Friday, October 26, 2012

Review: Eve of Samhain

Eve of Samhain
Eve of Samhain by Lisa Sanchez

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Goodreads Synopsis: As a college senior and server at Hanaford Park's hottest nightclub, twenty-one year old Ryann Pierce's plan was simple: work hard, make lots of money, and avoid the ass-grabbers at all costs. What she never planned for was Quinn Donegan—the living, breathing advertisement for sinful behavior that waltzed into her life.

With an angelic face, a hard body and a butt-load of charm, Quinn had a way with the ladies—a lot of ladies. Cursed with a deadly, addictive touch, his trail of indiscretion blazed across five hundred years. Tired and jaded, Ryann is a shocking revelation Quinn didn't see coming.

Filled with desire, yet unable to touch one another, Ryann and Quinn embark on a daunting journey, battling frustrating physical limitations while exploring their new love. In a race against the clock, Ryann learns she must plead for Quinn's life before…the Eve of Samhain. Determined to end her lover's suffering, not even the danger dogging her every move can keep her from her mission.

My Thoughts: Really enjoyed this book! The reader could feel the heat and attraction between Ryann and Quinn and I absolutely loved that Ryann was able to resist Quinn when everyone else fell at his feet! She had some really great, really snarky comebacks for some of Quinn’s comments that had me thinking “You go girl!”.

This is a reimagining of the fae Gancanagh story, which is one I was completely unfamiliar with. The Irish Mythology has the Gancanagh as a race of people. The Gancanagh, in Eve of Samhain is a singular person.

While “Eve of Samhain” was predictable, it was a sweet story. The characters were not fully realized and I would have loved to know why Ryann’s Aunt was such a bitch. The story had a few holes, but over all a warm fuzzy read while it’s cold and dark outside.

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