Published: July 16, 2012
Format: eBook (ARC)
**provided by author for honest review
Available: Total-E-Bound (multiple eBook formats available)
Goodman Thomas Marlowe needs a wife. He loves his neighbour’s bondswoman Rosalind Abramson but for all the wrong reasons. The carnal passion he feels for her is at odds with his vision of the perfect marriage—something shaped by the memory of the pure, pious union he shared with his late wife. Valiantly, he fights to keep his feelings hidden.
Rosalind yearns for the handsome Goodman Marlowe. Yet beneath his kind action lies a cool distance that tells her he cannot forgive Rosalind’s shameful past. She’s determined to deny an infatuation with a man who will never respect her.
However, Thomas cannot focus on finding a bride while the unsuitable Rosalind is always so close and so alluring. Now he’s about to take a teaching position in another town. It’s the perfect escape for a man tormented by unacceptable desire.
Late one night, in the midst of a summer’s hot spell, Thomas spies Rosalind in the woods, clad only in her shift, dancing in the moonlight. It’s really more than a man celibate for three years can bear. Thomas is in danger of falling into a sin so powerful, it threatens to challenge everything he believes in...
Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of sensual spanking and issues surrounding previous death and grief. This an Erotic romance and uses the strong, graphic language and situations of erotic romance.
I remember when I first started reading historical romances..how I was so engulfed in the stories of love and just the premise of a woman being swept off her feet by someone who she totally wasn't expecting. I haven't read historical romances in a loooong while and Natasha Blackthorne is one of the reasons why I started to love this genre again.
Her writing is so just fabulous and her stories are just to die for...simply because of the reason I stated above. She simply makes historical romance very very enjoyable. I can't say that I know of a writer who has taken the word "fucking" and made it a hot read in historicals...Natasha has managed to do this for me.
A Midsummer's Sin is just an erotic and compelling as Natasha's other books. And it's just as engaging and entertaining. In this novella, you have two people Thomas and Rosalind who are desperately in love with one another and want each other just as disparately. Presently puritans, they both struggle with their pasts of sins more so Thomas than Rosalind. As Thomas struggle with is demons and his lust for Rosalind, will he lose her? or have her to hold forever?
With novella's, it is hard to review without giving away the story...but I'm not telling. You'll have to read the book. If you have not read a book by Natasha Blackthorne, then you simply must. You are missing out on some of the most sensual, sexual, historical writing ever.
As always Ms. Blackthorne, a Midsummer's Sin is a highly recommended read here at Salacious Reads.
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