Thursday, July 21, 2011

How To Seduce A Sinner

Title:  How To Seduce a Sinner
Author: Adrienne Basso
Ideal Age Range:  Adult
Mass Market Paperback: 352 Pages
Copyright Date: 2010
Blurb: Seal Her Desire. . .
Dorothea Ellingham is waiting for the man who can ignite a spark of consuming passion with just a kiss. For when that happens, she'll know she's found the one. But after three suitors miserably fail her test, she's about to lose all hope until she lays eyes on Viscount Carter Grayson. His devilish good looks and charm send her pulse racing—and when he kisses her, she finally finds what she's been craving. . .
With A Kiss. . .
Viscount Carter Grayson is in no hurry to wed. But when he meets Dorothea, he's captivated by the urgent need she sets off in him. Knowing he must have her, he proposes. But as they soon discover, a union forged on passion alone is never enough—and explosive desires can often lead to love. . .
My Rating:  (★★)
Now that the heatwave that had held Minnesota in its clutches for almost a week is finally being moved on by slightly cooler and less humid (thank God!) weather, I can get around to actually doing something other than laying on the floor in the dark wishing for the sun to not be so hot.  I finished reading How To Seduce A Sinner a good week ago or so, but just had no desire whatsoever to post a review about it while I simmered inside my house.  I have the window open now, letting in some fresh air while my almost 9 month old (gasp) takes an overdue nap in his crib.
I had never read a Adrienne Basso romance novel before.  And it's quite different than the ilk I normally read in the genre, for several reasons. 
1.) Marriage happens near the beginning
2.) Uses the word Penis most times when describing the male characters' genitals during love making scenes.
3.) It's realistic.
4.) I disliked and liked Carter at varying times.  Mostly liked him when he wasn't being a ninny.
Overall though I have to say the number 3 reason is the most important one.  I read romance novels to be swept away.  I read them for the fantasy aspect.  It's an escape from the realism of the world where one might not be romanced every single day by their significant other when he brings home flowers, or writes a lovely poem and leaves it for you to find under your pillow.  
But, if you like romances where there is a more realistic view of relationships, then this book may be for you, but I prefer the other way and therefor cannot rate How To Seduce A Sinner better than a 2 star.  At least I tried something new though!  That's saying something.
Now, off to make some iced tea or something else wonderfully summery.  Happy Reading!

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