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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Vanessa Unveiled by Jodi Redford

Vanessa Unveiled by Jodi Redford
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (86 pages)
Other: M/M, M/M/F, M/F/M, Menage, toys, anal play/intercourse
Rating: 4.5 Cherries
Reviewed by Honeysuckle

Resisting two magical mischief makers definitely wasn’t in the job description.

Vanessa Darby, a bounty hunter and tracker for the Veil Alliance League, figures things can’t get any crappier than her car breaking down on a deserted highway. Until the two dimension-hopping renegades she’s been assigned to capture lure her to their magical love nest in the woods and entangle her in a web of seduction.

How the hell is she supposed to resist a pair of gorgeous male pookas who possess a wicked talent for bringing the sexy?

Rand and Braeden have searched more than three centuries for their one true bond mate. Now that Vanessa’s been dropped into their arms, they have no intention of giving her up. Even if it means agreeing to her terms: If they can’t persuade her within forty-eight hours that the three of them belong together, they’ll give themselves over to the authorities. But convincing a woman who doesn’t believe in love, or the concept of forever, is no easy feat. Particularly with one doozy of a dirty secret from their past waiting to trip them up.

“Exactly when did this night go way left of normal?”

To say that bounty hunter for the Veil Alliance League, Vanessa Darby, is having a bad day is an understatement. Her rental breaks down on a seemingly deserted highway, the two clever pookas she’s tracking are playing hide and seek and that aggravating unicorn that took a chunk out of her ankle just crossed her path…again.

It’s never a good day to be a dimension jumper when you have a determined and stubborn bounty hunter on you heels, unless that bounty hunter also happens to be your mate. Now all you have to do is convince her to accept the fact that you and your sexy partner are truly committed to winning her heart. Simple, right? Of course not! That wouldn’t be much of a story if the heroine made it easy on the men.

Ms. Redford has penned a sometimes gritty, yet always witty, little novella that will have the reader engaged from the moment they meet Vanessa, Rand and Braeden. Oh and keep your eyes open for that pesky unicorn, Gus, as well. Ms. Redford doesn’t exaggerate in the blurb when she states that he will “forever tarnish the image of the species”. This is a truly fun and unique story.

Vanessa is a well built character whose childhood was difficult due to a gift for recognizing paranormal beings. Thanks to Ms. Redford’s vivid and smooth writing voice, readers can easily emphasize with Vanessa’s angst and difficulty trusting Rand and Braedon when they profess their love.

The obvious love and affection between Rand and Braedon was very touching and extremely HOT!! There is a tenderness and trust that will have the readers falling in love with them right along with Vanessa. They are quick-witted, determined and sensual in their pursuit of the feisty Vanessa.

Ms. Redford has mentioned that she would like to revisit this wonderful world she has created again sometime. This reviewer will be watching for the opportunity to catch up with Vanessa and her sexy pookas as well as poor Gus. This is a journey that readers who love a good dose of the paranormal with their heart warming and sheet melting romance won’t want to miss.

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