“In Lavinia Kent’s scorching new eBook original novella, two wounded hearts find that only the sweet release of temptations long denied can heal the pain of past sins.
Five years ago, Miss Sarah Swilp had been deeply in love with Jonathan Perry, the second son of an earl. But when Jonathan inherited his aunt’s lands and money, he turned cold, demanding Sarah’s maidenhood and uttering those unforgettably cruel words: “You do know I won’t marry you.” She refused, of course, and that spoiled everything. Now, just as she’s agreed to a marriage of convenience, Jonathan reappears—and after Sarah gets one look at his lean, hard body, the embers of desire burst back into flame.
Over time, Jonathan has learned quite a bit about the art of pleasure—though nothing has ever given him so much joy as the husky timbre of Sarah’s laugh. It had hurt to leave her, but what other choice did he have? Perhaps he’d been too afraid of ending up like his brother, targeted by a woman seeking a title. Seeing her again, Jonathan can’t help wondering what might have been if only Sarah had surrendered to red-hot lust. Fortunately, judging by the wicked look in her eyes, it may not be too late to find out.” -Goodreads
My reaction after reading this one equates to “Meh…”. Honestly, there was way too much sex and not enough romance. The male protagonist was a complete ass, and he did nothing to redeem or justify himself in my eyes. I was led to believe that he has a control complex, but I think Christian Grey from Fifty Shades is better than Jonathan. This is an ARC I requested a long time ago, and I just finally got around to reading it (I take the Advanced out of Advanced Reading Copy), it was definitely not what I was hoping at all.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE TYPE OF ROMANCE?
I received this book from Netgalley for this honest review.