As a college senior and server at Hanaford Park's hottest nightclub, twenty-one year old Ryann Pierce's plan was simple: work hard, make lots of money...more
As a college senior and server at Hanaford Park's hottest nightclub, twenty-one year old Ryann Pierce's plan was simple: work hard, make lots of money, and avoid the ass-grabbers at all costs. What she never planned for was Quinn Donegan—the living, breathing advertisement for sinful behavior that waltzed into her life.
With an angelic face, a hard body and a butt-load of charm, Quinn had a way with the ladies—a lot of ladies. Cursed with a deadly, addictive touch, his trail of indiscretion blazed across five hundred years. Tired and jaded, Ryann is a shocking revelation Quinn didn't see coming.
Filled with desire, yet unable to touch one another, Ryann and Quinn embark on a daunting journey, battling frustrating physical limitations while exploring their new love. In a race against the clock, Ryann learns she must plead for Quinn's life before…the Eve of Samhain. Determined to end her lover's suffering, not even the danger dogging her every move can keep her from her mission.
Genre: Paranormal Romance
1. Eve of Samhain
I felt like I had a love/hate relationship with this book at the start. But it wasn't with the actual text... more the format of the pdf, which WOULD NOT open on my Kindle. I had to read this on my laptop, after all. So I started reading this book, somewhat annoyed. And I think that influenced how I initially felt about this story.
The heroine, Ryann, intrigued me at some points, only to agitate me not even a minute later. I felt like she would be one of those friends I'd have a sisterly relationship with: I adore her, but sometimes I just want to strangle her. This feeling of annoyance continued for the rest of the day... until I finally stepped away from my computer for a bit. When I came back, the story felt like it morphed from an okay read into the cute romance I enjoyed for the remainder of the book.... which reinforces the fact that I'm a mood reader.
One aspect that delighted me was the mythology within the pages. I love learning about new folklore and new aspects of the stories I have already heard of. By combining that mythology, and making it relevant to the tale, I believe Lisa successfully added an aspect of urgency to the plot.
I also love Quinn. The accent. Oh the accent made me melt. If I heard that in person, I would probably be a puddle of hormones still. I'm a sucker for the protective heroes who also have a softer side, and Quinn does not disappoint! It's been a week or two since I've finished this story, and I still adore him!
What I didn't like: the emphasis on one's body image. The start primarily focused on this, and after constant reminders, I began skipping paragraphs dedicated to Ryann's insecurities. It's not that I hate books that explore this, but some books hone in on it too much to the point where it's overkill for me. And yeah, I think all women could relate with some of the thoughts flying through the heroine's mind as she observed Quinn with other women... but... I just got tired of it after a while.
Overall, I enjoyed it. If there was less emphasis on what I had mentioned, I think I would have enjoyed this even more. It's a great read though, and captures the element of a cute romance very well. If you'd like to learn a bit of mythology while reading a cute love story, read this book!