What Kind Of Review Can You Expect?


If I could describe what kind of reader I am, I would hands down say I was an emotional one. When I read I want to fully experience the book, from the emotions coursing through the characters to reacting to the twist and turns of the storyline. I'm looking for those books that fire up my imagination and leave me breathless when it's over. It's for this reason why the reviews I write aren't so much what I think and are more on how I feel. My hopes in sharing my review in this way is that something will spark an interest and have you wanting to have the same experiences. This isn't to say I don't have issues with grammar, word choices etc. Trust me I do and most times all it takes is waiting for the story to grab hold for it not to matter. When I do include things about what I thought about the book (for example I've included comments about word choices and being too descriptive), I only do so because it directly affected how I felt. I hope this helps. Enjoy!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Last Minion Standing by Eve Langlais

Last Minion Standing
Eve Langlais
Erotic Paranormal Romance

Who will be the Last Minion Standing?

All I said was I needed a minion, the next thing I know, I'm embroiled in a reality show with cameras following me everywhere. I should have told them not to bother, as I was ready to declare a winner—and get naked—the moment I met Drake. Shirtless and shoeless, in low slung jeans, I could think of so many ways he could serve me—especially in bed. But, Drake, the super sexy dragon shifter, is after more than a chance to work alongside me in my battle to capture evil souls, he also wants to win my heart. But love is for weaklings, and no matter how much he tortures me sexually, I will not give in, even when he resorts to restraints and sensual flogging. Mmm, bring it on—harder please.




First Line

"I need a minion." I announced suddenly."


A Quick Tease

"I'm all yours tonight." he whispered. "Let me make it up to you."
"No you had your chance." My mouth said one thing but my body melting against him said another. Annoyed at my unwilling chemical reaction to his closeness, I decided to put a stop to his wooing attempt. "I've already got plans to meet..." My mind worked furiously, "Dreinor. Yeah, demon boy really turned me on too last night and I know he won't let me down."
Drake's eyes darkened and his brows drew together in fury. I wondered if I was about to meet his beast - what fun. Through clenched teeth, he growled.
"You will not meet with that slug. If you have needs, I will take care of them. Know right now, I will not allow another to touch you."


My Review

Reading something by Eve Langlais has quickly become one of my guilty pleasures and without fail, each time I finish reading one of her books I’m left with a huge smile on my face and feeling just a little bit naughty. Eve has an amazing talent of being able to catch the smolder of the irresistible Alpha male, the sassiness of a strong woman, the sizzle that comes when passions ignite and add them to fun and quirky storylines. LAST MINION STANDING is a perfect example of just how fun reading erotica can be and I loved every blush filled moment of it.

Sally, daughter to the Demon of Lust, has a kick ass job – she’s a demon bounty hunter and she is really good at her job. With a feisty attitude and sense of humor, she never fails to bring in her mark. That is until the night a sexy, semi naked man appeared and steals her capture right out from under her. Forget the fact that this man made her mouth water and other places tingle, the mysterious Drake ticks her off and after a hot kiss, disappears and leaves her panting. Meanwhile, after a conversation with her roommate sharing her desire for a minion, Sally finds herself part of a popular reality show called Last Minion Standing. Men from all around compete and fulfill tasks that put them in the running to be her personal sidekick – and there are a lot that would kill for the chance to get up close with the sexy Sally. Of course, Drake is one of the contestants which intrigues her. It doesn’t take Drake long to realize that there’s something special about Sally – other than the way she stirs his body, she stirs his beast and it doesn’t take long before he realizes she’s his mate. Problem is someone hired him to kill her and so he makes it his mission to not only find out who but to win the contest. Passions blaze between the two as the story continues and as things come to a stunning conclusion, Sally finds herself unsure – she’s fallen in love with Drake but will the betrayal she feels from a secret withheld stop her from claiming what her body and heart wants? Will she believe Drake when he declares his heart and soul in front of everyone? And who exactly is trying to kill her? This is definitely a story you’re going to want to read.

When I first started reading and was getting into the flow of the story, I was pretty quick to see that this is definitely a spicy romance. One of the things I love most about Eve is that she really does know how to write amazing characters. Her men are to die for because they are just so intense and so masculine. There is always amazing chemistry and without fail my heart always races when the sexual tension increases. I love how she’s able to describe the physical nature of each scene and this book definitely had me blushing as it combined raw heat and some well written dirty talk. I was a little surprised (don’t ask me why) as I was reading because I was so caught up in the intensity of what was happening between Drake and Sally and the way my heart was racing, that I was stunned when pure emotion hit me out of nowhere like a ton of bricks as Drake confessed his secret to Sally. I felt like I got sucker punched, it was so power and it pushed my constant swoon into hyper drive. It was incredible and I loved that Eve was able to surprise me like that. She had me so consumed with one aspect that I didn’t see the fast approach of another.

Sally and Drake are definitely another great romance couple. Straight away, sparks were flying between the two and I was giddy to see just how they were going to heat things up. Sally was so much fun to read and I couldn’t get enough of her sass and confidence. That’s another great thing about the female characters Eve writes, while they’re far from perfect, they are strong and opinionated. They make great matches for the men of the stories and give the guys a run for their money because they don’t just roll over submissive. Sally could totally take care of herself so she didn’t need a man to “complete” her. I always think this makes for amazing dynamics and I love reading the clash of wills that happen, especially between her and Drake. One thing I can say for Sally is she sure is a lucky woman.

I love that Drake was this commanding presence, so dominant and cocky. It wasn’t hard at all to picture him in all his swagger glory and my mouth watered at the description of him in his low riding jeans and bare chest. I loved that he was a dragon shifter because you don’t see that often and I loved the possessiveness he felt towards Sally but of the way he tried to give her the space to accept him. Full body shivers throughout the book as I read some of the things he would say to her, the way he touched and looked at her and that man sure does have the ability with the seductive talk. I don’t think I’ve ever blushed as hard as I did reading some of the stuff that came out of his mouth. I know I wouldn’t have lasted ten seconds in his presence because he was larger than life.

This was another hit for Eve and another keeper for me. I loved everything about LAST MINION STANDING, especially the storyline which I thought was very funny and inventive. This is definitely a book you’ll sit down and devour in one sitting and will leave you with a bounce in your step. It’s quirky and fast pace and yep – HOT as heck! I’d recommend this to anyone who’s looking for something to put tingles in the soles of their feet and just remember to keep something on hand to cool yourself off with. Happy reading!



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1 comment:

Majanka Verstraete said...

I should look into this one. It sounds like my kind of read ;) And that cover is to die for. I'm glad you enjoyed reading this one!

I'm a new follower btw ;)