A "USA Today"-bestselling author delivers a deliciously wicked Regency tale of forbidden desire that knows no limits. Original.A "USA Today"-bestselling author delivers a deliciously wicked Regency tale of forbidden desire that knows no limits. Original.Read Less
After finishing this book, I?m very conflicted about it. The characters, one of Jo Goodman?s specialties, are all you could wish for ? they have interesting back stories, they are mature and intelligent, the dialog between them is witty and sparkling.
Our heroine, Olivia Cole, despairs when she finds that her brother has offered her to the owner of a London gaming hall as payment of his significant debt. The owner is the very mysterious Griffin Wright-Jones, Viscount Breckenridge.
The story is rather complex, with lots of subplots. I know that Jo Goodman, like Jodi Thomas, is a therapist. Thus, I was surprised that Goodman would allow Olivia to be so accommodating to Griffin?s sexual overtures. I don?t want to spoil the book, but things that happened to Olivia as a youngster were emotionally significant and long-lasting. The actions of the adult Olivia did not ring true.
Obviously, prosecution of the perpetrators was not high on Goodman?s list of concerns. I shook my head in disbelief; I?m not interested in an-eye-for-an-eye justice, but some folks were guilty of rather heinous crimes.
Because of the slow way Goodman dribbles out Olivia?s history, this is a page-turner. There are however, some serious flaws in this book by a gifted author.
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