To Seduce a Sinner
Jasper Renshaw, Viscount Vale, has a problem: he needs to marry and produce an heir to the title. All Jasper wants is to find a lady who will put up with him long enough to wed so he can retreat to his life of debauchery--a life that keeps the haunting memories of his past at bay. Knowing that... show more
Jasper Renshaw, Viscount Vale, has a problem: he needs to marry and produce an heir to the title. All Jasper wants is to find a lady who will put up with him long enough to wed so he can retreat to his life of debauchery--a life that keeps the haunting memories of his past at bay. Knowing that Jasper is under pressure to marry, Melisande Flemming grasps her fate with both hands and volunteers to wed him. Although Jasper is initially only interested in producing an heir, he soon becomes entranced by his wife--prim and proper by day, wanton by night-- and vows to learn her secrets. Melissande, however, is determined to keep her husband at a distance. She has loved, and lost, before, and will do anything to keep him from learning her terrible weakness: she's secretly been in love with him for years. But to her chagrin, her husband pursues her, wooing her as if she were a paramour, not his lady wife. As Melissande and Jasper embark on a passionate game of cat and mouse, secrets from the past begin to resurface.... threatening to tear them asunder.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: November 1st 2008
Pages no: 359
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
, Regency Romance
, Georgian Romance
Series: Legend of the Four Soldiers (#2)
I seem to hit a streak of mediocre books. Well, maybe not all of them are mediocre, but most of them don’t quite work for me, including this one. I know the author’s historical romances have many fans, but her writing didn’t excite me. I didn’t like the protagonists – they were too intense, and thei...
ah I don't want this book to end. I told myself to stop at 70%. So instead of finishing the book, I am poring over the reviews. It is always absolutely fascinating to see different opinions on one book and how everyone responds differently. Since I am on the positive side, I pay more attention to ne...
I really liked this much better than book 1 (To Taste Temptation). I appreciated that Jasper's PTSD wasn't "magically" cured by falling in love. Both he and Melisande found a way to deal with it. I liked their push and pull between each other. The mystery of the traitor isn't solved and might not be...
I liked that both Jasper and Melisande had secrets, since it so often is only one of them having secrets. Only one of the secrets end up threatening one of their lives but still. I had expected Melisande to be a virgin, but since she'd been engaged before and was 'on the shelf' (I hate that phrase) ...
Still digging the story within a story at the beginning of each chapter. The story of Laughing Jack gives great insight to Jasper's character. Oh Melisande, when she says she stood by and watched Vale become engaged to Emeline and then Mary but when Mary threw him to the side she thought to hersel...