A Mad Dash To The Counter …

7 Dec

… after reading this back blurb?

Stuart Aysgarth, the new Viscount Mount Villiars, doesn’t know he’s playing with fire when he inadvertently runs afoul of Emma Hotchkiss. True, the exquisite Yorkshire lady is a mere sheep farmer, but she also guards a most colorful past that makes her only more appealing to the handsome, haunted lord. Emma has come to him seeking justice – and Stuart is determined that she will not leave until she has shared her secrets … and his bed. Her clever revenge scheme must fail in the face of his soft words and tender caress – and then he turns the tables on his bewitching adversary, seducing her into a daring deception of his own …”

Judith Ivory, Untie my Heart

My answer? No.

The only information I get out of it that two people try to get the better of the other and have a lot of sex on the way. That’s not something that would make me buy the book if I read this in a store. It’s too vague in terms for me (justice for what?) and seems to use standard, almost cliche-like romance novel elements (“the new Viscount”, “shared ..his bed”). It’s a good thing that I know this author and liked what I read so far.

I know that back blurbs, especially in romance, don’t say much if anything at all about a novel. My point here is: what about someone who doesn’t know anything about this book or the author and has to base the decision to buy this book solely on its back blurb?

I would guess: no mad dash to the counter.

And that’s a shame, because I’m fairly certain that Judith Ivory’s Untie my Heart will be a good read – despite what the bland back blurb leads me to expect.


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