Friday, February 12, 2010

THE EDGE OF IMPROPRIETY by Pam Rosenthal

Publisher: Signet Eclipse
Date published: November 2008
ISBN: 978-0-451-22230-5
Historical Romance Erotic
Paperback
Reviewed by Dawn
Obtained by Publisher




Countess of Gorham, Marianna Wyatt is a popular author and her exploits in and out of the bedroom tantalize the gossip columns and fuels her romance novels. With her latest release, she casts off a lover and opens the door to a new love affair that will take her to THE EDGE OF IMPROPRIETY and beyond.

This was an interesting story though it felt a little slow in places. Ms. Rosenthal is a new author to me and though I love a good historical romance, THE EDGE OF IMPROPRIETY didn’t quite make the grade. The main characters were older so it was a nice change of pace to see but the editing wasn’t that great and detracted from the story unfortunately causing me to skip passages and put down the book several times.

Meet Countess Marianna Wyatt, a popular author who finds a love like no other in the form of Jasper Hedges, a scholar and antiquarian who is visiting his brother and wife. A sudden death has him raising his brother’s children and Jasper finds himself having an affair with Marianna, one that will cause them both to lose their hearts to one another. These two had such a spark it was a nice surprise to read especially as they are older than other historical romances I have read in the past. This author captivates the reader with her characters as they keep you guessing what will happen next amid passion, mystery and blackmail. There are a few unexpected twists that will keep you on the edge of your seat as well as you read THE EDGE OF IMPROPRIETY. The secondary characters kept the story flowing smoothly and the sex scenes were a nice balance, not too sexy yet not to staid either.

THE EDGE OF IMPROPRIETY
would have been a stronger read if the editing was a little better but overall, it was a satisfying read that readers will enjoy. If you enjoy a different sort of historical romance, then grab THE EDGE OF IMPROPRIETY and settle in for a nice surprise. I look forward to seeing what other books this author will have in the future.


THIS IS NOT AN ENDORSEMENT OF THIS BOOK. THIS IS AN OBJECTIVE UNBIASED REVIEW

1 comment:

joder said...

Even though this one of hers didn't quite work for you, I highly recommend Almost a Gentlemen by her. I remember really liking it. It was steamy, flowed well, and had a very likable premise.