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Fantasy Lover (Dark-Hunter Series Prequel)

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30 out of 31 people found this review helpful.

Hmmm, "Fantasy" Indeed. . .

I wasn't expecting a romance novel, despite the title, but that's what this was, an incredibly detailed and sexy romance novel. If you've ever dreamed of having a man who loved you just the way you are and only wanted to pleasure you day and night, read on.

In case ...
I wasn't expecting a romance novel, despite the title, but that's what this was, an incredibly detailed and sexy romance novel. If you've ever dreamed of having a man who loved you just the way you are and only wanted to pleasure you day and night, read on.

In case you haven't realized by now, this book is not for children. It is a bit lacking in plot, especially when compared to Kenyon's later books in the series, but we can forgive her this first try and just enjoy the warmth of the story that is the meeting of Julian and Grace.

Grace is a bright young, self-concious woman with a debilitating history with sex and relationships. In an attempt to make her move forward, a friend brings over a spell book that promises one month of bliss with the ultimate love slave. Needless to say, Grace is less than convinced. But the spell works and brings forth Julian, a demigod who has been trapped in the torture of the spell book for thousands of years.

This book is everything it promises to be and serves as a nice introduction to the entire Dark Hunter series.

posted by Xedra77 on March 1, 2009

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7 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

It Got Better...

The first half of this book was what I can only describe as...lame. The entire potential for intrigue and mystery in the story was practically handed to you on a platter, and it frankly took the fun out of reading it. Fortunately, after the first half, the story started...
The first half of this book was what I can only describe as...lame. The entire potential for intrigue and mystery in the story was practically handed to you on a platter, and it frankly took the fun out of reading it. Fortunately, after the first half, the story started picking up and the characters began to come alive to me. This wasn't the best romance novel, but the redeeming second half was good enough to encourage me to read Kenyon's popular "Dark Hunter" series - hopefully those novels will start off stronger.


If you enjoyed the storyline, you might also like "The Pleasure Slave" by Gena Showalter. Even though it is second in a series, I found it entertaining and tantalizing enough as a stand-alone novel (and, incidentally, a bit better than "Fantasy Lover"). Also, the strong characters reminded me of the "Sons of Destiny" series by Jean Johnson - also very good.

posted by BluHawk on June 7, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2008

    Utterly Dissapointing

    I bought this book with high expectations based on the reviews I'd found on here and the gushing recommendation of fellow Karen Moning readers, I was so dissapointed that I ended up returning the book two days later. It was a poorly written book with bad, and at times corny, dialogue. The hundred and fifty some pages I forced myself to read were repetitive and the plot was thin and predictable. It had a few interesting elements, the book, the greek myth, and I was sad that such great ideas were done so poorly. After the bad writing and overload of 'holy quacamole!' I honestly can't figure what everyone seems to see in this book.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 19, 2011

    Just ok for me

    When it comes to fantasy romance this book is not one of my favorites. I enjoy fantasy but the whole concept of the male lead being trapped in a book and released only to be a sex slave was a bit silly to me.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2009

    What you'd expect from a book found in the romance section

    I found myself rolling my eyes a lot at the level of writing in this book. I shouldn't expect more from a book coming out of the romance section, but I refuse to give into this notion that romance has to be cheesy and of low quality. <BR/><BR/>I can't deny that this was an entertaining read, but entertaining doesn't always mean good. It certainly doesn't in this case. If you are needing something to occupy you or help you escape into a cheesy world, by all means, read this. But if you want good and wholesome characters and a wholesome story, you're in for a disappointment.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2012

    I wish I could love this book as much as other people seem to, b

    I wish I could love this book as much as other people seem to, but I can't. I fought myself the entire time reading this, wishing I could just put it down and give up.
    I was so frustrated with how conservative the language was, I felt like I wanted to throw the book against the wall for everytime I read the main character say, &quot;Wholly Guacamole!&quot; 

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  • Posted July 11, 2011

    Has it's moments, but very predictable

    As fantasy romances go, this one is a big disappointment. The characters are weak, the plot too predictable. It seems the author tried to cram too much into this book. While there were moments that I enjoyed reading, overall, this book was pretty bad.

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