Wednesday, September 1, 2010


Publisher: Berkley Sensation
Date published: August 2010
ISBN: 978-0-425-23556-0
Historical Romance
Trade Sized Paperback
Reviewed by Susan
Obtained by Publisher

AWAKENED BY A KISS contains three highly erotic stories based on the following fairytales: “Sleeping Beauty”, “Puss in Boots” and “Little Red Riding Hood”.

Sleeping Beau: Adrien d’Aspe, Marquis de Beaulain was awakened by a kiss and what followed has been seared into his memory. The mysterious woman disappears and he has never located her again. Charlotte, his sister asks him to seduce Catherine de Villecourt away from her lover. It only takes a look but Adrien realizes he has found his mystery woman.

Adrien and Catherine make a powerful couple. Adrien is an alpha male and Catherine is his prey. These two could ignite a fire anywhere as their desires surges out of control. This was my favorite of the three stories.

Little Red Writing: Nicolas de Savignac’s mission is to find the author of some scandalous stories about the courtiers surrounding the King. He believes the author is residing with his grandmother. Unfortunately, there are three sisters to choose from and he must find the culprit.

Anne and Nicolas are hiding something from each other but they find that love can conquer all. Anne is smart and feisty. Nicolas is very much an alpha male ready to tame his woman. They have great chemistry and light up the pages together.

Bewitching In Boots: Elisabeth de Roussel is a woman who is used to getting what she wants and she wants Tristan de Tiersonnier. Tristan has left his position as commander of the King’s guards due to an injury but Elisabeth still sees a man worth having.

Tristan is physically a broken man but he isn’t wallowing in self-pity. Elisabeth does whatever she can to help the man she loves. She is truly a woman that could move a mountain if she had to. It was lovely to watch this couple as they truly do complete each other.

AWAKENED BY A KISS takes three well-known fairy tales and gives them a highly erotic twist. All three stories were enjoyable, featuring likable couples and strong storylines. There is plenty of character development and readers will not feel short changed by the length of the stories.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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