Sunday, August 28, 2011

Kelly's Review: NICHOLAS

NICHOLAS: The Lords of Satyr (Book 1)
By Elizabeth Amber

Published by: Aphrodisia
First Printing: August 1, 2007
ISBN-10: 0758220391
ISBN-13: 978-0758220394
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Concept: “The last in a fabled line of otherworldly aristocracy, the Lords of Satyr are born to wealth, power, and a talent for sensual delight that mere mortals only dream of. Commanded to marry, these passionate men will travel to Rome, Venice, and Paris - and along the way will explore desires both shamelessly wicked and blissfully divine...He had sworn to take a proper wife. He hadn't bargained on meeting his match...Nicholas looks very much like what he is - the handsome, successful heir to a vineyard in Tuscany. But Nicholas is much more, for he is one of the last in an ancient line of satyr men. And the dying king of Else World wants him not only to marry, but to wed one of the king's own daughters - a half-human, half-faerie woman unaware of her heritage. Nicholas won't shirk his duty to produce heirs to guard his race's legacies, but he never plans to make his bride his only lover. A satyr's sexual hunger and sensual skills are legendary. One woman will never satisfy him. Or so Nicholas believes until he meets Jane. As spirited as she is fey, as beautiful as she is innocent, she is nevertheless determined to make her new husband hers alone - and she's eager for him to teach her every deliciously carnal secret he knows...” [From Amazon.]

Review: Oh my goodness! This was one sexy, erotic, pornographic, wild read let me tell you! I won’t re-summarize the book for you since the concept description is pretty accurate but some things need some elaboration. Jane plays a strong woman, who is a dumb virgin. She has very contradictory personality traits. Then again, so does Nicholas. So it’s very difficult to completely fall in love, or to completely hate many of these characters. There are some cliché easy to hate characters as well, but it’s fun to hate them. Then there’s the adorable younger and needs to be protected clichéd sister that you of course love. Yes, it is fun to love her too. I found myself being tossed around from one emotion to the other as far as characters go, but I didn’t mind it. There are some absolute naughty sex scenes in here, and naughty in a well, naughty way. It is NOT for the faint of heart that is for sure and I’ll betcha there are a hand full of reviews that will not like the book because of the raunchy and sometimes gratuitous sex. For me though, everything fit in well and I enjoyed it for what it was. In it’s genre, I think it was really well written with a really good story. I will absolutely be getting, reading and reviewing the rest of the books in this series and find out what happens to the naughty but oh so sexy Satyr brothers.

What I disliked: Some of the sex scenes were not my cup of tea, specifically the incestuous ones but, I suppose these were done well in line with the events of the story so I’m not taking off much for that. I had a difficult time with the female lead character. She was virgin, hiding a paranormal secret and was protecting her beloved sister. She was strong in that she had to undergo a series of events but I found her to be one of the most obnoxious female characters I have ever read about. For that, I have to take off some points. I would have preferred for the author to write her character so that I would fall in love with her.

What I liked: This is a historical uber erotic paranormal romance. I really appreciated the uniqueness of this story from a lot of different areas, one of them being historical and about a winery and some of the hard work that goes into the running of one. Some of the historical facts were really interesting and I actually checked them out on the internet after I read the book and they were accurate. I love it when I can learn from reading dirty books.

My rating: 3.5 Stars

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Alexa said...

Lol yes this series is a little off the path of normal. It is highly erotic but goes even past that with the fact that all the brothers have to have sex with Jane in order to protect her. If you had some problems with that in this book I don't think you will like book two. I still need to pick up book three though so obviously I'm still liking this series. Thanks for the great review.

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