I received this book for free from BTSe Magazine in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.A Lesson in Passion by Peggy Hunter
Published by Torrid on July 1st 2005
Genres: Contemporary, Erotica
Source: BTSe Magazine
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Cordelia Von Helt is on a mission. The eccentric rich widow wants to prove that love really can happen. After a disastrous marriage, Lucy is convinced she'll never love again. There was simply too much pain involved. Besides, the sex with her ex-husband was never very good anyway. Why go through all that again? Shane has his own concerns to deal with. After his own bad marriage, he promised himself he'd never fall in love again and, since his divorce, he's had a long line of willing women keeping his bed warm at night. What more does a man need? Cordelia sets out to prove them both wrong, and tricks Lucy and the disillusioned playboy into spending a long weekend at her summerhouse. The moment Lucy and Shane find themselves alone, passionate sparks fly. Still, good sex is one thing, but how can they find the love they both so desperately need?
I’m at odds with this storyline. I enjoyed it for it’s fluffy, fun romance and erotic scenes but I did not like how quickly things worked out.
As to not add in spoilers I cannot say exactly what I did not like, but I will tell you what I did like. The characters. I loved Cordelia and I can see people actually doing this; meddling! But I loved her meddling and I knew she had everyone’s best interests at heart. Except Lena’s… the only character I wanted to go jump off of a cliff or something. And Shane and Lucy both are hurt people but they do not let that past pain get in the way of their relationship, or at least their lust for each other!
The downside to being a short story is when the plot has to be rushed. I feel like I would have enjoyed two short stories instead of just one. The way this ended just had me gagging but then again as I said above, if you take this for a fluffy and fun romance then you’ll love it. Easily read in one sitting but I do want to know more about what happens to the characters, mainly Cordelia!