Unmasked by smoldering desire, a rigidly disciplined madame gives in to the ultimate temptation in Lavinia Kent’s seductive new eBook original novella.
As the proprietress of London’s most discreet house of pleasure, Madame Rouge—Ruby to her clientele—prefers to keep her own company. The first rule in her establishment? She never, ever personally entertains the customers. However, the tall, dark, and provocatively tattooed American sailor who shows up on her doorstep makes Ruby wonder whether some rules were made to be broken. If she indulges, even just once, Ruby’s loyal patrons might get the wrong idea. If she doesn’t, she may never stop fantasizing about where that tattoo leads. . . .
No complications: That’s all Derek Price, captain of the Dawn’s Light, asks of his consorts on shore, and he’s willing to pay handsomely for the favor. But of all the women at Madame Rouge’s, the one he wants is the only one he can’t have, for any sum. Derek is not a man with an abundance of patience. However, for a night with Madame Rouge, Ruby, whoever she is, he’s willing to make those lush curves and sapphire eyes come to him.
Revealing Ruby is intended for mature audiences. Don’t miss a preview of the next novel in the Bound and Determined series, Bound by Bliss.
Praise for Revealing Ruby
“A refined, sophisticated and tasteful historical romance . . . The mood is very seductive but still playful, and the sex scenes are scorching hot. . . . Revealing Ruby is superbly written, moves along quickly; it’s a very enjoyable read.”—Fresh Fiction
Praise for Lavinia Kent’s Mastering the Marquess
“Steamy . . . Kent’s lively prose keeps the reader drawn in from start to finish.”—Library Journal (starred review)
“Sexy, steamy . . . an entertaining read.”—Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
“[A] tale of sexual exploration and liberation . . . the hottest historical romance story I’ve ever read.”—Heroes and Heartbreakers
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Would have gave it more stars but it was like 85 pages and left a cliffhanger...so many un-answered questions ...leads me to belive that she will write there story in the next book to get more money...really couldn't just finish there story in the same book??? If the story is finished it was a horrible ending and not worth the time or money..I understand erotic books are short, I like mine to have a little story behind them and get to know the characters and not just about sex....well just as I was getting to know them..he rode off...really left me peed off at this book...
Sexy and sensual......I am so intrigued by Ruby and was so glad to see this novella on my kindle. Just as I thought, there is much depth to Ruby, or Madame Rouge as her clients know her. She maintains honesty and integrity in her business and is known for her discretion and confidentiality. Straight off I felt I was in her shoes, living a life that she did not plan but has resigned herself to, living it with grace and dignity in a world that looks down on her profession while secretly needing her existence. I found Ruby to be wise beyond her years and I longed for her to find her own happiness. When a sailor walks into her establishment looking for help for one of his crew, she is instantly drawn to him as he is to her. Their chemistry is powerful and palpable and when she finally decides to take a chance and give in to her desires, she is given a glimpse of what could have been. Their night is sensuous and intimate, both affected by each other, but realising their lives are on different paths. Derek wasn't looking for a relationship, he likes to indulge in pleasures of the flesh and he initially sees Ruby as a beautiful way to scratch an itch. What he didn't count on is the emotional connection they have. His life is already mapped out, however, and Ruby is not a part of the family obligations he feels he must abide by. Derek was a very intriguing character I he still has so much to tell us and, that tattoo well, the pictures you will conjure in your mind after reading about it will be hot. Derek was a force to be reckoned with in the bedroom, commandeering in the bedroom, open and forthright about what he likes and how he likes it, while also being giving and in tune to what Ruby needs. Ruby compliments him beautifully and this really puts his heart in a bind. What will their future hold, if there is a future for them at all? I am intrigued. Overall, I really enjoyed the next in this series and eagerly await the next installment. Revealing Ruby does leave us hanging, and when I finished the last paragraph I immediately looked on Goodreads to see if there will be another book for Ruby. I am overjoyed to see that there will be a conclusion to her story after the next book in the series. She still has so much to share with us and I hope she gets her happy ending.
This one was a bit of a heartbreaker. Both of the characters had so much pain, but found so much happiness in their short time together. I can't wait to hear more about them both.
An excellent start to a new series. Ruby is the owner of a brothel and must deal with an angry guest, one she watched the previous night and learned he has a very interesting tattoo in a very interesting place. Ruby soothes his anger and invites him back to sooth his inner beast. Very sexy, I love the interaction between Ruby and Derek and I can’t wait for more. Loved it!