Tuesday, 20 December 2011
365 books in 365 days Challenge ... book #246
Craving the Forbidden - India Grey
Mills & Boon Modern
Harlequin UK, 2011
From the back cover:
"The wrong Fitzroy brother? Ticket-dodging in a First Class train carriage is not how bubbly Sophie Greenham envisaged meeting Kit Fitzroy, fearless army hero and brother of her friend Jasper. The smouldering heat between her and Kit is an unwelcome shock – especially as Sophie’s masquerading as Jasper’s girlfriend all holiday! Although Kit’s bravery is legendary, he’s dreading the return to his bleak ancestral home. But Sophie’s vibrancy dispels the shadows in his tortured soul, consuming Kit with a potent desire for the one woman he’s forbidden to touch…
The FITZROY LEGACY Wedlocked to the aristocratic Fitzroy family – where shocking secrets lead to scandalous seduction. An unforgettable two-part story from award-winning author India Grey."
I couldn't wait to read this one, I am a huge fan of India Grey's books. I held off reading this one until the second part of the duet arrived, which I will be reading straight after this.
The heroine Sophie and the hero Kit meet on a busy north bound train. Not only is Kit witness to Sophie's embarrassing state of dress and an awkward phone call but, unbeknownst to either of them, Kit is the brother of Sophie's best friend Jasper. Sophie has promised Jasper that she will pretend to be his girlfriend for the weekend as he has not told his rather traditional parents that he is gay. But Kit's presence and obvious disdain for her makes Sophie feel very awkward. Kit sees Sophie as just another deceitful woman, but there is something about her that draws him to her and he can't deny the attraction between them. Kit has never had a close relationship with this family and finds being back home difficult, especially after his experiences while away on duty with the military. All his brooding erupts into a few snatched moments of passion with Sophie, and they soon realise they are both deeper involved with each other than they expected. But Kit thinks Sophie is cheating, and Sophie doesn't know how to reveal the truth or get Kit to open up to her.
What an amazing book, India Grey has done it again! This book has so many good things going for it; family secrets, sadness, blazing passion, misunderstandings, humour... well, you get the idea! I love the military hero, the majority of the recent Modern/Presents have had a variation on the businessman hero, so this was really refreshing to read. And let's face it, you can't get much more Alpha than a military hero! The hero and heroine are perfectly matched; the quirkiness and spirit of Sophie is the perfect balm for Kit's brooding and tortured temperament. Their snatched moments of 'forbidden passion' are scorching!
The journey these two go on throughout their love story is so evocative and wonderfully written, I couldn't put it down.
I can't wait to read the second part of Kit and Sophie's story, if it is half as emotion packed as this one then I'm going to need a seatbelt for the rollercoaster ride.