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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Roman by Selena Illyria

Roman by Selena Illyria
Publisher: Etopia Press
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (64 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F, Anal Play, Spanking
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Peppermint

Author Tristina Deveroux has been dreaming of a man—a tall, dark, sexy man whose nightly visits bring her to a fever pitch. But come morning, she always awakens agitated and unsatisfied—and alone. When her agent suggests a writer’s getaway in Scotland, Tristina can’t resist the chance to gain a little distance, hoping a change of scene will help her escape the dreams...

Even the fallen deserve love. That is why Roman needs Tristina as much as she needs him, if not more. Roman’s story is one that reaches home for many of us. He made a mistake, but that mistake has cost him the life that he once knew. Now he can either make the best out of the life he has been given or wallow in what could have been.

The relationship development within this story was consistent and captivating. The dream element to the relationship added an extra something to the story. I think that it made this book stand out from the crowd. That, paired with Roman’s past, really created an intriguing storyline. I could not wait to see what happened with Tris and Roman next, and I was not disappointed from beginning to end.

The descriptions within this tale were spot on at times, especially during the sex scenes. I felt as if I was right there with the characters, experiencing what they were. When describing the characters' surroundings the author was able paint a vivid picture, though it sometimes felt repetitive. For instance, I could clearly picture Roman’s mansion.

I absolutely adored the supporting cast within this story. Chelley and Aidan really added a certain comical element to the book. I have a feeling I will be seeing more of them in the future and I cannot wait. While this may have been the first story I've read in the Fallen Lovers series, I have a pretty good feeling it will not be my last.

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