Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Dragon Slayer

Title: The Dragon Slayer
Author: Jianne Carlo
Publisher: Etopia Press
Publisher URL: http://etopia-press.net/
ISBN: 978-1-936751-26-6
Genre: {M/F} Historical
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Amethyst Nymph

Rescuing her sister is the only thing Lady Catriona is focused on. If an arranged marriage to The Dragon Slayer can accomplish this, then so be it. Once her vows are complete, Catriona will kill her new husband and her sister will be free. Surely she couldn’t feel remorse over murdering a cruel man with a bad temper and body odor. Unfortunately, Catriona’s heart hadn’t stopped pounding since she laid eyes on the man with the god-like looks. Would she be able to go through with this plan?

Ruard, The Dragon Slayer, has low expectations for his future wife when he discovers the filthy state of his deeded castle. Hopefully, his intended will at least be obedient, not too bad on the eyes and perform her wifely duties without any issues. The last thing Ruard expected was a spirited siren that had him hot and bothered by her beauty.

The attraction between Catriona and Ruard is so immediate and strong, it practically leaps off the pages. Catriona is stuck between a rock and a hard place. If she doesn’t poison Ruard, her sister’s life will be at risk. However, Ruard is an honorable man and Catriona quickly develops feelings for him. Catriona takes a chance and trusts Ruard with the partial truth. The part of that truth that Catriona omits puts Ruard in danger, but also makes the couple admit their feelings for each other. The love scenes between Catriona and Ruard will leave you gasping for air and dying to turn the page. The sparks fly from their very first meeting, which is one of my favorite scenes, as well as all the scenes involving discussions about threading a needle. Jianne Carlo weaves in just the right amount of humor and hotness in this historical romance, The Dragon Slayer. This is another wonderful read that has me waiting for the author’s next story to drop.

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