Wings of Desire
by Arianna SkyePublish Date: February 14, 2012 Genre: Paranormal/ Erotic romance Series: Fey Chronicles book 1 Source: E-book provided for review My Rating: Blurb from Goodreads:
Not your (grand)mother’s fairytale…
Rhiannon Kinsley’s life goes from boring to downright crazy when a freak lightning bolt strikes her laptop. To make matters even more bizarre, strange words and symbols flash across the computer screen and she hears a mysterious voice. Time to call the men in white coats! Then Cerne Silverwing, an intriguingly sexy man, appears. He insists she’s a faerie princess whose fate will determine his own. What a crock! Now she knows who really needs those white coats.
With the Dark Faerie forces threatening their kingdom, Cerne kidnaps Rhiannon and brings her to Fey, a land where magic knows no bounds. He’s performing a duty to save his kingdom and nothing more–a duty that will bring him his wings and the strengthened magic that comes with them. If he doesn’t unite with the princess as her consort, those wings will never grow. But this princess grew up in the land of laptops and instant messages, and she’s convinced they’re both crazy. Despite their differences, the two are thrust together to defeat the whip-wielding Dark Faerie Queen before she takes over their kingdom. Passion and peril aside, will Rhiannon and Cerne discover their true destiny?
If you like fairies and you like erotica, you will enjoy this book. Wings of Desire is the story of Rhiannon, a young woman who finds out she is the long lost princess of the White Faeries. Cerne, Rhiannon’s destined life-mate kidnaps her from the human world and takes her to faerie, where she very slowly starts to realize that maybe she is not so human after all, and Cerne ignites her passions.
On the whole I enjoyed this story. Cerne is definitely hot, and his interactions with Rhiannon are sexually charged, this is definitely a steamy read. However, for being technically a “virgin,” Rhiannon is very outgoing and kinky when it comes to sex and passion. Especially once she gets to faerie, she is strong willed and determined to get what she wants. Her relationship with Cerne is rocky though. For being able to “mind-talk” they have some major communication problems, and Rhiannon becomes bratty as she starts to accept her princess roll.
I think that I would have enjoyed this story more if I understood the heroine, Rhiannon, better. While I think she was supposed to come across as snarky and funny, her language and mannerisms rubbed me the wrong way. The more adjusted to her princess status she became, the more annoying I found her. The rest of the faeries kept bowing to her and telling her she was so smart, pretty, great at magic, etcetera. This would have been fine, but it seemed like it went to her head, and there was way too much groveling for my taste. She became demanding of Cerne and determined to make him say he loved her, during a war, after he finds out his brother is as good as dead. So, I just didn’t connect with her very well.
The world is creative and diverse, there is a dangerous, powerful enemy, dragons, magic, and lots of steamy sexual encounters. Wings of Desire is an enjoyable erotic read, so if you like fairies and erotica, you may want to consider this book.
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