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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sinful Intentions by Amy Redwood

Sinful Intentions by Amy Redwood
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Length: Short Story (117 pgs)
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Other: M/F, spanking
Rate: 5 cherries
Reviewed by Honeysuckle

A jilted bride, a wolfishly sexy stranger, one sinful attraction under New Zealand’s sun.

When Katherine finds out her fiancé cheated on her, her heart is bruised. With a mission to get her life back on track, she takes the first flight to Auckland, New Zealand. And bumps heads with a sexy stranger. Their attraction is instant, powerful and undeniable. Taking a vacation from being a good girl, she succumbs to this sinful stranger who pushes the limits of her sexual needs as he explores every inch of her body. No strings of course.

Trent seduces her…in a bed, at the beach, in a truck, against the wall…until the wolf within him lifts its head and pays attention. Suddenly, after a tiny bite, it’s everything but no-strings.

Who knew a trip back to her childhood home to relax and recoup would have Katherine feeling up a stranger and begging for “welcome sex”. Sounds like fun to me and made for a tension filled and sexually charged opening to Amy Redwood’s Sinful Intentions.

I don’t know any woman who doesn’t love a self confident alpha male and Ms. Redwood created a prime example in the form of Trent McGregor. He’s commanding, determined and knows how to bring a woman to her knees…in more ways than one I might add! Lest I forget, he also just happens to be a werewolf shifter!

A perfect antithesis to a cocky (pun intended) male is a woman scorned. Katherine Miles is no shrinking violet. When she finds out her fiancé has roaming eyes as well as an affinity for strippers, Katherine skips out on both him and the wedding. Nothing takes a girl's mind off of a two-timing creep like a little revenge sex… or a lot.

I had so much fun reading Sinful Intentions. The dialogue is smooth and witty. The characters are well developed and interesting as is the plot and New Zealand setting. There is a lot going on in this short story with a couple twists I didn’t see coming. Both Trent and Katherine are a little commitment shy but their shared angst works well in building the tension, working thru their growth as individuals and a couple and in leading to an ultimately explosive HEA.

This wasn’t Ms. Redwood’s first foray into the world of shifters and after reading Sinful Intentions this reviewer will be adding several new books to her TBR list.

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