Published: February 22nd 2005 (first published October 1st 1985)
Length: 240 pages
My Rating: 5 stars
And once he had kissed her, felt the responding warmth of her body beneath his hands, there had been no turning back. What he had done had been unforgivable. But what he was going to do was almost as bad.
Cage and Hal Hendren are as unalike as two brothers can be. Preacher’s kids, Hal has taken the righteous path, while Cage is the unrepentant black sheep of the family. The only thing they have in common is their love for the same woman – Jenny Fletcher.
Jenny loves Hal for his commitment to his calling, but deep in her heart of hearts, she wishes his desire for her burned as hotly. Only on the eve of his departure for a dangerous mission trip to Central America, when he comes to her bed in darkness and secret, does he take her with unexpected passion.
When tragedy strikes and Hal is lost to her, it’s that night that Jenny cherishes, that Hal she misses. She yearns for that lover whose unbridled sensuality more resembled. . . Cage.
For Jenny, Cage is willing to give up his wild ways. But to get on the straight and narrow, he must sin again.
This is one of the first romances I ever read. I checked it out of my local library as a teenager, and it helped spark my love of romances. Even after more than a decade, this book still remains one of my favourites. Even though it was written before I was born, this book still feels current, which is a remarkable feat.
I think it was Cage that sparked my love of a misunderstood bad boy. I was rooting for him to have his happy ending. I love rediscovering books that were once favourites. Even better when they are still as good. I am a re-reader. If I love a book, I will reread it over and over. My tablet is always close at hand, but when I have a favourite book, I love to sit back with a hard copy. There is nothing better than sitting down, the feel of paper in your hands and escaping the world for a little while, especially now with COVID 19 causing devastation. Reading is escapism in a dark and scary world. Stay safe, stay home and read some good books.
*Blurb and cover image via Goodreads.