“First he’ll learn her most intimate secrets. Then he’ll arouse her deepest passions. He’s the lover she’s been waiting for: the man who can rescue her from her wicked past–for a price–in Madeline Hunter’s tale of sin, seduction, and irresistible, impossible love.
He catches her eye across the dining room–a handsome stranger who stands out among the lewd noblemen and bawdy painted women. But their worlds are about to collide in a way Roselyn Longworth could never have imagined. For before the night is out, she will be auctioned off to the highest bidder…and Kyle Bradwell will lead her from one kind of hell to another. Yet from the moment he wins her, Kyle treats Rose with a gentleness she hasn’t known since a family scandal destroyed her reputation. And when she finally learns what is really driving Kyle, it’s too late. For Rose has fallen for the man who knows her most intimate secrets. Now he has stunned her with a proposal of marriage–the first step in a seduction that will demand nothing less than her complete surrender.…”
This is the 1st book that I have read from this author so I don’t know much about her personal style. I feel that sometimes you need to read a second book from the same person to see if it suits your flavor. Such was the case for me with this book. Overall it was a nice book. I like my romance to move me in some manner and honestly this really didn’t do it for me. I like my hero’s to kinda stand out but Kyle is sweet in a friend-ish kinda way. The heroine is beautiful and sometimes brave 😐 . The intimate scenes were kinda more explicit than any other author that I have read so far but not garish in any manner.
An ideal romance novel for me personally is one which can make you cry, bring a smile on your face or make you wish that you had whatever that was being written in some shape, manner or form. But I can’t honestly recall any such moment for me in this book. Overall an ok read.
Ranking – 2.5/5
Would I ever re-read it? – Nope
Would I recommend it to a friend? – Honestly, No