Tuesday 10 May 2011

Eve of Samhain (Hanaford Park #1) by Lisa Sanchez - Book Review

Title: Eve of Samhain (Hanaford Park #1)
Author: Lisa Sanchez
Publisher: Omnific Publishing
Publication Date: May 2010
Format: Ebook -EPUB
Pages: 220
Source: Giveaway Copy from Author

As a college senior and server at Hanaford Park's hottest nightclub, twenty-one year old Ryann Pierce's plan was simple: work hard, make lots of money, and avoid the ass-grabbers at all costs. What she never planned for was Quinn Donegan—the living, breathing advertisement for sinful behavior that waltzed into her life.

With an angelic face, a hard body and a butt-load of charm, Quinn had a way with the ladies—a lot of ladies. Cursed with a deadly, addictive touch, his trail of indiscretion blazed across five hundred years. Tired and jaded, Ryann is a shocking revelation Quinn didn't see coming.

Filled with desire, yet unable to touch one another, Ryann and Quinn embark on a daunting journey, battling frustrating physical limitations while exploring their new love. In a race against the clock, Ryann learns she must plead for Quinn's life before…the Eve of Samhain. Determined to end her lover's suffering, not even the danger dogging her every move can keep her from her mission.
(Goodreads Synopsis)

I am still wavering in my opinion of this book. There were moments when I was into the story, but then at other times I wasn't so impressed.

I think the main problem was that I found the characters a tad one dimensional. I couldn't bring myself to like Quinn at all and the reason for his attraction to Ryann was never really explained. Ryann herself came across as a bit obssessed and cried a lot.

I also found the dialogue and characters became cliched now and again, though there were some good moments too and it was those that held my attention till the end of the book.

Still, the idea behind the story and the blend of modern day with Irish myth was good and imaginative, giving an original twist to the usual paranormal tale.

I won this book in the giveaway, along with the second book in the series. I will continue on and read the second book and offer a review of that soon.

In conclusion: not a book I'd rush out and grab off the shelf, but an OK read if you stumble across it.

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