on September 9, 2013
Disappointing; normally I have enjoyed GE's books; the whole plot (?) had me confused. From what I could fathom, Abigail Forsythe has decided to come to London, more out of curiosity than to find a husband. She meets Viscount Simon Berrenger, a man with a bad reputation among women, and decides to takr him down a notch or two. If the book had stayed along these lines and GE had further built the story on this basis, the book might have kept me interested. She taunts him that he will desire her but that he can't have her until he really gets to know her. All the time she is flaunting herself at Simon, making bold sexual moves on him and making Simon angry. It seemed to be a state of pushing him away and pulling him toward her all at the same time. Nevertheless, the whole thing became quite boring as Abigail is made out to be a weak, simpering female and succumbs to Simon like all the other women he has been around.
on January 11, 2008
Although Abigail is on the verge of being too old to come out to the London ton, she takes the opportunity to be a debutante. Having grown up with her eccentric aunt who never thought about marriage or anything of the like, when her aunt's friend makes the suggestion, Abby decides it might be fun to see what life among the ton is like. When she arrives at the house of a friend's nephew, who will sponsor Abby during the season, the notorious rakehell Simon Berrenger is in attendance. Just one glance and Abby decides to make it her goal to catch the man who thinks that for anything other than sex, woman are useless.
Simon is no fool to the games the women of the ton play to snare a man. With his new title, he's considered quite the catch, but there's no way in hell wedding bells will ring for him. Other than to use them for sex, women were useless to him. Once his desires were sated, there was no need to associate with any woman other than his cousin. But when he meets Abby, he can't help but be interested by the beautiful woman and her blunt, unorthodox ways. But will he let go of the past to save the future he might have?
A Taste of Temptation is most definitely the best book I have read since I don't know when. I sat for three hours reading it in its entirely, refusing to stop reading even to take a potty break I was that enthralled. Any Judith McNaught fans will definitely love this book, as it is very reminiscent of her writing. Each and every character in the book was wonderfully created and I loved the way that the story didn't just focus on Abby and Simon, but had a little background story of Kendyl and Damien as well. The suspense was perfect--not too much to get you annoyed and wanting the author to "get on with it," but the perfect amount to keep you hooked. The chemistry and passion between Abby and Simon was so tangible, and anytime they were together I could definitely feel the heat! This book is going in my pile to be read over and over and over again.
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