Thursday, April 22, 2010

At the Mercy of Her Pleasure

Title: At the Mercy of Her Pleasure
Author: Kayelle Allen
Publisher: Loose Id
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ISBN: 978-1-60737-552-4
Genre: {M/F, M/F/M} Erotic Science Fiction/Fantasy
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Scandalous Minx

For Senth Antonello, life as part of the Thieves' Guild began at the tender age of three. Now at eighteen, he has earned his position and proven his worth on more than one occasion. Senth finds out he has a brother and the discovery gives him something and someone tangible to fight for; however his new assignment could prove to be problematic. Senth is to work closely with Captain NarrAy Jorlan, and his attraction to her could jeopardize everything he holds dear.

NarrAy is a Better and no new recruit to the resistance. She’s a woman who knows her mind and understands the risk of falling for Senth. That doesn’t cause their magnetism to lessen. NarrAy has never felt desire as she does with Senth, and knows firsthand the truth behind the myths of being a Better. Is she willing to put her happiness in Senth’s capable but innocent hands?

At the Mercy of Her Pleasure is the first book of the Antonello Brothers series and what a delicious story. I’ve always loved Senth’s character, but seeing him as a man made the waiting worthwhile. He might be a capable thief, but he holds a great deal of innocence when it comes to women and sex. I love this about his character. Years as a thief hasn’t jaded him and that element to his character drew me to him. NarrAy is a great partner for Senth. Her compassion and love for him was evident throughout this tale. NarrAy’s a bit older and wiser in some aspects, but doesn’t treat Senth like a child. To me, that one action is what allowed these two to move forward as lovers.

Kayelle Allen delivers a well-plotted story, as always, with fascinating twists you don’t see coming. For those who enjoy Saint-Cyr as much as I do, there’s more than enough of the handsome plotting man to quench your thirst. Action, suspense, and passionate erotic moments lace the pages of this book and will have you anxious for the next installment.

Note: This book is a substantially re-edited, revised edition previously released by another publisher and has a reference to rape offscreen.


Kayelle Allen said...

Thank you for such a wonderful review! I'm so pleased that you liked the book and its characters. You explained their interaction perfectly, which means what I was trying to say has come across as intended. That itself is a great joy. Thank you again.

Scandalous Minx said...

You're welcome Kayelle. I enjoy reading your stories. The characters, their relationships, and the feel of each tale is unique. There's nothing like an author who keeps you coming back for more.

Kayelle Allen said...

How sweet of you to say that! I'm honored. I am happy to be an author who makes you happy to see a new book! Thank you so much for sharing that with me. ^_^