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 www.goodreads.com.