Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Louisa Trent, Thyme
Author: Louisa Trent
Rating: Four Siren Stones
Genre: Paranormal Erotica
Keywords: Time-Travel, Shape-Shifter
Publisher: Loose Id, LLC
Buy-Link (If available): http://www.loose-id.com/Thyme.aspx
Reviewer: Stacey Krug
With a temper to match her flaming hair, an argumentative streak a mile wide, and a curvy full-figured shape, Regina is a vavavoom sexpot.
A lot of good it does her with men.
Her 36-Ds intimidate nice guys and draw creeps out of the woodwork. Frustrated and hurting after a recent breakup with her apathetic boyfriend, she decides to shake up her boring life by vacationing solo in Europe.
First stop: the Tower of London.
She’s minding her own business, doing the sightseeing routine at the tourist trap, when she’s stalked, then captured by some twisted weirdo who actually thinks he’s a medieval warrior from Norman times. After introducing himself as Lord Raven, he drags her to his castle bedchamber, where he strips her naked and ties her up like a rump roast. And he’s acting starved. Then, he starts talking trash, something about making her his mate.
His mate! This, to a feminist! What will her girls back home think?
Just her friggin’ luck, the kinky abduction scenario really does it for her, and she falls for him hard. Until--he starts spouting a whole lot of crap about Time Travel.
As soon as she unlocks her lips from his, she’s so outta there.
Thyme was a very unique story. It has a time traveling war lord and a sexually-frustrated 21st century feminist. Bertran kidnaps Regina and brings her back to his time, confident he can win her love. The language barrier alone had me laughing out loud. Not to mention that Bertran/Lord Raven, as a medieval warrior, gave BDSM a whole new twist!
Regina is a wonderful character that was easy to connect to as a reader. She has trouble getting out of her head, her own way to enjoy the moment. Once she masters herself, Regina can finally admit what she really wants.
Bertran and Regina’s sexual exploits are hot and erotic. The author puts Girout, Bertran’s friend to good use in the bedroom. Girout is a great additional character that spices up the story.
Bertran and Regina have a fantastic relationship progression with a happy ending. This is a great story and a fun read!