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  • Posted October 5, 2011

    Wonderful Read

    A mummy's curse is not always a bad thing. Scholar Drew is on a deadline and he's only in town for one day to examine an ancient Eyptian mummy. The princess supposedly has a curse attached, one that's attracted TV host Fraser Fortune. Although working with Fraser is the last thing Drew wants, it may be just the thing he needs and Fraser is quick to tell him so.

    Mummy Dearest is the first novella in a new series by popular author Josh Lanyon. This quick novella sets up the main characters, Drew and Fraser, and explores the beginning of their relationship just a bit. The ending is left wide open for what will obviously be future adventures for the two men and likely to be just as light hearted and entertaining. Told in first person from Drew's perspective, the story follows as the semi-uptight academic meets the sexy host and sparks fly. The curse of the 'mummy and the princess' origins are used as a backdrop to the sexual chemistry between the main men. It's not a particularly enthralling mystery but it's interesting enough to keep your attention and provide a framework for the story.

    The characters are well crafted but definitely feel incomplete. This is likely due to the short nature of the story and the fact that it's the first of the series. Additionally Drew starts the novella with a boyfriend and never really breaks up with him over the course of the story. Oh there's a brief pseudo-break up included, which serves as the catalyst for Drew and Fraser to have sex, but that prior relationship definitely hangs over the story as Drew basically cheats on the man he's supposedly in love with. This is one of the weaker elements of the story and those readers that are sensitive to cheating or deathly opposed to it may be bothered here.

    Those fans of the author will recognize the familiar writing style, descriptions, and witty rejoiners. This makes the story move quickly and for the most part enjoyably. This is easily a series I'll continue with but it's not one that I'll likely remember just yet. However those readers who like light, easy to read romances with a touch of action should be satisfied with this first offering. I expect they'll get more involved as the series grows, and you don't want to miss the beginning, so I recommend you start now.
    Originally posted at Whipped Cream Reviews

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