Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Brief Review: Forever Yours

Title: Forever Yours
Author: Charlotte Featherstone
Genre: Historical Erotic Romance
Publisher: Harlequin Spice
Published: October 2007

From publisher's website ~

Despite their love for each other, lovemaking has become routine and predictable for the Duke and Duchess of Sutcliffe. Desperate to save their marriage, they begin exchanging passionate, erotic missives detailing needs and fantasies they never before dared to express. Soon, they’re acting out those fantasies and discovering a consuming desire like none they’ve ever known...

Quick, lovely read. I have Featherstone's Addicted in my TBR pile somewhere. I'll need to dig it out next time I have a taste for an erotic historical. Featherstone's writing is very vivid, bringing forth the characters' inner desires and the constrains society and family life have placed on them.

The Duke and Duchess of Sutcliffe love each other very much but after four children in 10 years their time together, alone, has all but vanished. Christian, the Duke, has issues with his wife's doting on their children. He loves his children but feels they take up too much of his wife Elizabeth's time. That she rushes to the children's aid too quickly instead of letting them grow up and become independent. Christian has a wife and mother to his children, now he wants his lover back.

Elizabeth loves her husband and her children but is having difficulty dividing her time between them. She knows she and Christian have drifted apart even though there is still a strong attraction and sexual need between the two. She's afraid of losing him to another woman but doesn't know how to get him back. Until she receives a note...

One of the things I liked about Forever Yours is that it's about an established couple. Something we don't see a lot of. They know each other well and yet there are still things they have to learn. This is a historical where the hero and heroine are members of the aristocracy and yet they face some of the same problems the modern couple does. The way they make their way back to each other and re-establish that connection of lovers made for a satisfying read.

I was able to obtain Forever Yours as an e-book from the library. It's also available at Harlequin's site . Charlotte Featherstone's website can be found here.

Rating: B+


  1. Leslie,I'm wondering about the length of this book? I like that it's about a husband and wife who after 10 yrs still have something to discover about each other.

  2. Hils ~ it's 55 pages. Have you tried your library?

  3. Leslie, unfortunately my library is not a good one for romance. It's one of the reasons I buy so much. They have a couple of authors... lots of Nora Roberts (but I collect most of her books anyway)... and best sellers. But romance? No. It's pretty bad. :(

  4. Sorry to hear that Hils. :( I know I'm lucky having access to the city and county library systems. Unfortunately it's not the same everywhere.

  5. This actually sounds quite interesting and different ;) I love the fact that they actually have kids... but it's quite short as well, hmm.