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A Queen Seduced by Rachel Carrington
Title: A Queen Seduced
Author: Rachel Carrington
Genre: Urban Fantasy Romance, suspense/ thriller
Release Date 03/25/11
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Reviewer: Linda H.
Posted: May 26, 2011
Heat Level: 1
Ireland’s Celtic gods will soon become extinct forever unless they can be saved by one man and a reluctant princess.
Camlin Vaughan has been chosen to follow in the footsteps of his ancestors—ancient Celtic gods. But first, he must return them to their former glory, freeing them from the stone tombs holding them captive. Difficult enough, but the requisite to unite with a woman of the purest blood could prove to be the biggest obstacle of them all.
Though born into a royal family in Ireland, Rhiannon is relatively content with her life as a country doctor in a small town in Tennessee…until she’s visited by a man who touches her soul and makes her crave his touch. She wants to know more. He wants her to return to Ireland. The call is too strong to be ignored, and it soon becomes apparent that as much as her dream lover wants her in Ireland, something else doesn’t.
In the game of good versus evil, good isn’t always the victor.
A Queen Seduced by Rachel Carrington is about the village doctor, Rhiannon Sloane, who lives in a small village in Tennessee. She starts having graphic dreams about a man who visits her, and with whom she feels a very strong connection. Horrible nightmares, about death and destruction, flames, smoke and people simply disappearing follow the lovely dreams. And her dream man asks her to come to Ireland.
She goes to Ireland, even though her practical, scientific brain tells her this is complete madness. She meets her dream man, Camlin Vaughan, who tells her about a prophecy they are supposed to fulfill in order to free some ancient Celtic gods and get revenge against the Egyptian god Set.
The story is very slow but good. Unfortunately, there are quite a few grammar and spelling mistakes that I picked up on and repetitions I could have done without. It's filled with clichés on PNR, with a strong, educated woman, who suddenly isn’t so strong anymore when she meets her Man (with a capital M). Nor does the heroine take the time to think things through and use her brain, rather, solely trusts her emotions.
There is some excitement with interesting mythology though. I have always liked books with a strong mythology that can be believable. However, the story between Rhiannon and Camlin did not feel believable. They have not known each other very long, but already talk about love and destiny. It all was pretty predictable from the start with very little detail about the characters and their surroundings.
Overall, the book was quite good. The little things that irked me, irked me enough to only want to give 2.5 stars