- Siren Publishing
- Release Date
- August 2011
The moment their eyes clash across the crowded ballroom, Jayla is instantly attracted to the dark-haired man, but regretfully dismisses him after finding who he is—a womanizing rake. With three men trying to own her, she feels men are a plague on her life and only wishes for them to leave her alone. However, when she finds out her stepbrother has given the rogue permission to court her, she knows she will be fighting the deep attraction she feels towards him.
Even though sexually infatuated with the woman, Ashton is also bent on teaching her a lesson for embarrassing him. But the moment he takes her in his arms, he knows there is only one place for her, and that is in his bed. What he doesn't expect is that he will have to marry her to get her there. When he tells her of his plan, he never suspects she will fight him. Can't she see he is only doing the honorable thing by marrying her?
Note: This Mainstream contains infidelity and forced seduction.
Jul 06, 2012 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
182 people found the following review helpful
I'm a sucker for a historical novel, and when I read the blurb on this book, I thought this would be a good addition to the historical novels I read. Sadly, it definitely did not hold up. Don't get me wrong, the author shows tremendous talent at creating a historical novel that pulls the reader back in time with the descriptive plot line, but the characters and the jumpiness of the plot fell extremely flat in my opinion.
Jayla and Ashton's characters, while definitely showing sparks of attraction between the two, fell flat in their personalities. There wasn't enough oomph to them to give them the depth they needed to portray their roles. The secondary characters were, unfortunately, also flat, in my opinion.
The plot line was too jumpy. One character was thinking or talking and then the next character immediately came into play. I had trouble hanging on to who was thinking or saying what.
Now, I do recommend that you give it a try. These are just my personal opinions and everyone has different tastes. Perhaps there are those out there who will fall in love with this book and make it their top read. I, however, can't push this book with more than a 3 star rating for it didn't hold up to my expectations. I will, in the future, look forward to more of Ms. McPartland's work, for not every book can have a 5 star rating every time, and I'm sure she'll create something that will sweep me off my seat!
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