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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Entwined by Viola Grace

Entwined by Viola Grace
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy
Length: Short Story (87 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 5 Cherries
Reviewed by Holly

Thea has risen to the top of her field in data accumulation. She knows that her soul is incomplete and has come to grips with all that it means to her. Hathir is a gladiator at the top of his game who has the same problem. When they meet, sparks fly and souls are made whole. Hathir wants more than half his soul back, he wants to convince Thea that they are meant to be together, even if it means that he has to participate in a wedding where she is the maid of honour. Doing ritual battle with his soul mate at the wedding is a foreign idea to Hathir, but with her instincts marked by carrying half his soul for most of her life, the battle is on. Let the best woman win.

Once again, Viola Grace has created new and unusual worlds to visit. The characters of Thea and Hathir are very different in many ways. Thea is an innocent, believing that since she will never meet her soul mate, she will pursue her career and find fulfillment in work. Hathir, for the same reason, surrounds himself with female companions and enjoys the life of someone very much in the spotlight. Both are shocked to find themselves together, and I loved that Thea decided that Hathir needed to prove himself to her before she would consider being with him.

Ms. Grace has a talent for combining romance, humor and steaming hot sex and making it all work. I enjoyed the competition that Thea and Hathir had to endure as part of the wedding of Sillohoran and Stavin, as part of the traditional Mer-thaka wedding. I loved the fact that Hathir was determined to woo and win Thea at all costs, and that their happy ever after actually came before their friend’s wedding.

This one is highly recommend for the adventurous reader who loves to meet new people and explore new worlds.

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