Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Angie's February Challenge - in by the skin of my teeth

Title: Lord of Desire

Author: Paula Quinn

Year published: 2005

Why did you get this book? I really don't remember. I think I read some rec's for it, it's a medieval and a new author

Do you like the cover? not especially. That type is getting old now

Did you enjoy the book? Yes and no - to be answered under anything else

Was the author new to you and would you read something by this author again? Yes she is new *grin* and I already have her next book

Are you keeping it or passing it on? Keeping it for now - it's the first in a series

Anything else? Well, I'm an artistic reader and artistically I mostly enjoyed this book. It was a tad more purple than I'm used too. I giggled when the hero commented to the heroine that he wanted to drench himself in her perfume. For the most part I either ignore or I'm not bothered by technical errors. But this one had some doosies that even I noticed. For example - these people never ate!!! I was 3/4 of the way through and suddenly realized that he (Brand - the hero) kept taking her (Brynna - the heroine) up for some boinking before they got around to the meal they were about to have. As far as I can remember, she had a little bit of cooked rabbit in the forest and I'm not sure he ate anything at all. Another thing that I noticed were the days disappeared. In one part, Brynna was injured so Brand put her to bed and then went somewhere else so he wouldn't be tempted to go for more boinking. The next thing he falls asleep, they wake up, go down for breakfast, but don't make it to eat - gotta boink - they fall asleep after the lovin' and it's suddenly the next day. I scratched my head and thought - wait a minute - this doesn't make sense. Where the heck did the rest of the day go???? I looked back but then couldn't be bothered. It would have involved taking notes and I just didn't want to take notes. Another thing that kind of irked me was the whole story took place over about a 5 day span (I think - because days went missing there) and I just had a hard time buying that they fell so deeply in love over that short a time.
Good news. I think she has potential. Tone down a bit of the purple, take the story over a longer time frame, fix up missing days and last but not least - let them eat!!! and I think she can be pretty good. As I said, I have her next one and I'm looking to see if some of the issues I had are straightened out. And maybe I won't notice any technical errors.

'til later


romancelover said...

I wanted to buy this book but never did. Lots of boinking...at least she doesn't sound as bad as S. Laurens, the queen of all sex no love plots.

Avid Reader said...

I believe S. Laurens writes sex manuals - for the physically challenged. Never could get into her books, no pun intended.


romancelover said...