Monday, 27 April 2015

Scoundrel's Kiss - Carrie Lofty

Turning his back on his old life as a rogue, Gavriel de Marqueda has joined a monastic order in Spain and taken a vow of chastity. Before he becomes a monk, he must pass one final test: help a woman who has lost her way. But when he lays eyes on Ada of Keyworth, he is tempted beyond measure by her sultry beauty and dangerous curves. 

Far from her home in England, Ada has been battling inner demons for more than a year. When she discovers that her only friend has abandoned her, she has no choice but to grudgingly accept Gavriel's help. But Ada is not fooled. Though Gavriel wears the robes of a monk, Ada sees that he is a virile man who looks at her with a hunger that matches her own—one that begs to be satisfied again and again. 

My thoughts:
Ok this was somewhat different, and by different I mean it was set in what now is Spain. Cool :)

I also liked the facts and tidbits she gave us, and I think this would have been even more interesting as a historical fiction novel. It made me want more facts and less romance, but that is just me.

I did not like all the "what happened before" thoughts, I have not read book 1, I do not need that. Moving on...Ada was different for the reason that she was an opium addict. Though she kicked that habit too fast. Make her suffer a bit.

Gavriel was your usual kind of tortured hero, born a slave, made into a weapon. Now a monk (weird order, interesting, they could marry!)

He saves her, he takes care of her, even though he finds her a burden. She is all, FU. Oh woe me, and my past.

Then they start to fancy each other and he is all, I am a monk! And I have a past! She is all I want you. So obviously they like each other, but oh oh, drama, someone is after them. Action. I love you. The end.

Conclusion:
Hey it was Spain (well the kingdom of..I forgot, Leon was next to it). So I enjoyed it. 

Cover
Those heads again

Mass Market Paperback, 342 pages
Published January 5th 2010 by Zebra
Medieval #2
Historical romance
Own

Wohoo, another one from my TBR pile gone. I need some kind of countdown thing


34 comments:

  1. I don't think I have read a historical set in Spain in forever!

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    1. Well this was published ages ago so ;)

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  2. Huh sounds interesting! A neat location and interesting characters. Never read a HR with a woman addicted to opium and I agree, they should have made her suffer longer. Make it more real dammit!

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    1. It was different, I could see it in a more modern setting, and with that I mean 200 years ago ;) But this was old and yes suffer!

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  3. Sounds different but a little too much woe is me.

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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  4. That's kind of different, isn't it? A monk? really?

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    1. Yup a monk :) Though they were a weird order

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  5. You're right that the setting would pull me right in.

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  6. I like the Spain setting. A monk falling in love? Interesting.

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    1. A monk, but in a weird order that could marry

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  7. I like those with a bit of different history or background than we are used to getting with these. I'm also very curious about his story. Brilly review!

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    1. He had quite the story, and so had she

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  8. So I don't read romance stories or Adult for that matter :P
    But I'm glad you liked it!

    Asma @ IceyBooks

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  9. Gav sounds like a hero I could like even if typical

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  10. yes it's fun that the story is set in Spain for a change.

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  11. I like the different setting. The best part of your review is: "Action. I love you. The end." :)

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  12. Sounds more than a bit different!

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  13. So I guess monks don't have to be celibate?

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    1. Not those. And only cos they lived on the border and protected the rest of the population

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  14. Drama, I am a monk and woes is me..but set in Spain with interesting deets..i think I want to read it

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  15. This sounds cool, I love a Spain setting. Also monks that can marry? Very convenient for the plot! ;-)

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    1. They could, cos the protected "Spain" against the moors.

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  16. Ah, the epidemic of missing heads strikes again! Lol, it does sound like a nice read for a lazy afternoon. Too bad about the heads ;)

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  17. He certainly doesn't dress like a monk!

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