By: Angel Payne
Camellia "Cam" Saxon struggles not to pinch herself. Is she really here, as a guest in the castle of the world's most mysterious royal family, working on the only western film crew allowed on the island of Arcadia? A year ago, she was the girl who finished college with a sigh instead of a bang, moving on to a safe job and a steady suburban routine without a blink.
Until she receives a call from a film graduate buddy that will change everything.
A dangerous desire...
Cam's excitement turns to dread inside one instant--as soon as she lays eyes on Evrest Cimarron. Beautiful, chiseled, commanding, and regal, he turns her logic into ash and her blood into fire--making it damn near impossible to remember the crown on his head.
As an Arcadian alone, Evrest must be thrust onto Cam's don't-even-go-there column. As the leader of the kingdom, he must also be the face on her delete key--a fantasy never to be fed...ever.
A journey to the forbidden...
A mishap lands Cam in Evrest's most secret chambers, surrounded by luxury beyond imagination--and seduced by a creature who is no longer charming host and alluring king but powerful, passionate man--who craves nothing but her in his arms. Beneath Evrest's touch, Cam learns she has new identities, too, The sensible girl is abandoned for a woman of dark and sinful desires
It's the most incredible night of her life. The most perfect man she's known. The most flawless fit for her soul.
A mistake she can never make again.
This was an "out of the box" read for me. Yeah, I know what you're thinking. Katie read a story without a vampires.?! It happens. Not often, but it's like a reading eclipse for me. Was I overly impressed with this non-pnr? Not really, no. But I'm just not a fan of men walking around acting like they're the hot-shot king. Even if they literally are "the king".
I get what the Mrs. Payne was trying to do, make a modern day love story. With essence of Disney eau de toilette sprayed throughout, the forbidden love element is almost shoved down your throat. Hey, not everyone likes a deep throat shove! I can get down with some hot and heavy, as much as the next romance reader, but portions of this story were just too much.
Amongst the very secondary reasons this film crew is on the long hidden island, is multiple sexual pages. In very...unpleasant places on the body. I'm not into backdoor parties, to each their own though. This just added to my overall confusion as to why and how this film crew was able to make a movie on the remote island. Then you never get to even read about the final product!
I guess if you really enjoy a book that's heavily about sex, and you don't have a porno DVD near by...then grab this one. Nothing in this story added up for me and it was predictable to the point of painful. This one was not my cup of Chai tea and I'll go back to the vamps thank you very much.
2 and 1/2 Sheep
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Hi there. I'm Angel: book lover, writing addict, hopeless romantic, pop culture geek and avid shoe lover. A bit about me... I've been hooked on books since I was a kid but it got worse in my twenties, when I discovered romances--the hotter, the better. Growing up in Southern California, with lots of surfer manliness surrounded me, was certainly a good boost for reading about delicious alpha guys and the women who adore them. When I learned I had a knack for telling these stories too, I guess you could say I was doomed--though my path toward romance novelist took a few detours via a concert-reviewing gig for my college newspaper (free show tickets...backstage passes...that was a no-brainer), artist interviews for a Beverly Hills dance music mag, personal assistant work for a record producer, dance club disc jockey, and a lot of fun in the hospitality industry. These days, I still live in California, and have found an amazing alpha guy of my own who was brave enough to marry me. We live on a street that looks like Brigadoon, with our beautiful daughter. I have the best life ever, and never forget to thank the Big Guy Upstairs for it, either.