A Taste of Desire (The Elusive Lords #2)
Lady Amelia Bertram may have a reputation as the most brazen beauty of the ton, but she shocks even herself when she accidently--and loudly--derides one of society's most eligible bachelors in the middle of a crowded ballroom. The timing of her faux pas couldn't be worse, for her father is seeking someone to take her off his hands that very night....more
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The hero Thomas is asked by his friend, the heroine's father to watch over her while he is in America. Spirited Amelia never liked Thomas and doesn't look forward to staying at his home till her father returns. But after her father threatens to send her to a convent she soon changes her mind! :) There is alot of angry tension between Thomas and Amelia and it's enjoyable to watch these two...more
I was pretty thrilled when I received the email saying I'd won a copy of A Taste of Desire through a Goodreads giveaway. It had been a good while since I'd read a Historical Romance so I was really anticipating receiving it.
I have always loved plots with one or both of the main characters 'hating' one another. Thomas and Amelia hit the spot when it comes to that. She's 'difficult' (in his eyes) and he's a 'rake' (in he...more
I couldn't finish this book because of the heroine, she was way too rude and demanding and ill-mannered and unpleasant and ungrateful for the likes of romantic heroines!
Amelia reminded me of Lydia from P&P: a complete idiot. It didn't take me long to come to that conclusion (first chapter did it) but I kept reading hoping she was really misunderstood. Alas, it was not to be. Amelia is really just a entitled twit who needs to buy a personality tra...more
Book 2 in the Elusive Lords Series
Thomas Armstrong and Amelia Bertram’s relationship was a novelty for me – it was sexy, it was dramatic, it was stunning – and I wasn’t sure I liked it. Throughout the course of a romance, I hope to see both parties changing, compromising, developing into new and better people. Unfortunately, I didn’t see that. Thomas was much too autocra...more
A Taste of Desire is Beverley Kendall's second book in The Elusive Lords Series. The book is a necessary read to anyone who read the first book of the series ( Sinful Surrender ) because of the way Amelia Bertram (trouble-making daughter of Lord Harold "Harry" Bertram, Marquess of Bradford) greeted her father's business partner, Viscount Thomas Armstrong.
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I absolutely adored A Taste of Desire; it is a wonderful historical romance. It is really well written and so extremely addictive, that it is hard to put it down even for a moment.
The characters were really interesting and it was excellent that both perspectives were shown, this was especially good because of their uncomplimentary views of each other in the beginning and it meant that both of their actions were understandable, when if seen just...more
Amelia was a loads better heroine, emotionally neglected and considered the ice maiden because of her protective hauteur the moment when the music drops away but you're still yelling? So, so recognisable. The comment she makes about Thomas' sexual prowess is an insult not some veiled euphemism, which I liked.
Thomas was asshat in this book as well for about two thirds of it. But he comes...more
Amelia is one of those heroines that you wished you could lay hands on. Her own insecurities made her anger and...more
I loved their heated arguments and barbs and the progression of their relationship throughout the story.
However I did not like the part where Thomas saw Amelia meeting with Lord Carborough (? don't ask me to check my Nook for the right name). I was not impressed about ho...more
Recommend: Historical Romance that is a borrow from the library or friend. Great for and in between book.
Things I liked:
*It shows that love and hate are a closer emotion than you think.
*Great ending where the guy gets the girl.
*Love Thomas's mother. She helped mellow the book out.
*I also loved Thomas's sister Missy and her hubby Rutherford. There were many funny scene's at their home.
I don't know why... I liked the previous book well enough. This one however...I don't know. It lacked the certain je ne sais quoi necessary to keep my attention for extended periods of time.
The banter between the two protagonists (Amelia and Thomas) was funny, at some points nearly hilarious. Their romance however was not what I would call epic. Sure, they had chemistry, and the love scenes were steamy, however I didn't feel that same longing and passion I felt in the p...more
I enjoyed the premise of this book. Amelia is a hellcat and any father in the era the book is set in would be trying anything and everything to get his daughter to settle down or just behave. Whew! I also enjoyed Thomas' escapades, he was entertaini...more
I enjoyed this romance. Not sure I've read a romance novel where the two main characters fight each other so much and genuinely seem to despise each other. I found it a little annoying th...more
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Thomas had that typical arrogance that is often found in a male character in historical romance books, but his charm was able to make me oversee that same arrogance. And who doesn't love a good-looking guy with dimples? Amelia w...more
The ice queen heroine ends up melted by the end (as you would expect), while the hero changes little at all. In fact, falling in love turns him into a jealous, possessive, thick-headed hulk, a state which does not alter by the end of the book, whereas the heroine goes from prideful to sniveling.
While the author's voice was enjoyable (and I lo...more