Maya Banks manages to pack quite a punch in her Harlequin Desire novels. Everything moves at a much faster pace and her characters are often emotionally exposed. I really enjoyed Ashley's character and I identified with her on many levels. Ashley is a strong character who eventually realizes that you have to be true to yourself no matter what the consequences are and you cannot make someone love you if they do not.
Devon for his part isn't really that likeable in the beginning of the book but as we uncover more of his past and more about his character he does start to grow on you. By the end of the book I was knee deep in Kleenex and hoping these two would get together and Devon would realize what a treasure he had in Ashley.
Tempted by Her Innocent Kiss is a good read especially for Maya Banks fans hungry for more of her work. I really enjoyed this excerpt from Maya Banks and am anxiously awaiting her next book.
Devon Carter was her first; now newly wed Ashley wants their passion to last. But her dreams of true love are crushed by the discovery that their marriage is another of Daddy's business deals. Her strategy: act the part of perfect wife and make Devon love her.
But Devon misses the bubbly, no-holds-barred woman his wife used to be. Who is this Ashley with the steely demeanor of a society wife? And will he find a way to rekindle the fire in her eyes…especially now that she's pregnant?