November 13, 2013

Book Review: Rogue's Possession by Jeffe Kennedy

Title: Rogue’s Possession
Covenant of Thorns Series, Book Two
Author: Jeffe Kennedy
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance

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Synopsis:

A human trapped in the world of Faerie, in possession of magic I could not control, I made a bargain for my life: to let the dangerously sensual fae noble known as Rogue sire my firstborn. And one does not break an oath with a fae. But no matter how greatly I desire him, I will not succumb. Not until I know what will happen to the child.

Though unable—or unwilling—to reveal the fate of human-fae offspring himself, Rogue accompanies me on my quest for answers. Along the way he agrees to teach me to harness my power, in exchange for a single kiss each day and sleeping by my side each night. Just as I am about to yield to temptation, I find myself in a deadly game of cat and mouse with an insane goddess. Now my search for the truth will lead me to the darkest of all Faerie secrets.



Rogue's Possession (Covenant of Thorns, #2)Rogue's Possession by Jeffe Kennedy

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Much like the first book in this series, this book was amazing! I loved it and the characters. Jeffe Kennedy writes so well, and so vividly, that it is so easy for me to totally slip into this Faerie world when I am reading. I am so connected to Gwynn that when I have to put my book down to go do real world things, I miss her until I come back! And Rogue is still just as devastatingly sexy and mysterious as ever. I am 100% rooting for the two of them to make it through all of the tangled knots and cords that are trying to hold them down, so that they can just be together. The sexual tension that Kennedy creates between Gwynn and Rogue with just a kiss, or with the limited encounters that they have is breathtaking. She has done a masterful job of building the relationship between them that started out with distrust and anger and has slowly developed into respect and love and trust.

This book kept me guessing from page one. That is one of the main things I love about this series. I can't predict what it going to happen, but I read as fast as I can because the anticipation kills me! The world that is brought alive in these books is so vivid and interesting that it is truly a joy to read about. And the secondary characters are ever bit as amusing and entertaining as Gwynn and Rogue. Darling constantly has me laughing out loud, and Starling is just perfect. Even Puck and Falcon and some of the nastier characters are fun to read about.

Overall, I can't say enough how much I am enjoying this series. If you choose to read it, you truly NEED to start with Book One, Rogue's Pawn or you will be lost and miss out on important information you need. But if you enjoy the fantasy, paranormal romance genre, these books ARE for you!

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Title: Rogue’s Pawn
Covenant of Thorns Series, Book One
Author: Jeffe Kennedy
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Carina Press
ISBN: 978-14268-9406-0

Purchase Links:
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Synopsis:
This is no fairy tale...

Haunted by nightmares of a black dog, sick to death of my mind-numbing career and heart-numbing fiance, I impulsively walked out of my life--and fell into Faerie. Terrified, fascinated, I discover I possess a power I can't control: my wishes come true. After an all-too-real attack by the animal from my dreams, I wake to find myself the captive of the seductive and ruthless fae lord Rogue. In return for my rescue, he demands an extravagant price--my firstborn child, which he intends to sire himself...

With no hope of escaping this world, I must learn to harness my magic and build a new life despite the perils--including my own inexplicable and debilitating desire for Rogue. I swear I will never submit to his demands, no matter what erotic torment he subjects me to...




Rogue's Pawn (Covenant of Thorns, #1)Rogue's Pawn by Jeffe Kennedy

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I loved this book. It was very well written, had strong characters, and the premise was very creative. It was a great start to a series.

The main character is Gwynn. She is a human - or so she thinks - and she unwittingly wishes herself into the world of Fae. Or as we learn later she may have been pulled into that world by someone. In the Fae world, Gwynn is actually a very, very powerful sorceress. She can wish things into being just be thinking about them. So while she is very powerful, she is also just as dangerous - especially since she doesn't know how to control her power. The Fae creatures react to her appearance by treating her as an enemy. They vote on whether or not they should kill her immediately, or use her as a weapon. I have to say that I love the part of Fae that revolves around negotiating. Nothing in this world is free. If you give something, they owe you, and if you need something, you owe them. Everything is a carefully worded contract. And the penalty for breaking your contract is to be claimed as an oath breaker by the cruel goddess Titania. Gwynn finds herself not knowing who to trust. Lord Rogue has brought her in and tries to set himself up as her protector, but even though Gwynn is seriously attracted to him, she can't quite bring herself to trust him. Which is a good thing, because Rogue has his own agenda. Gwynn ends up being sold into slavery of a sort for six years, where she will learn control over her power, and be used as a weapon in the Fae war. After six years, she will be returned to Rogue where she will be required to bear him a child as a repayment of her debt to him. By the end of the book, I found myself hoping that Gwynn and Rogue could work out their differences and find a way to maybe not be together, but trust each other. I think that there is way more than meets the eye to Rogue, and that he is just as much a victim of circumstance as Gwynn is. I can't wait to read book two to find out if I'm right.

I loved Gwynn's character in this book. Even though she is dropped into a strange and dangerous world, she is not a fainthearted heroine. She is strong, and feisty, and stubborn, and very, very smart. She is exactly the kind of female character I love to read about. I also love how her scientific brain makes it difficult for her to imagine some things and wish them into existence, but it makes it fun to read about her logical thought process. And Rogue, well Rogue is one of those villains that you just find yourself falling for. He may be the bad guy (or maybe not), but he's hot as hell and has the leading ladies panties all in a twist. I sincerely hope he redeems himself further in book two.

Overall - I loved it! If you like fantasy, or paranormal romance, you should definitely check out this series!

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About the Author

Jeffe Kennedy is an award-winning author with a writing career that spans decades. Her fantasy BDSM romance, Petals and Thorns, originally published under the pen name Jennifer Paris, has won several reader awards. Sapphire, the first book in Facets of Passion has placed first in multiple romance contests and the follow-up, Platinum, is climbing the charts. Her most recent works include three fiction series: the fantasy romance novels of A Covenant of Thorns, the contemporary BDSM novellas of the Facets of Passion, and the post-apocalyptic vampire erotica of the Blood Currency. 

Jeffe lives in Santa Fe, with two Maine coon cats, a border collie, plentiful free-range lizards and a Doctor of Oriental Medicine. Jeffe can be found online at her website: JeffeKennedy.com or every Sunday at the popular Word Whores blog.

She is represented by Pam van Hylckama Vlieg of Foreword Literary.





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