Sunday, November 20, 2011
Book Review: Curses
Today's review is on Curses by Jacqueline Paige
Curses is the second book that I have read by Paige, and I must say that though the editing is poor the stories themselves a quite good.
I know that I have said it before, but there is something to be said about a book that is written erotically without being all about the sex. Paige is able to convey the desire and passion her characters have for one another that makes what ultimately happens in the bedroom that much better.
In Behind The Mask, eighteen-year-old Gracelyn Arianna Trainer's older sister places a curse on her, and then dies in a car accident. The curse makes everyone who meets her instantly forget her. No one even noticed she was at the funeral! It is only the man who truly sees her that can set her free just before midnight on all hallows eve. Depressed, Gracelyn leaves her home only to return to the town many years later. Now however she has a new name and a new admirer.
Each day for two years she is visited by the dashingly, handsome Evan. Though he is very attracted to Arianna, and he has asked her out more than once, she still refuses him until the night of his Halloween party. When she walks into, what use to be her very own home, Evans house he knows instantly that it's her, but she doesn't know that the man dressed as the lion is really him.
After a night of seduction, Arianna realizes that the lion was Evan and that he knows who she really is. The curse is broken and he will never let her go.
In The Ring, PR agent Emma runs off to a secluded cabin by a lake after having her heart broken. She had caught her then boyfriend and boss with her assistant, and that was not his first affair.
While there she meets Bryce who just appeared one day from the mist. At first she thinks she is just seeing things, but finds that though he can only appear in the evening he is very real.
Bryce had simply vanished one day after a fight with a girl in 1973, and he can't seem to remember all of the facts. As the two become closer Emma is intent on finding out what exactly happened and how she can keep him from vanishing every morning.
After finding Bryce's ring and talking to the caretaker of the cabin, Emma rushes home to tell Bryce the news. Though she cannot see him she tells him everything along with telling him that she trusts him and that she loves him.
Both stories are good, and I read the whole book in just a few hours. I actually couldn't wait to get back home after running errands so I could get back to reading them. I will be keeping my eye out for other books by Paige. I would just suggest though a bit more editing thank you very much.
3.75 of 5 stars