I had been expecting Christian's story for what seemed like forever. It was a relief for Madeline to finally explain all about Christian, although somehow the true story seems anticlimatic after all the buildup from previous books. It is both comforting, in a way, to know that Christian is only human, after all, and somehow a let down. In that vein, I didn't feel as if Leona would have been the woman I would have chosen for him -- but since Christian loves her, who am I to say? I always enjoy how Madeline tucks in pertinent bits of history in her stories, and as the parts of the opium hit particularly close to home. I did think it a bit of a used cliche to have the Chinese bodyguard who knows all zen things and is uncannily good at martial arts. That said, it is marvelous to see the untouchable Lord Easterbrook brought low by love. I enjoyed most of this series, sadly have not read Phaedre's story, but I'm looking forward to more by Madeline Hunter.
A kiss long ago. . .
A desire that never dies. . .
A passion that will not be denied.
Seven years ago, Leona Montgomery's sensuality was awoken by a mysterious young adventurer full of dark chaos and sinful inclinations.
When she meets him again, their attraction reignites immediately, but he is much changed. Arrogant, masterful, and determined to seduce her, he now appears to have leashed the chaos and tamed the darkness.
Or has he?