Published August 8th 2011 by Total-E-Bound
Flouting the moral standards of Jeffersonian America, temptress Beth McConnell lets no man touch her heart. Her motto is love them once and leave them burning.
But when she boldly seduces Grey Sexton, a self-controlled merchant prince from New York, she finds herself too fascinated by his ice-over-fire nature to stay away. His possessive determination to own her, body and soul, threatens to expose her secret erotic life to public shame.
But Beth will only surrender her love to a man she can trust. And Grey’s materialistic approach to relationships leaves her little reason to believe he can ever give her what she truly needs.
For these two cynical yet lonely people, can deep sexual intimacy work a miracle and lead to the opening of their hearts?
Grey’s Lady is a delicious novella full of energy and strong characters. Beth and Grey are the perfect couple, both with a stubborn attitude and fighting for control. They have their disagreements, like every couple, except we don’t know if they are a couple, and not even the characters do. This discussion is brought up since their first encounter and we see fireworks every time they decide not to agree. The sexual tension is in the air from start to finish.
I was unsure about how the plot would unravel after the first few pages. I have to admit I was worried at first, but then I couldn’t put it down and the story kept me interested till the last page. Still, something wasn’t quite right. Details on Beth’s jobs and the continuous mention about her brother could be better edited, or even cut out, and the void filled with fresh information, it wouldn’t have overwhelm the reader. The story lacked some background regarding the heroine’s previous lovers and more about the connection between Grey and the people he was dealing with. All in all, I enjoyed the character development immensely.
I recommend Grey’s if you’re looking for a hot historical book to read in a short time – but be aware that you’ll have time to read the full title, cause you won’t be able to stop! What I can certainly say is: Natasha Blackthorne is definitely an author to watch.
Heat Level: 5/5
“I have always been a daydreamer who told myself stories of love and romance set in other times and places for my own pleasure. Eventually my story worlds became so real, they demanded to be brought out of my imagination and onto the page. It gives me great joy to finally share them with you. I hope you enjoy my story world.
I am married to my own hero and we share our life with a very quirky calico cat. I have a BA in History and I love to read, both romance and scholarly history, and I listen to a variety of music from classical to reggae. But mostly I am hard at work writing my next story.”