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Monday, August 25, 2008

Secrets of Sebastian Beaumont

Secrets of Sebastian Beaumont by Pinkie Paranya
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full
Heat: Sensual
Rating: 4 books
Reviewed by Snapdragon

Her grandmother’s will compelled Danielle and Sebastian Beaumont to forge a marriage of convenience. Distrustful of one another, they could not deny the passion that flared beneath their marital fa├žade. They could not remain enemies when a stranger threatened to take everything away.

Secrets of Sebastian Beaumont introduces a sultry, sexy hero, a way of life that includes a clash between two classes of people, and a huge measure of suspense in spine-tingling gothic tradition.

Paranya's occasional moment-to-moment physical descriptions will melt you - heart and soul. You will wallow in sensual delights - only to join heroine Danielle facing sad facts of prior promises - and eminent danger. Departing New York for the little Known La Cieba, Danielle imagines stepping into a third-world, disaster-torn country, although she is reassured on her flight. Still - her trip feels like a strange passage to some unimaginable world... and so it becomes. Her first impression of Sebastian is faintly hostile, even if that's mostly because other so revere him.Sebastian, for his part, might be forgiven for finding our heroine a bit sweet and shallow, but she does grow to her role, and in her understanding. The changes in Danielle's perceptions as the story carries forward are rewarding, although we might somewhat doubtful of her earliest outlook. Dialogue, at the start, seems predictable. However, the story is engaging and will carry you on, to discovering that the main characters are both much more than they seem at the onset.

Paranya's luscious prose makes any description feel blushingly real:

"She held on for dear life and suddenly felt an unfamiliar zing of pleasure course through her body as her senses were overcome by the lush jungle along the road, the bright birds, and the smell of the loamy soil, vegetation, and flowers."

Our heroine Danielle must adapt to a very different culture, in a world that seems more vibrant than anything she has experienced before. More: Sebastian himself, seems more vibrant, than any man one could imagine. The fact that they clash seems predictable, although their predicament is anything but.

Secrets of Sebastian Beaumont is beautifully written and intriguing from the start.

Surprises, secrets, and suspense will keep you on the edge of your seat until the end! Reading Paranya's work becomes an irresistible indulgence.