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Posted November 28, 2006
This book held me completely within its grip. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. The story of Quentin and Sophie is one every romance reader should add to their keeper shelf.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 13, 2006
This anthology of two of Monica Burns' novellas LOVE'S REVENGE and LOVE'S PORTRAIT are must reads for those who like their sensual appetites served to a palette that can appreciate tasteful, intelligent, and highly stimulating sensual encounters. ----In LOVE¿S REVENGE - Sophie Hamilton, at forty-one is the eldest daughter of Baron Hamilton, and wants her own form of revenge. Sophie looks to the Devil of Devlyn as both her means of revenge and a last chance of discovering the secrets of the flesh. When years ago, Quentin refused to marry her sister, Sophie¿s father and her sister conspired to steal Sophie¿s fiancé. After years of callous disregard lack of affection from her father, and the unforgivable betrayal of her sister, Sophie was ready for payback. Most of all Sophie, who was firmly on the shelf would finally get the chance to experience the physical intimacy between a man and a woman and the Devil of Devlyn would be just the rake to do it. ** LOVE¿S REVENGE - was a totally mesmerizing read as the last thing either of the two protagonists thought to discover was that the all-consuming love they found with each other would actually turn out to be the best revenge of all against the people whose evil machinations thought to destroy them. Taking an older woman of forty-one and pairing her up with a notorious rake of thirty-two ¿ultimately bringing said rake to his knees with lust ¿ You Go Girl!! My God ¿ what a splendid read! ----In LOVE¿S PORTRAIT - Commissioning a nude portrait of herself was akin to therapy for Julia Westgard in taking control of her life in proving to herself that she was no longer the meek, mild and submissive woman that her abusive and beastly dead husband had molded. It was a self-affirmation - not one that she wished the public to see. Fate had a hand in allowing at least one person to see that portrait. The very notorious rake, Morgan St. Clair and he burned he yearned to find the woman in the portrait whose beauty and sensual pose inflamed him. It was to Morgan¿s utmost delight that he would soon discover her as she surfaced as his very prim and proper business investor Mrs. Julia Westgard. Morgan planned a calculated campaign to bring about the metamorphous of the woman he saw in `Love¿s Portrait¿ to life as the woman he wanted not only in his bed, but the woman he wanted in his life. *** My, my, my! Such wonderful Victorian naughtiness! Not only does Burns instill her characters with high sensuality, but she presents a very romantic love story to boot! Her characters are honest in their feelings towards each other and Morgan¿s ability to demonstrate his love for Julia was as beautiful as her ultimate act of trust was for him. Reading sensual historical romance from Monica Burns is like savoring the taste of a very fine and rare wine. This is definitely highly recommended reading for lovers of very fine sensually stimulating reads!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 1, 2009
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