Gorgeous As Sin

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An erotic romance star who 'TAKES SENSUALITY TO THE EDGE' (OAKLAND PRESS) debuts her new historical romance trilogy.

Fitz Monckton, Duke of Groveland, has never encountered a woman he can't seduce-until he clashes with the beautiful Rosalind St. Vincent, whose bookshop sits in the way of Fitz's lucrative development deal. If money won't entice Rosalind to sell her shop, Fitz must tempt her in other ways-hopefully mutually pleasurable, and ...

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Overview

An erotic romance star who 'TAKES SENSUALITY TO THE EDGE' (OAKLAND PRESS) debuts her new historical romance trilogy.

Fitz Monckton, Duke of Groveland, has never encountered a woman he can't seduce-until he clashes with the beautiful Rosalind St. Vincent, whose bookshop sits in the way of Fitz's lucrative development deal. If money won't entice Rosalind to sell her shop, Fitz must tempt her in other ways-hopefully mutually pleasurable, and profitable to them both.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425226810
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/3/2009
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 810,393
  • Product dimensions: 4.30 (w) x 6.84 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan Johnson is the award-winning, national bestselling author of the novels Hot Spot, Hot Legs, and Hot Pink, among others.

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  • Posted May 27, 2009

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    Only Gorgeous About This is the Cover :(

    I thought the plot was predictable, which is not a "sin" as long as the journey with the characters is enjoyable, but I didn't like the characters either. Fitz, The Duke of Groveland, is an enterprising, scheming, selfish, entitled aristocrat who is used to getting his way, no matter what, or how much it costs him. Money is no object for him, and morals do not exist. He uses coercion, deception, manipulation..anything, even his own body, to win.

    Rosalind is a widow who is on the forefront of the suffragette movement. She is progressive, independent to a fault, stubborn and self righteous. When Fitz and Rosalind first meet sparks fly (but not in a good way). Love and Hate are definitely two sides of the same coin for Fitz and Rosalind. I was a little put off at the beginning because of this, but thought that maybe their dialogue and actions towards each other would change as they fell in love, but they didn't. Fitz calls Rosalind a "bi**h" throughout the book, and not in a playful way, but in a derogatory way. Other than their attractiveness to each other I failed to understand what compelled their almost obsessive behavior to have an affair that eventually led to their "falling in love", and I use that term loosely.

    Their entire relationship is based on sex. I could not comprehend how two people who acted the way they did, used, and treated the other person the way they did, fell in love. Both characters were flawed, and their story lacked any kind of intimate passion. I felt they each had a lot of room to grow, and was willing to accept them as they were written at the beginning, hoping that they would redeem themselves by the end, but it just didn't happen. This book reviewed for Seductive Musings.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 28, 2009

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    I buy anything Susan Johnson writes.

    Her characters are believable and smart. She relies on good sense and excellent story telling to forward the plot and I can ALWAYS relate to the situations. Susan Johnson ALWAYS puts a delicious tension in her plot that you know will lead to a hot conclusion, but it leads there because that's where the story logically goes. In short, you will enjoy every page - no skipping ahead.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 18, 2009

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    Gorgeous as Sin

    The only thing that bother me, was that he was such a ho. Yes, I said ho. But her characters wouldn't be interesting if Susan Johnson didn't make that main male character a true man. Very entertaining.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2009

    Very Good!

    This book has become one of my favorite of Susan Johnson books.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 20, 2010

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    A Super Great Book!

    Susan Johnson is one of those writers that you either hate or you just love. Not to mention that even if you love Susan Johnson's book, some of her books you just hate or you just love. "Georgous As Sin" is one of those books, I just abso-smurf-ly LOVE. This book is a great book to show case Susan Johnson's ability to write sexy, senuous and funny books. The heroine, Rosalind St. Vincent, is a widow who owns her own sucessful book store in London. This is already unique about his woman. And in the typical, off-beat Susan Johnson book--Rosalind earns additional money by writing porn for the local magazine! How funny is that! This side job plays a big part in the novel. Our sexy handsome Alpha Male is Fitz Monckton, Duke of Groveland. Of course he is a Duke, of course he is sexy, and of course, he always gets his way except when it comes to Mrs. St. Vincent, and her bookstore. You see, she won't sell her store that sits on a very valuable piece of real estate about to become a big development for Groveland. So finally, they meet and the sparks fly albeit neither want to accept it internally. I loved this book because I enjoyed watching Groveland slowly begin to realize that he was in love this woman. He fought it. Boy, he gave it a good try, but in the end, Mrs. St. Vincent won his heart, and vice versa. The entire book is romantic! Yes, it has extremely sexy scene--and hey, I admit it, that IS one of the reasons I love to read a Susan Johnson book--but this book is a winner because it stayed true to its genre--extremely romantic story.
    If you have never read a Susan Johnson book, this is a great one to start with because she is at her best in this one!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2009

    A TALE OF LUST

    I've read a few Susan Johnson books and the most striking thing about her writing is the amount of erotica in her books. Her male characters are male gigolos who have slept around so much that sex is a physical activity for pleasure and they have no feelings or thoughts for the numerous women they sleep with....until some miraculous heroine enters their life. How is the heroine different? Well, I really can't tell because the female characters are usually women with some sexual experience who also get dominated and wowed in the bedroom by the male character. This story is about a duke and a widow. The duke is seeking to buy out the widow's bookstore so he can start construction with his real estate plans. Even though it's hate and lust at first sight, they quickly fall into the bedroom and have most of their interactions during sexual encounters. These encounters are the forum for their many arguments about the bookstore and rarely, his lack of fidelity. It's hard to believe that someone as shallow and unprincipled as this duke falls in love with a woman who offers him token challenges. Her independence and strength of character never seem to stand up to his bedroom seductions...pathetic! Also, she guesses that he is not faithful and makes light comments about it, but is okay with sleeping with him even after a doctor tells her that she might catch a sexually transmitted disease with an unfaithful partner. Seriously, this is not a heroine to look up to in any way and the hero is not an ideal anyting! Although most women appreciate a guy who is good in bed, there is a still a limit with how they will tolerate.... This author is very good at one thing...writing EROTIC sexually explicit descriptions in her books.

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  • Posted February 26, 2009

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    An engaging late Victorian heated romance

    In 1891, his Grace the Duke of Groveland George Montagu Fitz-Robbins Monckton, left the countryside and his latest married paramour at the urgent request of his barrister Prosper Hutchinson. Prosper explains that if a Mrs. St. Vincent refuses to sell her bookstore on Monckton Row, his project would fail and His Grace will be out at least 90,000 pounds. The lady is obstinate.

    To save his project, Fitz visits the lady in question who refuses money. He likes her courage and stubbornness so different than all the women he knows who do whatever he asks of them. He changes plan from cash to seduction as no female can resist his lure. Rosalind knows her adversary is GORGEOUS AS SIN and desires him, but she knows he will break her heart so rejects her need of him and his enticement leading to an immovable force colliding with an irresistible object.

    This engaging late Victorian heated romance stars two enemy combatants insisting it is only passing lust that will go away like gas does. The gender war makes for a fine historical as Fitz and Rosalind feel they have good cause to motivate them to fight and win the battle while ignoring their respective seditious hearts and other body parts. Although the plot is a bit thin, Susan Johnson provides an enjoyable late nineteenth century romance because of heated hostility between the lead couple.

    Harriet Klausner

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