Random thoughts on our impending doom and everyday life, courtesy of a Romance Writer who occasionally feels the need to talk like a Sailor.

Friday, 18 May 2012

A look at Kiss of the Goblin Prince by Shona Husk

Dai (like his brother Roan who was the subject of Book 1 in the series) has recently been freed from a nasty curse that made him a Goblin. No longer grey skinned and craving gold, Dai is setting out to figure what comes next now that he’s a talk, dark and handsome human stranger living in Australia. Now, we all know what happens next right? For it is a truth universally acknowledged that a tall, dark handsome stranger in Oz must be in want of a woman. Poor guy never stood a chance. Sad really. Bam! Pow! Girl of his dreams hits him upside the head and romance drags him under. 

But there’s a lot more going on here than the will-he-or-won’t-he with our heroine Amanda. This book is primarily about the Shadowlands, the world Dai and Roan have just escaped from, and its effects on Dai. It’s also about magic (which Dai has in the form of a variety of funky tats, yippee!) and past lives, the people they loved and lost along the way on their path to breaking the curse. There’s a lot to this story and it carries you away rip-tide style. That being said, I hadn’t read book 1 in the series and I didn’t have any trouble catching up. Ms Husk has done a bang up job on the world building and the rules of magic make sense. Dai is tortured in all the right ways and he has tats. Did I mention the tats? I really do like tats on a big, burly man. Tortured with tats. Nice. The building attraction between Dai and Amanda is sweet and sensual and handled with sensitivity and it was a great all-round read.

You can find more about Shona Husk and her books here...

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    1. You're very welcome, Shelleyrae! Thanks for stopping by.