TAKEN BY PASSION
(original title Wonderland King of Hearts by Cheyenne McCray)
St. Martin’s Griffin
Paranormal Erotic Romance/BDSM
Rating: 4 Cups
Alice O’Brien is a full-figured woman who works as a secretary. She has little self-confidence. She has been compared to her slim attorney twin all of her life and been cheated on by men who should have treated her better.
Jarronn is a tiger shape-shifter, King of Hearts and High King of Tarok. He and his three brothers rule the four kingdoms of Tarok and are at war with their evil sister, Mikaela, who is queen of a neighboring kingdom. He is tall, handsome and very masterful.
Alice is having a terrible day. She has just been fired, ruined her best pair of pantyhose and comes home to find her fiancé cheating on her with her landlady and another man. She runs off to a local park to process it all and is stalked by a white tiger. Her surreal day does not end here. Somehow, she ends up in a different land and is told that she now belongs to the very forceful High King Jarronn. She does not know whether to be appalled or excited.
I have read this book when it first came out under a different title, and it is just as compelling now as it was then. Fans of BDSM are going to love the very dominant Jarronn and his brothers. The storyline is full of hot sex scenes, but there is a suspenseful plot line as well. This is a very explicit story and not for the average reader. Alice’s trip to Wonderland is full of parallels to the classic story with a definite adult twist.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More