Claiming the Courtesan
The Duke of Kylemore knows her as Soraya, London's most celebrated courtesan. Men fight duels to spend an hour in her company. And only he comes close to taming her. Flying in the face of society, he decides to make her his bride; then, she vanishes, seemingly into thin air. Dire circumstances... show more
The Duke of Kylemore knows her as Soraya, London's most celebrated courtesan. Men fight duels to spend an hour in her company. And only he comes close to taming her. Flying in the face of society, he decides to make her his bride; then, she vanishes, seemingly into thin air. Dire circumstances have forced Verity Ashton to barter her innocence and change her name for the sake of her family. But Kylemore destroys her plans for a respectable life when he discovers her safe haven. He kidnaps her, sweeping her away to his hunting lodge in Scotland, where he vows to bend her to his will. There he seduces her anew. Verity spends night after night with him in his bed . . . and though she still dreams of escape and independence, she knows she can never flee the unexpected, unwelcome love for the proud, powerful lover who claims her both body and soul.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: March 27th 2007
Pages no: 375
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Erotic Romance
, Historical Romance
, Regency Romance
I'm coming to the conclusion that I don't like old school romance. The hero was a jerk. I didn't like him, at all. Supposedly there is some redemption by the end but most of the book is just Kylemore treating Verity like crap, kidnapping her and raping her. NOT OKAY. He's a bad, bad dude. I wasn't ...
I loved the writing but the premise had a squick factor that I just couldn't overlook so it lost 1 1/2 stars.
no me molestan los heroes posesivos , pero si hay algo que cruza el límite y me produce profundo desagrado e indignación es que quieran romantizar la violación . No es NO , compañeras y lo que hace este protagonista (además del secuestro ) no es más que eso , una cobarde y asquerosa violación a una ...
Ohh Kylemore.. I need more of you :0) Just an absolutely yummy book! Really loved the "forced" scenes ;)Kylemore - into my harem you go :P Thanks for the rec Lu!
My review contains spoilers and they're mostly my thoughts as I went with the book...I’m not a huge fan of courtesan/mistress novels but I’ve read a few and liked most of them, credit goes to the respective authors of those books. When I started this book, reading all the reviews, both positive and ...