Tempest in Eden. Finished 3-24-16, rating 1.5/5, romance, pub. 1983
Unabridged audio performed by Renee Raudman. 5 hours 39 minutes.
A renowned artist’s model, Shay Morrison thinks nothing of exposing her body to inspire great works of art. Hidden inside her, where no one can see, is the pain of a failed marriage. Then she accidentally walks in on Ian Douglas as he steps from a shower. Every gorgeous bit of him is immediately apparent — as is his disapproval of Shay. What isn’t so obvious is his profession: Ian is a minister in a very staid community. Challenged and hurt, Shay decides to seduce him. But waiting for her are the traps of her own weaknesses and the potent force of sexuality … from Goodreads
I’d been reading some heavy things lately and thought this quick romance by an old favorite would be a fun, light listen. Well, it was light and fit my needs in that area, but I spent at least half of the book rolling my eyes at the characters. Shay was insufferable and every time I thought she’d turned a corner I was disappointed. A minister and nude model fall in love over a weekend, after finding themselves in bed together? Of course.
There were one or two nice moments, so it wasn’t a total loss.