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A Wicked Lord at the Wedding (Bocastle Family, Bk 8)
A Wicked Lord at the Wedding - Bocastle Family, Bk 8 Author:Jillian Hunter What is a neglected wife to do while her husband disappears on clandestine missions and unknown gambits? Play the spy game herself, if only to fill lonely nights once flush with erotic delight. When Eleanor Prescott married the handsome infantry officer who pursued her between missions, she anticipated anything but a six-year estrangement. Now t... more »he enigmatic husband who fired her body with his sensual touch is back to woo her, win her, and unwrap all her secrets.
Sebastien Boscastle is prepared for battle when it comes to his crumbling marriage, but not to catch his wife prowling about the night in disguise. And yet Eleanor's game of espionage and seduction only heightens his devilish desire to reclaim every inch of her. From the back alleys of London to the silken sheets of the marital bed, Sebastien inflicts the sweetest of sensual assaults, ready to possess everything Eleanor is willing to surrender.« less
While I was reading this book, I felt like I sometimes do reading a Danielle Steel or Johanna Lindsey, and that is....did the author I usually love truly write this book? I did not really like this book. The story line premise was fine. The writing did not flow at all like her previous 7 Boscastle books. I find that my fellow PBS book raters are usually right on and I agree...3 1/2 stars at best.
Character development is excellent which is what we have come to expect from Jillian Hunter. She is so good at making these characters believable that we think they are part of our circle of friends. The one thing I was disappointed in was that we only saw Devon Boscastle and we didn't catch up with the rest of the Boscastle clan we met from previous books. I really look forward to hearing what the rest of the family has been up to and was a bit disappointed not to learn what has been happening with them. It was like going to a family reunion with half of the family gone! But aside from the book was eay to read with fun and exciting turns.
Fun read, not much in the way of building characters or history so it was a really quick read also. Liked the back and forth ease of Eleanor and Sebastien and how they played off of each other and had trust in each other.
Not her best Bocastle book. I liked the characters but found the whole story line very weak. She really could have fleshed their story out so much more. I have a feeling that on the whole, this is one book in the series that could be missed.