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This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
by Robin Schone
Released: 1 April 2000
Series: The Lover #1
Published by Brava
…although I am not kicking myself for reading it earlier, I did enjoy it, it was dark and sensual… ~ Under the Covers
Miss Anne Aimes has spent her life looking after her elderly parents, but now her parents have passed, she finally wants something for herself, and decides that at thirty six, it is time she lost her virginity. But Anne knows all she has is her wealth, she is plain and far past the first blush of youth, so who better to introduce her to intimacy than Michel de Anges, a man renown for giving women pleasure….at a price. But Michael is hiding something and being with Anne puts her in mortal danger…but it is risk Michael is willing to take to gain revenge.
I bought this book up on a whim ages ago but left it stagnating on my bookshelf ever since, but I wanted to pick up something completely new to me that I could read with no prior expectations and also I figured it was time to start reading through my poor pile of neglected paperbacks; two birds, one stone. And, although I am not kicking myself for reading it earlier, I did enjoy it, it was dark and sensual, and for those of you who like your heroes scarred and tortured, physically and mentally, than you will love Michael, and for those of you who like a curvier, plainer heroine just discovering her sexual power, than Anne is your gal.
For me, I found the writing a little overblown and melodramatic, I was having flashbacks of Sherrilyn Kenyon as I was reading. It did add to the almost gothic feel of the book, as well as to the sensual atmosphere, but after a while I just wanted them to stop being so damn wordy and for Michael and Anne to just get on with it. But I did like Michael and Anne together and although it wasn’t a conventional romance, it was a sexy and passion filled one.
Although this book wasn’t really my style, I did enjoy reading it, if you are fan of writers like Christine Feehan and Sherrilyn Kenyon you will probably appreciate this a lot more than I did.
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Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?