by Desiree Acuna

June 2010
ISBN: 978-1-60394-438-0
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Carrying her motherís curse, Pandora is a doomed to a life of loneliness and un-sated lust. Until handsome knight, Drake, roams into her village. Taking the initiative, she climbs into his bedroom and mounts the viral stranger. Unknown to her, Pandora passes on the curse to the knight and so sparks off a frantic quest to find the gnome who set the curse and hopefully break the spell. Along the way, they encounter a unicorn and a dragon; both are happy to help and Pandora becomes embroiled in a journey of pleasure and love...

The Curse of Pandoraís Box is an okay read. I found it enjoyable in places and others I found it a real chore. It quickly gets bogged down in a flimsy plot with disappointing characters. I felt Pandora was a bit of a fop, and not a convincing heroine. I realize sheís been cursed and what a harsh existence that must be but just once I wanted her to get angry or annoyed, instead she just seemed to wallow in self pity. The heroes didnít fare much better ó each one lacklustre and indistinct. I didnít even enjoy the resolution to the plot conflict at the end.

Although there are plenty of erotic scenes to enjoy, I didnít think they drove the plot forward and were included merely for the gratuitous sex aspect.

Overall, The Curse of Pandoraís Box is disappointing.

Reviewed in June 2010 by Donna.

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