Risque Romance Vol 1

Romance - Paranormal
218 Pages
Reviewed on 12/10/2022
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Author Biography

Mandi resides in Ohio, where she shares her workspace with two labradanes, two cats, and assorted squirrels. It’s a regular menagerie here in the Konesni household! In addition to writing, she runs a few businesses, a roleplaying website, and is a 3rd Degree High Priestess. She’s an avid reader and blogger, who adores music. Whenever there is a concert in town, you can bet she’s taking the night off and cheering on her favorite bands. She can easily be bribed with peanut butter M&Ms, gemstones, hot lead singers, and gargoyles.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Stephanie Chapman for Readers' Favorite

Risque Romance Volume One by Mandi Konesni comprises two stories. Awakened features Mia, an introverted homebody who prefers to read a book in the comfort of her home. Mia has had erotic dreams that become more intense after she goes on a date with Erik. When she researches Erik, she discovers what may cause her fantasy man to invade her dreams. The second book is Enthralled featuring Dieri and Mirela’s romance. The Romani family cursed Dieri, who cannot die and may not feel love from anyone. Mirela is at a local RenFaire when she runs into Dieri. In the past, he had hunted down Romani's family members and killed them. However, their chance encounter begins a forbidden romance that could cost Dieri’s life.

Mandi Konesni has created two original stories involving enigmatic men and their unlikely partners. Mia’s personality resembles my own, and I would have felt just as nervous as she did. The erotic dreams were strange as she felt the sensations of what Erik did to her. I found Erik to be mysterious and the research results Mia came across were vague but added great tension to the story. The conclusion of Awakened was unpredictable. Enthralled’s setting in a RenFaire is vivid. Dieri was like a vampire except he could go out during the day and he didn’t just go around feeding off people. Mirela was naïve, and it appears she preferred to date men who may be dark and dangerous. She knew who Dieri was and still felt attracted to him. The romance was an addiction, and I found the personalities of both characters showed how resilient they were. I recommend Risque Romance Volume One to anyone who likes paranormal romance novellas with plenty of detail.