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Forbidden Pleasures
     

Forbidden Pleasures

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by Bertrice Small
 

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Replacing a social life with a career, bestselling romance novelist Emily Shann has gotten by on a vivid imagination, hiding a shocking secret that not even her publisher suspects—until she’s asked to write something that’s hotter, sexier, more explicit, and true to life. Emily has nowhere to turn for advice except to her new editor—tall, dark,

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Replacing a social life with a career, bestselling romance novelist Emily Shann has gotten by on a vivid imagination, hiding a shocking secret that not even her publisher suspects—until she’s asked to write something that’s hotter, sexier, more explicit, and true to life. Emily has nowhere to turn for advice except to her new editor—tall, dark, and handsome Michael Devlin—who’s already stirring her fantasies. So is The Channel—a secret network designed to tutor women in the art of sensual delight. Now more willing than ever before, she must convince Devlin to teach her everything he knows...if her literary fantasies are finally to become unedited flesh-and-blood reality.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Spectacular storytelling….Ms. Small has another winner on her hands.”—Barbara Bretton, Author of Someone Like You

“Nothing is forbidden in this hot, sexy, luscious confection of a novel. I devoured it.” Thea Devine, Author of His Little Black Book

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The Barnes & Noble Review
Bestselling romance novelist Bertrice Small has a great time getting under the covers of the romance publishing world in her second contemporary, erotic novel. This hot sparkler kicks off as romance novelist Emily Shann ("the American Barbara Cartland") gets an ultimatum from her publisher -- write sexier or else! Worse, her longtime editor has retired, and her new editor is a handsome Irishman, Michael Devlin. Work with a man? And write sexier when her own experience is (secretly) almost nonexistent? Emily rises to the challenge when Michael comes to work with her on the manuscript, and she sees an opportunity to acquire new knowledge firsthand. But who's seducing whom? And when does it stop being a business arrangement and develop into a full-fledged romance?
Small keeps the lessons in love moving along briskly, and Emily even enjoys a naughty fantasy adventure via The Channel with her friend, the libidinous novelist Savannah Banning. The relationship between Michael and Emily is lively, even tender, as they inch into a romance that progresses beyond their wildest dreams. Ginger Curwen

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451218506
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/27/2006
Series:
Pleasures Series , #2
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
902,700
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 7.96(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Bertrice Small was the New York Times bestselling author of more than fifty novels. Among her numerous awards, she was the recipient of the RWA Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award. She lived on the North Fork of the eastern end of Long Island, New York, until her death in 2015.

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Forbidden Pleasures 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I couldn't wait to read this book. I've been reading Bertrice Small for years. She's my favorite author. I never thought I would give any of her books less than 4 stars but I have to give this book 1 star. It was that bad. I read the reviews before I bought it but I ignored them because people gave 'Memory Of Love' and 'Bedazzled' bad reviews too, but I loved them. The reviews are not wrong. This book is terrible. I couldn't even finish it. I read the first few chapters and was shocked at how bad it was. I hated all of the characters in this book, especially the heroine. She was so immature - I couldn't believe that she was over the age of 30. She's my least favorite heroine of all time. Private Pleasures was not one of her best books, but I did enjoy it enough to finish it. It was a lot better than this book. The parts I hated the most was when the herione visited The Channel. I skimmed through those parts, because, they were so boring. I think Ms. Small needs to stick to historicals. Do not let this book stop you from reading other books by Bertrice Small. She's usually a great writer. The O'Malley Series, Lara Series, Beloved, Blaze Whyndam and Hellion (just to name a few) are really good. I'm not sure why she decided to put out such a bad book. Even though this book was bad, I am looking forward to reading the latest book in the Border Cronicles series that comes out later this year.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I buy everything Bertrice writes, but this was 'below the belt' for those interested in a good steamy love story. Some of the language was just so bad and demeaning, and something I would expect from a rapist rather than my lover. I just could not get into this one at all.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you like the book Private Pleasure then you will love Forbidden. All I can say is Wow.This is one of the books you cant put down till you reach the end then you want more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
While a departure from Historical Romance, Bertrice Small does not disappoint in her venture into her second contemporary story. Her main characters Emily and Devlin are delightful. Throw in some very steamy sex and you have a major hit ! A small visit with the previous characters in her first contemporary 'Private Pleasures' is a treat but not annoying ! Great job Lady Small. I look forward to your October release of 'A Dangerous Love' !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not as good as the first book.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was really good. It's the 1st Romance novel i've read and it's probably the best The Pleasure Series - Private, Forbidden, and Sudden are all wonderful books. I'm personally going to go back to all of Bertrice Smalls Books. Her books are romantic and EXTREMELY Sexy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I picked this up on a whim. I am not a romance fanatic and I have never read Mrs. Small's work.... BUT, I will have to purchase every book she writes! Her literary style is easy to read yet not simplistic. While sex was a big part of the novel, the plot was well executed. A great quick read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the heck out of this book. And my husband enjoyed the mood the book put me in. The characters were all likeable and the story simple. The focus here is bringing out the sexiness and sensuality in a young woman and the story succeeds.