Monday, June 24, 2013

Review: Lover Enslaved by Jodi Redford

Lover Enslaved (Thieves of Aurion #1) by Jodi Redford
Synopsis (Goodreads):
Mara Sheppard has no love for the Fae, but to free her brother from prison, she’ll do whatever the treacherous Queen Nalia asks. Even kidnap Dashael Rhyder, a womanizing thief.

She should have known the deal would go sour.

It’s almost too easy to bait and trap Dashael. Resisting his potent Fae allure isn’t. Especially since Nalia’s unexpected demand for a missing magical rune means Mara will have to hold strong far longer than she’d planned.

Dashael’s best shot at escaping? Seduce her. If he can survive a few dozen of his closest enemies out for blood and the queen’s scheme to make him her personal stud…he might just make it.

Then his game of seduction trips over a snag named Mara, and he falls. Hard. For a commitment-phobic thief, love might as well be a prison sentence. Yet the idea of losing her makes him miserable.

Mara can’t deny that her enemy has stolen her heart. But their love is about to be tested by a lifetime of secrets. The risk may not be worth it. Especially if a life together means death for one of them.

Warning, contains one or more of the following: Hot, sexy thieves, pain-in-the-butt sprites, handcuffs, intriguing new uses for a silk bed curtain, and scorching, shake-the-ceiling-tiles sex.
My Thoughts: Oh, Jodi Redford, you always know how to give a girl what she wants. And by that, of course, I mean that her characters are put into both sexy and harrowing situations and they respond with snark and shenanigans. As it turns out, I like ALL THOSE THINGS!

Mara and Dash are combustible. In a big way. He's got the sex fae thing going for him, she has wide-eyed naivete coupled with a bouncy hair and a knockout body that distracts Dash at every turn. Quite frankly, the two of them together works for me. The snark! The quips! The HAWT kisses! *swoon*

Beside the sexy times, Dash's thievery skills have landed him in some hot water. Not because he's bad but because his reputation is JUST THAT GOOD. Mara's quick mind is able to keep up with him (he finds that sex-ay, btw) and she's driven to succeed in the quest that's been set before them.

Quite frankly, all of Jodi Redford's books leave me giddy with delight and this one was no different. The sex fae have a certain something that makes them FUN to read. The humans might be considered lower class citizens in this world, but they can hold their own against those they're pitted against!


Thieves of Aurion
1. Lover Enslaved - Paperback | Kindle
2. Lover Enraptured

Jodi Redford
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  1. I don't even have to read your review to know I need to read this. Because Jodi.

    1. But for the record, I *did* read your review.

    2. Because Jodi. BECAUSE JODI. That needs to be a hashtag, I think.

    3. I'm going to quiz you on it. Not really. Book 2 comes out in August. It has a SEX-AY cover. RAWR!

  2. I've never read any of Jodi Redford's books. This sounds like a good place to start...mmm. Great review! smiles...

    1. If you EVER need book recs for Jodi, I will happily oblige. I LOVE her books. LOVE THEM. I'm so inappropriate with them that one of them took out a restraining order.