Monday, February 7, 2011
Title: Fierce Eden
Author: Jennifer Blake
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Format: Trade Paperback
How I Read It: Trade Paperback Arc from publisher
Rating: 4 Crowns
SHE WAS LIVING IN FEAR…
Beautiful, young widow Elise Laffont embraces her freedom during the daylight hours, running the farm she loves so dearly, but the night brings with it painful reminders of the torment she endured at the hands of her abusive husband. Fate may have taken her husband, but it hasn’t erased the scars he left, and Elise wonders if she will ever be able to bear the touch of a man again.
HE WAS A MAN TORN BY DESIRE……
From the moment he laid eyes on the beautiful widow, Reynaud Chevalier wanted her. When disaster offers him the chance to claim her as his own, Reynaud seizes the opportunity to bind Elise to him, unaware that behind her determined bravado lays a heart shattered by the past.
At first, I felt that this book was a little slow and I could not quite get into it. Although by page 50, I found myself unable to put it down and ended up reading the rest of it in two sittings. Highly descriptive Jennifer Blake has the ability to transport the reader to the location she is writing about. In fact, I could almost hear the buzz of the mosquitoes as they swarmed by as I immersed myself into the heart of Louisiana. I also enjoyed the way she threw together the hero and the heroine, it was out of necessity rather than need and that makes for intriguing dynamics. Chocked full of action, adventure, passion, and survival, Fierce Eden was a great read and one that I highly recommend.
Royal Reviewer Angela Renee at 3:11 PM