Thursday, March 21, 2013

Review: Skinbound

Title: Skinbound

Author: Anna Kittrell

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Genre: Contemporary, suspense

Length: 124 pages

Heat Level: Sensual

Reviewer: Storm Goddess

Review rating: 4 LIGHTNING BOLTS

Blurb:  Tales of the Scrimshaw Doll
An ancient scrimshaw doll--does its gypsy magic protect? Or destroy?

As a child, Darcy Vaughan cowered beneath the malice of her twin sister, Scarlett. Now, Scarlett is back and Darcy hopes to establish the sisterly bond she's always longed for. Instead, Scarlett tries to destroy Darcy's life--and her new relationship with the town doctor.

Dr. Cabin Creighton returned to his hometown near Lake Chickasha, Oklahoma to take over his father's practice. One look at Darcy and Cabin wants nothing more than to love her forever. But a guilty heart and memories of his deceased wife are holding him back.

When someone from Scarlett's past reappears, bad things start to happen. Darcy and Cabin struggle to keep their love alive, but as danger draws closer, Darcy finds herself once more at her sister's mercy, with nothing but the yellowed bones of an ancient doll to protect her.

Review:   A bond with a sister is a forever thing. For Darcy, her twin has been unhinged for so long, and though she hasn't seen her sister in years, she's now back in Darcy's life...and along comes the trouble.

For twins, Darcy and Scarlett are as different as can be. Scarlett is reckless, careless...and flat out nasty! She's a cold person, doesn't have a care in the world except for herself. Darcy is the complete opposite. She loves to work with kids, has a gentle soul and despite the way she's been treated, tries to be there for her sister.

Add in a little legendary tale about a doll made up of bones, a hero with a tragic past that he can't seem to let go of, and you've got a book that's full of intrigues, danger, and love, but only if they can survive what lies ahead.

I enjoyed this story. Read it in one sitting! However, the plot could have moved a little better, more emphasis on the doll and it's roll, but otherwise, i felt like the story was well done. The characters had their flaws which helped with the conflict, and there's plenty of edge of your seat moments.

Like suspense? Check out Skinbound! I'll have to look for other books that have to do with the Scrimshaw Dolls, too!

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  1. Thanks for the review - this sounds interesting

  2. Thank you, Storm Goddess, for the wonderful review! I am thrilled you enjoyed the book. I have two more novels under contract, so I hope to have the honor of entertaining you again soon.