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Friday, July 9, 2010

Tanner's Angel by Doreen Orsini

Tanner’s Angel by Doreen Orsini
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (160 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F, M/F/M, Ménage, Anal Play, Forced Seduction, Fetish, Toys, Spanking, Voyeurism
Rating: 3.5 cherries
Reviewed by Mistletoe

Move over vibrator, Angel’s found herself a real man—a tall, sinfully handsome Texan who won’t stop buzzing at her command. Then again, the Italian baker her father hired has an evil edge that might fulfill her darker desires.

Tanner came to New York City to find a woman angelic enough to bring home and marry, yet wild enough to accept his wicked needs in the bedroom. Angel may be a virgin but her eyes flare at the sight of a rope, and she loves following commands. If the odd vibrator with a bunny riding shotgun was his only competition, he’d have no problem getting her on a plane to Texas. But her meddling father, an Italian stallion and Angel’s need to give up control might be more than he can handle.

Tanner has come to New York City to find himself a woman to marry. A woman who can take his wild side and love him all the more for it. During his stay he bumps into Angel. Is she the woman Tanner is looking for? Before he even starts, Tanner must deal with Angel’s father and the young man he has brought back from Italy to seduce her. Will Tanner's love be enough to save Angel from her Hell?

This is a story about finding love and trust when you least expect it. I enjoyed Tanner, the hero of this story, but I found it hard to connect with the heroine, Angel. Tanner is a strong and honorable man who ends up giving more than he thought he would when he goes to New York. Angel came off as a very naive and simple woman. At times I just wanted to shake her and try to get her to understand. Everyone around her plays her including her father and his Italian baker Antonio. Even after she realizes this, she lets the using continue. Angel has a problem understanding and facing her desires and the way she deals with it puts her in danger. The tentative bond that she and Tanner begin to have is stretched to the limit.

I enjoyed reading about the love that Tanner has for Angel. He gives Angel his whole heart and shows her he can satisfy her desires. A word of caution: this book has some intense scenes that some readers may find offensive. Angel is taken farther than she should by Antonio and his friend. Angel’s reaction and reasoning may take some readers aback as well. I found her a bit too naïve for my taste.

Tanner’s Angel was well written and it's clear the author has talent, even when I had some problems with the story itself. Doreen Orsini is quite a good writer and I would love to read another book by her to see if it would be more to my liking.

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