This was another delicious, detailed, smoldering romance from Carolyn Jewel. Just like the previous book, Not Wicked Enough, I loved the attention to the fashion detail and surroundings. I loved the snappy, almost bitter banter between our couple in the beginning and how that quickly turned into a smoldering, passionate affair that led to a whole new slew of emotions. Eugenia loved her husband deeply and finds it hard to bear that she is moving on, and with a man that hurt her years ago. She finds Fenris hard to resist though as he is always showing up, taunting her with promises of what they could share together. Eugenia is always proper and then Fenris shows up, teaching her to smoke, sharing her first whiskey...tempting her to loosen up and let in a bit of un-properness. The love they share is blazing hot yet tender and romantic all at the same. There is a bit of a side story featuring Eugenia's charge and Fenris' father that adds in a dose of humor as the pair of them are enamored with botany. I quickly saw where that relationship was headed and I would have liked to have seen a bit more of that, odd as it was. Overall, a very strong battle of wills romance that is deeply sensual and breathtakingly enduring. A satisfying treat for all romance readers! 4 stars
Review copy won from the author, thank you!
Reforming the Scoundrels series
Best enjoyed in order but could be read as stand alones
At least one more to come I think!