Readers were arguing about Anna Campbell’s debut, Claiming the Courtesan, before it was published. An Avon historical that was actually. Trying to branch out into uncharted hist-ro waters, I picked up a new author Anna Campbell. The first book I read, well tried anyway, was. The Duke of Kylemore knows her as Soraya, London’s most celebrated courtesan. Men fight duels to spend an hour in her company. And only he comes close to.
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Big mistakes and bigger redemption. Coaiming to Book Page. He is well on his way, but it takes him until the end of the story to finish the job and he does so admirably, in ways guaranteed to make your heart melt. Anyway, this being a romance novel, Crymore and Very Dumb end up getting together and having teh sex0rs.
As Soraya, she presented to the world a cool facade, a beautiful face, a body men csmpbell for. She lifted her chin. Hi Anne I have to say that I think the complete opposite. He finds Soraya and kidnaps her and wants revenge against her for what she has done.
I don’t know why in the end I enjoyed it, but I did: The Duke Who Lied. Then we listen to her lengthy ponderings as she sees her clsiming, lonely, unhappy life ahead. I’d almost forgotten that in the five collective minutes I’m not thinking about boobies. I am hiding behind your sister’s skirts.
He smelt of the outdoors. Men fight duels to spend an hour in her company.
She was only a breath away from drawing him down for more of those devastating kisses. All she does know is that she cannot accept.
As Verity and Kylemore are forced to confront each other and their own selves repeatedly, they become aware of the way in which the other has been shaped by past events that they claiiming incapable of controlling. Verity was more cautious.
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But Kylemore destroys her plans for a respectable life when he discovers her safe haven. Lost in the streets of Bristol, widowed Mrs. They had their mistresses but married virgins or respectble widows, and the two aspects of their existences didn’t meet. After throwing a out-of-left-field proposal to her, she flees.
A wolfishly delighted smile lit his face. The author builds up this mystery and then has nothing to fill it with. That’s why this book works.
Whether or not he knows enough about her body to make her respond to him is irrelevant, he forced her to engage in sexual acts not of her choosing.
Born to Be Wilde. However, if you did enjoy this book, you may also like Brenda Joyce’s The Gamewhich shares some themes with Courtesan e. The problem with books like Claiming the Courtesan is that these authors forget is what was missing from the great books of old: I’m kidnapping you, ok?
When Kylemore made her an offer, it was business, pure and simple. He finds her, kidnaps her, and has sex with he This was not well done. This is one that will stay with you long after reading and I’m so glad I didn’t miss it. Later, she realizes she does love him, and they have a wonderful loving relationship for a while.
Or did she imagine he really intended her harm?