Wednesday 11 May 2011

Pleasures Untold (Hanaford Park #2) by Lisa Sanchez - Book Review

Title: Pleasures Untold (Hanaford Park #2)
Author: Lisa Sanchez

Publisher: Omnific Publishing
Publication Date:  February 2011
Format: Ebook -EPUB
Pages: 200
Source: Giveaway Copy from Author

Hell hath no fury like a witch done wrong. Pissed off and packing an arsenal of witchy mojo, Martha is on the warpath. Determined to avenge the murder of her mother and grandmother, her mission is simple: kill every vampire, demon and underworld bastard she comes across, because one of those hell beasts might be the monster that stole her childhood from her. But when a sexy Latin vamp literally falls from the sky, saving her from becoming an undead Happy Meal, she has no choice but to reassess everything she thinks she knows.

Xan is an anomaly --a vampire born, not turned. A powerful warlock who walks in daylight, Xan spends his days, and nights, watching over Martha, protecting her from Lucian, the blood-sucking monstrosity whose sole mission in death is to drain her dry. Undeniable attraction and the promise of pleasures untold draw the two lovers into a frustrating dance of one step forward, two steps back. When Lucian throws down a deadly ultimatum, Martha is forced to choose between relying on her own mystical woo woo to save the lives of her stolen friends or succumbing to the lure of dark, voodoo magic. Xan and Martha must work together to save those closest to her and put an end to Lucian's reign of terror before it's too late.
(Goodreads Synopsis)

I recently read the first book in the Hanaford Park series and was not particularly taken with it, but I am glad to say that I enjoyed the second offering much more.

The two lead characters in this book came across much better than those in the first book. I enjoyed their interactions and found their motivations believable and engaging. Marsha was a minor character in the first book and it is good to find out more about her and see her come into her own here. Jessica also makes a reappearance as well as a new character, Taylor, who may, I get the strong impression, crop up in a story of her own later in the series.

I thought the pacing in this story was pretty good and I was always keen to turn the page, unlike in book one. A few action scenes felt a little rushed, but this was a minor issue.

You do not absolutely need to have read the first book in the series to enjoy this one so it could be taken as a stand-alone story unless you are keen to read them all and wish to start with Eve of Samhain.

1 comment:

  1. I like when the second book in a series stands on its own so I don't have to read the first. This sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing.