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I remember the early bodice rippers and I also remember devouring them as a teenager. Or that my tastes have changed so much since those years that many of those books just may not be my cuppa any longer.
Desert Eden was originally published in …. Yes, I realize this is a brutal and violent time, and I went with the flow for a while.
So when Khalid decides his feelings for Heather have grown and he no longer wants to ship her off to her betrothed to slake his revenge thirst, his love does shine through — to a point. When he still becomes rough with her, bending her to his will at every turn — even when an issue is truly important to her — his sexiness and love diminished in my eyes.
He lives by the sword and honor, thus his honor should now extend to his beloved. Therefore, Heather is the bright spot in this book for me. You see her growth and her convictions and hope perhaps what she pleases will make a difference in the future.
As a romance reader, I want that romance to win out no matter what — even against historical accuracy or anything else. Unfortunately, I got only one out of three in this story. Grade: C. Has fate brought her a grand adventure after all? When his best friend delivers a red-headed spitfire to him, Prince Khalid vows to use her as a pawn to draw out the Comte de Beaulieu—the villain who killed his brother and sister.
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By Patricia Grasso. Sparkling sunbeams danced across the gentle swell of the waves as they rolled almost leisurely toward shore. With her arms resting on the starboard railing of the French ship La Belle Beaulieu, Heather Elizabeth Devereux looked toward the distant figures on the beach. Heather knew her mother would watch until the ship disappeared over the horizon. Heather doubted she would be so fortunate. Too late to change your mind about exiling yourself with me, Heather said, turning to April, her cousin and tiring woman.
REVIEW: Desert Eden by Patricia Grasso