Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Private Negotiations


Title: Private Negotiations
Author: Kathleen Scott
Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
Publisher URL: http://www.liquidsilverbooks.com/
ISBN: 978-1-59578-717-0
Genre: {M/F}, Science Fiction
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Amazon Nymph

The countries of Telesian and Vanden have been at war for years. The Telesian Chancellor attempts to gain control of Vanden by making an overture of peace and sending his daughter as the ambassador. He is aware that Rinalda’s lost lover is actually the Regent of Vanden.

Loden knows that he may have lost Rinalda because of his deception. Loden used Rinalda to gain secrets, but fell in love with her instead. As the negotiations heat up, Loden tries to renew his relationship with Rinalda, as he wants her as his wife and consort. Rinalda isn’t sure this is good until an incident with her father and his advisor forces her to follow her heart.

Private Negotiations is a very intense look at a relationship, amid a costly and treacherous war. Rinalda and Loden’s relationship has a lot of ups and downs. Both are keeping secrets that later will bring them together as Rinalda’s father’s treachery proves too much for her to follow his lead. The author gives you a look at some of the strategies of war and how devastating it can be. Private Negotiations is one book I will be reading again, as it reminds me somewhat of my own relationship and the time I served in the Marine Corps in the aftermath of war.

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