Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Book Review: Diamonds and Toads: A Modern Fairy Tale by K.E. Saxon

Please Note: I'm not doing a double review again today. But you still get to read about a fun modern tale.

Diamonds and Toads: A Modern Fairytale
Genre: Adult Fiction
Source: Netgalley
Purchase: Amazon



Summary: Together, sweet Delilah and wicked Isadora make the perfect woman. But the Perrault family fairy is a troublemaker and imbues diamonds upon one sister and toads upon the other. Now up is down and down is up in a world where no good deed goes unpunished. Leather, blindfolds, and handcuffs purge sweet of all reserve. A few misspoken words of lust gives wicked a whole new meaning. 

Once upon a time, there were two sisters, one cursed and one blessed by fairy magic...

Bibbidee-bobbidi-boo, They're naughty. How about you?

Review

Delilah and Isadora may be sisters but they are different as night and day. While Delilah is demure and loving, Isadorah is vivacious and sharp, only interested in the finer things in life. But after meeting up with a fairy who always bucks into descendants of their family line. One sister is blessed and finds riches in more ways than one and the other cursed and for once has to be careful whenever she opens her mouth. The main man in each of their lives are polar opposites as well. Delilah's Chas is rich but she loves him dearly and is initially excited when he asks her to marry him while for Isadora, Sam couldn't stay far enough away with his lack of riches and the way he's wormed to her heart regardless of her life goals and mother's high expectations. Each girl (and guy) has to find their own happily ever after and with  a fairy's help it will be a magical bumpy ride.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to read magical fiction with real people and sex scenes that aren't written for porno. I am usually wary of books with multiple sex scenes because sadly writers often skimp on the quality in favour of an erotic tale. Not this book, not only are the sex scenes not nasty and overdone. They focus  on showing us the pleasure of two people being with each other whether it's just sex or more. So whether or not you enjoy reading sex scenes, I recommend this book to you. Also the story draws you in and you want to root for your favourite character and boo the bad/annoying ones. The writer found the perfect way to keep readers engaged and create new twists in a story line that has been used before. My only faults would be some parts get a bit melodramatic and sometimes the pacing can be off. While that has prevented this book from getting 5 starts it's still an excellent that will get you to the last page and filled with the satisfaction of reading a really good book.

Rating: 4 Stars

8 comments:

  1. Cute cover. Title is interesting. Maybe it's my age but every time I look at the diamonds part it makes think of Marilyn Monroe in Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend.

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  2. I normally don't like real 'sexy' books, but it's good to hear they aren't overly nasty. This book does sound kind of fun. :)

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  3. Thanks for the review. Its good for writers to expand one's horizons and read other genres. I'm reading a chik lit book now and this helps me with relationships in my action adventure series.

    Good luck to K.E. Saxon!

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  4. This is a great review, Sheena-kay. I'll have to check this book out :-)

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  5. 4 stars and a great review. I'll have to ask you to review my book too. Cheers.

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  6. Yes, you're right, this review looks interesting story!

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  7. Sounds like a worthwhile read. And I too love the cover art :)

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  8. Great review and something to read!

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