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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Made the Grade: Chronicles of Arandal Series, Book 2

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Kindle Edition - File Size: 213 KB | Expected Release Date: August 20, 2012 | Publisher: Carina Press | Obtained: NetGalley

"Shattered Magic" [Chronicles of Arandal Series, Book 2] by Rebecca York (aka Ruth Glick)

My Book Summary : In attempt to avoid an arranged marriage to an evil man, Rowan escapes her village just to find herself running for her life from a mean dragon.

Prince Grantland (Grant) has left his kingdom and his cruel father so he can think about what he truly wants for his life. Be the Prince his was meant to be, even if his father (the King) treats him like a pawn, or try to find a new way of life for himself.

Grant and Rowan meet while the dragon is attacking leaving them to both hide out and be trapped together in a cave. Even as Grant tries to fight the attraction, he feels for Rowan, undeniable sparks fly between them. Nevertheless, what will happen when their secrets are revealed and they realize that they are actually enemies? Will their pasts keep them enemies? Or will their budding love be able to help them to overcome it all?

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars, this is a fast-paced paranormal romance. In some ways, I just could not believe what Rowan was doing during the beginning of the book when it came to her relationship to Grant. I thought Rowan to be naive, stubborn, manipulative, and determined, while I thought Grant to be honorable, determined, kind, and brave. Nevertheless, even though I didn't like Rowan, I think she and Grant worked well together as a couple. Especially since, once they got over their problems with their pasts they worked well in defeating their common goals.

Therefore, I recommend this quick read to anyone who likes paranormal romances.

Book Teaser(s) :
But Rowan knew nothing of his exalted position back home. She only knew Grant, the man who wasn’t willing to talk about his background.
He’d slipped and spoken of the castle, then waited with his heart pounding for her to ask what he was talking about. But she’d said nothing, which gave some credence to the notion that she was from an isolated area.
But she was still hiding something from him. As he was from her. How could a real relationship be possible between them unless they both told the truth?
And what about making love with her? There was no doubt that she had been a virgin. What obligation did he have to her on that count?
He had never been in a position like this before. He had been careful about lovemaking. But so much was different here. He had hidden his identity. And he had taken a woman he had no business touching.
As those thoughts swirled in his mind, he walked farther into the cave. ~ within Chapter 9
For more information on this book and/or any other books by Rebecca, then please check out her website.

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