Liz Carlyle is one of my favorite authors and has created a world of characters that inhabit her novels. If you go to her website, she has even included pedigree charts for all of the families she has created.
The main characters in this one are Lady Phaedra Northampton and Tristan Talbot. Tristan is a lighthearted Duke of Slut and Phaedra is an adventurous heroine. But don’t groan at the typecasting, these two have depth. They are wonderful characters, and I especially like Tristan. There is strong emotion between the main characters and their interaction with secondary characters. Not all of the emotional problems (Tristan and his father) are resolved. There are hints in this book of the follow-up story, but not enough to distract.
A little bit of warning, there are darker elements in this book involving bondage, so if that isn’t your cup of tea, you may be a little squeamish while reading this book.
Liz Carlyle is a gifted writer and this book is one of her better ones or at least one her better later ones.
Sensuality: Really Hot