Saturday, August 4, 2012

Review: Taking Karre by Michelle M Pillow

eBook, 181 pages
Publisher: The Raven Books; 2 edition (March 19, 2012)
Source: Publisher, for the purpose of an honest review
Genre: Erotic Sci Fi Romance
Best read in order: no, each works as a stand-alone
Stars: 5
Flames: 5

Karre has worn so many masks and assumed so many different identities she sometimes has to think about who she truly is. Her life of thievery is the reason for all of her many false identities. The advanced technology on the various planes has given her the means to be successful in her purpose. Divinity Corporation has taken something from her and she has made it her life’s purpose to take from them to bring them down.

Sir Vidar of Spearhead is unhappy about the fact that his king has sent him to Battlewar Castle to participate in the breeding ceremony. His number one priority in life is to protect his people and defeat Sorceress Magda. He thinks of a woman as an object to warm his bed at night, but with war a constant he knows he does not have the time for bed.

I loved this couple. Karre immediately become my favorite heroine of this series. Vidar was also a great hero and together Karre and Vidar make an awesome couple. They went into their relationship accepting it as a whatevership. Once Karre got used to being herself, she liked it. She wanted to create a life that was her own. Vidar also came to the same conclusion. He enjoyed his wife. She was more than what he expected from the breeding ceremony and he was excited to see what would become of the unexpected relationship. The relationship developed around the characters liking who they became because of the situation they found themselves in.

This is the fourth book in a series that each book works as a stand-alone. If you are considering reading every book in this series I suggest that you read this one last. Without going into spoiler territory I am going to vaguely explain why. Throughout the series there are two evils to each book. Each book has a resolution to how or why that specific character was wronged. There is a bigger foe that affects all of the characters. That resolution is not resolved until this book.  Had I read Taking Karre before the other books in the series and knowing how that outcome came to be I think I would have felt jilted in some way.

Michelle continues exploring this world with her Divinity Healer books. There was a book list at the end of Taking Karre and I plan on finding out more about these books Ariella’s Keepers book #1, Seducing Cecilia book #2, and Linnea’s Arrangement book #3.

My final thoughts I leave with are “Because right now, in this moment” you need to go buy this series and read it. You’ll love that quote the moment you dive into Taking Karre.

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