The Lover

The Lover

by Robin Schone

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ISBN-13: 9781617732744
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 03/26/2014
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 297,664
File size: 653 KB

About the Author

My life has been ruled by...dinosaurs...romance...and sex.

You are no doubt asking yourself, What do dinosaurs have to do with romance and/or (gasp) sex? No, I am not into bestiality. It's really quite simple. You see...

When I was six years old, my mother took me to see a double matinee. One movie was about dinosaurs, which I loved, and the other was a sappy romance (or so I thought at the time), which she loved.

Well, it took a few years, but I finally decided there is something to that man-woman stuff. I read my first romance novel at the age of 12 (These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer), and I read my first erotic novel when I was 15 (The Way of a Maid by Mario Clement). Now I write...erotic romance books.

Where does my love of dinosaurs fit into all this? Archaeology (or paleontology, for you etymologists out there). Which in turn led me to explore ancient cultures. Think India...and Tantra, the Indian cult of ecstasy. Or in modern history, think Arabia...and The Perfumed Garden of Sensual Delight, an Arabic treatise on erotic love.

See if you can match my titles below with the research material I used to write them: Awaken, My Love; The Pearl (an underground erotic); The Lady's Tutor; Tantra; A Lady's Pleasure Captivated; and The Perfumed Garden of Cheikh Nefzaoui.

Write me with your answers! My address is: PO Box 72725, Roselle IL 60172. Or you may email me at Remember...

For every fantasy there is a book...I hope my books satisfy your fantasies!

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The Lover 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
wyvernfriend on LibraryThing 20 days ago
While probably quite rife with historical inaccuricies this was a fun quick read. Anne Aimes is a thirty-six year old spinster who has decided that having sacrificed her life to caring for her parents that she is going to have a month of unbridled pleasure.Michel des Anges is renowned for his ability to please women. He's semi-retired from his profession of gigilo, his price is outraeous but she's willing to pay. However theres something stalking his clients and once he falls for her will she survive?It's fun, full of sex and some of the details are a little far-fetched but it kept me up reading and amused me a lot.
manirul01 More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
not a light read. it is very dark and complex in both the characters and storyline.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the first Robin Schone book I read - and it lead me to her others. This was a well written, erotic, romance. I enjoyed the suspense and found the characters to be likable and well suited to each other. Worth Reading!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've read several books by this author, but this one wasn't as good as some of her others. It dragged the plot a bit at times and could have gotten to the meat of the story much sooner and worked from there. But I would recommend it, it did keep my interest.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Lover was an amazing and well written book. I enjoyed every word of it. I was sucked into the plot and the lives of the characters. This was the first book I have read from Robin Schone and I hope to read many more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I decided to purchase this book based on the reviews posted. This was one of the worst books I havbe ever read and if I could I would return this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I read by RS. She definitely broadened my horizons. She told a dark story well. I will read one of her other books when I catch my breath.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book features a well-written, very exciting tale, a strong heroine, and a hero that personifies the term, 'hubba, hubba. hubba!' Grab it now, Ladies!
Guest More than 1 year ago
At first i was lost but as the story continue it came togather. combination horror/suspense/romance and very erotic. can't wait for Robin's next novel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just finished The Lover. I loved it. It's a story about characters who are not 'perfect'. Sometimes even escaping into a novel to become the hero/heroine is impossible, because you cannot see yourself as the 'perfect' person inside the story. And I read to escape. I really enjoyed the dialogue. Throughout the whole story I was titillated at the questions they asked each other. And the timing of the questions was shocking AND perfect. They always carried the story into a deeper relationship between Michael and Anne. Their openness with each other was astounding, beautiful and an honor to behold. It was the hottest read of my life. I won't read erotica. I can't stand the coldness of sex when there is such beauty in making love. I guess my only complaint about the story is the history. Did their pasts need to be so dark? And then I answer my own question with a resounding - YES! Their finding each other wouldn't have been so beautiful without the past that brought them together and will help them better understand each other. I'm glad Robin was brave enough to see that and not compromise the story for the readers who will not recognize it. Thank you (eagerly awaiting the next one)!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was very disappointed with this book. There's nothing erotic about it at all. It's not even a romance novel. It's more horror/ suspense. The characters need to see a shrink. They're very troubled and beyond saving. It's a total waste of time and money (12.00+ tax is too much)! Please stop writing about men as sex tutor's. It's getting too old. You already did this in The Lady's Tutor and A Lady's Pleasure. Try something new please.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Once in a blue moon, there will come a book whose tormented, tortured hero reaches out and wrings my heart. Until The Lover, there had been 4: Harmon's Sam Bellemy (Pirate in My Arms), Gabaldon's Jamie (Outlander,etc.), Sutcliffe's Morgan Kane (Shadow Play) and Chance's Jonas Whitaker (The Portrait). I loved these books, and their heroes, for their ability to haunt me long after the covers had been shut and the books on my keeper shelf and Michael des Anges (The Lover) is no exception. He pretty much hung my heart out to dry and haunted my thoughts. By the time I'd gotten half-way through the book, I was ready to go out and slay dragons for Michael, *that* was how angry I was over what had happened in his past to bring him to this point in his life.

Yes, The Lover is erotic, very much so. But it also has a soul, because underneath the eroticism is the story of a man whose struggle to regain some semblance of normalcy in the face of all the inhuman crimes that have been perpetrated against him was enough to rip the emotion from me. At times, I physically hurt for him.

So, thank you Ms. Schone, for doing the erotic and the angst so well, and I hope that in the future we can look forward to Gabriel's story, also.

Guest More than 1 year ago
I don't think that 'erotic romance' is the correct description of this title. I would call it 'erotic horror', but obviosly I am not the publisher. The essential story is this: An old maid (36 years old to be precise) who lives in the 19th century England inherits a large amount of money after the death of her parents and decides to hire a gigolo called Michel des Angles to relieve her of her virginity. Unfortunately Michel has a few dark secrets of his own and a mere involvement with him puts our heroine in danger. If any of your read the first Schone's book 'The Lady's Tutor' you will find that 'The Lover' is much darker. The language is still lyrical and the sex scenes are still implicit. Still, I was mostly involved with one of the secondary characters. To tell you more would certainly spoil the story.