Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Most Insane Book Title Of The Week Goes To...




(by Louise Allen, recommended by Rane at Goodreads)

Heeeeeeeeee!

I could not help myself. This title was so wack, I just had to read the book. Well, the joke's on me, because this book kicked arse! It was set in ancient Rome and had marauding barbarians, a hot alpha hero, a courageous virginal (oops! that didn't last too long) heroine, excellent secondary characters, a suspenseful story line that kept me guessing until the bitter end how the hecka Ms. Allen would pull an HEA out of that hat, super hot sexy times, and a cool dog/wolf. I'm in love! With this book! Woo hoo! (Thank you, Rane).

P.S. The hero has a beard, and it makes the heroine swoony.

*CHOIR OF ANGELS SINGING*

Haaaaaa! Still laughing.

Feeling slightly barbaric,
Penelope

12 comments:

Steph from fangswandsandfairydust.com said...

Har Har! Don't get more barbaric than Barbeque. Tee Hee!

Julia Barrett said...

Books are like a box of chocolates - you never know what yur gonna git.

Tasha B. said...

I actually kind of like the cover. Might have to try it!

Beebs said...

I've read this one! It was a long time ago though :) I've read quite a few of Louise Allen's books....really liked her Scandalous Ravenhursts series.....I think this was her only book with a barbarian though :)

Penelope said...

Steph....the barbarian is sort of an alpha-beta-alpha...oh nevermind! He's a nice guy! :^)

Penelope said...

Julia...ain't it the truth!

Penelope said...

Tasha...this is MUCH better than I thought it was going to be. Really enjoyed the historical landscape/history of this, and the story was very engaging. Try it! You'll like it!

Penelope said...

Beebs...uh oh! Now you're going to make me try more of Louise Allen's books...running to Goodreads...

Geek Amicus said...

Stop it! Stop recommending books I want to read! I would have never picked this one up without your review. (Okay, I didn't make it past my wish list, but it's Christmas and I'm not allowed to spend money on myself.) (Well, the holiday doesn't have anything to do with it really, I'm just not allowed to spend any money on myself.)

Penelope said...

Geek...I am sort of dreading getting my AMEX bill this month. *gulp* Hopefully I'm racking up lots of reward points. Heh heh. Heh. Heh. O.O

Stella Ex Libris said...

I discovered last year when I gave some of the worst cringe-worthy Harlequin titles a chance (just for the laugh) that some horrible titles and covers may hide fantastic stories. Now you've got me intrigued, I love Ancient Rome, barbarian warriors and virginal heroines ;-D Lol

Penelope said...

Stella...it makes you wonder why Harlequin chooses those titles. On one hand, they do attract attention. But on the other hand, they sound like a parody of a bad romance. It's odd.