Tuesday, February 19, 2013

BOOK GIVEAWAY & Toni's Review of A Woman Made for Pleasure by Michele Sinclair - 4.5 Stars



Drawn to a life of excitement and risk, Lady Millie Aldon made a pact to forsake marriage. But her plans are thrown into chaos when Chase Wentworth returns to town. The lanky lad she remembers from childhood is now the Marquess of Chaselton, possessing an air of mystery Millie can't resist. As Chase moves through London's elite circles, his stealth manner has Millie convinced he harbours a secret - one she is determined to reveal. As Millie makes a game of observing Chase's every move, she finds her attraction to him unsettling. When a stolen kiss threatens to turn their flirtation into something more powerful, she questions her vow of freedom. But Millie has no idea of the danger she's facing. Chase has a complicated past - and his clandestine efforts to expose a traitor will soon provide a more perilous - and passionate - adventure than Millie could ever have planned.

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A Woman Made for Pleasure is a very enjoyable historical romance with a touch of mystery. 

The idea behind the Promises Trilogy is fascinating and fun.  Three young girls, aka The Daring Three or Three for short, make a pact to never get married.  Each are allowed an exception, and all three have listed some very extraordinary exceptions.  Millie Aldon is the instigator of this promise.  She has no desire to ever wed, but she wants to ensure that her best friends will be with her always.  Millie is adventurous, contemptuous and put quite plainly…a handful.

Years later, she remains steadfast against marriage.  The three ladies have put off their season long enough and are sent to London to find husbands.  None of them have changed their minds, but they put on their best faces to appease their families.

It’s been eight long years since Chase Wentworth has been home.  He is being called home to escort the Three into society.  He will gladly return home to accompany his sister and her two friends at least that is what he wants everyone to believe.  He is getting closer to the identity of a traitor to England and this is his opportunity to search closer to home. 

What he doesn't expect is his feelings for Millie.  Her personality has always fascinated him, but now that she is a beautiful young woman and he can’t stop thinking about her.  Trouble is she hasn't changed much since he last seen her.  She is still impetuous, adventurous and challenging, but she makes his blood boil with a mere smile.  Now he has to guard his heart, protect Millie and find a killer.

These two were a joy to read and the supporting cast was just as much fun.  The mystery was well executed and developed nicely.  Even though I had an idea who the traitor was, I was guessing right up to the end.  Well done, Ms. Sinclair.  Millie kept me on the edge of my seat, wondering what she was going to next and Chase’s hardheadedness did him no good, but it was exciting to watch Millie put him through the paces.

While I absolutely enjoyed this story, I’m unsure about the series.  A Woman Made for Pleasure was actually titled Promises back in 2007 and placed first in the Historical Romance category for the PASIC 2007 Book of Your Heart contest.  According to her website Promises was never published.  It also appears the other two books of the trilogy have already been outlined.  Ms. Sinclair has blurbs up for the other two books but no ETA’s.  I doubt they will remain titled Consequences and Choices, but it sure would be nice to know when they will be published.

A Woman Made for Pleasure was a hit for me.  I know I have mentioned my uneasiness about the other two, but only because I want them now.  In my very selfish opinion, she has had plenty of time to have them ready for me to read *grins*.  If you like saucy heroines and stubborn heroes, with a sweet romance, with some mystery thrown in, I think you will enjoy this novel.  Once you have read them, you can join me in a campaign to get the other two released ASAP. 

Thanks for reading! - Toni

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3 comments:

Bama said...
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Bama said...

To marry a rake or not to marry rake, that is the question and why?

Marry a rake! Why? It is worth reform him some ;)

Texas Book Lover said...

Real life nah I'll keep my hubby. In a book oh yeah! I'll take one of those sexy rakes!