Image of Crave (Avon Red)


Image of Crave (Avon Red)

This modern retelling of the Snow White fairy tale is intriguing, scary, believable, ripped from today's
headlines -- and hot! Fans of the Disney version will get the romantic ending they crave, but erotica connoisseurs should be warned that this is milder than Anne Rice's retelling of
the Sleeping Beauty mythos. Still,
the conventional sex scenes are
nicely done.

When investigative reporter Stephen Trent infiltrates the Penitent compound to gather information for an expose on the primitive cult, he has no idea that he's stumbled onto the story of a lifetime. Goodmaid Beth is actually Princess Bianca, who "accidentally" disappeared 10 years earlier. Before long, Stephen and Beth break the Penitent's strictest taboos: They fall in love and choose to consummate that love more than once. But when the lovers are discovered, it becomes a matter of life and death. (Avon Red, Jun., 272 pp., $13.95)
Reviewed by: 
Rhomylly Forbes