Saturday, May 7, 2011
Review: Spartan Heart, Part 1
Sent away to college in America, Evangeline swore she would never return to England. Anger loses its value when tragedy forces her home to assume ownership of the family's beloved Greco-Roman museum.
Placing a foolish, drunken kiss on a Greek statue in the museum's basement, Evangeline unknowingly frees a Spartan prince from an evil oracle's curse. Suddenly, her lonely life is invaded by the rakish man with knowing emerald green eyes who never eats or sleeps, and seems to know her every thought and feeling.
Falling in love is dangerous, especially when it's with a man who has already been claimed by the bitter oracle, Demona. From the moment of her kiss, Evangeline is swept into Dorien's world of mystery, danger, and passion. The oracle's fury only mounts as they unravel Demona's darkest secrets, but not before Demona finds out about their unborn half-breed immortal twins.
Demona uses her knowledge of the future to manipulate and destroy, but sometimes love has a will, and a heart, of its own.
I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised - I really loved this story! I was lucky enough to win this e-book in a contest that the author was having. I thought the story sounded really good, and I wasn't wrong! I absolutely adore love stories pairing a human and an immortal together. The book starts off with Evangeline at the funeral of her parents, who were murdered. Evangeline has a lot of guilt because she hasn't been around for the past 9 years. The emotions in this book are well written, it's like you can feel what the characters are going through.
After placing a drunken kiss on a statue, Evangeline releases Dorien from his curse. There is immediate chemistry - it's swoon-worthy really. There's a mix of so much passion and sweetness, it's perfect. Dorien is the perfect guy - well, next to my husband of course. He has the Greek god thing going on, along with being sweet, tough, gentle, devoted, protective, etc... He will have you swooning. What I loved, was the fact that Dorien is from a completely different era. The way he views things in the present day is hilarious!
The end of the book has a big cliff-hanger. It's very frustrating, but luckily the second part is already out! I can't wait until I get a chance to read it. If you are a fan of sweet and steamy romances - run out and buy this quick!
Posted by Tishia Mackey at 6:34 PM