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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Engraved by Jayne Fresina

Title: Engraved
Author: Jayne Fresina
Sub-Genre(s): Historical, Mystery, Romance
Publisher: Evernight Publishing 
Publication Date: March 21, 2011
Format: eBook from Author
Reviewer: Toni
Rating: 5 Cups

When Adam Blackwood first lays eyes on the woman of his lusty fantasies, he’s a young man with too much arrogance and not enough self-control. She rejects his clumsy advances and deeply wounds his pride. Six years later the wound remains, but other things have changed. He’s grown up. She’s widowed and alone. And this time, she wants something from him.

Evangeline always knew Adam was dangerous. He aroused emotions and desires she’d learned to suppress. But now he’s back with a proposition and a secret from her past. A little blackmail is hardly a gentlemanly method of getting her into bed, but what else can she expect from a Blackwood?

Perhaps, for just one night, she’ll give him what he wants and indulge her own secret passion. Providing they never see one another again, what harm can it do?


That is what I want. Engraved is an amazing story and I can’t wait to get the rest of the series and read them all (likely in one sitting).

I have a feeling this is how it really was in the past. Not the illusion of propriety and manners, but raw sensuality and passion. Well at least I can dream.

Evangeline is a beauty and caught Adam Blackwood’s eye as a young man. He always got what he wanted and he wanted her. He didn’t care that she was married and older than him. Evangeline didn’t waste any time turning this young arrogant man down.

Evangeline is an American that has been married twice, both horribly boring and unfulfilling marriages. Now widowed yet again, she has a problem. She is clairvoyant and has just seen the death of her old employer, Randolph Blackwood. The same employer that painted a nude of her ten years ago and the same employer whose son has always been in the back of her mind.

Adam Blackwood is livid. The prim and proper woman, who turned down his advances years ago, posed nude for his father. His father made it clear in his will that Adam had to return the portrait to the woman and he plans to. He also he plans to extract payment, in the form of sex.

Evangeline and Adam’s one night together is scorching and raw. I loved their chemistry together. Their experience allowed them to see a glimpse of the other person and it wasn’t what they perceived. Each went into their agreement having rigid notions of the other and they were blown away by the truth and their feelings. Their road to eventual bliss was well written and I enjoyed their journey. What a fun trip this has been!

I highly recommend Engraved. It is perfectly steamy and well paced. Ms. Fresina had me captivated right from the beginning and the only reason I didn’t finish it in one sitting is because it was 3am and I wanted to enjoy the last half of the book with a clear head. She has made me a fan and I am truly looking forward to reading the remaining Blackwood brother’s eventual downfalls. *Evil Grin*

Available at:
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*Blurb Courtesy of Amazon

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1 comment:

Jayne said...

Thank you for the lovely review!