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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Review: Fantasy Lover (Dark-Hunter Prequel)

Title: Fantasy Lover
Series: Dark-Hunter, Prequel
Age Group: Adult
Format: Paperback
Pages: 337
Release Date: February 2, 2002
Source: Borrowed
Dear Reader,
Being trapped in a bedroom with a woman is a grand thing. Being trapped in hundreds of bedrooms over two thousand years isn't. And being cursed into a book as a love-slave for eternity can ruin even a Spartan warrior's day.
As a love-slave, I knew everything about women. How to touch them, how to savor them, and most of all, how to pleasure them. But when I was summoned to fulfill Grace Alexander's sexual fantasies, I found the first woman in history who saw me as a man with a tormented past. She alone bothered to take me out of the bedroom and into the world. She taught me to love again.
But I was not born to know love. I was cursed to walk eternity alone. As a general, I had long ago accepted my sentence. Yet now I have found Grace--the one thing my wounded heart cannot survive without. Sure, love can heal all wounds, but can it break a two-thousand-year-old curse?
--Julian of Macedon

There isn't much I can say about Fantasy Lover. A friend of mine told me about it, saying that it was a good book. Personally, I'm indifferent to this book. Sure, there were a few ups that had me intrigued, but most of the books went by in slow chunks. See my conundrum? I didn't hate Fantasy Lover, but I also didn't feel that pull that tells me it's a good book. Well, enough of that.

Let's see, Julian of Macedon is the hot guy here. He's blonde and blue-eyed. Tall(6'2" tall) and muscular(perks of being an ancient warrior). Oh, and he's like a magnet for females, seriously. Every woman that sees him wants to throw herself at him. Young and old alike.

And here comes Grace. The one who summons him from the book that he's been trapped in for a looong time. She changes everything, of course. 

Grace was a mediocre heroine. It was claimed that she was "different" from the other women crawling at Julian's feet, but the only difference I could see was that she hid it better. But, her thoughts were all about Julian and how she wanted to take off his pants, lick him, bite him, and do who knows what. That made Grace a hypocrite in my eyes, so I couldn't really warm up to her.

Julian was okay. But, he was also a ball of hormones, considering his curse made him want to strip Grace's clothes at any given moment. I did love Julian's humor.

This was a less than average read. I didn't warm up to any of the characters, so the twists and turns did not affect me. Most likely I will read the next book in the Dark-Hunter series, considering Fantasy Lover, was a sort-of-ish prequel.


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