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Thursday, 13 October 2011

Sinful - Charlotte Featherstone

He must find redemption in the most unlikely bedchamber... In Victoria England vice of every kind can be purchased, and Matthew, the Earl of Wallingford, makes certain he avails himself of every possible pleasure. Bored and jaded, he is as well-known for his coldness as for his licentious affairs with beautiful women. 

While these numerous dalliances fulfill Matthew's every physical need, they secretly leave him numb and emotionally void. Until one night when he finds himself beaten, eyes bandaged and in the care of a nurse with the voice of an angel - and a gentle touch that soothes the darkness in him and makes him yearn for more. 

Yet Jane Rankin is a lowly nurse, considered shy and plain by most. There is no place for her amongst the lords and ladies of the aristocracy - despite Matthew's growing craving for the fire that burns behind her earnest facade. And then there is Matthew's secret. A secret so humiliating and scandalous is could destroy everyone he loves. A sin, he fears, not even the love of a good woman can take away..


So my first impressions when looking at this book – “ Wowza, look at the size of that’s mans back”

My husband’s first impression when look at this book – “What’s that green stuff near his ass? It looks like fart gas” -

My Dave, the charmer.

So once I get over the lovely comment Dave makes I start reading. This is my first Charlotte Featherstone book, so give me some credit when I say; I didn’t know what I was going to be reading. But when I starting realizing the pages were literally laced with a porn undertone, I couldn’t control my excitement when thinking ‘Hell yes, I’m reading not only my favourite genre, but it’s erotic too’ – HISTORICAL PORN – what a find!!

Lord Wallingford is your typical Rake, the kind with a different wench each night to fill his needs. He is mean, standoffish, critical, rude, and hurtful. But there is another side to Lord Wallingford that not many people get to see. It is this side of Mathew that is caring, honest and loving to those who mean deeply to him. Oh and described as a very yummy male specimen.

Mathew meets Jane after he is beaten to a pulp outside of a gentleman’s club. He is taken to the hospital where Jane works.

Jane is a nurse and a ladies companion. She is like a rock this woman. She is strong willed, determined, loving and compassionate. Jane is assigned to nurse Mathew back to health. But when Mathew hears her voice he is instantly attracted to her. But Matt’s eyes have been injured and he cannot see her.

There is an instant spark between them that neither can deny. They pair share a secret rendezvous after Matt is released from hospital but with Janes face covered with a veil and the night sky upon them, Mathew still cannot see Jane's face.

I can’t say to much more without spoilers so Ill just say that once Mathew finds out Jane's identity and vice versa – things hit the fan. The characters go from passionate to hate and back again.

The sex scenes were written perfectly. You could almost see their love dripping from the pages. The pair are so in awe of each other that I almost couldn’t bring myself to keep turning the pages because I knew, I just knew that the impending doom would catch up to me soon. And it did and it was heart breaking.

This book had one of the most peculiar endings I have read in a HR. And while it might not be some people’s cup of tea, I thought the ending was fitting to their turbulent romance.

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