To Seduce A Sinner

To Seduce A Sinner

Large Print - 2009
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Romance and adventure continue in the second sensual historical romance in Hoyt's Legend of the Four Soldiers series. Jasper Renshaw, Viscount Vale, must marry. Melisande Flemming volunteers to wed him. Although Jasper is initially only interested in producing an heir, he soon becomes entranced by his wife and vows to learn her secrets. Original.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2009.
ISBN: 9781410414632
1410414639
Branch Call Number: LP F Hoyt
Characteristics: p. cm.

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nidofito
Jun 14, 2016

I've mentioned this before, but I really enjoy convenient marriages become love ones. But there was a separation of sorts that prevented me from truly connecting with the characters and the romance. Maybe it was because despite practically marrying a stranger, Jasper called her terms of endearments. Now I understand that he was being civil to his wife, and it is in sync with his flirtatious character but it was strange to have him think that she was this incredibly interesting person with just a conversation. The jump was a little sudden and too far out.

The search for the villain in this edition though was pretty ridiculous, I'm afraid. Not only Jasper used no finesse in his investigations but the villain gave himself away and for the wrong reason! That person was not very smart, and it made things laughable.

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BethHMW
Sep 15, 2011

Jasper Renshaw, Viscount Vale is disconcerted when he is left at the altar by his fiancee, the second time he has been turned aside by a fiancee. He is bemused and agreeable however, when Melisande Fleming offers herself to him as a bride. Melisande is thrilled that the man she has watched from a distance and loved for the past few years. But she also knows that revealing her love could hurt her irrecoverably. Vale, meanwhile, is highly curious about the mysteries contained within his wife and makes every effort to discover them, while also trying to uncover the betrayer who lead an entire regiment to be massacred during his time in the military. As Vale continues to dig, his obsession threatens to tear the couple apart. The second in a series, Hoyt crafts highly realistic characters with weaknesses rather than idealized individuals. Melisande is shy and afraid of heights, while Jasper is emotionally scarred by his experiences in the military.

Hoyt also doesn't reduce servants to wallpaper, instead the major subplot focuses on Melisande's lady's maid and Vale's valet. I also always highly appreciate Hoyt's fairy tale that she includes in her historical romances, sections of which head each chapter and really expound on the themes and plot developments occurring in the main narrative. Just as enjoyable as I expect from Hoyt with a particularly sweet ending.

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odderie Nov 22, 2011

Sexual Content: Contains steamy and explicit sex scenes.

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