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Risqué: A Regency Ménage Tale

by Kristabel Reed

The young widow Mrs. Alexandria Prescott enjoys her untainted reputation. In private, however, her sexual appetites know no bounds. She finds a fitting partner in the notorious Kane Huntington, but when the jealous young Earl of Rowan discovers their game Read more…

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Keta Diablo
Four Martinis Awarded to LAND OF FALLING STARS
2009.02.16 16:44:22

The Girls On Books Blog Award Land of Falling Stars Four Martinis!

The Land of Falling Stars
Monday February 16th 2009, 1:30 am
Historical, Romance, Smokin' Hot, ebook

REVIEW:

Not typically a reader of Historical Romance due to the ‘bodice-ripping’ stigma that hangs over the genre, I am a bit shocked to find myself drawn more and more to them since starting this venture. Keta Diablo has woven a tale set during Civil War times that is truly engaging.

At the beginning of this story I really did enjoy the characters. Gavin is a truly tormented soul, who longs to have the love he feels for Sophia returned, but struggles with his own demons. There are times in the book where you get the feeling that even he questions the events that brought him to Sophia’s door and his part in them and the burden of guilt is evident. Sophia started off as a strong character for me. Struggling to hold onto the last vestiges of her childhood, she does her best to defend it and wait for her betrothed to return so she can marry. Her resolve begins to shred from the moment Gavin arrives at the plantation. As the story progresses though, there are times I want to slap her for being wishy-washy. Gavin’s intentions and love for Sophia were evident from the start, making it hard for me to believe that Sophia held doubts (even with Gavin’s actions).

Yeah, I can’t say more than that without giving away the story or dumping spoilers, so I will finish off with this- Even with the temptation of slapping Sophia silly at times, I still enjoyed the book. My dislike of Sophia at times is a mark of good character development, because Ms Diablo was able to invoke enough emotion for me to get upset with Sophia.

So here’s toasting the Land of Falling Stars with four martinis! Slainte!




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Lisa Lane
2009.02.16 23:03:32

Congratulations!!!
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Amber Austin
2009.02.17 21:52:23

Kudos, Keta! I lift my Bombay very dry martini with a twist to you. Cheers, Amber
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keta diablo
2009.02.17 22:48:18

Thank you Lisa and Amber for commenting.
Keta
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