Publishing Date: July 2, 2011
List Price: $3.75
Sensuality Rating: NC-17
Star Rating: 3.5/5
Deep in the Hidaka Mountains, Akito is commissioned to capture the goddess of desire. He expects to use all of his samurai skills to complete the task. What he doesn’t expect is the resurrection of his deceased lover, or the number of immortals who wish them both dead.
Condemned to an eternity of loneliness, Jin curses the day the mother goddess tricked her into becoming immortal. When a seasoned samurai enters her prison, she’s determined to build the man’s desire so she can harness enough strength to break the bonds that tie her to the mountain. As the intruder makes himself known, memories long buried rise to the surface and Jin becomes desperate for Akito to believe the truth – that she is his beloved. Can she earn his trust in time, or will they both succumb to the forces that strive to keep them apart?Reader Alert!: This story contains a dominating samurai, a sexually frustrated goddess, and enough rope to bind them both together for eternity.
When I was finally finished with this novella, I was a bit disappointed. I loved the uniqueness of the story over all and I really enjoyed the effort the author put into researching about the time period, but it had quite a couple of problems.
I'm not saying it was the worst book I've ever read, but it did have it's unsatisfying moments. I did, however, enjoy the historical aspects. They were well written, and sounded as if the author took her time and researched rather well.
I loved the irony of the warrior sent to capture the goddess, and him not knowing her to be his long lost lover. Very intriguing and I wanted to know more.
This book is for women who love erotica in a historical period. Anyone interested in Japanese love stories would probably be interested as well. However, if you are not a lover of very detailed sex scenes, this book may not be your choice of a good time.