Genre: Historical Romance
Year Published: 2012
Number of Pages: 296 pages
Date Read: 3/29/2013
Series: Highland Pleasures #4
as always, what I loved the most about this novel(as with Jennifer Ashley’s other romance novels) were of the characters themselves. Eleanor Ramsay was a truly unique kind of heroine as she might talk a lot, especially whenever she is nervous, but it is that aspect of her character that really made her shine throughout this book! I also loved the fact that Eleanor is an extremely kind hearted person who is willing to put everyone else’s needs before her own and it was fantastic seeing her help Hart discover more about life besides his political career. As forHart Mackenzie, he was a truly fantastic hero as he is much nicer and gentle than he really lets on and I enjoy the scenes where he tries to repair his broken relationship with Eleanor while at the same time, trying to discover that there is more to life than just controlling it for his political ideals. As for Hart's magnificient body, if you have not seen the cover of this book, then you will know that he is seriously one well built hero as he is constantly being described as having a muscular body that just made me gush over every time I read about it!
While Hart and Eleanor were my favorite couple in this book, the character that really stood out in this book was Ian Mackenzie himself! I loved the fact that Ian was actually trying to help Hart and Eleanor get back together again and I loved the fact that he was being a good friend towards Eleanor throughout this book. Also, the romantic scenes between Hart and Eleanor were hot and sizzling as Hart may have a difficult time confessing his dark secrets towards Eleanor, but he certainly knows how to romance Eleanor in many different ways!
For anyone who does not like reading sex scenes in any novel, this novel has many sex scenes that are explicit, so it might be best to skim over these scenes. Also, the reason why I gave this book a four star rating is because I often got a little frustrated with the characters. For one thing, I was practically screaming towards Hart to just let Eleanor discover the real him and stop keeping so many secrets from her. I understand that Hart was having a hard time trying to vent out his feelings for Eleanor and to not let her know about his dark past, but I just wished that he made his feelings known early on in the book and actually trusted Eleanor with some of his secrets. Also, the main problem I have withnovels where the plot is focused on the couple trying to get back together after they had broken up is that you can not really experience the new and raw feelings of a blossoming romance since that couple’s romance was started early on and sometimes it was hard for me to really get into Hart and Eleanor’s relationship with each other because they already had a relationship with each other before they tried to get back together again.
- The Many Sins of Lord Cameron
- The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie
- Lady Isabella’s Scandalous Marriage
- The Duke’s Perfect Wife
Review is also on: Rabbit Ears Book Blog