Helene Cosgrove’s only passion is her art, until she is betrothed to a respectable baron. Believing he will be the love of her life, she’s crushed when her father ends the engagement. Helene is approached by a second suitor, the wicked Lord Redding, Edward Chase. She is duty-bound to marry the scoundrel even though she despises him.
Redding happily snatches his rival’s betrothed and finds himself married to a woman of outstanding talents, utter radiance and innocent sexuality. Her haughty and summary rejection of him only spurs his desire to have her, and prove he’s as worthy of her love as her former swain. And what better way than to tutor her in his bed?
Helene is tempted by Redding in all the wrong ways. When he delivers her secret desires, she must reconcile her heart to the matter—deciding whether she loves Redding for who he is or for what he can do for her, in and out of the marriage bed.
I absolutely loved this book. I’ve found out its part of a series; in fact, book three, but I didn’t have any problems reading this book even though I hadn’t read any of the books previously, so it can be read as a stand alone.
The moment I started reading I couldn’t stop. I was drawn into this story with the interactions between Helene and Edward, and they have some of the most passionate scenes I’ve ever read in a historical erotic romance. The love develops throughout and her submission to him is believable and sweet. It was interesting, the passion described through the artwork, which only added to the sensuality of the tale. I highly recommend this read and it really is a keeper.
The whole book for me.
A tense, emotional story which will leave you smiling and with a tear in your eye. I found myself addicted to the two characters and eager to find out more.