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As Chancellor of the Shadowdwellers, Malaya's first duty is to her people. Her bodyguard, Guin, knows this only too well. For tradition's sake, Malaya must marry, and the thought of this lush, vibrant, woman in a loveless union is impossible for him to bear. Guin loves Malaya-not as a subject loves his queen, but as a man craves a woman. And even if he cannot keep her, he'll show her everything she stands to lose....
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By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 01-22-13
A PLEASURE TO LISTEN TO
First let me say, yes this has 2 stories in 1 book however the characters mentioned in the first (shorter) story return towards the end of the second story so it's vital to get their backgrounds to show us the who, what and why magic is used (I'm not going to spoil it for you) but please bear this in mind.
J.F's books are like taking a ride on Disneyland's Space Mountain for the first time - you just don't know what's coming next - there's a lot of "oooohs" "aaarghhhs" and "ahhhhs" to be had. Plenty of interesting characters enrich a paranormal world that's lived mainly in the shadows where plots and sub plots are thrown in to a great story that'll keep you enthralled. Both stories have romance and sex but the second story is more intense and hotter.
Worth a credit? If you're a fan of sexy fantasy/romance listens (with handsome hunky alpha men - let's face it girls, and sorry boys, but if we're going to dream then let's dream big!) then JF's books are a must have for your library - so that's a big fat YES. However, they're not really stand alone books so do yourself a favour and download EVERYTHING available by this talented gifted author ........ then if you can - sit back, forget everything and enjoy.
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By Ms. J on 06-19-13
Pleasure is the third book in the Shadowdwellers series. It actually contains a novella and a novel within the book. The novella is about Sagan. A sanctuary priest that is taking as a hostage after he is wounded in battle. During his transportation through the Alaskan wilderness, he is accidentally rescued by a natural born witch, Valera. Although this two are suppose to be sworn enemies, they feel an instant connection between them that is undeniable. Sagan ponders whether to betray his faith to love something that is forbidden from him and Valera wonders if he can love her even though she is a witch. I have read the Nightwalkers Series and it’s nice to finally read Sagan and Valera story. They were mentioned in the last book of the Nightwalker series, Adam, but never go into too much detail about their background. In this novella, we finally get the back story of how their love came to be.
The novel is about Malaya and Guin. Malaya is the co-ruler of the Shadowdwellers and Guin is her trusted bodyguard. Guin has been at Malaya side for the last fifty years, protecting her from harm, being her friend and silently loving her, always knowing that she is out of his reach. Malaya thinks highly of Guin and values his friends and companionship but is clueless about the love that he has for her. Everything goes wrong when an ancient law is brought to life, proclaiming that Malaya had to get married. Guin only wants what is best for Malaya and he knows that an arrange marriage will never give her the happiness she deserves. Guin gives Malaya an ultimatum if she accepts this law, he will leave her forever. I’m hoping this book isn’t the end of the series because it left some questions unanswered and conflicts unresolved. But it was a good book. I really enjoyed the conflict between Guin and Malaya. Malaya is ditzy to be such a strong female and Guin is very bull headed. I think that made it more enjoyable.
Kristen continues her narration of this book as with the previous two. I do love her readings.
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