Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Date published: September 2010
Reviewed by Valerie
Obtained from publisher
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE! Joel Thorne is on holiday, while out hiking he discovers an old castle that is almost hidden by thorns and brambles. He is drawn to the castle and the thorns seem to move out of the way for him. He finds a beautiful, young woman sleeping and awakes her.
Aurora is surprised to see the handsome man. She has been asleep for one thousand years. She had pricked her finger and a wicked fairy godmother tried to take her blood to gain more power. Fortunately, her other fairy godmother’s were able to turn back the worst of the curse. Now, awake in a future so far from her own, she needs to learn as much as she can.
Joel and Aurora are deeply attracted to each other, but Joel is a very practical man. He is about to enter a marriage of convenience to Vee who is going to help him in his political career. But Aurora doesn’t trust Vee and they are soon to find out why.
Again, these two very talented authors have conspired together to bring their readers an up-to-date fairy tale that is entertaining and sensuous. I really enjoyed reading this story…a take on the Sleeping Beauty…and they have presented a realistic version. It’s a kind of time travel, as our Beauty, Aurora has been asleep for 1,000 years! It was really cute to see Joel’s reaction to her strange talk, and Aurora getting used to the machines and inventions of today’s world A trademark of this writing team, are some very sensuous and hot love scenes that bring Joel and Aurora together and are an integral part of the story. This is not a very long story and can be read in an evening, but I can assure you, it will bring you a lot of satisfaction. This story has some clever twists and turns, a romance the hero and heroine have to fight for and a villainess who is determined to undermine their happy end.
If you pick this up, I am sure you will be going back to get the other stories these two talented authors have created. I can highly recommend them.
This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.