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Claiming Her Paperback – December 1, 2016
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I'm still riding a serious romance high. [T]hese two became one of my favorite romance couples of all time. Their first encounter is unexpected and exhilarating and sets the raw, witty, tug-of-war tone for the entire book...bewitching romantic adventure spilling over with intrigue, danger, wild Ireland ambience and toe-curling heat.
--USA Today, Happily Ever After
[W]here do I even start with CLAIMING HER...this book is bloody brilliant. What a rollercoaster of emotions...Aodh Mac Con is a to-die-for hero. This guy is potent. Completely addictive...sexy as hell. Get a fan ladies, he's scorching hot, and so are the love scenes in this book....This was definitely one of the best romances I've ever read.
-- Smitten By Books, 5 Stars, Top Pick
From the Author
I love hard, dangerous heroes, just this side of good, and smart, fiery women, so that's what you'll find in all my stories, including The King's Outlaw.
My heroes are generally pretty tortured souls--Aodh has a chip the size of Ireland on his shoulder--but they're decisive, highly capable men on a mission, so their dark side has focus. And while they're 100% alpha, they're very confident, so much so they seek out an equally strong woman at their side.
This story was originally intended as an novella (!!). It morphed into a 109K word epic romance with enraged queens, honorable rebels, and valiant ladies. There's betrayal and honor on a large scale, and knee-weakening passion between two people who must choose if they're willing to risk everything for love. Have fun in there!
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I loved this book and I didn't want it to end. It was so, so, so good.
Aodh is perfect - flat out, no kidding, perfect. And Katy is his perfect match. I know that's a lot of perfect - but there really is no better word to describe them.
Aodh is on a mission, he wants to take back his family holding - Rardove. Rardove is currently being held for Queen Elizabeth by Katarina aka Katy. Katy's father was executed for treason and her mother died soon after. Katy was taken in by the Queen and later sent back to hold Rardove. Katy is fiercely loyal the crown and will not repeat the sins of her father.
Aodh has been Elizabeth's faithful servant and friend for years, doing her bidding in hopes of being given back his home. But eventually he realizes that she will never give him what he wants and decides to just take it himself.
What follows is the story of two strong willed, extremely passionate people trying to find a way to be together and get the other to bend to their will. Let the games begin!!
This was such a delightful story, it was entertaining, super steamy, funny and heartbreaking all at the same time. It is fast paced, well written and did I mention steamy? It bears repeating.
This book is a keeper and a definite re-read book. I highly recommend this story!!!
After reading “Claiming Her” I am again asking myself: what is it that makes her books such enjoyable reading experiences? I won’t go into great detail about the plot of “Claiming Her” in this review because other reviews already posted do an admirable job of explaining what the story is about.
My goal is to try to articulate what elevated this novel above so many others I’ve read…enough to motivate me to add my opinion of it in the form of an Amazon review.
I’m a bullet-point list kind of gal, so the following qualities are things I look for in a novel:
• Characterization that makes me care about the people in the story (I want to feel invested in whether the h/h have a happy ending and/or the villain gets his/her just rewards)
• Secondary characters that are well-defined, but not to the extent that they steal the show from the principals
• A plot that is logical, with a story arc that is believable (with obvious allowances for world-building when the story features fantasy or paranormal elements)
• Characters that change, mature, and grow personally as I continue to turn pages and follow their story
• Interesting things happening as I continue to read so that I’m not tempted to read for 5 minutes and then take a break (which is how I tend to view chores)
• The opportunity to learn something (one of the reasons why I’m a historical romance fan)
• A romance needs to be both romantic and sensual, with a level of heat appropriate for the story and the audience. (“Fifty Shades of Grey” sets different expectations when compared to a book featuring an Amish girl’s first kiss)
• Good writing
Now, that last item on the list is subjective and open to interpretation. Just what is “good writing?” It boils down to personal perspective and explains why the same book can receive 5 stars from one reader and 1 star from another. We all read the same book, but we’re each filtering it through our own experience and personal bias; so in fact, we’re each having a unique reading experience.
As a reader, what pulls everything together for me is the narrative and dialogue used to bring a piece of fiction to life once I have a sense of who the characters are. I enjoy Ms. Kennedy’s unique writer’s voice; it is evocative and manages to capture and relay all manner of detail, both sensory and emotional. She takes great care to create settings that are visual and to describe the reactions of her characters in ways that are multi-dimensional. Her love scenes are explicit, but never seem crude or gratuitous.
In all, I think what makes her books work so well for me is that they represent the perfect balance of all the elements of the writing craft applied with skill and talent. Kris Kennedy’s gift is such that every item on my imaginary “checklist” ends up with a checkmark when I read her novels.