Series: The Bridal Pleasures #3
Published by Signet on October 4, 2011
Genres: Adult, Romance, Historical, Realistic
Buy on Amazon
Violet Knowlton is betrothed to the sensible, if tedious, Sir Godfrey Maitland. When Godfrey escorts her to a fencing demonstration, she looks forward to the adventurous diversion, but everything changes when she realizes the swordsman displaying his skill-and dashing good looks- is none other than her childhood friend Kit.
Soon the flames of their forbidden past ignite into a passion neither can refuse. Although Violet has been promised to another, Kit remains her first and only love. He vows he will possess her, no matter what stands in his way...
A young woman must choose between an old love or her aunt’s desires in this historical romance. Let’s review!
When will I ever learn to stay away from historical romances? Not this day apparently. This book bored me to tears. The characters were one-dimensional, the plot uninteresting, and the setting bland. I didn’t even like any of the secondary characters. The development of Kit and Violet’s friendship was sorely lacking. Their friendship needed to be solid in order for their romance to be believable. Instead they seemed to be adults in lust and not adults in love. While I knew to be prepared for it, I could not stand the cheating. Kissing someone while betrothed to another is CHEATING.
tl;dr Joyless historical romance between two one-dimensional characters.