Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Review & Giveaway: Wonderland: Taken by Passion


Wonderland: Taken by Passion
by Jaymie Holland

After being cheated on yet again, full-figured Alice O'Brien no longer believes she’ll find her Prince Charming. She resolves to enjoy men, but refuses to involve her heart.
When she literally tumbles down a rabbit hole, she finds she has left her familiar home city of San Francisco. She has landed in a strange and beautiful world, where she meets a powerful and dominant shapeshifter, Jarronn, and his equally fierce and irresistible brothers.
By the draw of a card foretelling his kingdom’s future, Jarronn has deliberately lured Alice to his realm in hopes of averting a terrible danger threatening his people. He has every intention of saving his kingdom with his and Alice’s bond of passion, and nothing will stop him from making her his Queen of Hearts.

“You are beautiful, Alice,” Jarronn had said before he left. He’d told her she was lovely and perfect and so many other wonderful things more times than she remembered ever hearing in her life. Oh, she’d been told she had a pretty face and that she’d be lovely if she shed a few pounds—okay, a lot—but she never remembered anyone saying that she was beautiful just the way she was.
If she was honest with herself, she wasn’t bad looking at all. Her eyes were her best feature—large and almond shaped and a unique shade of aqua. She might not be slender, but she had a nice curvy shape. Her hair might be fine and not as wavy as Alexi’s thick auburn locks, but Alice was a true blonde and at the office she had worked in, women paid to make their hair that shade.
But beautiful… Alice had never allowed herself to think that way. It would be prideful or conceited to think of herself as beautiful, wouldn’t it?
The moonlight coming into the room seemed brighter yet. Alice fancied dancing in those rays, nude, and not caring who saw her.
A wild sensation skittered through her body. What if she was beautiful, at least according to any standards on any planet in the galaxy other than her own? After all, wasn’t Rubenesque in before Twiggy and supermodels came along?

My Review:
Wow this was one erotic read! It was an interesting take to wonderland.
 Alice was having the worst day ever. Fired from her job, catching her fiancé cheating on her. Then she tumbles into this new world. It was funny with the different references that were made to Alice in Wonderland.
 There wasn't really much plot to this besides Jarronn teaching Alice to be his perfect submissive and to be his Queen. Little bits and pieces of a longer plot were revealed but the focus of this was mostly Alice's training.
 I liked the book but at times it dragged and I didn't like how Jarronn dragged out Alice's training. I wanted them to move things along a bit. I did like how Jarronn was determined that Alice would realize that she is beautiful the way she is and to be comfortable with herself.
 The other brothers intrigued me and I have an idea of who all of their mates will be. I really like how the author made each brother represent of suite of a deck of cards. I will more than likely check out the rest of the series.



About Cheyenne (writing as Jaymie Holland)
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cheyenne McCray’s books have received multiple awards and nominations including three Romantic Times Reviewer’s choice awards and three nominations. Chey has over 90 published novels and novellas since her first novel was published in 2003.
Some of Cheyenne’s awards:
*RT Book Reviews magazine’s Reviewer’s Choice awards for Best Erotic Romance of the year, Best Paranormal Action Adventure of the year, and Best Romantic Suspense
*Three “RT Book Reviews” nominations, including Best Erotic Romance, Best Romantic Suspense, and Best Paranormal Action Adventure.
*Golden Quill award for Best Erotic Romance
*The Road to Romance’s Reviewer’s Choice Award
*Gold Star Award from Just Erotic Romance Reviews
*CAPA award from The Romance Studio
Cheyenne grew up on a ranch in southeastern Arizona. She has been writing ever since she can remember, back to her kindergarten days when she penned her first poem. She always knew one day she would write novels, hoping her readers would get lost in the worlds she created, just as she experienced when she read some of her favorite books.
Chey has three sons, three dogs, and is an Arizona native who loves the desert, the sunshine, and the beautiful sunsets. Visit Chey's website and get all of the latest info at CheyenneMcCray.com and meet up with her at Cheyenne McCray’s Place on Facebook! (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cheyenne-McCrays-Place/183525008980)
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