A Passion for Him: Amelia Benbridge and Colin Mitchell
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Miss Amelia Benbridge is ready to leave behind a past filled with heartbreak for a sensible marriage. Until temptation itself comes calling, with an invitation to seduction…
She Loved and Lost Him Once…
Amelia Benbridge and the Earl of Ware are the most anticipated match of the Season. Lord Ware is handsome, wealthy, and kind, and he understands that her love will always belong to her childhood sweetheart, Colin. When Colin died, Amelia believed she would never feel such passion again. But her primal reaction to the brooding stranger who approaches her at a masquerade, coaxing her into a moonlit minuet and a single, sensual kiss, proves otherwise…
Colin Mitchell knew a pairing between a peer’s daughter and a gypsy stable boy was impossible. Amelia’s mistaken belief in his demise afforded him the opportunity to return to her as a man of means. But time has slipped through his fingers. She is preparing to wed another, and danger prevents him from revealing the truth. Colin can only bid her a secret farewell, but he underestimates her determination to unmask her phantom admirer. A forbidden kiss leads to her ardent pursuit and a soul-scorching affair. Amelia is perfectly attuned to his every desire, every thought—and hungry for stability he can’t offer her. For deception lies at the heart of their love, waiting to drive them apart once again…
I have really enjoyed everything that I have read by Sylvia Day and this book is no exception. Day has a way of really absorbing you into the story whatever it may be. I’m not a huge fan of historicals, that can be hit and miss with me, but this one was a definite hit. I loved the characters, to the forbidden childhood love, to the reunited love. I’m a sucker for reunites! Especially if that love was forbidden at one time.
Amelia is saucy as hell! I quite enjoyed her as a character, she was free spirited and spoke her mind. In the era that this book takes place that is not a characteristic that one would find from a Lady, but Amelia doesn’t care. She doesn’t live her life for others, which is a trait I always admire. She is worried that with her passionate nature that she will turn out like her murderous father, after all his blood does flow through her veins. With that thought in mind she is determined to marry her childhood friend Lord Ware. He is stable and they can talk about anything and everything. He is handsome and she loves him, but she is not in love with him. This is okay with both of them, Lord Ware has no desire to get his heart caught up in matters of the heart and Amelia has long since given her heart away and has never gotten it back. All of that changes when she meets a masked stranger and suddenly she is experiencing feelings she hasn’t felt in years. Amelia embraces these feelings, she knows that if without love is not really a life at all. She is a bit reckless in her pursuit but you have to admire a woman that goes after what she really wants. But that pursuit can have dire consequences.
Colin is a hot and sexy character; he is confident and just exudes sex appeal. I think it is his wild gypsy blood! Why are there not more gypsy characters? I think there needs to be, such an underutilized ethnicity, its exotic, fun and sexy as hell. For years he has been doing everything he can to make it so he can return to his Amelia. I love his dedication to his love! He has no problem expressing his love to Amelia, I’m so used to the man that you practically have to drag the emotion out of him, but with Colin he feels it freely! It’s kind of a breath of fresh air. Even though Colin had done everything in his power to make sure it would be safe for him to come back to court Amelia, on his last night in France all goes to hell and he is now hunted. It is that in mind that keeps Colin from courting Amelia properly and he wears a mask, he just means to see her once, but he didn’t expect his headstrong Amelia to pursue him. It is that pursuit that now her life is in jeopardy as much as his is, and if he can’t find the one that wants him dead, everything he has done will be all for not.
This is a great story that is hot ans sexy. The characters are alive and vibrant. The story is fast paced and not a bit boring. There is intrigue, mystery and plenty else to keep you entertained for the duration. This is the third book in the series, but it can be read on its own. There are references to Amelia’s sister that has me very intrigued and making me want to go back to read her book. Maria’s story seems like it would be very interesting! She is referred to the most dangerous woman in England and her husband is a pirate! Hell Yeah, I’m about it. Lol. Amelia does not fall far from that apple tree as her sister has taught her everything she knows. I definitely enjoyed this book and would recommend it to others, especially those who enjoy a good historical.
I was provided with a copy of this book through NetGalley for an honest review. No other compensation was provided.
Rating: 4 Romanticals