Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Heat Rating: 2
For once, Dr. Aaron Prentiss' life is coming together. The arrival of a perfectly preserved mummy in his lab guarantees him tenure and a gorgeous woman is showing interest in him. Still, something seems out of place, mainly his mummy. Aaron doesn't
believe in curses, but even he has his suspicions.
For Adriel, the time to convince Aaron that curses exist is short. Once every hundred years she gets a three day window to try and break free of her mummified body. She knows that Dr. Prentiss can solve the mystery, but can she convince him before time runs out?
The premise of this novella pulled me in because I'm always looking for something different. Aaron is a scientist, studying a mummy he recently discovered. When he notices the mummy changing positions slightly each morning, he thinks he's either crazy or the mummy is cursed. He begins to research a ton of ancient books and finds some useful information. At the same time, his dream woman is showing interest in him, which is unreal. He's not a lady's man, and his dates rarely lead to intimacy—except in the case of Adriel.
Adriel is a princess trapped in her mummified form for centuries. She only gets a small window every hundred years to break the curse. Her pendant leads her to Aaron. Although she originally seduces him so he'll help her, she quickly develops feelings for the sweet scientist and hopes he won't suffer once she returns to her cursed state.
This was a very quick read that I finished on my lunch hour. Although the plot was enticing, I wished it had been longer. There was some awkward writing style, but overall I enjoyed this paranormal romance and its cast of characters. Emily Cale shows a lot of promise in her story telling.
4 Tea Cups!