Monday, May 6

Book Review: His Forbidden Kiss

Author: Margaret Moore (Restoration #3) 
Title: His Forbidden Kiss
Genre: Historical Romance
Pages: 384
First Published: March 1st, 2001
Where I Got It: Borrowed from library

"Desperate Needs... 
Beautiful orphan Vivienne Burroughs is determined to marry only for love and isn't about to allow her uncle to marry her off for a noble title. But her plans to escape this fate are interrupted by a strong and masterful man walking out of the mist. He alone offers Vivienne salvation from her dilemma...but will not reveal his identity. And when he kisses her Vivienne knows she won't rest until she finds her mystery man.
Desperate Measures... When Robert Harding sees a young woman teetering on the edge the of the River Thames he is certain she's a step away from plunging to her death. A man who knows what it is to be desperate, Robert has spent his life helping others — but, there was something different about Vivienne. Her captivating beauty is too great a temptation to resist. Honor demands that Robert let her go, even as he knows that Vivienne was made to his bride. But can honor remain strong beneath the heat of a forbidden kiss?" 
Randomly stumbled upon this at the library when I wasting time browsing for books. Plus I needed a nice mindless romance and this seemed to top the cake. I mean look at them on that cover! Also, it seemed rather interesting...a lady who falls in love with a solicitor. Intriguing. 
At first everything seemed to be great and fine. The author kept throwing hitches into this story. Finding their HEA would happen, but they really had to work for it. However, I grew irritated because nothing seemed to be happening. Poor Vivienne made herself look a fool many times and Robert was a big ol' butt. I would have thrown in the rag many times. Robert was a jerk. Yes, he earned his karma later on and once he realized he couldn't live without Vivienne he had to earn it. I honestly believe that Vivienne deserved better then any of the suitors that wanted her; including Robert. That's my opinion though.
But yeah...I grew irritated many times with this and I'll admit...I skimmed here and there.  I just...*sighs* this seemed so unreal at times and not realistic. However, I do like the authors writing style. Very flowly and nice. The world seemed to jump to life for me.
In the end, this was an alright read. It was a nice HEA/HR. The couple had to really work for their love, even though Vivenne did 99% of the work while he made a fool of her and degraded her a lot. I don't get why she loved him, but is confusing. I would recommend this for those who need a decent, mindless HR. Out of five stars I grant this 2 stars. 
Favorite Character(s): Vivenne
Not-so Favorite Character(s): Everyone else. >.> Men....


Blodeuedd said...

For me? Eh I do not think so, I hate jerks

Carole Rae said...

Eh not for me either.

Anonymous said...

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