Publisher: Carina Press
Date published: June 2010
Urban paranormal romance
Reviewed by Valerie
Obtained by publisher
Meagen Kelly always dreams of a beautiful rose garden. When bad weather comes, she knows that something bad will happen. When the weather is nice and sunny, then she knows that the next day will be a good one. She doesn’t know what to think when a figure appears in the garden, a strange figure.
The next day she meets…well, bumps into Ric Thornhill. Ric is on a mission. He needs to find the heir to the Rose family and if he doesn’t, his boss will make him stay in the human world and he will lose all his powers. He only has five days.
Meagen is surprised to find out that she is half-elf, half-human and that Ric is all elf. They have a very strong attraction to each other and Ric has vowed to protect her. He needs to get her to the seelie court right away, but there are others who are determined to make sure she doesn’t make it. She needs to come into her powers, catch up with the protocol of the court and find out just what is happening between her and Ric. She has become a political tool and may be at the mercy of a jealous Queen.
When Meagen and Ric meet, the sexual tension fairly sizzles from the first moment and continues until they can deliciously consummate their budding attraction. Ms Spencer Pape knows how to write some sizzling love scenes and emotions run high. I loved both these characters. Meagen is an artist, and when she discovers who she really is, she is able to accept most of what Ric says. Ric is a tall, handsome, blond elf who I wouldn’t mind meeting myself.
The plot is very exciting, well paced and had me turning the pages to see what would happen next. I was really looking forward to Meagen meeting the Queen. The Queen seemed to be a hard, ice-cold woman who would stop at nothing to get what she wanted, but she seemed fair too. There is a good mix of descriptive prose and action. And there is plenty of action. I was sitting on the edge of my seat a few times.
This is the exact type of story that I highly enjoy and Ms Spencer Pape did not disappoint. I am looking forward to reading another book in this world. I especially want to find out what is up between Meagen’s new found cousin, Aidan and a friend of Meagen’s, Elise, a witch.
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This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.