Wednesday, 15 August 2012
Book Review... The Hawk and the Lamb - Susan Napier
The Hawk and the Lamb - Susan Napier
Mills & Boon Romance
Mills & Boon, 1993
From the back cover:
"FLIRTING WITH DANGER
The allure of a dangerous liaison fired Elizabeth Lamb's passions and nearly made her forget the real reason behind her visit to the South Pacific island. She thought only of J. J. Hawkwood. His dark sex appeal made her hunger for a taste of ecstasy, a touch of the forbidden. For under the eye of the hawk, nothing was safe--not Elizabeth's emotions, not her secrets, not her body...."
No one writes books quite like Susan Napier; she has this very evocative, almost risqué, style that I simply love. This book is a great example of that.
Everything about this story feels sensuous and earthy, the interactions between the hero and heroine literally throb, and the surroundings are vividly painted with a richness that really adds to the overall mood of the book.
The story itself has a nice bit of complexity that really keeps you intrigued, plus a bit of suspense and excitement.
Nothing about this book is ordinary, especially not Susan Napier's characters, and as a result it shines. Where this book isn't overloaded with a lot of angst like many Harlequin Presents of this era, it is makes up for it by being packed full of emotion and positively screaming 'sex'!
Different, but really enjoyable.