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Angel in Scarlet

Loveswept: Random. (Bound & Determined, Bk. 4). Jul. 2016. 302p. ebk. ISBN 9780399593864. $3.99. EROTICA
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In this newest "Bound and Determined" installment (after Ravishing Ruby), a bitter Angela Ripon seeks the assistance of Madame Rouge in gaining vengeance against Lord Colton, the suitor with whom she had an intense courtship that dissolved when Angela spied him in flagrante with an actress. Oblivious to the cause of these dimmed affections, Lord Colton finds his hopes dashed when the enticing woman he courted appears to vanish, leaving a vapid, disinterested waif in her place. Now Angela returns, claiming to seek nothing more than his lust and his command. Colton and Angela embark on a game in which both and neither have the lead, as Angela coaxes Colton in his desire and Colton retaliates by testing Angela's sexual limits. As the pair reignite the spark of their former romance, a close encounter threatens to expose their secret rendezvous. While the back-and-forth regarding the pair's "game" and its emotional consequences might be tedious for those looking for a novel with less talk and more action, Angela and Colton's eventual erotic trysts are well worth the wait.
VERDICT Though less overtly graphic than its predecessors (including Mastering the Marquess and Bound by Bliss), Angel in Scarlet and its naughty nature will not disappoint fans of Kent's raucous Regency tales.

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