Wednesday, February 23, 2011

REVIEW: Eve of Samhain by Lisa Sanchez

Eve of Samhain,Lisa Sanchez,book covers,booksEve of Samhain by Lisa Sanchez
The Hanaford Park series
Publisher: Omnific Publishing

Pub. Date: May 25, 2010
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Reading Level: Adult
Paperback: 216 pages
ISBN: 1-936305-20-8


As a college senior and server at Hanaford Park's hottest nightclub, twenty-one year old Ryann Pierce's plan was simple: work hard, make lots of money, and avoid the ass-grabbers at all costs. What she never planned for was Quinn Donegan—the living, breathing advertisement for sinful behavior that waltzed into her life.

With an angelic face, a hard body and a butt-load of charm, Quinn had a way with the ladies—a lot of ladies. Cursed with a deadly, addictive touch, his trail of indiscretion blazed across five hundred years. Tired and jaded, Ryann is a shocking revelation Quinn didn't see coming.

Filled with desire, yet unable to touch one another, Ryann and Quinn embark on a daunting journey, battling frustrating physical limitations while exploring their new love. In a race against the clock, Ryann learns she must plead for Quinn's life before…the Eve of Samhain. Determined to end her lover's suffering, not even the danger dogging her every move can keep her from her mission. (Summary from publisher’s website.)

 My Review:

Eve of Samhain is the first novel in The Hanaford Park series by Lisa Sanchez. Ryann Pierce is your average college student, working her way through school and living in an apartment with her roommates. Then one day her world is rocked my the appearance of Quinn Donegan. The epitome of sex.

Quinn can have any woman he wants and with just a touch can make a girl weak in the knees. Women are his specialty and he’s spent centuries honing his skills. With his amazing touch there is a price though, and one that he might not be willing to pay this time.

Without being able to touch each other, can Ryann help save Quinn from his centuries old curse, or are they both doomed? Is it possible there’s another threat looming over them both too?

Ryann is a character that took me a bit of time to like. Though I really liked her strength towards the opposite sex, her lack of confidence in herself got rather irritating at times. I got most annoyed with her talking about the size of her butt way too often. Quinn had his jerk filled moments, but also could be a loveable and swoon-worthy guy. Then there’s Ryann’s roommates Jessica, her BFF, and the new scary gothic Martha. Both of them cracked me up.

I read this book all the way through without pause. It was a quick, fun read. While there were some metaphors that took me out of the story a bit a few times, overall the language used in it had me cracking up. The characters are all intriguing, and the setting makes you feel like it could be happening in any city around you.

My Rating:



*Review copy provided by publisher for an honest review*


The Hanaford Park series:

  1. Eve of Samhain
  2. Pleasures Untold


Find Lisa Sanchez around the web:

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For a chance to be one of two winners of both Eve of Samhain & Pleasures Untold, check out my stop on the Pleasures Untold Blog Tour + Giveaway.


Kristina said...

I'm not a fan of superficial characters, I have a hard time working past them. But the rest of the story sounds very interesting.

Vivien said...

The characters may be one dimensional but the story sounds promising.

donnas said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I would like to give this one a try.