Book Review: The Slightest Provocation

The Slightest Provocation by Pam Rosenthal

One of my patrons had listed this novel as "very sensual" in a book review, and as it was a Regency romance (known more for manners and sharp wit) I was intrigued.

Okay, maybe I just missed it - lots of other reviewers raved about this novel, but I didn't see it. I didn't see a lot of depth, and I didn't really care for the characters, or even the acrobatic sex they had several times throughout the novel as they reconciled a marriage gone bad. Many of the political events and schemes were written so that it made me feel I should already know what's going on and who's who, and what's what, and I was lost through much of it.

I liked the countryside descriptions and the sex scenes were all well and good, but found little else to recommend it.


Melissa said...

If you're going to read Pam Rosenthal, go for "Almost A Gentleman" - her first. None of her subsequent books have lived up to the awesomeness of that one. (In fact, I'd totally forgotten I'd read "The Slightest Provocation"... and I'd read it less than a month ago, hah!)

Marissa said...

Okay, that makes me feel better! I'll check out "Almost a Gentleman" next - thanks for the recommendation! :-)