Midnight Temptations with a Forbidden Lord by Tiffany Clare {Amanda’s Review}

Posted 19 January, 2015 by Amanda / 12 Comments

Midnight Temptations with a Forbidden Lord by Tiffany Clare {Amanda’s Review}Midnight Temptations with a Forbidden Lord by Tiffany Clare
Series: Dangerous Rogues #2
two-stars
Genres: Historical, Romance, Victorian
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
Goodreads

Seduce and Destroy

Tristan Bradley, the notorious Marquess of Castleigh, is a danger to any woman’s reputation. Devastatingly handsome and devilishly seductive, he delights in the challenge of a lovely new conquest—especially when she’s engaged to a man he despises. But when this particular young lady asks him to dance, Tristan realizes he may not be the only one playing a game.

Or Fall Dangerously in Love

Defiantly bold and disarmingly beautiful, Lady Charlotte Lindsey will do anything to break free from her loathsome fiancé—even destroy her good name to do it. What better way to seal the deal than a tryst with Lord Tristan, who’s led many a girl to ruin? But when Charlotte looks into his eyes—and Tristan takes her in his arms—all of their schemes melt away…because the heart has a plan of its own.

This created many questions about THRUSTING.

Thoughts on Midnight Temptations with a Forbidden Lord

This is one of those books where what the character tells us and how we perceive the characters are at odds. Charlotte is desperate not to marry a man who doesn’t like her and whom she doesn’t like. And while we’re told her fiance is “loathsome,” their interactions always left me feeling like Charlotte was being a spoiled brat and childish and the fiance was merely annoyed with her.

And not that she deserved to be disliked, but she didn’t really endear me to her or, more importantly, her plight. For me, there wasn’t enough setup with the fiance to think he was terrible enough to get ruined. Not that I wanted the marriage to go through, but never did I feel like screaming, “GET AWAY AS FAST AS YOU CAN!” either. Which I wanted to be able to do. Because usually the follow-up response is “RUN INTO THE HERO’S ARMS!”

I found myself more interested in the side characters’ lives and stories (even though we didn’t get much about them) than the main characters, because the main characters were hard to understand. Things just seemed to… happen. And I didn’t always track why. The characters would tell me things or have revelations, but I didn’t necessarily see it in their actions.

There’s also the “he moved in time with his thrusts” line that I’m still puzzling out. Mostly because if a man is thrusting himself into a woman (because yes, this was a sex scene), how could he NOT move in time with his thrusts? Isn’t that the very nature of thrusting? “He held himself still while thrusting” or “He moved opposite of his thrusts” don’t make sense. HE THRUSTS! That’s about all you need to convey the action.

two-stars

Filed under: Review: Amanda,

Divider

12 Responses to “Midnight Temptations with a Forbidden Lord by Tiffany Clare {Amanda’s Review}”

  1. “how could he NOT move in time with his thrusts? Isn’t that the very nature of thrusting? “He held himself still while thrusting” or “He moved opposite of his thrusts” don’t make sense.”

    *dies* Such a good point you make Amanda! I’ve definitely read that line before in a sex scene (or something very similar), I just sort of glossed right over it but you are so RIGHT! Hard to be still and thrust at the same time. Unless his penis can operate independently of the rest of his body? That would be something…
    Jenny @ Supernatural Snark recently posted…Review: SoulprintMy Profile

  2. I dislike it when the author’s ‘show’ and the characters’ ‘tell’ don’t mesh, it sends conflicting messages, and just makes for a jumbled mess. A protagonist that leaves you lukewarm, and a hero that doesn’t fill his shoes doesn’t exactly help either. And, the questionable mechanics of the sex scenes are just the final nail in this book’s coffin. Next!
    Carmel @ Rabid Reads recently posted…Early Review: White Knight by Kelly MeadeMy Profile

    • Thrusting is good (I mean, how else are you going to get your sex on?), but it’s redundant description to “move in time with [one’s] thrust.”

Leave a Reply

CommentLuv badge