest without finding a wounded dove. Devoted to her menagerie of injured bears, peacocks, and wolves, she vows to disobey her Da when he betroths her to the Norse warrior known as the Destroyer. Until, disguised as a maid, she’s rescued from a would-be rapist by the Destroyer himself. How can any call him ugly or cruel? For he treats her as if she is made of spun glass, and teaches her the magikal pleasures of the flesh.

But Magnus is furious when he learns the woman he’s fallen so deeply for is none other than his betrothed. For there’s nothing he despises more than a deceitful female...except, perhaps, two of them..."

My Review: I really am liking these characters but I feel so lost each time I start a new book in this series, its like I am coming while the story is already in progress. This on in particular I really wanted to know more about Deirdra's back story, she lives in the north but has 3 aging tigers?! How where did she get them? So many unanswered questions. But like the rest in the series I am definitely satisfied with the steamy end of things, definitely no lacking of description there. I believe there is one more in the series and while I will enjoy it I think I might be okay with the series being over.
My Rating: I am becoming increasingly irritated with the lack of back story on these fantastic characters! These books could all easily be full length novels that are thoroughly enjoyable.  For that reason I give it a rating of Two Paws and a Stump Wag.

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