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Classic Romantic Tension! Whew!,
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This review is from: Sinner, the (Get Connected Romances) (Mass Market Paperback)
I disagree with the lukewarm review i've just read regarding this novel. It certainly hit the spot for me bearing in mind my rather jaded view on the genre at the moment. I was becoming jaded due to the 'wham, bam, thank you ma'am' nature of some of the offerings from the authors i'd previously enjoyed. Where is all the romance? Where has the long drawn out sexual tension that literally sizzles as the pages turn gone? Where is the 'falling in love', instantly perhaps but believably without the need to rip open the bodices from page one!
Well, here we have it. I've yet to read any other of Madeline Hunter's offerings but I certainly will be on the strength of this one. Here's a book that is gripping from the first page, grabs your hand and drags you along at a a pace to the final page and offers a hand again as you skip straight back to the beginning to start the magic again.....sigh! The pages crackle with sexual tension and the interplay between the two leads is believable and satisfying.
The characters are rounded and likeable and Fleur's fear of intimacy is used to great effect as the story unwinds and Dante is forced to be patient and gentle in his wooing of her, a state he is unacustomed to being the ultimate jaded rake. Cliche I know but it works!
I rate this novel if you're after a passionate love story that builds up at a perfect pace. I loved it. :)!