by Julie Leto

December 2008
ISBN: 978-0-451-22490-3
Reviewer Graphic Button Signet Books
Mass Market Paperback

One more movie and Lauren Cole will be free of her role as an action heroine—and of her producer ex-husband...except that he still has her beloved antique sword. Nothing a little breaking and entering can’t fix, but nabbing the weapon unleashes a magic that reignites her love life and puts her in grave danger.

In 1747, Aiden Forsyth stormed a Gypsy village to save his sister, only to fall victim to a powerful spell that has held him captive for more than two centuries. Finally liberated by a sword-wielding beauty, Aiden learns that in the future, all the world’s a stage—and he cannot tell if this maiden’s affections are genuine or naught but an act. But she holds the key to his freedom, so he pledges to do whatever she asks.

Lauren has never needed a protector—until she’s forced to rely on the sexy warrior who has mysteriously appeared in her life. After all, it may be his age-old enemy who is trying to kill her...

Although paranormal isn't my usual type of read, I thought I'd give this a go. It was 'okay', but I just couldn't stay focused on the character nor the storyline. Both Lauren and Aiden may have heated up the pages and had a few interesting scenes, but that's about it. They just lacked a certain something that would make them unforgettable characters to me. The storyline, I felt, was on the slow side, making it hard to finish.

Will I read another Julie Leto story? Of course. But this particular story isn't going on my keeper shelf.

Reviewed in February 2009 by Debbie.

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