Saturday, September 26, 2009

The Saturday Review

Goddess Of The Hunt

By Tessa Dare

ISBN-13: 978-0345506863
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Historical Romance

Ever the bold adventuress, Lucy Waltham has decided to go hunting for a husband. But first she needs some target practice. So she turns to her brother’s best friend, Jeremy Trescott, the Earl of Kendall, to hone her seductive wiles on him before setting her sights on another man. But her practice kisses spark a smoldering passion—one that could send all her plans up in smoke.

Jeremy has an influential title, a vast fortune, and a painful past, full of long-buried secrets. He keeps a safe distance from his own emotions, but to distract Lucy from her reckless scheming, he must give his passions free rein. Their sensual battle of wills is as maddening as it is delicious, but the longer he succeeds in managing the headstrong temptress, the closer Jeremy comes to losing control. When scandal breaks, can he bring himself to abandon Lucy to her ruin? Or will he risk his heart, and claim her for his own?

I discovered Tessa Dare at the RWA National conference this past summer. She’s very friendly, and very talented. Let me tell you, this is one captivating read. Be sure to have plenty of time set aside because you won’t be able to put this book down. It was fresh and fun. The heroine, Lucy Waltham will hook you immediately, much like she hooks poor Jeremy Trescott. I’m currently reading the sequel, Surrender Of A Siren, and planning to go out and buy the third in this trilogy, A Lady Of Persuasion, first thing next week when it debuts. Do yourself a favor…get to the bookstore!

Reviewed by Darcy Crowder

Rating: 5 Petit Fours and 3 Hot Tamales


Tessa Dare said...

Darcy, thank you so much for a lovely review! I'm so glad you enjoyed GODDESS OF THE HUNT. It was great to meet you in DC!

I think I'll be back here to guest blog in a few weeks with my CPs - can't wait!

Darcy Crowder said...

Thanks for stopping by, Tessa. We're looking forward to your guest blog!

Tami Brothers said...

Oh, man!!! You guys are breaking me!!!! This sounds awesome. For a girl who has read mainly contemporary series for quite a number of years, these reviews and guest chefs are really broadening my tastes!!!

Thanks for the review, Darcy. I'll have to check this out.


J Perry Stone said...

Yay. I love Tessa Dare and GOTH.

Lucy Waltham is my kind heroine!!

Pamela-reader said...

I've read this book recently... Great read. I loved the characters!