Colette Gale’s Entwined carries the same sensual thrills as her previous books. I’ve been following Gale’s books for years. She throws extra spice into famous classical pieces like The Phantom of the Opera (Unmasqued) and Robin Hood (Bound by Honor). Once I discovered Gale has published Entwined, a steamy version of the Tarzan and Jane adventures, I had to read it.
What Happens in Entwined?
Jane sails to Madagascar with her father to study the wildlife and search for her missing husband, Johnathan. The father-daughter duo brings along their maid and Johnathan’s former business partner Kellan Darkdale.
While Jane desperately searches for clues of her husband’s whereabouts, she meets Zaren. The wild white jungle man invokes urges Jane she hasn’t explored for a long time.
The Hot and Not so Hot
While you’ll read some rather sexy scenes in Entwined, there are some unsavory moments, particularly with Kellan Darkdale.
Darkdale’s madly in lust for Jane. He even attempts to have his way with her. Fortunately, Zaren scares him off, but the entire scene has left an unsettling feeling in my stomach. It’s worse that Jane tries to be the good Victorian London gal and brush off the whole assault like it was nothing. Hello Jane, no!
Jane also keeps putting herself in situations where she’s alone with Darkdale in the jungle. Heaven knows what he could’ve done to her. Good thing, Zaren was watching from the trees the whole time.
Should You Read Entwined?
If you’re looking for short erotica to read on a lazy Sunday afternoon, Entwined is the book for you. There are ten books in this series. Be prepared, the first book ends with a cliffhanger!
I’m contemplating reading the sequel and avoiding reviews on this series. I don’t mind spoilers, but I like to keep myself in suspense with this one.
I’m considering purchasing the complete collection. If the rest of the series doesn’t go well, I’ll let you know.
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(Book cover: Amazon)