Monday, May 23, 2011

Ripe For Pleasure by Isobel Carr

Ripe for Pleasure (The League of Second Sons)
Publication Date: May 1, 2011
Genre: Historical Romance
Series: Book 1 of The League of Second Sons
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Reviewed For: Forever Romance
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Book Blurb: London's most sensual former courtesan, Viola Whedon, is incapable of being seduced-she does the seducing. Until she meets Leonidas Vaughn. Her salacious memoirs have made her the target of half the lords in England, and Vaughn is the only man she can turn to. When he promises to protect her-and to make her beg for his touch-the alluring beauty finds both offers impossible to refuse. 
Leonidas Vaughn secretly believes Viola possesses a fortune given to his family by the King of France. So the strong and sexy Vaughn charms his way into Viola's life . . . and her bed. But when their arrangement is consummated, he'll experience pleasure far beyond his wildest fantasies-and realize his heart may need the most protection of all.

My Thoughts: I liked this book, and I liked that it didn't deal with the woman who is a virgin and some Rake takes her virginity. This is a woman who is a whore. She knows she is one and this is how she has chosen to live her life. She is currently writing a memoir about her life and all her many suiters. One night when someone has broken into her home, she flees and meets Leonidas. Each is drawn to one another and the affair begins. Only he does not want Viola for only his needs, he wants to be her lover and pleasure her and show her that a man can give as much pleasure as she can give.

I did enjoy this book and the romance was good in it. This book was classified as an erotica historical romance, but to be honest as someone who does read erotica, I would not classify this as erotica. The characters might have been a bit more intimate then in most historical romance but the way the scenes were described, it was not graphic.

I recommend this to any of my readers who enjoy a good historical romance and this one was nice not having to deal with some of the usuals you read in a historical.


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