Thursday, January 30, 2014

Review of Tempting Clover

Breaking a goblin's curse is more difficult than Clover thought. Especially when love and nightshade are crucial ingredients.

For two years, Clover has been at a goblin's beck and call. Two years of no orgasms. Until she heard a rumor the sage witch could help her break the goblin's curse. There's only a few minor details, like how would she find love on short notice and how deadly are nightshade berries?

Reed's life was simple—own a bar, walk to work, fight a little. He didn't expect to tangle with a wanton elfess who disappeared on him not once but twice. Let alone save her from a depraved goblin. He'd sworn off women like her for good, so why did he feel the need to protect her?

My review:
The beautiful elf Clover has lost her freedom all for want of shelter from a storm. Next time she'd be more careful to check who is taking her in! Held under a goblin's curse, Clover must supply him with the evidence of her arousal so the ugly beast can use it for his potions. She meets a gorgeous bartender named Reed who makes her hotter than anyone else before, and even more so, makes her heart beat faster with something else. Can Clover find a way to break the goblin's curse and be free to love as she chooses?

This book was so much fun! It's a modernized fairy tale with a naughty twist. It doesn't take itself too seriously, but gives the reader a fantastic story about elves and goblins. There isn't too much world building or back story. It wasn't needed. This tale is all about the characters and the present conflict.

Clover is a strong protagonist, never giving up trying to find a way to free herself from the curse. She's beautiful and daring. Reed is incredibly sexy. An alpha with powerful morals. The scenes with the two of them are sizzling! As for the goblin, I loathed him. A villain that twists my stomach.

You don't need to read the first book in this series to enjoy this one, but you don't want to miss out on any of the Trouble With Elves books. Decadent Kane does know how to tantalize her readers!

About the author: 
If I had to describe myself, it would be in a word that has infinite meanings with a complexity which falls off the tongue.
A word made up of many elements, is deceptive in appearance, and creates an illusion from the imagination.
My word would be Phantasmagoric.

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  1. love the cover! And an elf under a goblins curse? Sounds like a recipe for fun. :D Thanks for sharing your review!

  2. Sounds great—and I love the cover!

  3. I think I saw this cover in a cover contest (maybe?) and was in love with it at first sight.

  4. Thank you so much Christine for taking the time to review my book.

  5. Great review! Very cool how this book focuses on elves and goblins. I don't come across those creatures too much in the fantasy books I see!

  6. You're welcome, Decadent! It is an odd mix, but it works really well.

  7. Hi Christine,

    What a thoughtful, articulate review. "Clover" is now a hero to my wee folks. What the elf! :)

    Gary :)

  8. Oh my. I love the premise. Where did my time stopper go?

  9. Oh my. I love the premise. Where did my time stopper go?

  10. Twist(ed) indeed. Great review Christine. X


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