Monday, July 26, 2010

Review - Sex And Trouble

Sex And Trouble
Marilu Mann
Ellora’s Cave Publishing
ISBN 9781419927195

When Marielle Greenlea’s father dies, she inherits far more than his house. Her father’s will leaves her the house and everything in it, including Rosier, a tall, dark and bad boy handsome mystery. It isn’t everyday a man comes with a house, especially a man who can’t leave that house. When she listens to her father’s taped video, she learns that he had been a very powerful witch and that she, too, has magical powers that had been locked away when she was a child. She has to find the keys to unlock those powers and to free Rosier. But before the video ends, her father warns of an enemy, one who will stop at nothing to steal her inheritance. The man, James LaPierre, once studied under her father. Marielle is torn with regret for not realizing her father had lost his mind and grief at his loss.

Rosier, a Hedonae, a type of demon whose skills in physical pleasure are beyond compare, simply wants to return to his dimension and family. When he’d first been trapped, he was righteously angry but as the years passed, he formed a grudging admiration for Marielle’s father. Not that he’d ever admit it. He wanted free of this world and his servitude. Although, serving the beautiful human daughter of his captor might not be so bad. And it would lead to his freedom – all he need do is pleasure her three times.

However, neither he nor Marielle are prepared for the passion and love that grows between them or the danger James LaPierre poses for both of them.

This was a fast, sexy read – a short romantica perfect for those small parcels of time between appointments or chores or lazy afternoons sitting on your patio or a park bench. Rosier is undeniably one of the best bad-boy type ‘demon’s’ I’ve read in a long time. I like the way Ms Mann showed his gradual thawing toward Marielle. And I liked the way Ms Mann had Marielle actually work to solve the mystery of her father’s witchcraft and her own growing powers. All in all, Sex And Trouble is a very enjoyable read.

3 comments:

Tarot By Arwen said...

Lynda, thank you so much for this great review of Sex and Trouble. It's always marvelous when someone gets our characters. You really keyed in on Ros relationship with Mari's dad. :) YAY!

Lynda K. Scott said...

Oh, I'm glad to hear it :-) I sometimes give characters motivations/characterization that are no where near what the author intended. I wonder why that is? LOL

C. said...

One of my favorite favorite villains is the character of Annie Wilkes in Stephen King's Misery.

Be weary of "Number One Fans" :)