Good read if you enjoy some steamy pages.
I like this book as well. I love the author.
Called "the queen of erotic romance," national award-winning author Holt adds another jewel to her crown with a mesmerizing tale of forbidden desire that is the first book in a sizzling new trilogy
Quite an enjoyable read, with some very blush-worthy moments.
characters: Olivia Hopkins & Phillip Paxton.
Olivia must marry Early of Salisbury to ensure her family's survival, but she is enchanted by Phillip, the earl's illigitimate son.
Cheryl Holt weaves hot historical tales, and this one is a great read. I'm not a fan of two many subplots featuring additional characters, but in this case, they come together beatifully.
This book is related to Holt's other novel, More Than Seduction. The main male characters in this book are brother & father to the main female character in MTS.
This is the first one by her that I've read, but it was good enough that I'll keep my eye out for more. Good use of plots and subplots to keep the book interesting.
This was overall a good book, but I wanted to smack the heroin in the head. She didn't seem to grow and never stood up for herself.
Other then that it was a good read.
With her family in dire straits, Olivia Hopkins reluctantly agrees to seek a marriage proposal from the aging Earl of Salisbury. But the plan goes awry when she finds an erotic volume in the earl's library. The book sets Olivia's body on fire. She simply cannot put it down-until she is caught red-handed by the Earl's devilshly handsome son-a man who quickens her pulse and stirs her imagination with thoughts she's never dared entertain...And he'll keep it for a price. Phillip Paxton can't believe his good luck. Catching Olivia with the scandalous volume offers a superb chance to humiliate the father he despises. Using the book as bait, Phillip lures Olivia into an electrifying affair that explodes into unbridled lessons of passon. Phillip never expects to become enamored with his ravishing pupil. But what begins as a rakish scheme soon becomes a geniune affair of the heart - one that Phillip will protect at any cost...All this and two very spicy mysteries included!
WHAT CAN I SAY, THIS IS A C. HOLT. IT HAS TO BE GOOD.