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Lord of Pleasure
     

Lord of Pleasure

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by Delilah Marvelle
 

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Alexander William Baxendale, the earl of Hawksford, used to a very big man. Quite literally. His girth made him only popular with his friends. Despite his weight, he considered his life to be charmed until he meets Miss Charlotte Jane Sutton. He quickly realizes winning the girl of his dreams isn't the same as eating chocolate rolls. When she breaks his heart, he

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Alexander William Baxendale, the earl of Hawksford, used to a very big man. Quite literally. His girth made him only popular with his friends. Despite his weight, he considered his life to be charmed until he meets Miss Charlotte Jane Sutton. He quickly realizes winning the girl of his dreams isn't the same as eating chocolate rolls. When she breaks his heart, he decides the best revenge is becoming the man of every woman's dreams. Unfortunately, he creates a name for himself even he isn't ready to embrace. Soon, far more than just Charlotte is knocking on his door. Will he survive his own revenge? He isn't so sure.

WARNING: This book contains strong language and sexual content that may cause respectable people to swoon.

This quirky, sexy and scandalous Regency/Victorian Historical Romance is part of a series but can be read as a stand alone.
SCHOOL OF GALLANTRY SERIES:

Book 1, Mistress of Pleasure
Book 2, Lord of Pleasure
Book 3, Lady of Pleasure
Book 4, Night of Pleasure
Book 5, Master of Pleasure
Book 6, Romancing Lady Stone
Book 7, The Duke of Andelot

DEAR READER: Having recently acquired the rights back to this playful, naughty book, I decided to do far more than slap a new cover on it. Even if you've read Lord of Pleasure, you'll find since its original publication back in 2009, this book has undergone a metamorphosis. This revamped second edition has countless new scenes, both romantic and hilarious in nature, which were added throughout the book in an effort to make you feel like you're reading it for the first time.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940151178181
Publisher:
Delilah Marvelle Productions, LLC
Publication date:
08/15/2015
Series:
School of Gallantry , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
51,352
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

USA TODAY Bestselling Author Delilah Marvelle is the winner of the Reviewer's Choice for Best Sensual Historical Romance of the Year and had Booklist name her historical romance 'Forever and a Day' one of the TOP 10 Romances of the year. When she isn't writing, she's digging through inappropriate research books that include anything in history having to do with courtesans, brothels, sexual contraptions that were never properly used and other fascinating forms of dirty history that didn't make it into college textbooks. She includes all of her research in her books to ensure countless hours of entertainment and continues to take pride in knowing more about dirty history than most people feel comfortable with.

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Lord of Pleasure 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 59 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The style of writing and the development of the story set this book apart from the others. I thought I was tired of Historical Romance because it was the same story, different names, different locations, but the same. Ms. Marvelle has brought me back to the Historicals. The characters are wonderful. At the end of the book I was sad to be finished, I wanted the story to go on.
RegencyReader More than 1 year ago
Lady Charlotte Chartwell is a self respecting widow - she really is. Right at this moment while trolling up and down the street you could not prove it to anyone including Charlotte but she knew at one time she had been. At that moment she was trying to find a man, any man who would step up and take care of her and help save her from total despair and ruin. After her husband, the late Lord Chartwell, had been murdered by one of his many lovers Charlotte tried many different household positions that just did not work out. It appeared that her late husband was not the only man that found it impossible to keep their hands to themselves and their pants buttoned. She had been dismissed from too many positions that she now could not gain respectable employment and with the bills mounting thanks to her late husband's decision to leave her penniless she has found herself in search of a man, any man that could help her. Charlotte is sure she knows how it came to this - a horrid late husband, out of control men and a lack of money and Charlotte knew that while what she was trying to do was wrong it was all she had left - to sell her body to any man willing to pay. Once she takes her first glimpse at Alexander she is convinced he is the man for the job. Lord Alexander William Baxendale, the third Earl of Hawksford while finding himself lured by her seductive voice and beautiful face what Charlotte is proposing is unacceptable. While he wants her desperately from the moment of their first touch he knows that he cannot have her and will not destroy what little respectability he has left with the ton. For too many years he let himself run wild and had gained a reputation as the Lord of Pleasure. At the time when he ran wild he prided himself on his ability to give as much pleasure as he gave but those days were over and respectability was the time he lived in. Alexander having been by unconventional and out of control parents who led one life in front of the ton and another sexually explicit in their own home. Alexander knew that the ton forgave nothing and remembered every indiscretion with the power to ruin lives and they would never forgive him if this behavior were to continue on with him. The burden of head of the household was laid upon his shoulders when his father passed away and Alexander took on the responsibility of rearing and most importantly marrying off his five unruly sisters. That task was daunting enough since each was more complex than the other and he also had the task of keeping his mother under control - something that was a near impossible task for any man. She liked life on the wide side and that was the wrong side as far as the ton and reputations was concerned. But Alexander could not deny his desire for Charlotte and that desire leads him to The School of Gallantry where a feisty French woman with a dream teaches proper gentlemen the art of seduction and how to refine their sexuality in order to pleasure a woman on every level. While Alexander wanted no part of this he knew that Charlotte was tied up with this school and if he had to bury his pride and humble himself that is what he would do if it meant he could spend one minute in Charlotte's presence. For that one minute brought more please to his life than he could have ever hoped for or expected. Alexander struggles and loses his battle to keep his head about him when Charlotte is around and after the shared intimacy between them he knows t
The_Reading_Reviewer More than 1 year ago
Lady Charlotte Chartwell is a self respecting widow - she really is. After her husband had been murdered and left Charlotte penniless she tried many different household positions that just did not work out, but with the bills mounting she has found herself in search of a man, any man that could help her because all she has left to sell is her body to any man willing to pay. Once she takes her first glimpse at Alexander she is convinced he is the man for the job. Lord Alexander William Baxendale, the third Earl of Hawksford while finding himself lured by her seductive voice and beautiful face what Charlotte is proposing is unacceptable. While he wants her desperately from the moment of their first touch he knows that he cannot have her and will not destroy what little respectability he has left with the ton. For too many years he let himself run wild and had gained a reputation as the Lord of Pleasure. At the time when he ran wild he prided himself on his ability to give as much pleasure as he gave but those days were over and respectability was the time he lived in. Alexander's unconventional and out of control parents created havoc for him and he knew that the ton forgave nothing and remembered every indiscretion. But Alexander could not deny his desire for Charlotte and that desire leads him to The School of Gallantry where gentlemen the art of seduction and how to refine their sexuality in order to pleasure a woman on every level. While Alexander wanted no part of this he knew that Charlotte was tied up with this school and if he had to bury his pride and humble himself that is what he would do if it meant he could spend one minute in Charlotte's presence. For that one minute brought more please to his life than he could have ever hoped for or expected. Alexander struggles and loses his battle to keep his head about him when Charlotte is around and after the shared intimacy between them he knows that all that he wanted is now of no import - he must have Charlotte and reconcile the life he desires with all of his heart with the life and responsibility that he has. But while he is making plans his sister's create more problems than he thought possible, Charlotte fights him at every turn and he find himself kicked out of school - how did his life come to any of this. It takes allot of soul searching, apologizing and days of wooing to get things back where they should be but Alexander is a hopeful man and that hope will see him achieve the end goal - to make Charlotte his wife and the mother of a number of sons who will finally get him out from under all these females. Unbelievable! How can it be possible for your second book to be better than the first in a series? When you have read book two you will know just how you take the series to the next step and what a huge step this one is. While the first book was enchanting and well written this second book is erotic and enticing. You feel as if you are standing in a room with Charlotte and Alexander - spying if you will on them and taking part in their first kiss to their last embrace when the book concludes. You expect to like the characters and root for their successful coupling but do you ever find yourself wishing there were more pages in a book - that it would not end just yet. Lord of Pleasure makes you not only reread every page but mark the pages you have to go back to again and again and... Mary Gramlich
c21joanneb More than 1 year ago
This author is a great writer. I've read her first book Mistress of Pleasure and it's great. I also loved this new book Lord of Pleasure. just wish Barnes and Noble had more of her books in Clifton store.
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
Alexander/Alex is an Earl who used food for comfort. Because of his overeating Alex is of course overweight. Then he sees Charlotte , she was a shop girl. They share a kiss then she was gone. Alex then decides to change his eating habits as well as his ways and now is a lot thinner and a very handsome man. I didn't really like the way this story was going when Charlotte only got turned on in a rape like setting. So I couldn’t and wouldn’t finish this. I received an ARC of this story for an honest review
TammyS32 More than 1 year ago
This is the second book in the School of Gallantry Series. It has been release prior with a different cover and additional scene have been added. The Earl of Hawksford was a big man and when he is rebuffed by Charlotte he decides to change his ways and become every woman’s dream. Years later when they meet again it is Charlotte wanting him. I loved the additional scenes it really added to the story. The characters are excellent, funny, quirky and entertaining. The story held my interest throughout and the sex is hot. An excellent updated version of the wonderful historical read!
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Delilah Marvelle does sexy. Any reader of her stories know that. However, she also mixes humor and heat into the novels she writes. Lord of Pleasure is fun escapism entertainment. With this read she takes a serious subject and turns it into something that is enchanting. I received an ARC of this read in exchange for an honest review.
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Loved it!
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Very good read, some parts dragged, overall I would recommend.
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