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Sunday, 19 August 2012

Review: Temptation at Twilight by Jo Carlisle

Temptation at Twilight
by Jo Carlisle
(Lords of Pleasure # 1)

Wow!  I knew going in that this book was an erotic paranormal, I just didn't know to what extent.  I've read JD Tyler's work and love her, so of course I rushed to pick this up as soon as I saw this was her pen name.  Well, I can tell you a few things.  This book is very well written but it feels like it was written by a completely different person. =)  TEMPTATION AT TWILIGHT is highly sensual and enchanting, not so much romantic.

Why do I say that?  Mainly because I didn't think Soren and Harley had much of a connection past the fact that she just wanted to have kinky sex all the time.  The reason why I didn't give the book a higher rating has nothing to do with the premise of the story, which I found really interesting.  And it has nothing to do with how awesome the writing is or how hot the scenes are.  It's just that I thought the hero was a bit of a gullable idiot and the heroinem, well, see description above.

Basically the Lords of Pleasure are three brothers, vampires, that run what you could call a pleasure resort.  They don't sell themselves but they are welcome to participate in others scenes if they so feel the need and are invited.  They are all about sex.  Soren thinks he lost his mate and throughout the years has tried everything to bring her back.  Now he makes a pact with a voodoo priestess who promises she can bring her back from the dead and the price she wants Soren to pay is high.  But he does it anyway, without thinking.

At times it felt as if Leila, the priestess, was almost undefeatable.  She was larger than life and I guess you could consider her a great "bad guy".  I don't know if I can say I loved the resolution at the end but at least it worked when I thought that I was going to find it unbelievable.

Be warned that as you can see from my review, sex is a big part of this book.  Straight sex, m/m sex, menages, if you're there you can participate, no discrimination.  So if that's not your thing, then you might not enjoy this as much.

I do see a lot of potential with the next book as I enjoyed Luc's character a lot more than Soren from the little bit we saw of him.  I also hope to see more of Aldric in the next book (hopefully) because we really didn't "meet" him in this book.

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