Erotic Historical Romance
December 2011 by Total-e-Bound
Beth and Grey’s passionate battle of wills continues…
New York Merchant Prince Grey Sexton loves the audacious, spirited young temptress who seduced him in a Philadelphia bookseller’s and made passionate love to him in his carriage. Her fiery nature broke through his cold self-protection. But in a time of war and trade disruption, he cannot allow himself to be distracted. He vows to put business above all else in his life, including his bride.
Shocked and hurt by Grey’s distance, Beth wonders whether he truly returns the burning love she feels for him. Beth demands that Grey prove he can truly change once and for all or else she will not start a family with him. But will the dark, sensual secrets she yet keeps repel this arrogant, self-controlled gentleman she has married?
Sexual Content 5/5
→ Opinion | Not the usual erotic romance!
We already met Grey and Beth during Carte Blanche #1, Grey’s Lady, so now they’re at the next step of their relationship: marriage and consequences to their actions. The dynamic of the book was reflected by the sync between the main couple. So we can very well divide the book in the middle as call them as 1st half and 2nd half.
1st half -
This part was slow paced and very detailed, focused on their – not so – certain wedding. We got to see their worries about their future together. Beth sounded a bit paranoid, and it annoyed me a little bit. I felt like the first half could be told in half the pages the author used, some elements didn’t work out for me and didn’t make much sense. We didn’t have smaller arcs or supporting characters that could stand out during this period.
2nd half -
The reader is engaged into a fast paced read. We have a new characters, the breath of fresh air to the story: Jan. We get to see the connection between Jan and his father, and that grey doesn’t truly know what he wants. I’m glad Natasha decided to include him in the story! It made much more sense about why Grey was acting like a (curse word) and we finally start to understand why he was that way. This part is filled with revelations about their past and all questions are answered.
Overall: It stirred a lot of emotions in me, and I must admit I had some problems with the first part. As you could see, I thought it had a different structure that we’re not used to and definitely not the usual plot. Yes, there’s a lot of sex and lack of listening between Grey and Beth that reflect as a hurricane of emotions during the reading – and you’ll be very pleased with the ending.