Book Review: Seduced by Pain by Karpov Kinrade

February 20, 2015 Blog, Book Reviews 0

Book Review: Seduced by Pain by Karpov KinradeSeduced by Pain by Karpov Kinrade
Series: The Seduced Saga #2
Published by Daring Books on February 14th 2013
Genres: Paranormal, Romance
Pages: 160
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Their passion will destroy them.
Only true love can save them.

"Hope is a fragile thing, yet strangely enduring. It hides in the crevices of pain, burrowing deep until unseen, for fear that sorrow, in its rage, will devour hope's desperate hold on the heart.

It can live there for years, silent and waiting. Or, it can be slaughtered with a word— mankind's most powerful weapon.

They say that universes are created with words.

And with words, they are destroyed.

Just as mine has been."

In the sequel to Seduced by Innocence, Derek and Rose face even greater threats to their love. As Derek fights to protect his family's source of power, Rose struggles to control her own.

My Thoughts

Whew!!  I thought the first was hot, hot, hot! Karpov Kinrade was just getting started!

Although this is a short read it does hinge on reading the first. So I would definitely recommend reading these in order. They are also very sexual, so not recommended for anyone under 17.

That said! This picks up right where book one left off. I love that there was a cliff hanger in Seduced by Innocence but readers are thrown right back into the story on page one!

A lot has happened and some big secrets are now out but Derek and Rose both have to make some big decisions. Mostly Derek. And although I didn’t want to like Blake… ohhhh baby! Give me a bad boy any day! His intensity with Rose was tripled in this. And with Derek being sort of an idiot, I was sort of leaning for Blake! I can’t give all the juicy details but it made for an interesting twist. The fact that this was almost a love triangle didn’t even discourage me as it would have, normally.

I do have to say though, once things are decided, about half way through, all of that intensity goes down exponentially. It’s like the wind was taken out of the plot’s sails or something. I also was hoping for a chapter about Blake and that didn’t happen for a good 20% of this portion. Blah, blah, blah! Rose’s story grew, which is good, but I was missing out on the juicy details of Blake’s inner workings.

Fortunately things pick up again about 70 (ish)% in, and I was eagerly awaiting the character arcs! Much like the first this ends on a cliff hanger. Sadly my dang kindle didn’t want to finish downloading the third book so I am trying to be patient about book three but I don’t want to be! The ending with this one was that good!

In short: SEXY! Lots of sexiness going around in this one. Must read book one to understand the plot fully.

 

Rating Report
Plot
3 / 5
Character Development
3.5 / 5
Writing Style
3.5 / 5
Personal enjoyment
4 / 5
Cover
4 / 5
Overall: 3.6 / 5

 

 

The Author

About Karpov Kinrade

Karpov Kinrade is the pen name for the husband and wife writing duo of bestselling, award-winning authors Kimberly Kinrade and Dmytry Karpov.

Together, they write fantasy, paranormal, mystery, contemporary and romance and hook readers into new and exciting worlds that will leave you laughing your ass off, crying your heart out and falling in love.

Look for more from Karpov Kinrade in the Kiss Me series, Seduced Saga, the Forbidden Trilogy and more coming soon.

They live with three little girls who think they’re ninja princesses with super powers and who are also showing a propensity for telling tall tales and using the written word to weave stories of wonder and magic.

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