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REVIEW ✓ Temptation » Librarian's note The ISBN for this edition is 0373708106 which has also been used for another bookNothing would ever be the same againLinden had only been seventeen when Joss crashed into her life Naively she offered him her friendship and trust In return he had aroused emotions in her she was too young to handle wrenching her from chiRealized that she been ruthlessly used Her love for Joss had been almost worshipful His love had been a savage devouring; taking never giving His love had destroyed her just as she would now destroy him. This is an absolutely incredible romance possibly the best Mills BoonHarleuin I have ever read It is a wonderfully sweet absolutely forbidden love at first sight between Linden 17 and Joss 39Joss White crashes his car near the remote Yorkshire home of Linden and her eccentric artist father He stays with them for a few days during which time he falls hopelessly in love with Linden On the last night despite trying to control himself due to her age he ends up making love to her under a willow tree it's a fade to black sadly He pulled away abruptly trembling breathing like a drowning man and his hands went to unclasp her hands from his neck I can't he said in an anguished tone Linden darling we've got to get out of hereShe was deaf to all reason her small face blind with aroused need the slender naked body on flame I love you she cried her fingers restlessly touching his dark head and it was not merely the first time she had said it it was the first time she had known it and all the miracle of her understanding was in her shivering voiceJoss made a wild smothered sound staring down into her face then his hands slid under her and lifted her He waded out of the stream and Linden raised her limp head to meet his hard mouth her lips filled with a sensuality which turned them both to fire as he carried her into the secret green cave beneath the overhanging willows The next day he's gone Linden finds out from her father that Joss is actually married and she's nearly mad with grief After travelling through Europe with her father she becomes an art student in London where she's shocked to see Joss's vintage car However the driver is a young man David Whyatt Linden and David become friends and start falling in love and he invites her to his house for ChristmasHis father is Sir Joshua Whyatt and well everyone except Linden has guessed who this is She even berates herself later for not spotting the Whyatt White similarity So of course Linden arrives at Castle Whyatt only to meet Joss who has taken to drink in his despair at being parted from her It turns out his wife died a year ago after being a vegetable for the previous decade and she was a frigid emotionless woman anyway they were never in love and only married for their parents' sake and only conceived David as a drunken accident I never meant it to happen he groaned I was leaving because I knew damned well I was losing my control when I was alone with you You were so innocent The last thing in the world I ever wanted to do was destroy that innocence Linden His eyes flashed pain in the line of his mouth It was what I loved in you that sweetness God I could cut off my right hand for what I did It's driven me mad ever since I'd do anything to put it right for you The book is endlessly wonderfully dramatic to the point that when I was listening to the eBook via Voice Dream Reader I found myself physically shaking as The Shock Reunion scene approached David soon discovers that his father knew Linden earlier so they split up and Linden agrees to marry Joss She is the first and only woman he has ever been in love with However she's still so angry with Joss for deserting her that she vows never to sleep with him again even though she wants to So they drive one another mutually crazy while he adores her and showers gifts on her Then she meets David they reconcile as friends and finally she decides she can't resist Joss any and they consummate the marriage I love you she cried tears in her eyes I want to bear your children live with you all my lifeHe shuddered All mine he said grimly I'm over forty now Linden I'm too old for you I'm not fit to kneel at your feet You should have married Daniel not me But even as he said it his eyes were tortured with jealousy and need and his mouth was crooked as he spoke I can't recommend this book highly It was hot it was heart wrenching it was a sweet perfect love it was forbidden there's a huge age gap which just added to the frisson and also the intensity of Joss's love for Linden because he knows it's wrong to have seduced a teenager You may not know this yet my darling but you're a very sexy little girl and I love you to distractionHer lashes lowered and she flickered a look over the lean masculine body lying close to her her heart beating wildly importunately I want you she whisperedYou're going to have me he said mockingly pushing her back against the pillows and her wild cry of pleasure was smothered under the force of his possessing kiss

Charlotte Lamb ½ 9 REVIEW

Ly she offered him her friendship and trust In return he had aroused emotions in her she was too young to handle wrenching her from childhood to womanhood in a few startling daysWhen he left her Linden. Wow That was intense Heroine was bend on revenge but I guess I can see where she came from Hero was a much older married man who left after he took her virginity She was naive and crazy about him so love turned into hatred It was kind of gross that she dated his son but old school Harleuins are crazy I'm on a Charlotte Lamb marathon

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TemptationLibrarian's note The ISBN for this edition is 0373708106 which has also been used for another bookNothing would ever be the same againLinden had only been seventeen when Joss crashed into her life Naive. The 1st 12 was slow but the ultra dwamatic 2nd 12 had the impact of getting hit by a sledgehammer 4 once a CL hero that goes thru the wringer the heroine makes him spin to her tune Hard to believe she could be that purposeful focused methodical in executing her revenge the ripe age of 19 yo I failed to check my pulse B4 after reading this classic but the heady adrenaline rush made me scramble 4 The hero proves that his luv for 22 yrs younger heroine is GR8ER than paternal luv for his son who's dating heroine 'I love U' He said thru' his teeth 'And I'd cut his throat leave him to bleed to death before I let him have U' Guess which 1 he's gonna perform CPR on if both heroine his son are gasping for last breath