Tuesday, June 30, 2009

My Review: A Hint of Wicked

I'd like to thank the nice folks at Hatchette for the chance to review Jennifer Haymore's A Hint of Wicked. In this mass-market romance we watch the heroine, Sophie, learn that her husband Garrett was missing and presumed dead at the Battle of Waterloo. Seven years later, she marries his relative and best friend, Tristen. Eight years later, Garrett reappears. He had suffered from amnesia but had recently regained his memory. Sophia loves them both. She can't have them both. Which will get to keep her?

This was an entertaining read and different from your standard romance. Besides the quandry of which man will end up with the lady, there is a subplot about Garrett's companion, who had helped him regain his memory, but who ends up trying to take much more.

As I noted earlier, this is mass-market romance with steamy sex scenes. It is too bad there isn't much middle ground between these steamy novels and Christian romances where the main coflict is often the lack of faith of a character or his/her inability to accept forgiveness. The story here would have been good even without the sex scenes, but it seems that in order to get a romance without the sex scenes you have to read the Christian versions.

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