I was sorely disappointed with this story; I thought it was rather flat. Fiona drove me nuts with her persistant stubborness about not accepting help from Aidan. And the ending was too rushed, too pat. Not Ms. James' best effort.
Whacking good bodice ripper!
She writes risque gothic novels while supporting a mother she's afraid is gone mad. She's also afraid she's being stalked. He came home to England from military service in the Punjab wounded at heart. He's instantly attracted when they meet, and the more he learns of her, the more he knows she's the one for him. So he sets out on campaign to claim her heart while trying to quell her unspoken fears.
Lots of passion and lots of love.
Love the McBrides but this story was not my favorite. I really hate it when a heroine claims she's not afraid, she doesn't need anyone's help, hides crucial information and then walks straight into harms way. The hero has to work twice as hard to save her from herself. Fiona was a shrew. Aidan had the patience of a saint and should have cut her loose right from the start.
I think I really liked this book,why I say that is because it was great up until the last part of the book, she became a flip flopping I want this, I can't have this, Oh' I miss him, go away brat and it grated on me. I enjoyed the character of Aidan and the voice and characteristic that he had. The storyline was well done. Just wish they could fill the page with something other then the same thing over and over. A good read.
I don't know what the previous member meant about the heorine being too whiney or whatnot?! She wasn't bad at all and believe I have read other books with much more annoying characters in that aspect. But doesn't most romance books have some back and forth tugging before they come together?! This was a fun book with a new twist on a story, mystery, suspense, fun, steam, romance, etc. It was a good read! Like most of Samantha James books. I have read the majority of her books and may get around to reading them all.
This book hooked me to Samantha James novels. Loved it, didnt want it to end. Dreamt about it when it was done!Great story, terriffic characters,good mystery, you will love it!
Seduction is something Fionna Hawkes knows nothing about. So when she encounters a sexy stranger on a moonlit street, her first instinct is to defend herself against her darkly handsome suitor. But letting go of suspicion and allowing herself to fall for Lord Aidan McBride brings even greater danger. In his eyes, she glimpses a powerful passon she longs to fulfill. In his arms, she aches with the secret she longs to unburden. A secret that could cost her her livelihood--and her life.
Aidan could never resist a mystery, especially one as mesmerizing as the lovely Miss Hawkes! Drawing her into the shelter of his embrace, he won't rest until he convinces her to reveal everything. Braving the danger that stalks Fionna at every turn, Aidan is determined to defend her--and just as determined to claim her as his own.