A Lady's Pleasure

A Lady's Pleasure

by Renee Bernard
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Overview

A Lady's Pleasure by Renee Bernard

Seeking revenge, she discovers how delicious a case of mistaken identity can be....

Merriam Everett has always been regarded as a shy, docile creature. But for one night, Merriam the Mouse has become a temptress who will recklessly take her pleasure with the arrogant earl who once slighted her, and then leave him aching with lust. A fine plan, if Merriam had not just seduced the wrong rogue!

Drake Sotherton left England amid dark speculation and has returned to seek vengeance against Julian Clay, the man he believes murdered his wife. Convinced that the masked beauty who seduced him is Julian's pawn, Drake tracks her down and proposes that she become his mistress for the Season. Every sensual desire, every secret longing will be explored...and fulfilled.

But keeping his enemy close is a dangerous game. Merriam is an irresistible mix of innocence and abandon, and each encounter proves more soul-searing than the last. With a passion this wild, this wonderful, one Season will never be enough....

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416524205
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication date: 10/31/2006
Series: Renee Bernard's Mistress Trilogy Series , #1
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 4.18(w) x 6.75(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Renee Bernard is a freelance writer for Romantic Times Bookclub magazine. A Lady's Pleasure is her first novel. She has also written a story, "Mischief's Holiday," for the anthology The School for Heiresses. Renee lives in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Northern California. Visit her website at ReneeBernardAuthor.com.

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Lady's Pleasure 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the first novel of Ms. Bernard that I read. The story was interesting, but Deadly Drake was too cruel for my liking. Perhaps sadistical would be a better word.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Drake Sotherton, the Duke of Sussex leaves England years ago under suspicion of the murder of his wife and returns as the 'Deadly Duke.' His best friend, Julian Clay, the Earl of Westleigh, who seems to have been involved in some way with his ex-wife's death and also was the main accuser of pointing to Drake as her murderer, are involved again in a struggle over a woman. This time it is Merriam Everett, a plain widow, who overhears Julian make a comment about her being a 'whey-faced widow.' She seeks the guidance of a famous courtesan and changes herself into a luring beauty in order to attend a masquerade ball and lure Julian into a evening of unforgettable sex and then leave him wanting. A change of costumes and mistaken identity cause Merriam instead to have an evening of passion with Drake, who has no idea about Merriam's plan, and wants nothing more then to find this sexy beauty after this unforgettable evening of intense pleasure. He discovers there is some connection with her to Julian and takes the wrong meaning of the connection and decides to take her as a mistress and use her as a means for revenge. Merriam agrees only because she is drawn to Drake, not knowing what is going on around her and that danger is building. As the eroctism and danger increases, the mystery unfolds to an intense and surprise ending. Renee Bernard's story and character development and ability to create a well-developed story around well-written, passionate, erotic sex scenes is perfection. This story has the main ingredient for intense passion - vengeance. A truly pleasurable read and a book difficult to put down. I am looking forward to many more erotic historicals by Renee Bernard.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Merriam Everett decides that the mysterious ¿Deadly Duke¿ of Sussex would be perfect for a one night stand. However, how to meet him to set up the tryst she desires is going to prove difficult as Drake Sotherton has become a recluse who never ventures out into society since his wife died. Most of the aristocracy believes he killed his spouse, but he believes Lord Julian Clay did the foul deed.============================ Drake attends a masquerade ball where he meets the sensual seductive ¿Cat¿. She teases him into a taste of her like no feline has ever done before. Drake goes after her with an ardor that stuns Merriam with the passion she feels. Meanwhile he assumes she is connected to Clay. As he plots vengeance he persuades Merriam to be his mistress though in his mind she is a mouse in his scheme to catch a rat a throwaway that he falls in love with as she sends him to levels of euphoria that makes him forget his previous desires.======================= A LADY¿S PLEASURE is an exciting erotic Victorian romantic suspense starring the mouse that roared and the man who goes from using her to loving her. Merriam is a fascinating female as she has plenty to prove while Drake has even more to prove. Their gender battles make for a fine tale with a late suspense spin involving Clay. Sub-genre fans will enjoy this fine historical.================= Harriet Klausner
Anonymous 4 months ago
I enjoyed this mystery love story! Renee Bernard is an excellent writer with a great sense of humor!
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I loved this book tremendously and highly recommend it. The erotic intimate moments are wonderful yet not overdone. I was drawn into the story from the first page. You won't be disappointed. Happy Reading!
romancewriteriam More than 1 year ago
This book started off with a bang. Wow! I thought the Jaded series was great; but this one was a roller coaster ride. I thought I saw what was coming but I was wrong. This book will keep you on the edge of your seat. You will love and hate the hero all through this book. I highly recommend this book
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LadyScarlet More than 1 year ago
Very hot sex scenes. A great read.
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RomanceReaderForever More than 1 year ago
I read this book straight through, even though it meant losing half my sleep for the night. But I couldn't help it. I was hooked from the first scene. I loved both main characters, as much for their flaws as their strengths, and the secondary characters were just as interesting. I would have thought that with this many love scenes (ooh, la, la:-), a book would have to lack plot because how could someone fit it all in? But this book had plenty of plot. I wasn't even sure who the killer was until the end. No boring beginning here, no sagging middle, no convenient ending; Ms. Bernard's debut is simply fantastic with plenty of mystery, plot, characterization and (need I say it?) scorching hot sex. I only just found out about her, thanks to a reader who mentioned her at Dear Author, but I've already got her 2nd book and will get the 3rd asap. She won't be able to write fast enough for me!
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