by Jaci Burton, fantasy (2004)
Ellora's Cave, $4.45, ISBN 1-84360-762-X
At 25, Noele the faerie Princess of D'Naath is leaving her home to wed the elven king of Winterland, Garick. Having being used to running free in the woods, et cetera, Noele is not too keen on being wedded to this Garick whom she has never met. But she is determined to do her duty to this arranged marriage and become Queen. Besides, as she and her sisters agree, elves are supposed to be well-endowed so there may be a silver lining in the cloud, as they would say.
The rest of the story is pretty much sex, sex, sex, and more sex. There is some thing about Noele wanting to be loved and what not, but that's just merely an interlude in between sex, sex, sex, and even more sex. Now, I have nothing against Legolas porn that has captured the imagination of breathless teenage girls and some of their mothers ever since that blasted movie came out and they all wanted his arrow to be inside their quiver or something. Garick is Legolas with muscles, or Legolas on steroids if you will.
However, I wish there is a little bit more story to this. I must admit that I am biased in this case because Legolas and other pointy-eared creatures do not rock my boat so the whole fantasy presented in Winterland Destiny is not my cup of tea. As a result, this one misses the bullseye where I am concerned because it sets out to be an erotic romp and it just happens that I am more of a Boromir's gal than a Legolas groupie. With no meaty story to distract me, this one just isn't for me.
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