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by Lisa Sanchez


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This is the first of a series. And I finished reading this book with a big smile on my face. It was funny, fierce, sappy, romantic and interesting.

Quinn Eve of Samhain combines mythical curses and sexual Celtic legend, giving a new delicious twist to this paranormal element. This book was really cute and super fun. While it had it's tender and on edge moments, it generally had an intense playful energy to it that I just loved. This is the first of a series.

Eve of Samhain should be on every romance lover's reading list When I read the description of Eve of Samhain I was immediately intrigued. I downloaded it, and bumped it up to the top of the TBR list. I can honestly say I'm glad I did!

Eve of Samhain should be on every romance lover's reading list. 2 people found this helpful. When I read the description of Eve of Samhain I was immediately intrigued. I can honestly say I'm glad I did!

I SIGHED, plopping down onto my bed, that was the last one. gs, Ryann

I SIGHED, plopping down onto my bed, that was the last one. gs, Ryann. There must have been at least twelve Coach purses in that tub alone, not to mention the Dooneys and Juicys. She, more than anyone else, knew how beloved my handbag collection was to me. When Martha told me I’d need two thousand dollars to cover the cost of the magical bough, I’d nearly pissed myself.

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As a college senior and server at Hanaford Park's hottest nightclub, twenty-one year old Ryann Pierce's plan was simple: work hard, make lots of money, and avoid the ass-grabbers at all costs. What she never planned for was Quinn Donegan& living, breathing advertisement for sinful behavior that waltzed into her life.

Eve of Samhain - Lisa Sanchez. What she never planned for was Quinn Donegan-the living, breathing advertisement for sinful behavior that waltzed into her life. Eve of Samhain - Lisa Sanchez.

As a college senior and server at Hanaford Park's hottest nightclub, twenty-one year old Ryann Pierce's plan was simple: work hard, make lots of money, and avoid the ass-grabbers at all costs. What she never planned for was Quinn Donegan—the living, breathing advertisement for sinful behavior that waltzed into her life.

Comments: (7)

Via
I purchased this book after seeing so many good things about it, but I ended up disappointed.

I wasn't at all buying the relationship between Quinn and Ryann. From the first chapter, she lusts after him, and that's all that happens throughout the whole book. At no point did the author actually develop a relationship between the characters, so when they confess their love for each other, it doesn't feel real. I felt instead like the whole book was leading up to the characters getting it on, with no development as to why I should want that for them.

I also felt like there were plot inconsistencies with Quinn and his abilities. I didn't feel like the author explained it well enough or that Quinn's actions supported the way his curse was supposed to work.

Overall, I just wasn't impressed by this book. I didn't care for any of the characters and didn't get invested in the story. By the end of the book, I was just looking forward to it being over.
Zieryn
4.5 stars.

I really enjoyed this book. Right away I liked Ryann and her inner commentary on the bar patrons (so true!) Right away, I didn't like Quinn. An arrogant ass who uses girls and tosses them aside like nothing. However, I became a fan as the author slowly began to show his softer side and his fierce protectiveness over someone he never thought he could have. I liked the fae folklore although felt confused by the random Ryann-hunting demon. I think the pacing fit the story perfectly and I also really enjoyed meeting Martha and seeing her relationship with Ryann develop. In all, this was a solid read I couldn't put down and I'm looking forward to reading the next in the series.

The Good: Great characters whose emotions and feelings for each other evolve nicely through the story.

The Issue: I'm not sure I understand why there was a demon thrown into the mix - I don't know if it was necessary and thought perhaps there could be something more involved with the fae instead.

In summary. A good paranormal romance with intriguing characters and new folklore.
Tar
~* 3.5 Stars *~
When the most stunningly gorgeous man she'd ever seen escorts his clingy date into the nightclub where Ryann Pierce serves drinks and avoids grabby hands while working her way through college, she almost trips over her tongue like some Warner Brothers cartoon character. Then, of course, he speaks. So much for his appeal. He may be gorgeous, but he's also a total tool. Rude, presumptuous, and with an ego larger than his freakishly gorgeous body, Ryann battles his arrogance with sharp-tongued wit, even as she serves him and his boobilicious sycophant date their drinks. Just another night at the club.

Her night takes an odd turn when tall, dark, and douchebag breaks up an altercation, then disappears from the club, leaving his vapid date sitting, more dazed and confused than even her intellect would normally allow, with apparently no memory of how she got to the club and no recollection of the sexy, sexist sex god she was with. Which was sorta creepy, really, when Ryann thinks about it.

Then the sex god shows up at her class the next day, a different beauty clinging to him. Same egotistical attitude, though, as he taunts her with his sex appeal even as he introduces himself. Quinn Donegan is her worst nightmare. And he just keeps showing up unannounced. The next time back at the club that night, the same beauty that had clung to him during her earlier class still on his arm. Until as the night before, Quinn leaves the club and one confused, memory wiped coed behind.

As Quinn worms his way into her life for reasons only he knows, a confused and suspicious Ryann stumbles onto some disturbing information that changes her understanding of the world around her. The things that go bump in the night aren't just relegated to fairy tales and camp fires...they stalk the living just as someone or something is stalking Ryann. Is Quinn a part of it, or is he trying to protect her from it...and why would he care either way?

Definitely one of the most unique paranormal romances I've read lately, Eve of Samhain is quirky and oddly charming, despite some issues. Told in Ryann's first person perspective, the narrative is full of earthy wit and crass witticisms, plainly spoken and uncultured. She's a funny if unsophisticated heroine, and her eventual dedication to the incorrigible Quinn is endearing. Quinn is a bit more of a puzzle, with his five hundred plus years as a cursed Faerie, doomed to sex up the female population and drive them mad with it. The idea of Ryann being the only one in all that time to resist his mystical charms, thereby drawing him to her like a moth to flames didn't totally work for me, but as he can't touch her without putting the whammy on her, their relationship is definitely unique in this genre.

The feelings between them develop too quickly for my taste, and are a bit overdone as the book progresses, but some interesting secondary characters and a subplot of an evil stalker after Ryann draws some attention. Not always to the book's benefit, as in the case with the stalker. I was disappointed in that plot thread. It was poorly explained, lacked foundation, and dropped completely for a significant portion of the book before being brought back at just the right time to bollocks up Ryann's attempts to help Quinn with the curse. That was a little too convenient for me.

I also had a hard time figuring out why, beyond the fact that she didn't cave to his mystical charisma, Quinn had such a jones for the relatively common Ryann. She was feisty, but also lacked intelligence at times, and her whining over her size eight body with the oft-mentioned bodacious ta-tas and J-Lo booty got very old very, very quickly. Trust me when I tell you, I wasn't exactly feeling her pain as she bears THAT particular cross like a discomfited martyr. And her emotions were all over the map; everything felt and experienced with wildly melodramatic intensity. There's almost no subtlety nor sophistication in the book, nor in Ryann. She would have been far more palatable to me had her character been toned down a bit and her emotions more controlled.

Despite all that, I liked this book. I'm not even sure I can put my finger on why, exactly, because many of the issues in it are well known bugaboos that usually put me off my read. Maybe part of the appeal was the novelty of the non-touchy relationship, or the fact that Ryann's inner monologue and the dialogue between her friends and with Quinn made me chuckle. Ryann was a rather pedestrian and superficial character, but she grew on me. And Quinn, despite his ego and his history, really did try to improve himself for her. They were sorta sweet together. Sure, I couldn't quite see the appeal she held for him, but it was cute watching it. I ended up feeling surprised that I liked the book as much as I did, and despite issues, would continue with the series. I'm just not totally sure why.

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Centrizius
Lisa Sanchez did an amazing job with this novel. The characters and storyline are absolutely unforgettable. Her hero, Quinn Donnegan, is permanently in my top ten hottest fictional hunks.

While reading this book, chills shivered down my spine--and in a great way. There are romantic moments that will make your heart swell and your eyes fill with tears, lots of hilarious snappy dialogue that will have you laughing like mad, and of course, a hero that makes your skin burn hot and your whole body tingle.

This is all around a great read and I would recommend it to any romance reader; especially those who like fantasy, paranormal, or sexy Irish alpha males whose crass humor could make a sailor blush.

This is a fantastic debut novel and I definitely look forward to more work from this author. Eve of Samhain should be on every romance lover's reading list. Check out a more thorough review of Eve of Samhain at: [...]
ladushka
Well what can I say but wow!! I loved how they took old myths from Ireland and made them real. I love how people learn through sacrifice. I think that Quinn and Ryann where a good combination of strong willed, stubborn crazy people. Much like me :-) What women won't do for love? I know that I would do anything for my husband. I can't wait to see where this series is going. I hope that they still have all three girls in the next books. I recommend this book to anyone who likes a little history/romance/legend all wrapped into one.
Tebei
When I read the description of Eve of Samhain I was immediately intrigued. I downloaded it, and bumped it up to the top of the TBR list. I can honestly say I'm glad I did! Lisa Sanchez has a great writing style that makes it fun to read. She brought a great story line to life with a quick wit, an eclectic mix of characters, and an interesting jaunt into the past of Irish folklore. Well done! Can't wait to read the second book!
Eve of Samhain (The Hanaford Park Series) download epub
Mythology & Folk Tales
Author: Lisa Sanchez
ISBN: 1936305208
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Mythology & Folk Tales
Language: English
Publisher: Omnific Publishing (May 25, 2010)
Pages: 216 pages