I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
by Sylvia Day
Released: August 28, 2012
Series: Historical #1
Published by Kensington Trade
Seven years ago, Lady Jessica Sheffield witnessed a scandalous act on her wedding day that engraved itself in her mind, never to be forgotten. Years later, she meets Alistair Claufield again and those memories boil to the surface, heating her from the inside out.Now a widow, Jessica tries to deal with her grief by busying herself with other duties. She boards a ship to the West Indies and this is where Alistair makes his move.
The first and major thing I must point out about this book is that it is far more erotic than other historical romances. Day takes seduction to a whole new level. Added to that is the fact that both hero and heroine have their own issues to overcome. This adds another layer to the characters and the story.
However, I will say that while I enjoyed this story, it didn’t always resonate with me. Yes, I felt bad for the things that some of the characters endure, especially Jessica’s sister, Hester, but I also felt like something was missing from this book but I am unable to really pinpoint it exactly.
Nevertheless, if you’re a fan of her Crossfire series, then you may want to check this book out. Alistair loosely resembles Gideon, but I think the similarities mostly lie in the fact that both characters have personal problems that they need to overcome.
*ARC provided by NetGalley
When it comes to books I’m pretty adventurous. I read everything from Paranormal Romance to Urban Fantasy, New Adult, BDSM, LGBT fiction, Cozy Mysteries and even YA. If it’s got the littlest trace of romance in it, then I’ll probably read it. That being said, my all-time favorite authors are J.R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning.
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