“I bought this for 2 reasons - it worked for the February challenge in my Historical group & the description looked interesting. It is an Ellora's Cave book so I expected it to not skimp on the sex but I've been reading quite a few EC books lately w/ good characters & good stories. This was not one of those types.
This is the basic story: the story opens w/ the heroine abandoned by her fiancee in their journey to Gretna Green - she's deflowered and broke (yep, he stole her money too). It's in this sorry state that she runs into her longtime childhood friend Philip & his buddy. She thinks he has come to rescue her - oh happy day! He has been loopy over her for years but she always gave him the brush off. That - to me - sounds like a good premise for a story, however...... right after the loser fiancee bolts, she and Philip barely exchange "hellos" and then they rush up stairs to knock boots. I find this just a little too "ew" and "Jersey Shore" for my tastes. I could deal with it if they meet up, and she maybe goes off w/ him and later on down the road she falls for him and they work something out...... but two minutes ago she was "in love" w/ her fiancee and they were bangin' so I just can't see any depth of character for a chick who would do that. Secondly, I can't see any guy - except for maybe one of Anne Stuart's heroes - having sex w/ a chick they were seriously interested in who just got done having sex w/ somebody else. Major turn-off. This was a porno/farce.