Thursday, August 21, 2008

Review – AFTER THE KISS by Suzanne Enoch

Captain's Log, Stardate 08.21.2008

After the Kiss
Suzanne Enoch

A Notorious Gentleman . . .

Sullivan Waring wants only two things: his rightful inheritance, and revenge against the man who stole it from him. By day, Sullivan is the most respected horse breeder in England; by night, he plunders the ton's most opulent homes to reclaim his late mother's beautiful paintings. His quest is going swimmingly . . . until the night he's discovered by Lady Isabel Chalsey. Clad only in a revealing nightdress, she's an entrancingly different kind of plunder, and how can a thief resist stealing a kiss?

A Curious Lady . . .

Surprised by a masked man in her own home, Isabel should be quaking with fear. Instead the sight of the sinfully handsome Sullivan makes her tremble with excitement. Who is this man, and why is he so set on this reckless pursuit? Lady Isabel loves a challenge, and she'll dare anything to uncover Sullivan's secret—but she may instead convince him that she is the greatest prize of all.

Camy here:

Some of you only read Christian fiction, so this review won’t interest you at all because this is a non-Christian romance novel.

But I love Regency romances, and while the majority of the ones published today have more sex in it than I care for it, I adore these stories.

This is the second book by Suzanne Enoch that I’ve read, although I do have one of her older titles in my TBR pile (which I mentioned earlier is thousands of titles long, didn’t I?).

The book is entertaining, just as her other one (Angel’s Devil) was, although I think I liked Angel’s Devil better, and not just because Angel’s Devil didn’t have sex in it.

In After the Kiss, the hero and his backstory is fabulous. The story premise is intriguing and sucked me in right away.

The heroine was a bit hard to like at first, but she grew on me by the middle of the book.

I especially liked how the author explored the class differences between the hero and heroine. Not a lot of Regencies do that, and it was refreshing.

The writing is fresh. The characters do unexpected things that make you like them more and that make them unique.

There’s also some nice humor here and there to break up the sexual tension and move the storyline along.

I’m definitely going to read the other books in this series! However, because of the sex scenes, I wouldn’t give this book to a girl in high school or junior high.

1 comment :

  1. I usually only read Christian fiction; however, I realized I was limiting my exposure to some really good writing out there. So, I ventured into the secular world of reading..... And Yes, if you can skim over or look past the sex scenes, which are way to explicit as far as I'm concerned, then you can find some really good writing out there. And some fantastic stories.

    Thanks for the review!