The Prince and the ex- Agent

Susan Mallery brings a humorous group of characters together in the series The Marcelli Sisters of Pleasure Road. I took a chance and picked a random one which happened to be the last book of the series, The Marcelli Princess.

Mia Marcelli’s live was turned upside down watching her lover die. But that was five years ago and Mia is with family and her son she adores. Things change quickly though when Mia finds herself in bed with Diego who was dead and claims to be Raphael a Prince of his country.

Raphael has on mission and that is to see his son that he has now discovered. Seeing Mia brought back old feelings but he could not get side tracked. He will go up against the entire family to win their love and approval but he will shack their trust when his plan is out in the open.

You certainly will get caught up in the story. The characters specifically the Marcelli family will have you laughing and fighting for family. Mallery brings a sense of a strong family bond which does not get altered only stronger when one is threatened.

I loved Diego but really Raphael who happens to be a prince. He is really there under false pretense and has no remorse whatsoever which is horrible. You really end up hating him for trying to split a perfectly happy family and for lying. But of course everything changes and as the reader you will give Raphael the chance but it better be a good groveling.

Mia’s character is fantastic. I love the interaction of her with the family and especially with her son. She does not falter completely to Raphael but then gives in to get her heart broken again but this time anger is there instead of remorse. She acted just as any woman would.

I was pleasantly surprised with how Mallery ended it and after reading the last one and getting to know everyone in the family I definitely want to read how it all started from the beginning.

The Nymph King by Gena Showalter

After reading about dragons and then goddess what is next, nymphs.  The one thing you find out in this book is that Nymphs need a lot of sex for strenght.  They heal from this and fight better with sex.  They will give every woman pleasure.  Many woman say alright! but there is one who wouldn’t let herself do it.

Females young and old, beautiful and plain crave Valerian’s touch.  None can resist his blatant sensuality and potent allure…until he steals Shaye Holling from a Florida beach and holds her prisoner in his underwater kingdom.

The cynical Shaye wnats nothing to do with the mighty warlord but she’s inexplicably drawn to him.  For underneath the warrior’s arrogant beauty lies a complex and powerful man.  A man whose caress is like fire…

Now Valerian must fight for the privilege of claiming her as his own.  Because there’s one thing Shaye doesn’t know…

That when a nymph discovers his three mate she’s his for life.

The third book was fun and enjoyable to read.  I really liked the concepts of the nymphs and how if you really think about it the women have all the power.  Because they can make the men stronger or weaker by the power of sex.

Valerian was a perfect caveman King but sweet in a way and that made his character enjoyable to cheer on.

Shaye was fantastic with her cynical ways.  You felt for her and cared about what was happening.

Of the other characters Brenna was another dynamic character.  Her struggle in the past made her enduring and then you hoped she would find her happening ending.

Past characters came back, Darius the King of Dragons.  You got to hear about him and his wife.  And the vampire King made an appearance.

Overall The Nymph King was a joy to read with the sensual scenes, characters and plot.  The book was well rounded with action and adventure with love.