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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

THE SEDUCTION OF SNOW WHITE by Cathy Yardley

Genre: Romance/Fairytale

Copyright: June 3, 2008

Pages
: 272 pages

J. Kaye’s Rating: 3/5

CRAVE is a modern-day story, loosely patterned after the classic tale of Snow White, only this one is adult rated. Beth Cordova barely escaped her stepmother who intended to killer her. She found refuge under another name with a group of people called the Penitents in rural Pennsylvania. They were shut off from the outside world, which is why Beth felt safe until a new arrival came to the compound.

Stephen Trent is an investigative reporter. His boss sent him undercover in order to dig up dirt on the Penitents, but he knew this was punishment over his last assignment. Two things he didn’t expect from this assignment. One was to find a princess who had disappeared and rumored to be dead. Two, he’d never expected to fall so deeply in love.

The cult leaders aren’t what they appear. Beth finds out that her stepmother isn’t the only evil person intent on killing her. Stephen tries to get Beth out, but places himself in the middle of danger as well. This assignment might just be his last.

While the story is creative in the location and set-up, I had a difficult time connecting with the hero and heroine. I also didn’t feel the intensity of the story. Of course, that might be my inability to bond with the main characters. This is the first book I’ve read by Cathy Yardley. I’d like to give her other book, RAVISH, a go before making up my mind.

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47 comments:

Blodeuedd said...

Oh I do not like when that happens, I need to connect too. But it does sound interesting

Alaine - Queen of Happy Endings said...

I like the sound of this one so I'd probably give it a go!

J. Kaye said...

Blodeuedd - Exactly!

Alaine - Queen of Happy Endings - I think this falls under one of those preference things, if that makes sense. Some might feel as I do, but there will be others who fall in love with the book and connect with the characters. I really enjoyed how the book was set-up.

Kirthi said...

too bad it's adult rated, I would've read it if it weren't :D Great review!

alterlisa said...

Humm, I had this on my wishlist but may wait and see if I can get a used copy rather than a new one. The Amazon reviews weren't much better but I still find the concept interesting.

Deanna/ibeeeg said...

The few fairytale retellings that I have read I have enjoyed. Connecting with the main characters in some way is important. I am thinking that this story may work for me so I am gonna give a try.

fredamans said...

I think I might like this one.

J. Kaye said...

Kirthi - sorry! There are some YA with this kind of theme I plan to read next year.

alterlisa - I'd try for a free copy. JMHO

Deanna/ibeeeg - I am really surprised at how much I am liking the retelling stories. I plan to read more next year.

fredamans - You just might!

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