My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Firstly I was given an advance copy of this book for a fair an honest review……
When I read the blurb I thought this book had promise, which it did. Then I started reading it Portia ends up tied to the Duke of Sinclair’s bed. The Duke just happened to be her ex fiance and a bit of sex addicted. But not with her….just with everyone else. So he broke off the engagement and now ten years have passed with Portia being tied to his bed as a “gift” from a mysterious host who is throwing a sex party on an isolated island ( Think and then there were none, only with lots of sex….I mean lots) As the story progressed the chemistry was there however The Duke was under the impress that Portia was “a gentle bred female” repeatedly and annoyingly and so damn repetitively that I was thinking of I how could murder him myself ! Seriously, Once is fine I can deal with three times, especially when she is giving him bj that “gentle bred female” line has been voided.
Now I did like the bit of mystery until it became a bunch of nonsense at the end with the killer explaining why, Yes I can understand some of the people who were killed and why but Sin’s crime? Oh also there are hints that he was abused by this brother’s wife? that was very vague and then seemed like it was forgotten. I feel like the author was trying to say this is he’s a sex addict…..um just no.
Then when Portia and Sin have sex…. it last forever. I am not joking they have so much sex I was exhausted by the time I finished reading all of it that. Now don’t get me wrong I am not prude and the sex scenes were good and hot but repetitive . However it should have been spread out more not rushed through as if to say “oh they need to have sex, so let me just give my readers 10 straight pages” ( it probably wasn’t that but you get the idea). Lastly The end sex scene while the author tried to portray it as an act of true intimacy between the hero and heroine showing how they loved each other so much I found that it was actually coming off as the heroine saying “If I don’t up my freak factory I can never be enough for you and you wont love me” Which brings me back to my favorite topic of this book if Portia is such a “gentle bred female” and “too innocent” for all that. How is she okay with all of this and can act like she has been doing it all for years?! That is all one big No, no and nope!
Over all the book was okay, however I would wait for it to go on sale if you want to give it a read.