Desire Me Now

Desire Me Now

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by Tiffany Clare
     
 

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He charged out of the darkness to her rescue …

Amelia Grant has just escaped her lecherous employer with nothing but the clothes on her back. In the predawn hours of London, a horse and carriage come barreling down on her, and a stranger rushes to her aid, sweeping her off her feet …

There is something dark and dangerous about Nicholas Riley. With

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He charged out of the darkness to her rescue …

Amelia Grant has just escaped her lecherous employer with nothing but the clothes on her back. In the predawn hours of London, a horse and carriage come barreling down on her, and a stranger rushes to her aid, sweeping her off her feet …

There is something dark and dangerous about Nicholas Riley. With eyes gray like flint and hard as steel, he's unusual … beautiful. The intensity behind his gaze makes her feel like the only person in the world. And then he whispers …

"I want your complete surrender."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062380425
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/09/2015
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
719,854
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.50(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Deciding that life had far more to offer than a nine-to-five job, bickering children, and housework of any kind (unless she’s on a deadline—when everything is magically spotless), Tiffany Clare opened up her laptop to write stories she could get lost in. Tiffany writes sexy historical romances set in the Victorian era. She lives in Toronto with her husband, two kids, and two dogs.

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Desire Me Now 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
AzureStrawberry More than 1 year ago
When I decided to read Desire Me Now I was expecting something more...rrr...different (ok, kinky). Something that would go beyond the boundaries of the classic historical romance book. The cover made me think it would be more daring, an erotic romance with, maybe, some BDSM in the mix. Instead I found a normal historical romance set in 1881. I'm not saying that it's boring or bad written or insipid. Desire Me Now is a well written, interesting and probably more sexy than the average story but there isn't really much difference from other books of the same genre. That said, in the whole I really enjoied the book. Speaking of the MCs. I liked Nick, he is a very good male character for a romance book. He is sexy and with that bit of dark past and rough appearance that makes your heart bit faster. However, sometimes I felt like he went from rascal to committed too fast. Amelia too is a good character, she was more in line with her behavior but for me she too surrendered to his seduction without putting up much of a fight (ok, I wouldn't make him work too much for it too...he could well be everyones dream man, you know). Anyway. The book ends with a bit of a cliffhanger because Amelia and Nick story is far from closed. Many things are still open and if you don't like to read a book without a proper ending maybe it is better if you wait november when the third and (I hope...because I want to know how it ends not because it's not good) last part of this series will be out.
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gaele More than 1 year ago
Welcome to Victorian London where Amelia Grant has just left, rather quickly, her position as governess after  an untoward advance from a lecherous employer.  Out on the street at night, with few options and many dangers, she is nearly run down by the carriage of Nicholas.   After seeing to her injuries and offering her food, shelter and a position, Amelia believes she is safe with the curiously helpful, handsome and obviously take-charge grey eyed man.   The writing in this is solid: Clare’s writing is competent and her descriptions are evocative.  My issue is with  the characters.  Amelia has just removed herself from an incredibly dangerous and traumatic situation, only  to find herself in hotter water.  Now, even taking into account the time and the limited options available to women, Nicholas just seemed to be preying on her reduced circumstances.  Amelia quickly recovers from her trauma, not with great aid from Nicholas, but seemingly just sweeping it away  due to her feelings for her savior. And he doesn’t help the situation any by his outright refusal to entertain contemplation or questions about himself, his past or his intentions.   When I mixed those nagging feelings with the fact that there really is no conclusion, nor real cliffhanger, as this is the first of a novel in three parts, I was uncomfortable with the actions of Amelia and Nicholas. While not decidedly a story of dubious consent, my sense of Amelia having NO other options but Nicholas and his plans,  I’m torn between the enjoyment of the writing and the slow build of tension and the ick factor I get from Nicholas’ predatory vibe.  There is heat (plenty of it) that,  that didn’t resolve my conflicted feelings: Amelia was initially purported to be  an innocent, but fell right into Nick’s plans of seduction and domination, without major halts from the trauma of her last employer’s actions or her implied innocence to all things sexual.  I’m still conflicted about my thoughts days later. In many ways, the tension and writing are gripping and hard to walk away from.  But, Clare’s depiction of the relationship left me ping-ponging between ooh and eeew moments, much to her credit, leaving me unsettled, even as I couldn’t put the book down.  I’m curious to see where the full story goes, this is just part one of the three part story, and while there was no conclusion, the  cliffhanger came from my indecision and unsettled thoughts about the story, not the endpoint of this installment. I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via Edelweiss for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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asgoodrich More than 1 year ago
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads. I feel it important to begin my review by stating unequivocally that I enjoyed Desire Me Now and consider it to be a solid 3-star read. Ms. Clare does a very nice job of combining historical romance with erotic elements in the first book of her Desire Me series. Why do I feel the need to clarify my enjoyment of the book from the onset? Because I fear that much of my review is going to sound like a litany of complaints, which may distract a potential reader from the fact that I did find Desire Me Now to be well worth the read. Ms. Clare wastes no time in revealing our hero’s sexual appetite as the first scene of the book is between Nick and his longtime lover, Victoria. The scene is sensual in its intensity, yet it is clearly the end of their arrangement as Nick has no intention of offering Victoria what she has apparently begun angling for – marriage. Similarly the second chapter gives us a tiny glimpse into Amelia’s past based upon her reaction to her employer’s attempt to molest her, after drugging her. It is no surprise that she leaves her post without notice, nor is it a surprise that as a young single female alone in the streets of London at the wrong time of night that she finds herself yet again the victim – fortunately it was only that of a pickpocket. As providence would have it, Amelia stumbles into Nick’s life quite literally and as a collector of strays, he finds himself immediately taken by and protective of Amelia, whisking her away to his home so that he can have her injuries seen to. While I found the sequence of events believable, I had a hard time staying immersed within the story as the author seemed to be trying a bit too hard with the historical elements. By this I mean that the story would flow along smoothly and then suddenly there was too much of a formal tone to the book. It actually took me a while to figure out why I kept getting yanked out of the story and I think (because I did not go back and reread the book to confirm it) that much of the formality occurred during the characters’ internal monologues, a time at which I would expect thoughts to be more free flowing rather than stiff. Fortunately as the book progressed this seemed to occur less and less, so I am hopeful that it will be a non-issue in book two.  My other issue with the book is the speed at which Nick and Amelia’s relationship became sexual. I am a reader of historical romances, erotic romances, and erotic historical romances and I enjoy them all. While I do not pretend to be an expert in historical periods, I am well read enough to know what was expected of a woman in the late 1800s. Taking into consideration the era and Amelia’s upbringing, there was nothing revealed about her character that would indicate that she would succumb to Nick’s advances as quickly as she did. The mere fact that her brother had allowed men to grope her is not enough to override her being raised as a proper Earl’s daughter. As such, it was unrealistic to expect her to allow herself to be seduced within what seemed to be less than a two-week period (if that long). The rush to bedding seemed inauthentic, especially in light of how hard the author seemed to be trying to maintain the formality of the era. And even though Amelia’s sense of propriety should have had her putting a stop to Nick’s advances, the seduction and subsequent sex scenes themselves were scorching. Ms. Clare can clearly handle the erotic elements of the genre and I doubt readers looking for an erotic historical romance will be disappointed with the aspect of the book – I know I’m not complaining about it. Given that this is the first of a series about the couple, I would have preferred to see their personal relationship develop more before their sexual relationship commenced. That said, and in spite of my review sounding like one big complaint, I am actually looking forward to reading Desire Me More to find out what the author has in store for the couple and how much Amelia’s past will affect them – especially as it seems to be ratcheting up the danger around them.  ~ Wicked Reads Review Team ~
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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