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BEYOND INNOCENCE
by Emma Holly

Genre: Historical Romance
Setting: Victorian, 1873

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Edward Burbrooke, Earl of Greystowe, finds the only way to protect his younger brother Freddie from an ugly scandal is to find him a wife.

Left with a small inheritance when her father dies, Miss Florence Fairleigh is in need of a husband and Edward feels that the vicars daughter will make an ideal spouse for Freddie.

Though Florence and Freddie enjoy each others company, Edward struggles to contain the lust he feels for Florence. It will be Edward who awakens this innocent woman, a woman who is promised to his brother.

Ms. Holly shows potential as a writer but needs to develop her own distinct voice. A better understanding of the morals for young women during the era would be helpful. As it is, her attempt at writing an erotic romance falls a bit short. SPICY (Jul., 295 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed By: Joan Hammond

Publisher: Jove

Published: July 2001

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