Thursday, June 2, 2011

My Dangerous Pleasure by Carolyn Jewel

Posted by Laurielu Bona Fide Reflections at 12:22 PM
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My Dangerous PleasureMy Dangerous Pleasure by Carolyn Jewel

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

My Dangerous Pleasure (Witches #4) by Carolyn Jewel lends a wonderful take on demons in that they are not the evil re-incarnate that many books relate. In this story, Paisley Nichols who is a “vanilla” human builds a caring relationship with the demon Iskander. The beginning of the story allows the couple to build a platonic, caring relationship affinity where they both appreciate each others strengths. This type of relating is new to Iskander since he was a rake and fairly recently out of a binding relationship which almost drove him, literally, insane.

Even though Paisley is not portrayed as a kick-ass heroine, she definitely makes up for it in chutzpah. She is an entrepreneur who is being stalked by a good-looking demon who is not right in the head since he is being controlled by someone else who was once close to Iskander. The demented demon’s actions lead to Iskander stepping in to help Paisley and under Iskander’s guardianship and gentlemanly care, Paisley gains a surprising insight to a side of herself she never could have dreamed up in a million years. From there, the plot definitely thickens with passion, intrigue, and secondary characters who add a wonderful addition to the weave of the story.

This is my first foray into Ms. Jewel’s books. Being the fourth book in her Witches Series, I did not think I would enjoy this book as much as I did. In my humble opinion, I don’t think that fact detracted from the story-line of this book. However, My Dangerous Pleasure did peak my interest to read more about the other characters mentioned in this installment. I definitely would recommend this book and the series to my fellow paranormal romance reading pals and those who are new to the genre but love steamy romance and conniving villains.

Happy Reading from Bona Fide Reflections!!

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