Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,
I'm so pleased because this post represents the second time in four weeks that I'm able to review an excellent book by a blogger buddy. First we had Treadwell by Dana Joy Wyzard, a.k.a. Little Lotta Joy. To read my review of Treadwell, which includes information on where to purchase it, please click HERE. I suspect Dana continues to welcome all those who wish to buy her book.
And today we have my review of the thrilling Divine Temptation by Nicki Elson. To read my interview with Nicki, please click HERE and HERE.
Maggie Brock has been through a lot, but she's holding it together. She divorced recently because her husband was unfaithful. Now they're sharing custody of their two children, she works part-time in the office of her Catholic church, and she has an angel named Evan in her bedroom.
Yes. You read that correctly. An angel.
Evan isn't sure why he's been sent to Maggie, but he knows she needs him. Maggie finds herself becoming more and more attracted to Evan as unknown evil forces threaten her.
I love this book. The characters are interesting (Nicki, how did you know exactly how I felt while I was going through my divorce?), the plot is exciting, and the book has all sorts of unexpected twists and turns.
Plus, my girl Nicki is so very good at writing sex scenes that cause one to blush only a tiny bit.
This novel is Nicki's second. Her first was Three Daves (click on the title to read my review). Three Daves represents Nicki's coming of age in the form of the novel and in her maturity as a writer. She was getting her feet wet with Three Daves, and it's a great first novel.
But now we have a mature writer in Nicki Elson. Divine Temptation is highly superior to Three Daves (though I certainly enjoyed Three Daves, and I encourage you to read it).
Let me give you a little sample of the new Nicki Elson we find in Divine Temptation:
When Maggie woke, the first thing she did was pull off her sleep mask. Then, she sat up and found herself surrounded by blood red petals. Lifting one, she held it to her nose and inhaled. Roses. Her legs were sprinkled with them, and when she'd sat up, several had cascaded from her shoulders and arms.
So this is what it feels like to be queen, she thought, and then realized she was smirking. Well, why shouldn't she? She'd just accomplished the impossible. She was Maggie Brock: Seducer of . . . .
I'm not giving you the last word in the sentence. You need to read this book for yourself. You'll find good and evil and romance and adventure, but I assure you: This is no formulaic romance novel.
Divine Temptation has The Janie Junebug Highest Seal of Approval.
You can purchase it at http://www.amazon.com/Divine-Temptation-Nicki-Elson/dp/1623420083. You'll be glad you did.
Infinities of love,