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Fight Princess (Full Contact, Book 1)
Normally, when I think of Romance, I automatically think Harlequin-type (or even that fad that has half a hundred hues of one non-nondescript color) books. Those are really not my thing. This is *NOT* your Harlequin Romance. And I'm thankful.
What I really liked about this book, the thing that drew me in, was the story itself. Celisse is not your "damsel in distress," a woman who "needs" a man to complete her. She is her own person by her own right. A strong woman who can take care of herself. This is definitely my ideal "princess." The story is not strictly about the attraction, or the sex. No, there is meat (no pun intended) to this story. Engaging, and unique characters and story make for a great read for me.
The romantic scenes were tantalizing and real. The motives of both Celisse and Cullen brought frustration into the mix. And when they finally caved in, M. S. Kaye describes their interactions that left my heart racing. I could easily see where this may very well leave someone panting, but I'm a hard sell with that so don't gauge the romance by what I say. I like the fact that these scenes are not overly done. This isn't a porn with words. But most of all, it isn't mush. The sex doesn't change Celisse into a blubbering love-struck girly girl. She maintains her confidence but learns to compliment her partner. THE BEST MESSAGE!
Right from the start, the story drew me in, getting to know all the players. The mystery M. S. Kaye reveals keeps you guessing to the very end. I love puzzles and love to figure out the mysteries. I just had to keep reading. My gut instincts usually get me to the right conclusion. Near the end, though, I nearly thought I was wrong. Several twists left me questioning my own deductions.
I won't spoil it for you. But if you like a little murder mystery with a hint of romance, this is one book you should read. I, for one, cannot wait to read more.
I got about half-way through Fight Princess when I asked my publisher to contact Ms. Kaye and offer her a contract. The characters were engaging, already fully fleshed out, and the plot had my attention. I could see one or two newbie issues, but they weren't major. In fact, this raw manuscript was cleaner than many supposedly-edited books I've read of late. Normally, when a publisher tells an editor a book has been signed elsewhere, we put it down and go on to the next project. After all, these books come to us in raw manuscript form and we have to read them on our laptops. No Kindle conversions here. I could not put this one down. I had to know how things turned out for Celisse and Cullen. I had to know who did it. Of course, I had a theory about who the real culprit was. I always do and I'm usually right, but this time I was completely wrong! This newbie author totally fooled me!
I haven't even seen the edited version, which has finally come out. I highly recommend you grab it. Don't dither like I did.