Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Pleasures of a Tempted Lady (Donovan Sisters #3) by Jennifer Haymore

Pleasures of a Tempted Lady (Donovan Sisters, #3)
Forbidden passion is the ultimate temptation...

Captain William Langley knows the ocean well, but nothing could prepare him for what he discovers adrift on the cold Irish Sea. The tiny boat carries two passengers: a child—and Meg Donovan, Will's long-lost love. Meg's disappearance at sea eight years ago was a devastating blow. Now she's back, as beautiful as ever, and with secrets as deep as Will's own.

After years held captive by a cold-blooded pirate, Meg has finally escaped with little Jake, the boy she's come to love as if he were her own. But the pirate wants his revenge—and Meg must do whatever it takes to shield Jake from the madman. Determined not to lose Meg again, Will vows to protect them both, yet Meg can't risk putting the only man she's ever loved in danger. With the threat to her safety growing, and her passion for Will burning brighter every day, surrendering herself to Will might be a pleasure too tempting to resist.

Always good to see the Donovans :)
lovely, thrilling and sweet. As always, a delightful mix of romance, action, and intrigue.

Meg is definitely a scarred character. After being held captive by a pirate for 7 years, she has been scarred both internally and externally. But she's not corrupted by it. She's a kind, sacrificing character and I really liked her. The whole part about self-sacrificing became more than a little frustrating (Ummm...why would you run away from the love of your life?) but, thankfully, she came to her senses. I loved how she was determined to protect little Jake. It was very sweet and Jake was just adorable. The cute little thing captured my heart. He was precious.

Will...he has to be one of the sweetest love interests EVER. It just made me smile to see how sweet he was. And he was a gentleman, and kind, and basically perfect in every way. I adored him, and I'm glad he got his happy ending after what happened in the first book. He deserves to have his happiness.

The story line was thrilling. But the plot was getting to be very formulaic. Basically, it's the same as the first two books. The details were changed but the basic structure and idea were the same. It bothered me a little. Not enough to dislike the book, just enough to knock off a point.

But, overall, Pleasures of a Tempted Lady was a fun and entertaining read. Though somewhat formulaic, it's still thrilling and romantic.


Thanks to Netgalley for a copy!

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