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Thursday, March 4, 2010

No Prince Charming by Shiloh Walker

No Prince Charming by Shiloh Walker
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Historical, Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Short Story (121 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F, Spanking, Voyeurism
Rating: 5 Cherries
Reviewed by Fern

Her Happy-Ever-After has been a long time coming…

Elle spent years trying to get over her so-called Prince Charming, and she’s finally getting the hang of it. A Grimm—a guardian angel with unique gifts—she spends her nights trolling for demons and kicking ass, and lately, her days have been spent with her on-and-off-again lover, Ren, a fellow Grimm. But fate has other plans in store for Elle, plans that include Michael, the prince from her youth who broke her heart.

“What do you choose…live for her? Or would you rather die?” That was the choice Michael was given all those years ago. Although he knew she’d never forgive him, when Michael was given the chance to become a Grimm, he took it. Still, he isn’t so sure Elle needs him in her life. With a lover at her side and a mission before her, Elle looks like she’s doing just fine without him.

But the not-so-charming prince isn’t going to back off that easily…not if there’s a chance she might need him again. He’d do anything to save her. Kill for her, live for her, die for her…

No Prince Charming is a unique and captivating romance that spans the course of several lifetimes. Using a new concept and the shift from a first to a third person narrative, author extraordinaire Shiloh Walker manages to create fascinating characters and a story fans are sure to enjoy.

Elle and Michael are Grimms; those chosen to protect the innocent from harm. In order to become one, you have to die, and considering the scars of the past, their memories during the living years are understandably bittersweet. You see, Elle and Michael were once lovers, until Elle learned Michael was betrothed to her sister. Her untimely death came about as a consequence, and Michael has waited three-hundred years to right the wrong he committed. Working together on a case, Elle soon discovers she is not immune to the man she has never forgotten. As they relive the past and begin stepping into the future, hearts will mend, destinies will forge, and they will find what they’ve always longed for most – each other.

While the first person and third person narratives threw me off at first, I quickly settled in to this fantastic story that offers tons of heart and oodles of heat. Shiloh Walker delivers yet again, with an interesting story that tingles all of those places you want a romance to. Her characters are fantastic, and I couldn’t wait for Elle and Michael to give in to their feelings.

If you’re looking for something that is easy to read, with tight writing and pacing, look no further. No Prince Charming has everything you could possibly desire, and more. Be sure to pencil this one down on your TBR list.

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