Sunday, March 3, 2013

Dariel’s Satin Sheets Review of “For the Love of a Sphynx” by Heather Sharpe

  • File Size: 364 KB
  • Print Length: 123 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1481922297
  • Publisher: Still Moments Publishing (January 6, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AY0Y99Y
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  • When time’s the enemy, there's no room to pussyfoot around.
    Betrayed by her fiancé, Mahri Lassler swears never to risk losing her heart again. She’s convinced she may as well collect cats since she’s on the path to spinsterhood. She adopts a tomcat, and just as they're beginning to learn each other’s idiosyncrasies, the cat bolts out the door, disappearing without a trace. Her quest to find the darn cat leads her to a confused, naked man writhing on the street. The hopeless look in his eyes touches something deep inside Mahri. Can she trust her heart enough to risk it on a man with no past? Will her love be enough to break his curse?

This short reads like a full-length, but lacks the fire of the typical romance. Morgan’s 11th century fiance cursed him when he tried to explain to her that he needed to marry another woman to receive his father’s blessing.
Mahri, a relatively straight-laced woman just recently free of a painful relationship, goes to the animal shelter with her sister to find companionship in a pet kitten and chooses an adult tom-cat instead. When the cat runs away, Mahri finds a naked man near her house and takes him in.

The fact that no woman in her right mind would let a strange naked man into her home is addressed rather skillfully, but for a romance, very little chemistry exists between the hero and heroine. More references are made to Morgan, the sphynx/naked man watching Mahri in his cat form than to his watching or desiring her as a man!

The fact that Morgan is a beta becomes obvious rather quickly, but I kept hoping one of them would take action. Mahri seems complacent or ambivalent about what she thinks or wants, and Morgan uses the fact that he will be in cat-form again soon as an excuse for his lack of action towards moving the relationship forward or even protecting her.

The story is well-written, the plot is interesting, and while I enjoyed reading it because of Sharpe's writing style, the lackluster characters left me wanting. Too much rationalizing and not enough action or passion. Despite the lack of passion, it’s still an enjoyable read. Go figure! Three (3) satin pillows.

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