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Tempest in Eden by Sandra Brown

Tempest in EdenTempest 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.

March 28, 2016 - Posted by | 2 1/2 Stars or Less |


  1. I also feel that it is occasionally good to give one’s eyeballs exercise by rolling them a lot. :–)

    Comment by rhapsodyinbooks | March 29, 2016 | Reply

  2. I don’t love her books but she is a wonderful speaker. Be sure to go see her if she ever comes your way.

    Comment by BermudaOnion | March 29, 2016 | Reply

  3. I used to enjoy her books also, long time ago. I actually don’t remember hearing about this one. To bad to get a stinker you have been reading some awesome books lately.

    Comment by Tea Time with Marce | March 29, 2016 | Reply

  4. I’ve never read a Sandra Brown. And if I do, it certainly won’t be this one!

    Comment by Lloyd Russell | March 29, 2016 | Reply

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