Return to Passion

Return to Passion

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Lovers at long last?

Behind her good-girl facade, Camille Ryan harbored a secret desire to write erotic romances. When one of her racy stories fell into the wrong hands, she had no choice but to flee her Bible-thumping Georgia town. Now her father's unexpected health scare turns her world upside down and brings the pseudonymous author back home to Fairdell--and to the man she sacrificed her happiness to protect.

Remington Krane never got over losing Camille. When he shows up on her doorstep demanding answers, desire once again ignites, culminating in a night of passion they've waited years to fulfill. Camille fears the scandalous truth could ruin the business scion's mayoral bid. But when another woman orchestrates a campaign that could sabotage his second chance with Camille, it's Remi's turn to give up everything--except the woman he loves.
Publisher: Toronto : Harlequin, 2016.
ISBN: 9780373864607
Branch Call Number: PB Bucha
Characteristics: 217 pages ; 18 cm.


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FindingJane Jul 20, 2016

How likely is it to find a 30-odd-year-old virgin in a contemporary romance novel? Well, the fact that Camille Ryan comes from a conservative background is supposed to be an explanation and I suppose that would be easy to accept. However, this same woman has been spending almost 20 years in New York. She’s 34 years old and thus her virginity becomes a pathetic joke, one out of place in a romance novel set in modern day America.

Not only that but we’re supposed to believe that the fans of her erotic novels believe that she’s been sleeping with scads of men in order to gain the experience they read between the pages. (Uh, hello? It’s called fiction for a reason, morons!) We also are expected to accept that her would-be boyfriend, the one she left behind two decades ago, can discern how many men she’s been with simply by scanning her naked body. Not really possible unless she’s one of those women who commemorate their beaus by getting their names tattooed on her skin. Good thing that bit of foolishness is dispensed with quickly.

When her sexual awakening comes, it does so at the hands of Remington Krane, who is naturally more experienced than she. From shy and virginal, she becomes the raging sex kitten she was always meant to be—strictly for him, of course. The sexual formulae of this novel fly thick and fast, including a straight-talking best girlfriend, a randy father and an understanding male friend who just barely skirts the cliché of the gay best friend.

One of the reasons I gave up Barbara Cartland novels so many years ago was because I got tired of her endless parade of limpid blue-eyed blondes or Titian-haired females (and the redheads were always Titian—never carrot topped, strawberry blonde, auburn, dark gold, copper, apricot, cherry or brown) who knew no more about sex than a brainless toddler of two. The venture into Harlequin and other purveyors of romances was meant to provide savvier, more powerful, strong-willed and sexually adept heroines. Virginity in and of itself is boring; it simply means you haven’t done something and since when is sexual inertness interesting?

The subplot of Remington’s political career being threatened by Camille’s erotic writings comes to naught. I wondered what all the fuss was. From the generic title to the happily-ever-after ending, this book is one proven expectation after another. If you want variety and surprises, skip it and stick to action comics.

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