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Watership Down
Richard Adams
The Fairy Godmother
Mercedes Lackey
Unshapely Things
Mark Del Franco
Wicked Pleasure
Lora Leigh
Heart of the Wolf
Terry Spear
Stirring Up Strife
Jennifer Stanley
The Perfect Play
Jaci Burton
J.N. Duncan
Fifty Shades of Grey
E.L. James
Midnight Enchantment
Anya Bast
Touch of Darkness - Christina Dodd 3.5 Stars.

For the most part, I enjoyed this more than book 1. Rurik was an intense character and knew from the first page that he was in love with Tasya. Tasya, scarred by a childhood tragedy, is focused on revenge and resists Rurik's attempts to extend their one night together into a deeper relationship. While it might have been nice to witness their early days or first night together, I didn't feel as if I was missing anything major by joining them mid-relationship. I did have a problem with some of the love scenes. At one point, I felt that Rurik forced the intimacy and it read more like rape than consensual sex.

I would have liked to seen more of Rurik's family and definitely more about Firebird. I'm definitely going to continue with the next book.