Friday, August 31, 2012

Review: "Sweet as Sin" by Kenya Carlton

"Sweet as Sin"
Author: Kenya Carlton
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Pages: ebook
Source: Review copy in exchange for a honest review.
Published: September 19, 2011

Buy Links: Amazon

Goodreads Blurb:
 The rich and available Captain Drake Devlin had the biggest body count in World War I. Injected with serum that turned him into something unnatural, Drake’s troop annihilated the enemy, but once his tour ended, Drake was plunged into a world of family tragedy and financial ruin.

Sienna Caldwell is stunning to even the biggest cynic; with her exotic looks and rich brown skin, the playboy wasn’t exempt from her charms. Buckling under the pressure of his financially strapped inheritance, Drake makes a deal with the devil to marry the prosperous landowner in order to protect her. After one year, he can return the black beauty back to her island and collect on the fortune that will save his family’s reputation, but the task proves far easier said than done. The war may have made Drake into something lethal, but he soon finds his new bride was born more powerful than he could ever imagine. Not only does Drake have to figure out away to keep his hands off his alluring wife, but also he has to make sure she stays alive.

My Review:
Married because of a deal (or basically an offer one could not refuse) that would save both Sierra’s life and Drake’s financial status gradually changes for both of them. Neither able to decide immediately planned to take a little time to ponder before a final decision. But quickly their choice was taken away from them due to a tragic event. With no other option but to make the best of the situation, they each embark on their own personal journeys that unavoidable lead them back to one another.
A different type of paranormal read. There is just the right touch of paranormal characters/creatures throughout the story and each one added their own type of flair to the plot. I have to say I do have favorites, even though all of the characters were amazingly written I found that Sienna and Maddie drew me most. It’s not the fact that they were main characters, but their growth in both their actual character and in love.
The story was a bit of a slow start and to be able to fully understand what was going on you had to wait to read though at least half way. At times the character switches were not smoothly transitioned or noted to us (the reader) and it made it slightly difficult to keep track of the who. But once it picked up it was magical, action packed and sensual. Sienna was one female character many looked up to and I also looked up to her. She was very wise, caring, beautiful and a force to be reckoned with that many envied (and despised). I was left with some unanswered questions from things (and people) left lingering and were not brought up again. Does this mean a possible book 2 in the future?
Anyone looking for a paranormal read with a different approach will enjoy this read :)
 One scene in the book comes off to be a forced sex scene that some may see as rape. I feel the need to mention this for those who steer clear of those types of actions.

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