One of Pamela Clare's finest - Sweet Release (Blakewell/Kenleigh #1) and just $0.99 for a limited time! http://amzn.to/1HKRw66 Sweet Release is the first book in the Blakewell/Kenleigh trilogy, and I dont even know where to start when reviewing this story, so Ill skip the plot synopsis and keep it short and sweet. The bottom line Whether theyre hanging out of helicopters trying to rescue the heroine, or picking tobacco on a Virginia plantation, I cant get enough of the men and women from Pamela Clares stories and find myself constantly on the edge of my seat waiting to see where life will take them next.
This book was a slow building romance , and the book itself was really terribly long - but what kind of bothered me is that i read it slower because of the slang...
Side note: I'm adding a star because the book was well written and the problem was more my opinion Apparently there are two Pamela Clare heroines: tough kick ass women and historical mehs. Enter Cassie, plantation owner in need of slaves and workers. Of course, no one believes him to be Alec other than Cassie having an inkling of his telling the truth, so he works on the plantation and we have pages and pages of plantation life. There's a bunch of other stuff going on: slaves, another plantation owner's son who desires Cassie above all, some other relationship things, a dad who's not exactly in his right mind, and stuff going on in England. Heroine: Cassie. Like I wanted to knock her right out just to get her to stop screeching at Alec. The only point of the story that kept me interested was seeing how Alec was going to regain his identity. So in the end, I really did not like either of the main character's, did NOT feel their chemistry even when they got into their shackles and BDSM moment (in fact that squicked me right out) and thought the whole story was just too meh for me.
It is set over a considerably longer timeframe than most HRs and this allows the relationship between the hero and heroine to develop at a more realistic pace, making their love and affection more credible.
He's now a "bonded convict," purchased by Catherine (Cassie) Blakewell for her Virginia plantation near Williamsburg. What I enjoyed Alec's dilemma was interesting and believable, making for some challenging situations as it's no easy matter to verify his identity when it's tied to another continent. I especially liked Alec and Cassie's steamy romance. He handles a huge cast expertly, though Cassie sounds a little raspy at times but Alec was a huge hit.
Is this the haunted title that won't be reviewed? This is Pamela Clare's first novel and it's set in colonial Virginia. Not many historical romance authors bother with this time and place and I'm so glad that Clare has taken it upon herself to give us this unique subset of the genre.
Az bir olaydan bahsedip diyeceimi dedikten sonra kaçacam: Alec Kenleight büyük bir komploya kurban gider; saldrya urar, bilincini kaybeder, bir gemiye bindirilip Kolonilere köle tayan gemilerden birinde baka bir suçlunun yerine geçirilir. Bu hasta hâliyle kimsenin iine yaramayacak olsa da be sterline bir toprak sahibine köle olarak satlr.
That being said, I really enjoyed this story and am blown away by the knowledge that this is Pamela Clare's first book.
*wink* Alec/Cole at the beginning is a high-stung English, but as the story proceedes he's doing a fast growing up! I liked how he was capable to remain himself, even in front of very difficult situation he found himslef in: from rich to indentured servant in an almost blink. Cassie is sometimes incredibly strong, sometimes too naive for everyone's good. She's in a difficult situation: her father is mentally sick, but she must avoid anyone outside the estate finding it out, else she'l have the estate taken out of her hands, her slaves sold to other, more cruel owners, her married off to somebody... (view spoiler)Just one example: she and Alec make love outside, in the barn, sleep all night long in her bedroom...
A single mother with two grown sons and two cats, she writes historical romance and contemporary romantic suspense within view of Colorados beautiful Rocky Mountains.