Monday, July 12, 2010

For Women Only

Title: For Women Only
Author: Kayelle Allen
Publisher: Loose Id
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ISBN: 978-1-60737-435-0
Genre: {M/F} Science Fiction/Fantasy
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Scandalous Minx

Khyff Antonello earned his nickname, the Machine, from his years as a pleasure slave. He has healed physically from the various forms of abuse suffered over the years but emotionally, Khyff is a mess.

Ambassador Mehfawni Ruh has an appreciation for blondes with blue-eyes. One look at Khyff and she’s more than willing to keep the introductions brief, as long as the loving takes all night.

When faced with the information of the wrongs done to Khyff by her kind and family, Mehfawni wants to make things right. She knows she can heal the hurts if only Khyff will trust her. When his reason for being with her is revealed, will Mehfawni still want to share her heart with him?

For Women Only is the second story of the Antonello Brothers series. Kayelle Allen has created a suspenseful story that kept me on the edge of my seat. There were subplots within plots and I never knew the true motive behind the hidden agendas, until the end. I finally have some of the pieces for a certain small gray-eyed character who stole my heart in the previous related stories that I’ve read.

Khyff is a complex man. Confused, filled with pain and uncertainty and hiding from a childhood brimming with demons, he’s unsure if he knows the meaning of the word “love”. Mehfawni is the walking epitome of the word honor. She takes her role as a leader and family member seriously. With Khyff’s help, she begins to see the true atrocities behind the treatment of the men of her world. The two are a fantastic couple; each building the others strengths, defending them in weak moments and proving that love is worth certain sacrifices.

The emotional rollercoaster of this story left me aching for Khyff and his plight. For Women Only moves at a fast pace and never game me a moment to catch my breath until the final sentence. This is a fantastic addition to the series and I am anxiously awaiting future releases from this brilliant author.

Reviewer’s Note: References to the abuse of children are mentioned in this story and may be a hard subject matter for some to read but the author presented the material, as delicately as possible.

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