Review and Giveaway! "Desire Me"

For my stop on the "Desire Me" blog tour, I have my review of the second book in Robyn DeHart's Legend Hunters series, as well as a giveaway of 5 copies (CONTEST CLOSED, THANK YOU) of the book, sponsored by Hachette! So read on to see my review of this fun romantic adventure and please enter for your chance to win!!


"Desire Me"
by Robyn DeHart

Source: finished copy provided by Hachette Books

My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

My Review:

Maxwell Barrett found an ancient map of Atlantis when he was only 17. This discovery led of years of searching for even more proof of the lost city's existence. Sabine Tobias is an actual descendant of Atlantis and her aunt is even a "guardian" of the healing elixir from Atlantis. When Sabine must use the map to uncover clues about an ancient prophecy that may save her aunt's life, she has no choice but to seek Max's assistance. Sabine and Max are not happy to be together on this adventure, piecing together clues and possibly even falling in love.

"Desire Me" was heavy on the action-adven
ture and light on the romance. The romance did kick into gear in the last 100 or so pages and I finally felt like I got to know the characters. I didn't feel like I knew much about the characters at the beginning. I did like how Max slowly (very slowly) revealed his real self at the end, including why he pushed away anyone who got close to him.

The most interesting character to me was probably one of the villains. Cassandra was a great villain, a vain society girl you love to hate. She even had her evil footman/lover at her side to do all of her dirty work. I would have liked to have seen more of the other Legend Hunters in the story because I love secondary characters, especially in a series.

The Atlantis myth is fascinating to me and the Atlantaen elixir adds a bit of the paranormal to the story. The paranormal elements seemed believable and blended into the story seamlessly.

Main Characters: 3/5
Supporting Characters: 3/5 (the villains count, right?)

Setting: 4/5 (pretty unique, I gotta say)

Romance: 2/5

Uniqueness: 4/5

Bottom Line: This book will appeal to readers who like a good adventure and hidden clues to solve a la The DaVinci Code, with a bit of romance thrown in.



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CONTEST IS CLOSED! THANKS FOR ENTERING!

Hachette books has generously provided FIVE copies of this historical adventure/romance for readers of this blog!

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20 comments:

Blueicegal ♥ said...

Ooooh Cassandra sounds like a very interesting kick ass character great review Carrie!

Allison said...

great review, it has definitely got me intrigued :) not sure what I think about the romance not being a big part of the story until toward the end, but I still definitely wanna give this a try!

thanks for hosting a contest :)

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Tiger Holland said...

I can't enter, due to only having P.O. Box, but I wanted to show my support via emoticon--- :-)

robsad79 said...

This one sounds really good :).

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Blodeuedd said...

Sounds nice enough, some adventure with that romance on top

Cleverly Inked said...

Lots of fun!

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Sounds like an interesting read. Please count me in. Thanks!
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PK Reeves said...

I think I actually won this book from Goodreads. Thanks for the review since I had no clue what to expect.
Good luck to your contestants and have a great Father's Day!

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Darlyn said...

Thanks for the review Carrie. Wish i can enter. LOL.

Jenna Wood said...

I follow, thanks for the chance!
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CrystalGB said...

Sounds wonderful. I love the cover.

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nfmgirl said...

I'd love to give it a whirl! Please count me in.

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Kris (Voracious YAppetite) said...

Aww, the cover definitely makes it seem like this would be all about the romance. Cassandra sounds like she spiced things up a bit, though! Thanks for the review!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Yah for interesting villains :)
(not an entry)

Jules @ MoonCat Farms said...

This sounds like a great book. It's funny that you mention Da Vinci code as that's the first thing that popped in my head when I read the first blurb about it.

Thanks for the chance.

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Missie said...

New follower!

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Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
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Lea (YA Book Queen) said...

A bit of a bummer that the romance is toned down, but the adventure part sounds interesting!

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Brenda said...

Sounds like a great read count me in on the give away I am a new follower kittycrochettwo.msn.com

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