Taste of Temptation (Sensual Destiny, Bk 2)
Taste of Temptation - Sensual Destiny, Bk 2 Author:Cheryl Holt Helen Hamilton is a twenty-five-year old spinster, with no income and no prospects, who struggles to care for her two orphaned sisters. Destitute and only a heartbeat away from the streets, Helen applies for a position as a governess to the younger siblings of Captain Tristan Odell, the oldest and illegitimate son of the notorious philanderer, E... more »arl of Hastings. But when Tristan turns Helen away, her future seems as desperate as her options.
Determined to do whatever it takes to support her sisters, Helen ends up at a brothel, where she agrees to sell herself as a mistress to a client of wealth and prestige. She even drinks a potion to make men desire her -- and is shocked when the man who buys her is none other than Tristan. He too is shocked -- and aroused by the possibilities. He hires Helen, but offers her more than a position as governess. Enmeshed in an affair of unrestrained desire, their passion quickly grows, as does an unexpected danger that could soon destroy them both..« less
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Typical Holt book with really stupid females and arrogant males with no morals. Like all of her books the male seduces the female, and then the female gets cast aside only for him to have a change of heart after she has been put through the "crapper". She forgives him and HEA. I guess I have become a bit jaded to her books, but I continue to read because she can whip up a great love scene, but even this time I couldn't get into the extreme stupidity of the females and found the scenes a bit lacking.
I wish I had read the member reviews before getting this book. I agree with them. I wanted to like the characters but couldn't. I felt I missed where the characters fell in love because there wasn't any remotely obvious occurrence, rather it felt it must have happened "offscreen". Miscommunication,poor treatment, and a lack of anything in common don't make for a good romance!