An Introduction to Pleasure (Mistress Matchmaker Series #1)

An Introduction to Pleasure (Mistress Matchmaker Series #1)

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by Jess Michaels
     
 

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An innocent lady’s education could be a gentleman’s wicked seduction.

Mistress Matchmaker, Book 1

Lysandra Keates is running out of options. Her father is dead, her mother is ill, and her efforts to find respectable employment have ended in failure. With her small savings bleeding away, she swallows her pride—and

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An innocent lady’s education could be a gentleman’s wicked seduction.

Mistress Matchmaker, Book 1

Lysandra Keates is running out of options. Her father is dead, her mother is ill, and her efforts to find respectable employment have ended in failure. With her small savings bleeding away, she swallows her pride—and her terror—and turns to Vivien Manning, an infamous courtesan, to match her with a wealthy protector.

For years, Viscount Andrew Callis has lived a monastic existence at his country estate, hardening his body against the snobbish, lazy young man he once was, hardening his heart against grief over the deaths of his wife and infant son. When Vivien asks him to spend one month training a young woman in the ways of a mistress, his mind resists…but his body responds with an ache he thought long dead.

As Andrew begins his gentle tutelage, he finds himself falling under the spell of Lysandra’s innocent charms. And as they give in to the powerful hunger, the last thing Andrew ever expected, or wanted, forms between them. An emotional connection that could carry them well past the training period—if only Andrew can open his heart to the possibility of love.

Warning: Includes training in all kinds of sexual positions and delights, as well as an emotional romance. May produce swooning.

Editorial Reviews

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"To whomever loves 19th century historical romance this is sure to become a series that you will want to read." —Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781619211261
Publisher:
Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date:
06/19/2012
Series:
Mistress Matchmaker Series , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
313
Sales rank:
65,304
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Carmen Rose is an award-winning, critically acclaimed British actress. She trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and enjoys regular work as an audiobook narrator of romance and erotica.

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An Introduction to Pleasure 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 153 reviews.
K_Clinlo More than 1 year ago
Although I am an avid reader I very rarely leave reviews. I liked this book. I read it in less than 24 hours, all 600+ pages. I am in no way against sex scenes even very graphic ones, as I have been reading all types of romance novels since I was in high school. When I read the reviews they were apparently very vague :-) In almost every single chapter there is a sex scene. They are not tame in any way shape or form. Although romance is my favorite genre I tend to steer clear from erotica. I think this book is erotica. I was pleasantly surprised, however, to find that the book had substance. It had a plot and a story line. The dialogue seemed very believable, the characters were multi-dimentional and believable, and the sex scenes were hot and steamy. To be honest, a lot of the sex scenes that I have read in other novels seem to be missing some of what this book had. All in all, I liked it. It was a pretty good book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book! I read the Fifty Shades of Grey Series and was looking for something similar. This was BETTER! It reminded me of "Pretty Woman" yet more classy. More morale
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It draws you right in from the start, i love period novels that take you back in time to a place which is so different from our own way of life. I planned to give it five stars but i was a little dissipointed at the end. Wanted a more grand ending, it was just to abrupt. But dont let that keep you from reading it, its a great story. Lots of steamy hot sex too. Go back in time and get lost in this book, enjoy!
SuperBookish More than 1 year ago
A fantastic writer. Good story line. Very well written. A great summer read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This novel had me at the first chapter!! Lysandra was so desperate, you felt for her plight and the author put it in such a way that you could easily imagine yourself in her shoes. The sex scenes were HOOTTTT and tastefully done. Andrew was so tortured and I found myself wanting to be his confidante. Just a beautifully written book and I will definitely be looking to buy more from this author (FRG).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow.....just wow. lol I really loved this book! The hero is to die for! Andrew's story pulls at your heart and you can understand why Lysandra would fall at THIS mans feet!! He is both sympathetic and strong. Lysandra is a hero in her own right! Having survived hardship of her own. When these two get together you are really rooting for them to succeed. Sparks fly and the love scenes sizzle and COMBUST!! (I thought my nook might short out!!) A wonderful romantic and SUPER SEXY read that you'll love!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WOW!!! Steamy...Soo hot!!! Love Story. Worth the money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good read. Finished in 2 days. Surprisingly erotic, every chapter had sex scenes and some scenes hinted at the intrigues of being darkly sexual...watching sex, masturbation, dom/submissive, etc. Definitely for those over 18. Though there were several sex scenes there was also a very good story line with just the right amount of tension to keep you guessing about what comes next. Highly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Inventive story line...loved the humanness of the characters. Tears and humor and passion. Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beginning to love this author. Ive read all but 2 series, and anxiously awaiting new books.
bdp47 More than 1 year ago
Dickens plus Downton Abbey. An excellent romance with characters worthy of Charles Dickens. The erotic details are very well laid out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good free book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Considering it's a historic romance novel, this was steamier than I expected. Refreshing to have slightly naughtier scenes. The parts I liked? Comeuppance. I always did love a good "giving it right back to your tormentor" scene. :)
RedheadedBookworm More than 1 year ago
While taking into account that this book is an erotica novel, I really wasn’t expecting much from it other than a lot of hot and steamy sex scenes. I must say, I was pleasantly surprised. While this story was undoubtedly hot and steamy, there was also a lovely love story to enjoy as well. I hate to have to admit it in writing for the whole world to see, but I have to be honest with you friends, towards the end of this tale I was equal parts outraged and devastated on the heroines behalf. It’s humiliating to have to admit that the tears were freely flowing. Not trickling, but raining down my cheeks. The only complaint I have with this enjoyable little book is that I personally would have liked to see the hero have to put forth a little more effort to win back the trust of our soft hearted heroine. I know you think he’s already been through so much and more than likely in your opinion I should cut the poor guy some slack. And you are right, I should. But I really just don’t want to. I just feel that he got off way to easy for what he did to her at the end of the story. Now with that being said, I personally recommend this book for the fans of erotica who like a little story to go along with their sex. Reviewed by Jessica for Redheaded Bookworm Blog I received this book from the author or review!
e_katherine More than 1 year ago
Great story. Really captures you. It was over 600 pages and I read it in two days.
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Very hot romantic read. I really enjoyed this book. Read it within 24 hours. I really felt for Lysandra for all that she was going through and the choices that she had to make. Quick read and enjoyable.
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A good read for free.
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Great book
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