Reader Review: This is the first in the Mistress trilogy, although I read it last. It is very good, especially being the author's first novel. Merriam has decided she will no longer be Merriam the Mouse and will be a Cat instead. Her first catch is going to be Julian Clay. She's going to catch him and let him go...before he's ready. It will be a payback for something ugly he said. Unfortunately, she catches Drake, the Deadly Duke, instead. He may or may not have killed his wife. Or did Julian do it...and how did Merriam wind up in a bordello?? You must read this nearly erotic story to find out all the answers to these questions. I guarantee you will be glad you did.
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....
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|Title of eBook: A Lady's Pleasure||Series: The Mistress Trilogy, , #1|
|Release Date: 10-31-2006|
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|Publisher: Pocket Books|
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A Lady's Pleasure
I have no use for whey-faced widows or limp-boned virgins.
She recalled the biting words with acidic clarity. Moments after she'd met a man who had made her heart come alive with desire, and made her wonder if all the years of longing had ended, that very same man, Julian Clay, the Earl of Westleigh, had quietly spoken those words to a nearby companion. Unaware of the devastating blast he'd delivered to the trembling soul on the other side of the column, he had chuckled at his friend's mumbled reply and set the wheels of Fate in motion.
That the words referenced her own slight impact on the notorious rake was not in doubt. Or at least that was what Merriam told herself with the cruel precision of long years of practice.
Merriam the Mouse. It was a nickname her father had given her that had lingered throughout her youth, and even into the lonely nightmare of her marriage to an older and indifferent man. Her husband had teased her with the pet name, using it when he wanted to dismiss his quiet wife and return to more important and pressing matters: matters that included his business interests, endless correspondences, and sleeping with her maidservants.
But the mouse had survived him. And tonight Merriam was determined to taste the forbidden pleasures whey-faced widows and limp-boned virgins only dreamt of -- lust and vengeance. Julian Clay would be hers, and she would show him just what a mouse was made of, then leave him wanting and aching -- the satisfaction hers alone to savor. She would bring London's most notorious rake to his knees, and then...she would walk away.
Lord Milbank's Grand Costume and Masked Ball was notorious for its decadent and outrageous delights....
Title: A Lady's Pleasure
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Number of Comments: 3 Rating(s) 3 Review(s)
1 of 1 people found the following eBook Review Helpful
February 28, 2010
Reviewer: A reader from Brooklyn, MS US
This is the first in the Mistress trilogy, although I read it last. It is very good, especially being the author's first novel. Merriam has decided she will no longer be Merriam the Mouse and will be a Cat instead. Her first catch is going to be Julian Clay. She's going to catch him and let him go...before he's ready. It will be a payback for something ugly he said. Unfortunately, she catches Drake, the Deadly Duke, instead. He may or may not have killed his wife. Or did Julian do it...and how did Merriam wind up in a bordello?? You must read this nearly erotic story to find out all the answers to these questions. I guarantee you will be glad you did.
A staid widow becomes the mistress of a duke reput
April 14, 2009
Reviewer: A reader from Hayling Island, Hampshire GB
A staid widow becomes the mistress of a duke reputed to have killed his wife. This is the scenario for a delightful erotic romance told with a verve which enables one to forgive a few anachronisms.
Hot debut novel! Not for the faint hearted!
April 17, 2008
Reviewer: A reader from Singapore, SG
I was surprised this is the author's debut novel. The romance was very steamy, bordering on erotic. A mistaken identity sparks an affair which blows your mind! A little jealousy (though not too much) when the hero wonders whether the heroine is sleeping with his enemy also added spice to the story. Well done!
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