Loving Leonardo

Loving Leonardo

by Rose Anderson, Kim Van Meter
     
 

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Book 1 in the series.

Bound by limits dictated by society, Art Historian Nicolas Halstead lived a guarded life until a tempest in the form of Elenora Schwaab blew into his world. At first Nicolas can't decide if the audacious American is simply mad or plotting blackmail for not only does she declare knowledge of his homosexuality, she offers him a marriage

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Book 1 in the series.

Bound by limits dictated by society, Art Historian Nicolas Halstead lived a guarded life until a tempest in the form of Elenora Schwaab blew into his world. At first Nicolas can't decide if the audacious American is simply mad or plotting blackmail for not only does she declare knowledge of his homosexuality, she offers him a marriage proposal.

After Ellie tells him of a previously unknown work of Leonardo da Vinci, a book of erotic love poems and sketches dedicated to the artist's long-time lover Salai, Nicolas joins her in a race to save the book from destruction. Along the way they encounter Historian Luca Franco and discover a comfortable compatibility that comes to redefine their long-held notions of love. The trio embarks on an adventure filled with sensual discovery, intrigue, and danger. Little do they know Leonardo da Vinci's book is far more than meets the eye.

Editorial Reviews

Amazon - Author Toni Sweeney
A love story and a treasure hunt with a blacker-than-blackhearted villain. The characters of Nicolas & his wife are well-delineated & their sexual discovery of each other is presented with an oddly endearing air that is almost innocent in its presentation. Written in a style that evokes literature of the period, Loving Leonardo is an erotic thriller, & an enjoyable adventure of three lusty young people striving to save both themselves & a work of art that is in itself a declaration of love.
Amazon - Coffee Times Romance & More
I love that this author takes what could be just another turn of the century historical romance &completely revamps it into a very sexy, smart, &scintillating read. Ellie's character is so bold & outspoken for a woman of this era, yet she easily maintains her sweetness & femininity. Nicholas too belies convention in many ways, which I feel makes his relationship with Ellie & Luca much more passionate & caring. This is a most delicious read, & I certainly hope we see more of these 3 lovers.
Amazon - Author E Ayers
Her unique voice made this a pleasurable read. The bisexuality of the story was handled in that classic way that Ms Anderson handles all of her sex scenes. Her characters are seen as open humans willing to try new things & expand their love. Woven in, there's a bit of a mystery with theft & murder as the characters attempt to recover a precious book. And it clearly shows the underbelly of money, power, & homosexuality of the of the period. This is an intellectual read with a subtle undercurrent.
Goodreads - Paulette Mahurin
Steamy & surprisingly good read, & not just for the scenes that fogged up my bedroom window, but also for the intelligent engaging writing that this talented author wove into an interesting mystery plot. I was involved with Nicolas, Ellie, and Luca, along with them, well-cast & developed characters they were, as well as the evil antagonist. The subtle, yet wonderfully brilliant, inclusion of the art of the Renaissance Masters was delightful.Rumi, the sensual poet supreme, would love this one.
Amazon - weaving goddess
The novel has interesting information about Leonardo's work, the romance is both charming and hot and I couldn't put it down! It is very well-written! Thank you Rose! You have created characters that I've fall in love with. I'll certainly watch for your next novel.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781480263338
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
11/06/2012
Pages:
174
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.37(d)

Meet the Author

Rose Anderson is multi-published, award-winning author and dilettante who loves great conversation and discovering interesting things to weave into stories. She lives with her family and small menagerie amid oak groves and prairie in the rolling glacial hills of the upper Midwest.

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