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:~: Thursday, July 05, 2007 :~:

Review: REVEALING SKILLS by Summer Devon

First, I must tell you I don't read fantasy. Much, anyway. And fantasy romance is not my genre of choice. However, I'd been intrigued by Summer Devon's Revealing Skills since Summer's alter ego, Kate Rothwell, blogged about a rejection letter she'd received on the manuscript.

So . . . Devon has a hero (Gilrohan) who's a rat. Literally. Well, he's a shapeshifter who turns into a rat, among other things. I was in love with him by, oh, page three.

And she has a heroine {Tabica) who is a slave who's much, much more. I was rooting for her from the beginning. She's a straightforward woman of strength, just the type of character I love.

I hate reviews that give away too much of the plot, but let me share with you the places Devon had me absolutely dying for more:

1) The love scenes. The sex is OMG hot.
2) When the balance of power shifts and Gilrohan realizes who and what Tabica is? He's trying to distance himself, but just can't pull it off, poor guy.
3) Tabica's acceptance of Gil when he's in a form most abhorrent to her. What does that say of true love? A lot.
4) Watching Tabica come into her own as a strong woman is incredible. Devon pulls this off during the final confrontation scene and I was so glad to see Tabica taking a stand that tied into her treatment early in the book.
5) The HEA? Very satisfying, simply because I'd wanted these two to be together and in love through most of the book and there are powerful things standing between them.

So, I know as review summaries go, I've been a little vague. That's because I don't want to ruin the story for you. But let me say this:


It's available in print or e-book form from Samhain Publishing.

Seriously. Go buy it. You won't regret it.

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Blogger Kate R said...

Wow, THANK YOU. (Phew!)

10:59 AM  
Blogger Linda Winfree said...

LOL. I loved it. (I was afraid at first I wouldn't -- I was like, a rat?! But Gil is like uber-lovable hero. If Tabica ever decides she doesn't want him . . . I might. ;-) )

2:27 PM  
Blogger Elisa said...

Sounds like a great book. I'll have to add it to my TBB list.

5:04 PM  

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