The Virgin's Secret - Lost City, Bk 1 Author:Victoria Alexander Even the least sensible woman knew, upon meeting his gaze, that here was a man who was more than he might at first appear, who might steal the heart of even the most resistant woman. But oh, what a lovely theft! — Adventurer Nathanial Harrington would never steal another man's discovery. And he'd never be so dishonorable as to... more » tempt an untouched woman into his bed... even one as stunningly beautiful as Gabriella Montini. Yet she intrigues him. What is her secret? Nate would do anything to find out.
Nathanial is an earl's son -- but Gabriella knows he's not to be trusted! He's more than just a mere thief of hearts, he's also stolen her brother's good name. Determined to restore his reputation, she'd even masquerade as a destitute orphan and be taken into his family's home. But how can she continue her ruse when she finds herself succumbing to Nathanial's passionate charms?« less
Ugh! I like VA's books, so snatched this one off the grocery store shelf. However, for some mysterious reason, she deemed it necessary to spend the first 1/3 or so of the book over-analyzing & over-explaining the characters' feelings. Boring! We are not stupid, so please, VA, just get to the storyline, please!
Anyway, after spending a week trying to get through the beginning, I finally got to the real story, which was fabulously fun. I'm looking forward to the next story in the series & hope it's not crammed with the same soap-opera style, filler, analyzation.
Her books are always very delicious, but this book really fell flat for me. It took me a long time to even finish it because of how uninterested I did become. One other member reviewed this book and I have to agree with her opinion that the book over analyzes the characters feelings. Only one love scene in this book and it wasn't that good. Storyline was excellent but I just didn't get interested enough. Will not be reading other books in this series.
Typical Regency romance and soooo predictable; the characters are likeable, the plot barely there. The first in a series about 3 brothers, and one upcoming storyline is so obvious I could probably write it out right now. The author does leave you a teaser at the end of the book so you'll want to get the next one.