My rating: 4/5 Ravens
Synopsis: Ashton Burke is a legendary adventurer who has spent the past ten years roaming the globe to forget the girl he left behind. His devil-may-care life is interrupted when he's hired to rescue his brother's kidnapped fiancée from a sultan's harem. Too late, he discovers she is none other than Clarinda Cardew, the very same girl who made off with his jaded heart a decade ago.
The last thing Clarinda wants is to be trapped in a palace of sensual delights with the man whose irresistible kisses still haunt her sleepless nights. Although he vows he is only doing his job, Clarinda quickly realizes that allowing Ashton to rescue her may put her yearning heart in even greater peril. In a journey that takes them from the delicious intrigues of a sultan's court to the glittering ballrooms of London, Ashton and Clarinda resume the steps of their dangerous dance only to discover the most seductive pleasure of all may be love itself.
Review: I love when Ms. Medeiros comes out with a new book. I am also happy to see a historical romance from her. She is wonderful and I can't wait to see if she makes this book a series. Anyway, I had a bit of trouble getting into the book but there are plenty of things I enjoyed once I did.
I love Clarinda, she is a fireball and I loved how she just kept going, like the energizer bunny. I also adore Poppy, even though this is Clarinda's story, Poppy is my favorite. I liked the time frame this book was set it, it felt like an epic adventure novel when I started to read it, usually our proper English Ms doesn't go very far in other historical romances. I like that she is all the way in the Middle East.
I loved the romance and how Ash and Clarinda kept just bantering back and forth without a thought, they kept me smiling and it made it even better when they finally FINALLY got together.
You won't be disappointed in this novel, definitely try it!
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