Much more intricate emotionally than Johnson's usual with characters that evolve thru a suspenseful plot. Good read.
From New York Times bestselling author Susan Johnson comes a deliciously daring new novel of love, passion, and exquisite temptation
When You Love Someone Some men are not for marrying. They have no interest in being dutiful, respectable husbands. What they offer is a sensual paradise to any woman who dares take it. And Julius DAbernon, Marquis of Darley, is the master of the game.
Juliuss scandalous exploits have inflamed the pages of The Tatler for years. It is said he can seduce any woman with one of his smiles. Julius can have any woman he wants, but bedding Lady Grafton? That would be a challenge indeed.
The very reputable Elspeth, Lady Grafton, is as refreshingly candid and quick-witted as she is beautiful and vibrant. Pity that she is the virtual prisoner of her tyrannical, aged husband, a man who cannot gratify his wife in any way. Such a woman should, nay, needs to experience the joys of passion that Julius is ever so qualified to administerselflessly, of course. One kiss will get her into his chambers. But one kiss turns out to be more than he bargained for and yet not nearly enough
I love historical romance/erotica, but this book left me wanting. The author seemed self-indugent & overindulgent in her use of pithy dialogue between the hero & heroine; it just became annoying after a short while. The storyline was good, if a bit unbelieveable, but this is fantasy, after all. And the character development was just too pat for my taste. (After one taste of sex, the 26-year-old virgin becomes a complete wanton? Nah, I don't think so) The villan is sooo nasty as to be a cartoon. The duke - completely in control of everything, & I mean everything. It was all just too much for me - no character flaws or anything I could relate to.
susan johnson is always good!