HE KNOWS ALL TOO WELL HOW DANGEROUS LOVE CAN BE...
Charles Morwellan, eighth Earl of Meredith, has seen many happy Cynster unions, but he also watched his father's obsessive love nearly destroy their family. Yet he knows his duty, and so has chosen a bride. Sarah Conningham is beautiful, intelligent, and knows the value of his offer. Imagine his shock when she refuses to wed for anything less then intense, unbridled, unbounded love.
Now he's determined to win her! In a tantalizing game of pleasue and persuasion, Charles courts Sarah with excruciating propriety during the day, but each night spirits her away into the moonlit gardens, where he tutors her in teh art of passion. Yet, after their wedding, his polite mask returns, leaving Sarah wondering which man she actually married: the controlled aristocrat, or the lover whose touch leaves her gasping. But then Sarah's life is threatened and Charles must discover just how much he is willing to surrender to protect...the taste of innocence.
Oh my word! How many times must the author write "I know he loves me, why doesn't he show it?" and "I can't let her know how much I love her". In an effort to return to that more "innocent era" of horse and buggies, Laurens makes the people look dumber than dirt. This book has page after page filled with gratuitous poorly written 'genteel' sex-scenes.
But the book IS pretty...the cover art is very nicely done.
Susan P. reviewed The Taste of Innocence (Cynster, Bk 14) on
This book was terrible. I am all for a good sex scene if it moves the story along; However. You could have removed entire chapters of this book and the story would have been exactly the same. I actually ended up skipping sex scenes because they were boring and pointless.
It got old very quickly. This book took Laurens off of my autobuy list.