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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Seduction of Miranda Prosper by Marissa Day



The Seduction of Miranda Prosper by Marissa Day
Publisher: Penguin Books - Heat Imprint
Genre: Historical, Paranormal, Sci-fi/Fantasy
Length: Full Length (278 pgs)
Other: M/F, M/F/M, menage, M/M, masturbation
Rating 4 cherries
Reviewed by Nymphaea

Regency England has never been so dangerous, so magical-or so hot.

In London society, restless Miranda Prosper is considered unmarriageable. So she's stunned when the handsome Corwin Rathe asks for a dance at a summer ball. But it's more than a waltz-because Corwin is a sorcerer, and he's about entangle Miranda in a web of sexual enchantment, magical intrigue, and breathtaking danger.

She can build them up, tear them down, and bring them to the heights of passion. But she has no idea she has this power.

I'm not usually one for historicals. They just don't really do it for me. And then I found this book. Wow. It wasn't what I expected...it was more.

Marissa Day takes a normally overdone topic--sorcerers and Fae--and breathes new life into the idea. The Fae aren't the cute, sparkling beings I expected. It's great. Her writing style is fluid. The book starts with a bang and doesn't let up until the end. I wasn't completely sure which time period I was in in the book, but it wasn't a huge distraction. Corwin and Darius are great heroes. Both are totally different from what I expected and fun to read about. I wanted to see these two men get what they wanted, even if it meant each other.

I did have an issue with the heroine. From the get-go there were occurrences that I thought a woman with little to no sexual experience should be a lot more freaked out. Men with men is something that was totally taboo and yet it seemed to not faze her in the least. I liked that it didn't, but it was hard to fathom at the same time.

Ms. Day writes some page burning sex scenes. Whoa. I thought the book would spontaneously combust on a couple of occasions. I loved how Miranda, totally unschooled in the ways of sorcerers and catalysts, fell into the knowledge and experiences. It was like I went through them with her. Yeah, I'm still fanning myself.

If you want a book that has a ton of heat, equal parts heart and spice, then you need to read The Seduction of Miranda Prosper.

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