Thursday, April 9, 2009

Tiger's Eye - Karen Robards

THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN EYES He was the tawny, golden-eyed king of London's underworld. She was an aristocratic heiress, born to the satin sheets of an ancient family. Their two proud hearts struck a flame that would consume them both in the blaze of a love that no society could allow—and a passion that neither could deny.

What a deliciously fun romp! I had no idea what to expect when I started this book, in fact I have no idea still why I added it to my TBR pile since it was so long ago that I did.

The story opens with Lady Isabella being kidnapped and later victim of a murder attempt at the orders of her husband.

Isabella is a sort of innocent and naïve heroine, one of those girls who are usually very annoying but that here I think worked rather well. She and Alex are soon attracted to each other, besides her being beautiful and intelligent Alex is also attracted to the fact that she is a member of polite society and he has been trying to better himself.

Isabella doesn’t really believe her husband is behind the attempt on her life but while Alex is recuperating, she can’t leave as his enemies are probably surveilling the house they’re in and that could endanger Alex.

Mind you, that is an old-fashioned romance and very un-pc (can't you just tell by the cheesy cover?). Alex has a mistress while all this tension and attraction to Isabella happens and if you don’t like adultery in your reads this is probably not the book for you.

Isabella and Alex eventually leave London for his country house where she proceeds to teach him in the ways of the polite society. She is then found out by her husband and goes back to him leaving Alex heartbroken. After a few twists and turns, he tries again to kill her and Alex saves her but now it’s her turn to woo him. That final scene where she goes back to him was hilarious and I couldn’t help laughing aloud imagining them.

A very entertaining read!

Grade: 4.5/5

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