Saturday, January 19, 2013

Dangerous Favor by Joyce DiPastena, Book Review

Blurb from the book:

Her father has been accused of stealing from the king, an allegation that has reduced her family to poverty. She has one chance to find and marry a man who can help her prove her father's innocence. Lord Therri, heir to a rich barony, has the wealth and connections Mathilde needs to delve into the mysteries of her father's past. Furthermore, Therri embodies all her romantic dreams. Etienne, the younger son of a disgraced family, has neither wealth nor connections, but is smitten with Mathilde at a glance. She finds the knight intriguing, but believes he is only out to seduce her. While she seeks for a way to win Therri's attention, Etienne tricks her into granting him her favor-an embroidered white ribbon-for a tournament, setting in motion a dangerous chain reaction of events. Can Etienne save Mathilde from a nightmare from her past and prove himself the true hero of her dreams?

My Review:

Wow, this is my FAVORITE book by Joyce DiPastena so far!  I love her other ones, but this one is absolutely captivating!  I literally could not put the book down!  The entire story was so intriguing, the almost four hundred pages literally flew by!  It was fun to revisit some characters from the first two books, Loyalty's Web and Illuminations of the Heart.  (While it is helpful to have read these two books first, it is not necessary to understanding this story.)  This book is full of knights, tournaments, princesses, royalty, secrets, conspiracy, and love stories!  There are so many dimensions to Dangerous Favor that it is sure to please even the pickiest of readers!  Five stars and I hope there are more books from Ms. DiPastena soon!  
(This book is what I consider completely "clean", no sex scenes and no cussing )

Happy Reading!!!

You can pick up Dangerous Favor via Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

Source:  Author for review


  1. I will have to take a look! Thank you for the review. :)

  2. Rachel, I don't know how anyone can read it and not love it! I have heard that your books are pretty amazing as well! I know that Duty is and look forward to when it is published!

    1. Thank you. *blush* I would be happy to share more of them. :)

  3. Thank you Shawnette, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

  4. Wow, thank you for this review, Crystal! I'm so thrilled that you enjoyed "Dangerous Favor" so much! :-)

  5. Thank you Joyce for the wonderful story!