Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Spartan Heart part one book review


A paranormal romance by Kristine Cheney
Published by Astraea  Press,  LLC
www.astraeapress.com
148 pages.

“Placing a foolish, drunken kiss on a Greek statue in the museum's basement, Evangeline unknowingly frees a Spartan prince from an evil oracle's curse. Suddenly, her lonely life is invaded by the rakish man with knowing emerald green eyes who never eats or sleeps, and seems to know her every thought and feeling.”

I just finished reading Spartan Heart part one and look forward to delving into part two. This story has its tender moments, a sad beginning creating great curiosity. Evangeline’s parents were murdered, and she’s the heir to their fortune and assumes the reins of London’s Greco-Roman museum.

“Evan’s” ex-boyfriend, Andrew returns to the scene, hoping to woo her again. Taryn is Evan’s best friend, an interesting character in her own right. Things heat up with Dorien, an immortal who meets her, in a most unexpected way.

The story is sensual and has depth with characters one can relate to. There is some distant writing, but intriguing Spartan historical tidbits are weaved throughout a fast-paced story peopled with characters creating the right amount of tension.

1 comment :

Joanna Aislinn said...

Sounds like a good story. Anything related to ancient Greek culture and/or mythology is definitely something I'd consider reading. Thanks for sharing this, Laura!