Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Review: Entangled by Kathleen Dante

Title: Entangled
Author: Kathleen Dante

Read copy: Paperback
Published: September 5, 2006
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 0425212750
ISBN-13: 9780425212752

What's in a woman's heart...

Brilliant executive Kiera Stevens finds herself in a vulnerable position when she suspects insider espionage. Someone she trusts is stealing company secrets and threatening her professional future. What she needs is an undercover man...

What's on a man's mind...

Security expert John Atlantis never expected his client to be such a hot distraction. That's what makes his covert plan to pose as her lover so irresistible. What unfolds between them is no ruse-and what it sparks is beyond their control.

Now, while their defenses are down, a devious high-tech spy is moving closer, and watching Kiera's every move. What he sees, he likes. And what he likes, he takes.

My rating:

What a disappointment this book turned out to be. I loved the cover and loved the blurb, but once I opened the book...Blah. First, the blurb didn’t tell the whole story, which was evident from the first sentence. Second, the reader is thrust in the middle of a universe where spell-wielding is nothing out of the ordinary without any explanation as to why that is (no world-building, no easing into it if this is a series...zilch). Third, the pacing was shot—the entire story dragged, the suspense was no existent, and the myriad of sex scenes slowed the whole thing even more. Four, there was too much sex and not enough actual story, so the trips to PWP-land were many and close together. Five, this was purple prose at its best, until the “staffs”, “petals”, “portals” etc. stopped being funny. Gah.


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