Touch Me [NOOK Book]



Emotional sensuality...Regency style.

Three very different siblings. Three powerful secrets. Three stories of love, passion and betrayal ...
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Touch Me

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Emotional sensuality...Regency style.

Three very different siblings. Three powerful secrets. Three stories of love, passion and betrayal that will span the seas from the West Indies to Regency Era England.


Thea might have been born a lady, but she's lived a life of freedom as a simple miss in the West Indies, unbound by the strictures of her title or straight-laced Regency England. She's unlike any woman Pierson Drake has ever met, but he finds her innocent sensuality irresistible.

The illegitimate son of a duke with no claim on the title, Pierson Drake maintains a level of honor most in the ton only give lip-service to. He is determined to make a name for himself and will stop at nothing to keep what he claims for his own.

Thrown together on a voyage back to England, Drake finds Thea's innocent sensuality irresistible. She's unlike any woman he's ever known. Passion flares between them with enough heat to burn the best of intentions to ash, and once they share a bed for the first time, there's no going back.

But Thea's secrets are a heavy burden. With her life hanging in the balance after a devastating betrayal, Drake must take any risk to protect her, and the hope for their future. They have one chance to get it right. . .
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Editorial Reviews

RT Book Reviews - Kathe Robin
This is a light read with many classic touches: a sea voyage filled with sexual
tension, mysterious accidents to add suspense and a long-lost family to rediscover. Monroe gives readers nothing new, but this is a highly enjoyable romance. SENSUAL
Fresh Fiction - Tammie Ard
TOUCH ME is an extremely romantic story. Drake is a manly man who knows what he wants and takes it. Thea is a headstrong woman who fights for what she believes in. Their journey to the altar is a passionate one and with every breakthrough Drake makes, you'll cheer his success. I really liked this story a lot.
Rakehell Reviews - Cheryl Sneed
Thea and Drake are compelling characters. The resolution of the embezzling plot had a great twist that I enjoyed, as did Thea's confrontation with her father. There are two more Regency-set novels to follow about Thea's brother and sister. I'm looking forward to them.
Romance Reviews Today - Carolyn Crisher
TOUCH ME is the quintessential historical romance with exceptionally drawn characters and a unique, absorbing plot. Lucy Monroe has written this with an expertise that is easy to see, and Thea and Pierson's burgeoning relationship easily holds its own against anything contemporary written today. This is the historical romance you want to read when you long for the best of the best. ... Pick up this book and enjoy its originality and emotional impact.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940149817610
  • Publisher: Lucy Monroe
  • Publication date: 7/4/2014
  • Series: Langley Family Trilogy, #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 208,497
  • File size: 219 KB

Meet the Author

With more than 7 million copies of her books in print worldwide, award winning and USA Today bestseller Lucy Monroe has published over 60 books and had her stories translated for sale all over the world. While she writes multiple subgenres of romance, all of her books are sexy, deeply emotional and adhere to the concept that love will conquer all. A passionate devotee of romance, she adores sharing her love for the genre with her readers.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2005

    A Fantastic read....

    Again Miss Monroe has written a totally engrossing story. For her first attempt into writing an historical romance, she passes with flying colors. From the first page which broke my heart to the last with a very happy ending, she held my attention. The hero and heroine were really well written. Thea's father was extremely cruel to her mother, who as a result made Thea very wary of 'strong' men. Thea became a strong woman. Drake, our hero, is a 'strong' man who has his own baggage, he's illegitimate.Thea is wary of Drake from the first meeting,where he rescues her, she recognizes the fact that he is a strong and forceful man.Because of some accidents,etc. Thea must travel to England to find out what is going on, plus she must keep a promise to her mother. She sails on Drake's ship. While they are crossing the ocean Drake shows Thea that not all strong men are as bad as her father, although it takes a lot of work to convince her of this. He falls in love with her en route and proposes, she says no. In this story their problems are solved soon and not dragged out through the whole story. When they arrive in England the situation becomes more treacherous, but they stick together and the story wraps up very nicely. I truthfully cannot wait for Tempt Me and then Thea's brother, Jared's story which I hope will soon follow.

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  • Posted August 26, 2014

    I absolutely loved "Touch Me" and cannot wait to conti

    I absolutely loved "Touch Me" and cannot wait to continue reading the Langley Family trilogy! Ms. Monroe's ability to develop her characters to such a depth that I actually feel invested in their lives is a talent beyond compare! This is an extraordinary story of love, subterfuge and passion that bring together strong flawed characters that hold your attention from the moment you open this book till you put it down wanting more! Ms. Monroe's ability to write characters and dialogue that cause you to laugh, cry and gasp is truly exceptional! Can't wait to start on "Tempt Me"!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2006

    I adored it!

    Thea is an independent woman, working with her Uncle she is a partner in their shipping company, Merewether Shipping. Thea meets Drake when his ship docks at the island she lives on. Drake needs a blacksmith to continue on his journey to London. When Thea and Drake meet it is intense for both of them. She has never felt what she feels for Drake. Drake is deeply attracted to Thea's beauty and unconventional behavior. Thea needs to get to London so she asks him to take her. Drake reluctantly agrees, afraid that Thea will find out about his past. Thea is hiding secrets as well though. She longs to see the brother she has never met and she is determined to solve the mystery of the funds being pilfered from Merewether Shipping. Very quickly Drake finds himself not just desiring Thea, but admiring her as well. With Drake's help Thea begins the quest to help her uncle. In the process she finds a love she was sure she never wanted. I adore Touch Me. Both Thea and Drake are such likeable characters. Drake is honorable, handsome and charming. Thea¿s innocence and intelligence make her endearing. I was completely taken with Touch Me. It has mystery, passion and romance. I really enjoyed reading each chapter¿s journal entry from Thea¿s mother as they enhanced the story. The epilogue brought the story full circle and gave it a wonderful feeling of rightness and completion. Touch Me is a heart warming story, one that you will be so glad you read. Nannette Reviewed for Joyfully Reviewed

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2005

    Beautiful Romance

    Lucy Monroe takes the reader back to 1797 England in the beautiful story called Touch Me. ******* Thea Selwyn was raised in the exotic West Indies. Her mother had fled England with her when Thea was a small child. She has enjoyed vast freedoms there that her counterparts in England did not. Thea¿s openness, love of life and beauty cause a stir in Pierson Drake. ******** Pierson offers Thea and her maid passage back to England on his ship. There Thea is determined to get to the bottom of who is stealing from her uncles and her shipping company. When someone tries to harm Thea, Drake refuses to leave her side and aids in her quest. During the voyage and in England Thea and Drake succumb to the all-consuming passion they share. ******* Thea learned on her mother¿s knee how men and marriage are not for her. Drake has his work cut out for him to convince Thea to take a chance and risk her heart. ******* Touch Me is an exceptional novel. The emotions are deep and compelling, its sexy and wonderfully romantic. It¿s a gem. Looking forward to the next book in this series.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    enjoyable Regency romance

    In 1797 England, angry aristocrat Geoffrey Selwyn believes his wife cheated on him though Anna swore she did not. When she gives birth to a boy, he takes the boy away with him. Heartbroken she gives birth a few minutes later to a twin a girl she names Althea. Fearing Geoffrey will steal Thea if he learns about her existence, Anna flees to the British West Indies. Twenty-three years later, Anna has been dead for a decade, but Thea is a partner in Merewether Shipping with her Uncle Ashby. Pierson Drake needs a blacksmith to fix his steam engine so that he can sail back to Liverpool in a timely manner to insure his investors make their money. He ignores Thea who offers to help him until he learns he needs her to hire the blacksmith. She assists him under the stipulation that he takes her to London because she wants to look at several discrepancies in the business books. He is blackmailed into agreeing. On the voyage over they fall in love and he wants to marry her, but she refuses because she knows what an inflexible male can do to a loving female. --- TOUCH ME is an enjoyable Regency romance starring two likable protagonists carrying plenty of relationship baggage hers as described above and his being an illegitimate offspring. The story line is character driven as the cast especially the support players vividly brings out England, the West Indies, and to a lesser degree sailing the Atlantic in 1820. Fans of historical tales will want to journey with Lucy Monroe as her wonderful tale will touch readers hearts, making them look forward to future passages starring the heroine¿s half-sister and twin. --- Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2005

    Touch Me

    False accusations of infidelity tore a family apart three years ago. When Anna Selwyn gives birth to twins, her husband angrily takes the boy away from her, but does not realize a daughter was also born. To save the girl from growing up under his heavy rule, Anna sends little Thea away. She grows up to be a strong and independent woman who longs to know more about her English family. When the chance to go back to England arises in the form of Pierson Drake, she takes it. The sea captain can only repair his ship if Thea will allow it, and she will only allow it if he takes her to England from her home in the West Indies. Grudging agreement blossoms into passion on the high seas, but Thea refuses to marry him, even to save her reputation. Drake will have to overcome her fear of strong men to win her heart. But first, Thea must make peace with the past. ............................ *** Placing a slightly different spin on standard concepts and weaving them all together into an engaging, yet lightweight read, Ms. Monroe has created a story her fans will love. ***

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2005

    Another Wonderful Read

    I adored this book. As far as I am aware, this is Ms. Monroe's first foray into historical novels and she succeeds magnificently. The relationship between Drake and Thea sizzles and there are no misunderstandings that tear the two apart for long periods. Any misunderstandings are dealt with within a few pages, and that is very refreshing to this reviewer. Ms. Monroe can write any genre she wishes and I'll read it immediately and with relish.

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