Title: The Taste of Innocence (A Cynster Novel)
Author: Stephanie Laurens
Genre: Historical Romance
He knows all too well how dangerous love can be...
Charles Morwellan, eight Earl of Meredith, has seen many happy Cynster unions, but he also watched his father's obsessive love nearly destroy their family. Yet, he knows his duty, and so has chosen a bride. Sarah Conningham is beautiful, intelligent, and knows the value of his offer. Imagine his shock when she refuses to wed for anything less than intense, unbridled, unbounded love.
Now, he's determined to win her! In a tantalizing game of pleasure and persuasion, Charles courts Sarah with excruciating propriety during the day, but each night spirits her away into the moonlit gardens, where he tutors her in the art of passions. Yet, after their wedding, his polite mask returns, leaving Sarah wondering which man she actually married: the controlled aristocrat, or the lover whose touch leaves her gasping. But then Sarah's life is threatened and Charles must discover just how much he is willing to surrender to protect... the taste of innocence.
I have never thought that there were a day that I would rate a book with one out of five. But, it happened with this book. Yes, it was that bad.
I found this book too painful to read. I tossed and turned during my read, and I just can't get into the book, or the characters. It was that boring. There was too much description of kissing, and love making (too much that I decided to skip lots of that part). While some might enjoy the detailed scene of love making, I found that it's too much and repetitive. At some point, I feel like I'm reading a porn novel (if that genre existed).