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Sinful Paperback – 1 May 2010
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Sinful In Victorian England vice of every kind can be purchased, and Matthew, the Earl of Wallingford, makes certain he avails himself of every possible pleasure. Bored and jaded, he is as well-known for his coldness as for his licentious affairs with beautiful women.While these numerous dalliances fulfill Matthew's every physical need, they secretly leave him numb and emotionally void. Until one night w... Full description
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The mental and sexual treatment of the innocent, sweet, giving, loving, pushover heroine Jane in the hands of our hero, Matthew, was not romantic to me.
While Matthew’s secret was pretty shocking, and the villains were manipulative, I thought these obstacles could be overcome in the love story. So I could not believe Matthew undertook the actions he did in the end. He could have found a better solution in my opinion. The ending disappointed me.
I recall reading books by authors such as Danielle Steele in the 1990’s who weaved a beautiful romance and then bang – a giant obstacle was put in the way of the couple’s happiness. But the obstacles appeared early enough to allow the protagonists book-time to claw their way back to their happy ever after. I admire the courage to take a great risk to do something different in this novel, but it just didn’t work for me. Clearly, it works for others.
I own a 2010 paperback version of this book given to me in 2014. In my copy there is no epilogue. Unable to access the epilogue on-line (in which reputedly everything is put right), I feel cheated. The epilogue could be read free on-line in 2010. Now I can’t find a copy.
Having had time to reflect, I no longer care to read the epilogue. Something longer than an epilogue would be needed to redeem the story for me.
I also possess a copy of the prequel novel to this one, and my friend is encouraging me to read that book. I’ll give it a go, and perhaps I’ll love it, because this author actually has talent in the writing department.
This all changes when an unfortunate accident leaves him in a London East End hospital. His eyes are bandaged, his body is bruised, and he's cared for by a young woman called Jane. Matthew becomes enamoured with a woman he can't even see, a woman who's so far below his station that he should not even be thinking that way. And yet...
Jane's feelings for Matthew grow daily, even when she realises he's not just any man, but the Earl of Wallingford. A very important aristocratic fellow, a man she has no right to touch.
Things quickly grow more complicated between Matthew and Jane, especially when their secrets are thrust out into the open and they must be civil with one another for the sake of their closest friends.
I'm not going to say any more as I don't want to give spoilers, but let's just say this is no straightforward book. It surprised me more than once, and I very much enjoyed the read.
I empathised with the characters, was intrigued by the storyline and absorbed by the writing. Matthew is a complicated man, a very tortured hero, and one that fans of historical erotic romance novels will adore. Recommended.
The character Matthew had me wanting to scream at him one moment then hug him the next. He had such a tragic past that twisted him up inside that he never let anyone close...until Jane. I loved Jane-she was vunerable and yet strong and it was their weakness for each other and all the obstacles that they had to face to be together that had me hooked.
A lovely, passionate story.
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