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Seduced by the cover,
This review is from: The Cornish House (Paperback)
Admittedly I was seduced by the cover! This is a gentle, effortless read - perhaps a little too effortless - but would be a great beach book if you don't want a challenging read on hols. Also you'll need to be able to forgive some well-worn concepts: handsome men with white teeth, glowing tans and chiseled jaw. One even had a 'hurt puppy' look. Shivers run up spines, words desert, breathing and hearts stop, and at one stage the heroine ponders 'wild sex'. Now and again the flow of the book is interrupted by a kind of emotional U-turn eg. One minute the hero and heroine are clasped together, full-length, front-to-front in the kitchen, and the next moment are discussing central heating!
But, all that aside, the author presents a wonderful picture of Cornwall, and the book is worth reading for that alone. I wouldn't call this a page turner, it's not rivetting, but if you read it for what it is - a gentle romance in a beautiful setting, you'll be satisfied.