Welcome to te start of a new series from Rhenna Morgan Please be sure to check the other tour stops and don’t forget to enter the tour-wide giveaway where you could win the Grand Prize: $25.00 Amazon Gift Card, Print or eBook copy of UNEXPECTED EDEN, Eden Series Tote Bag, Coffee Mug, Pen/Stylus and Post Its, or the Runner Up: $25.00 Amazon Gift Card and eBook of UNEXPECTED EDEN But first,
Utterly unexpected and highly engaging are the best words I have for this fantasy romance. Rhenna Morgan created a lovely world and populated it with characters that are intriguing and feel connected, the heat fairly steams off of them.
A dual-species tale where Lexi, the heroine is a bartender with few friends and never quite feeling like she ‘fit in’. She’s actually quite intriguing on introduction, even her manner is quite engaging.
Eryx is a Myren, a supernatural race left in Eden after humans were banished. He’s had Lexi on his mind for years, and despite all of the rules and regulations, he is determined to make her his. Of course, he has a horrible pick up line that Lexi instantly fobs off thinking ‘yet another nob”, but he is determined and very convincing, if a bit heavy-handed in the cheese department.
Taking Lexi to Myren, and keeping her there safe will be the most difficult task of his life, and with a villain working to seize power and this prophecy that Lexi seems destined to fulfill and the story just races forward, bringing action, adventure and then some much awaited heat.
Secondary characters are really well developed, giving them a sense of depth and breadth that is as welcome as it was surprising. The struggles that Lexi has with all she is learning, and Eryx’s determination to keep her safe and his, in between their wonderful banter and bickering the attraction is a palpable heat. This first in the series was a wonderful change from my regular fare of contemporary and historical romances, and I can’t wait for the next book.
I will say that there is a significant amount of “head hopping’ between the good and bad side, it takes some getting used to at first, and may be off-putting to some. But be patient, it soon starts to fall into place and enrich your understanding of the story as it progresses.
Title: Unexpected Eden
Author: Rhenna Morgan
Series: The Eden Series
Published by: Lyrical Press
Published on: 29 December, 2014
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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Paradise, love, power…and a prophecy with a price.
Most people believe Eden no longer exists. Lexi Merrill’s about to learn they’re wrong. A hard-working bartender with a self-sufficient backbone and a wary nature, she knows pickup lines like a second language. So, when Eryx Shantos barges into her world with too-smooth words and a body to back it up, she locks up her libido and vows to keep her distance.
Eryx has other ideas. As king of the Myren race, Eryx is duty-bound to enforce the laws preventing exposure of their existence to humans. Yet The Fates have led him through his dreams to Lexi, a temptation he doesn’t want to resist. The question--is she Myren, or human, which makes her forbidden fruit?
When Eryx’s nemesis tags Lexi as his next target, Eryx insists on taking her home where he can keep her safe. Lexi had no idea “home” would mean the one-and-only land of creation…or that she’d trigger a prophecy that could doom her newfound race.
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
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