Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Crushing Desire

Title: Crushing Desire
Author: April Dawn
Publisher: Breathless Press
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ISBN: 978-1-926771-12-0
Genre: {M/F} Historical
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Goddess Minx

Young Reena Harrison’s parents sent her to live with her uncle in England to spare her the violence of the war going on in the Colonies. Her uncle is dressing her as a child to avoid unwanted attention but she developed a woman’s body at an early age and she’s found the man of her dreams, Joshua, at a party of a friend. Little does she know he is attracted to her also, but feels she is too young to be courted. Every time she is out at a function over the years, she runs into him and her attraction doesn’t lessen.

Joshua Sinclair is taken with Reena from the moment he sees her. While being hailed a war hero, he submerges himself in handling his own businesses and he also acquires a business partner. He’s lonely after the death of his wife and child, and still finds himself without a mate a year later. When he’s invited to Reena’s coming out party, he feels it’s still too soon to venture out, knowing he has been suppressing his love for her. Joshua still thinks of Reena as a child, but knows that she is a woman in truth.

Crushing Desire is an adventurous story starting out on land, moving to the sea, and boy did it pick up the pace quickly. I found myself thinking of the ship the two main characters ended up on through trickery by Reena’s chaperone and it was quite a journey for them. There was a traitor among the men on the ship before Reena and Joshua came aboard and it only made more problems for the captain. The villain turned out to be someone I never suspected and the story ended with a real shocker.

This is my first time reading a book from this author and she has wowed me with her storytelling! She writes a great story and had me throughout the book, wondering what could happen next to the two main characters. The secondary characters really added to the plot of the book, and Reena’s uncle was the biggest mystery with his aloofness toward her and his determination to marry her off.


April Dawn said...

Thank you so much for reviewing Crushing Desire. I'm glad you enjoyed it so much.

Goddess said...

Your welcome April, and I loved reading your story. More please! LOL