Thursday, July 31, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Love Only Once by Johanna Lindsey

Author: Johanna Lindsey
First published in 1985 by Avon
The exquisite niece of Lord Edward and Lady Charlotte Malory, Regina Ashton is abducted by Nicholas Eden - an arrogant seducer hardened by a painful secret from his past.
Reggie has vowed to marry the golden-haired rogue who has besmirched her good name - and who arouses her womanly desires to an unendurable level. But her beauty only stirs Nicholas's passion - giving rise to dangerous misunderstandings. . .and a love that can live only once in a lifetime.
Love Only Once was a fairly enjoyable read.  For a romance written in the 80s, it's pretty typical.  The hero is a grade A jerk through most of the book and the heroine can't help but love him.  Had I not liked Regina so much, I might have hated this story.  I loved her readiness for adventure and her strength to go up against Nick.  She fought for what she wanted and wasn't afraid to walk away when she needed to.

For the most part, the storyline was a bit weak, because not much really happens..  I felt like the peripheral characters made the book more enjoyable.  I did like the "twist" at the end.  I will probably pick p the next book in the series to read more about Regina's uncle Tony..

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