Saturday, May 7, 2011

Review for The Panther's Lair by Esmerelda Bishop

This is a super fast and sexy read with a nice taste of erotica with a dash of the paranormal.  Sydney Chase has had it with relationships where her heart ends up hurt so she decides to have a one-night stand with bar owner Raimond Decoudreau.  For a creature like him though, one night is not enough and Sydney soon discovers that man and beast can sometimes be one and the same.

This is a straightforward story where the emphasis is on the sexual interludes.  The interludes are hot and varied and are a large part of the story compared to the action and the formation of the couple's relationship.  This doesn't necessarily make for a bad story as long as you go in knowing that.  The sexual interludes definitely keep you entertained.

Both Sydney and Raimond are likable characters with a strong inner strength.  Raimond is sexy and goes after what he wants.  Sydney's a bit more timid because of past relationships but accepts what he's offering when she realizes what life is like without him.

The villain in this story, an ex-boyfriend, is pretty stereotypical and is there just to bring Sydney and Raimond together.  He floats in and out quickly with not much talk about his and Sydney's past relationship.

This is a fun story to read when you're looking for a fun way to spend the afternoon.  It's a super short story that doesn't require much thought.  It's the kind of story where you just go with the flow and enjoy the read.

My rating for this is a B.

*I received this from NetGalley for reviewing purposes.

*Book cover photo courtesy of

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