Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Virgin’s Revenge

Title:  The Virgin’s Revenge
Author:  Dee Tenorio
Publisher:  Samhain Publishing
Publisher URL:  www.samhainpublishing.com
ISBN/BIN:  978-1-60928-866-2
Genre:  {M/F}, Contemporary, Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer:  Amazon Nymph 

Amanda overhears her oldest brother talking to the man she has had a crush on for years about Cole dating and then marrying her.  She is mad, hurt and bent on revenge.  Cole decides to buy time, but realizes he has loved Amanda for years and fears he has made a mess of things after he overhears Amanda and a friend talking. 

The Virgin’s Revenge is the latest installment of the Rancho del Cielo series, where the stories can be read as stand-alone books.  I had to laugh at some of the antics that Amanda’s brothers pulled as they reminded me of some things my brothers did.  The reasons that Locke had when he did what he did were done out of love, but it can be so frustrating when someone is making the effort to do things on their own.  The secrets that both Amanda and Cole kept about knowing what each knew made for some interesting give and take as each tried to feel their way, especially since they both really loved each other. 

The author slowly reveals Cole’s background and why it is the basis for some of what happens.  Family dynamics play a big role in this book, but it was fun to watch six men trying to make sure Amanda was protected. The author did a good job showing a true-life relationship with the misunderstandings that can happen when there is a lack of communication.  Once Amanda and Cole opened up, there were still some very big hurdles to overcome.  Amanda and Cole burned up the pages once they finally got together. 

I am looking forward to reading about Amanda’s brothers in future stories in this series.

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