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Claiming the Courtesan

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  • Posted January 3, 2013

    I loved other books by this author but this one was terrible. It

    I loved other books by this author but this one was terrible. It is pretty much based upon a disgrace of a man who refuses to let his mistress go because he's a pig and rapes her. Ms. Campbell tries to put passion and some loving feelings in there, but the main character is miserable and is being tortured by her captor. That's about it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2007

    Interesting premise fails

    Verity becomes a courtesan after she was dismissed from her governess job when the son of the family tried to rape her. She is the sole support her sister and brother after the death of her parents. She ends up as Justin's mistress after they negotiated for a year contract. After that year she will have enough money to return to a respectable life. The day before she leaves Justin asks her to marry him just to spite his mother. She declines his 'gracious' offer and leaves London with out telling him where she is going or why. Three months later he finds her, kidnaps her to the wilds of Scotland and tells her even though their contract ended it's not over 'til he decides it's over. He then rapes her every evening, 'punishing' her for leaving him. She, of course, falls in love with her kidnapper and rapist, believing there is a 'good and honorable man' beneath his facade as he's the way he is as he was abused by his father and neglected by his mother. She decides she has to runaway even though she has been warned repeatedly that she will die out in the elements. Justin finds her the next day and saves her from falling to her death. He is now sorry for all he has done and vows to take her home and not to bother her anymore. She, of course, decides to come to him that night of her own free will. On their way back to Verity's home, they stop at one of Justin's estates. There they find Verity's brother who has been searching for her and Justin's mother who is still angry and appalled that Justin wanted to marry his mistress. She angers her son who sends her to the Dower house with little money. Verity again turns down Justin's proposal as she thinks she is not good enough to be a duchess (and he is?). On her way home with her brother, Verity is attacked by the duchess and her hired men, she has her brother nearly beaten to death and she then plans to scar Verity in the face and have her raped by her men as revenge over her influence over her son. Justin rescues her just in time and convinces Verity to become his wife.

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