led a sheltered life, always surrounded by her father and
overprotective brothers. At this rate sheíll never meet
anyone. Then a powerful stranger infiltrates her cocoon
with the intent of using her to further his own cause. What
he doesnít count on is having his heart captivated by
Pilarís artless affections and unschooled passion.
to pursue a relationship with a man that the Keen nobles
look down upon. She approaches things with her head and
heart; what she finds is far more rewarding than biased
opinions from shallow aristocratic circles.
first time mating was traumatic, nearly ending her life.
She has sworn off men for good. However, self-made vows
donít always keep you safe from love.
Matchmakerís Misery takes off at a wildly passionate
pace with Pilarís story in all its Romeo/Juliet-esque
angst. Her star-crossed mating is torrid while traveling an
emotional rollercoaster. I had nary a complaint. Although
Eveís budding romance is enjoyable, itís a cheer fest for
the underdog and enhances her confidence and complexity.
There was a plot turn that for some reason (more like
personal preference) that didnít work for me. Otherwise, it
was quite different in Eveís choice of partner. It also
shows just how nasty and vicious Keen nobles can be.
Kyraís story fell flat at the beginning but by midpoint
through the end, I was won over. I think I was confused
about her condition. Still, once I got into the story, it
was smooth sailing.
Everything staggers to a halt with a tiny cliffhanger. This
was a bit of a letdown because I admire how Ms. Lyonsí world
building skills leaves enough space for a continuing the
main storyline without resorting to serial tactics so that
each installment is closed. I guess it worked because Iím
tapping my toes in anticipation for the next segment.