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Friday, December 11, 2009

Review - Chosen by Desire by Kate Perry

Title: Chosen by Desire

Author: Kate Perry

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

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Rating: You Need to Read

Reviewed By: Janelle

It's down to the wire and Carrie Woods is leaving China without the proof she needs for her thesis: Wei Lin's journal. While on a final tour of the monastery, Carrie finally locates the scrolls and attempts to photograph the documents. Caught in a sticky situation, Carrie takes the scrolls, only to notice a mysterious monk watching her--the same monk that she's seen each time she's taken a tour. Unable to return the scrolls, she travels back to California and isn't too thrilled when she notices the monk at the airport.

Maximillian Prescott first came to the monastery as an orphaned teenager when he inherited the Book of Metal from a distant uncle he hardly knew. After spotting a woman stealing from the monastery, he follows her to get back the documents he knows she's stolen. Max is further intrigued when he finds out that the chatty woman is friends with his archrival, Rhys Llewellyn, and he will stop at nothing to get back everything he's lost.

This is a great book. It’s full of action, romance, and mystery. Each character is well defined and full of life, with a past that effects who they are and the choices they make. Even better, I did not guess who the villain was until they literally popped out of the background.And hot sex always sweetens the deal.

But what keeps this from being a “Gotta Read” for me is the heroine. I am all for a strong, independent woman who knows what she wants and is willing to take risks to get it. However, there is a fine line between tenacity and stupidity. Three near death experiences, two prowler attacks, and a house fire later, it is time to accept that you are in over your head. Regardless of gender, sometimes we all need to sit back and let batman do his job.

Overall, this book is wonderful and I plan on picking up the others in the series.

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