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A Courtesan's Guide to Getting Your Man

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2013

    Good

    This is really erotica...not just a romance novel. The heat is so high between Blackbird and Sir that you will need a cold drink. Well written and interesting exploration of the theme of freedom. Favorite quote is "Too much champagne, too little Sir." A common malady.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 6, 2011

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    Very Steamy

    A Courtesan's Guide to Getting Your Man is a historical romance and a contemporary romance rolled into one. There are two different story lines in two different time periods that are connected by a single diary. Piper Chase-Pierpont is a curator. She's in charge of the latest exhibit featuring the town's matriarch. Piper unsuspectingly finds three scandalous diaries. Piper keeps the diaries a secret from the rest of her colleagues but uses the diaries as a how to manual for seducing her long time crush. She gets more than she bargains for while reading the diaries. The diaries belong to The Blackbird. The Blackbird is a woman who refuses to be sold as property in marriage. She takes matters into her own hands and becomes a courtesan. She is taught the fine art of making love by a mysterious masked stranger only known as "Sir". This part of the novel is steamy to say the least. The Blackbird defies society and lives life on her own terms. I really enjoyed both story lines. Piper's was about self discovery and being comfortable in your own skin and The Blackbird's was about following your instincts and being true to who you are. Both storylines paralleled each other beautifully.
    Overall this was a good book. It was funny, witty and heart warming. It is highly entertaining but I will warn you that it's for mature audiences only.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 7, 2013

    I love the story line between sir and the black swan it was amaz

    I love the story line between sir and the black swan it was amazingly well written compaired to piper's and her love interest.
    I couldnt resist the book when it was about the black swan but abhored it through piper's much dull perspective

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  • Posted June 14, 2011

    A MUST READ FOR BOTH HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE READERS! A COURTESAN'S GUIDE TO GETTING YOUR MAN BY CELESTE BRADLEY AND SUSAN DONOVAN...

    RATING:4.5)A COURTESAN'S GUIDE TO GETTING YOUR MAN by Celeste Bradley and Susan Donovan is an exciting romance set in present day Boston and 1813 London.The plot is very interesting while it enterwines the past with the present.This story is written by two very different but entertaining authors. Celeste Bradley, a historical author and Susan Donovan a contemporary author together an wonderful story mixing the past with the present. This is the story of a modern day woman,Piper,who finds the scandalous memoirs of from another era,who was a courtesan.And the courtesan,Ophelia,who becomes a beloved folk heroine.But before that she was a high class courtesan,accused of murder in 1813,London. While Piper reads Ophelia's memoirs she also learns more about herself.This is a wild ride,that is both stimulating and shocking.It will keep you turning the pages to learn more of Ophelia and her life,while also learning of Piper the senior curator of the Boston Museum of Culture. These two authors have written an exciting twist to both contemporary and historical romance.A must read for both historical and contemporary readers.This book was received for the purpose of review from the publisher and details can be found at St.Martin's Paperbacks,published by St. Martin's Press and My Book Addiction Reviews.

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