Monday, August 09, 2010

The Whispered Kiss by Marcia Lynn McClure

With the sea at its side, the beautiful township of Bostchelan was home to many-including the lovely Coquette de Bellamont, her three sisters, and beloved father. In Bostchelan, Coquette knew happiness, and as much contentment as a young woman whose heart had been broken years before could know. Thus, Coquette dwelt in gladness until the day her father returned from his travels with an astonishing tale to tell.

Antoine de Bellamont returned from his travels by way of Roanan bearing a tale of such great adventure to hardly be believed. Further, at the center of Antoine's story loomed a man-the dark Lord of Roanan. Known for his cruel nature, heartlessness, and tendency to violence, the Lord of Roanan had accused Antoine de Bellamont of wrong doing and demanded recompense. Antoine had promised recompense would be paid-with the hand of his youngest daughter in marriage.

Thus, Coquette found herself lost-thrust onto a dark journey of her own. This journey would find her carried away to Roanan Manor-delivered into the hands of the dark and mysterious Lord of Roanan who dominated it.

I'm going to just say it (because someone's got to!)-- This book was super cheesy. However, it was a good love story. It is a good "rainy day" book when you are in need of a handsome but misunderstood manly-man and a strong but endearing damsel in distress. It was mostly fluff, but one thing I did like was that it was a clean romance-which is what this particular author prides herself in. It was really nice to read a romance with no lusty trysts or "heaving bosoms". I will definitely read more of her novels. Not because they are particularly well written or impressive, but simply because it was enjoyable.

Happy Reading!

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