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Friday, July 29, 2011

Taste Of Honey by Jane Bonander

Taste Of Honey by Jane Bonander
Publisher: Whispers Publishing
Genre: Historical
Length: Short Story (173 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4 Cherries
Reviewed by Mazus

British born Honey DeHaviland wanted one night of passion before she saved her widowed father, a Greek scholar, from financial ruin by entering into a loveless marriage. Who would have thought that the stranger who gave her that passion would be the very man who was to ferry her to Crete to marry another? The journey proved fateful, for Honey fell in love. But she couldn’t afford to marry a penniless man, and from what she could see, her dream man was truly penniless. When she accidentally learned that he was, indeed, wealthy and he proposed marriage, how could she accept without appearing shallow and mercenary? Her refusal is the finest performance she has ever given.

Nick Stamos, born in Greece but educated in Boston, used his boat to transport goods from island to island, mostly as a favor to the locals. Although he rarely spoke of his true wealth, he owned a vast vineyard on Santorini and was a prosperous man. But when a soft-spoken professor asked him to bring his daughter to Crete to marry a wealthy Greek, Nick found himself face to face with the very woman he had “saved” from two drunken sailors the night before. Their night of passion was one he would never forget. And when he learns the reason for her arranged marriage, he wants to make her his own. Her refusal makes him question many things. Could he have been so wrong about her feelings for him?

Through hot, sultry days and warm, Mediterranean nights, the lovers ignore their ill-fated destinies and revel in the sizzling, sultry depths of their passion.

Widowed and in need of gratification, Honey gives in to her lust for a sea captain who rescues her from two thugs late one night. Nick Stamos is a love ‘em and leave 'em kind of man but he becomes quickly intrigued by the woman he had in his arms for one night. Waking up the next morning to find her gone he decides to visit her home, telling her father that he just wanted to make sure Honey was alright. Honey certainly was not pleased.

Honey has agreed to marry a man she has never met name Apollo, who is rich and can pay her father's debts. There’s nothing she wants more than to see her father well established and comfortable in life. After meeting Nick Stamos, Honey’s father books the passage to Crete with him.

The trip turns into an exciting experience for both Honey and Nick as they explore each other and learn new ways to pleasure each other. It becomes a love story through and through with a few bumps to overcome.

This was quite a lovely but hot read. The characters are fun and understandable. Honey is a very lustful and inquisitive woman and Nick is a very willing teacher. I enjoyed how they would used words against each to titillate and the love scenes were scorching.

I’d recommend this read to anyone! Especially those who love to read long love scenes that get the blood flowing.

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