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.
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.
Hey it was Spain (well the kingdom of..I forgot, Leon was next to it). So I enjoyed it.
Those heads again
Mass Market Paperback, 342 pages
Published January 5th 2010 by Zebra
Wohoo, another one from my TBR pile gone. I need some kind of countdown thing