Taboo (Albright Sisters, #2.5)
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Taboo (Albright Sisters #2.5)

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Every indiscretion has its price…

Cassandra Willows has made a name for herself as one of London's most sought-after seamstresses—and as the creator of intimate "toys" much beloved in the bed chambers of elite ladies and lords. But her success cannot soothe her guilt and pain over a most devastating betrayal.

Nathan Manning, Earl of Blackhearth, will never forgive the exquis...more
ebook, 272 pages
Published April 21st 2009 by HarperCollins e-books
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KarenH
Finally! Erotic historical romance is starting to make a strong bid for recognition as an established sub-genre of Erotica and/or Historical Romance novels. Jess Michaels is one of a handful of authors making a significant contribution to this category... writing quality mainstream HR romances injected with a liberal amount of explicit, graphic, not-so-mainstream sex.

Taboo is a perfect example of erotic HR at its best. Those of us familiar with Regency England are well aware of the numerous "ru...more
Eastofoz
Jun 05, 2009 Eastofoz rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: Readers looking for a scorcher love/revenge read
Five alarm fire anyone? Sex that will leave your mouth dry because you were so focused on the scene that you forgot to swallow for two minutes? Or maybe an OMG-I-am-panting-where-is-my-significant-other scene so I can slake my thirst here? :D Oooo this book is gooooood stuff! A scorcher hot and 100% ick-free read to boot –and god knows there was more than a lot of ick potential in this book. There are sex toys, bondage, anal sex, oral sex and some shake the plates in the cupboards breakfast tabl...more
Vera
Tinha este livro na estante há uns 2 meses e sempre que olhava para ele pensava "já vou!" mas nada. Lá comecei a ler e li cerca de 80 páginas mas sinceramente não estava a adorar, era bom mas nada de especial, estava a ver demasiado sexo para pouca história, pus o livro de lado e assim ficou umas semanas. Um dia "bati o pé" e pensei que não era tarde nem cedo ia mesmo recomeçar a ler e foi e surpreendi-me o desenvolvimento mudou, começou a ficar menos sexual e mais romântico e comecei a adorar....more
Cyn Mistress Kitty
When I first started this book I found myself disappointed and really NOT liking the hero Nathan. I mean what kind of hero would blackmail the woman he supposedly loved in the past into being his mistress for the purpose of revenge? But as I continued reading, I found myself seeing a man who had been devastated by the loss of a woman he dearly loved. He felt that she had just tossed him aside like so much trash and betrayed him with another man. Oh course blackmail isn't the answer, but I could...more
Patrícia
Quando começou a escrever em 1999, incentivada pelo marido que só queria que ela fosse feliz, Jess Michaels estava longe de imaginar que um dia, depois de muitas lágrimas e rejeições, seria reconhecida como a Estrela do Romance Sensual. Autora de trinta e sete livros, a autora escreve em vários géneros de literatura, usando um pseudónimo para cada um. Jess Michaels é um dos seus três pseudónimos, Jenna Petersen é usado nos seus romances históricos e Jesse Petersen nos seus livros de fantasia urb...more
Sofia Teixeira
Lembro-me de há uns tempos ter feito um inquérito sobre quais as melhores autoras do romance sensual. Na altura, incluí nomes como Sherrilyn Kenyon e J.R. Ward, mas obviamente ainda não tinha lido Jess Michaels! Se há alguém capaz de ruborizar qualquer leitor mais tímido com as suas descrições é sem dúvida esta autora.

Nathan Manning, conde de Blackhearth, decide voltar a Inglaterra após quatro anos de isolamento na Índia. A causa da sua procura de refúgio noutro país é Cassandra Willows, a respo...more
Mira, a escriba
Há momentos para tudo na vida e quando as oportunidades certas aparecem, há que as aproveitar. Posto isto, o capricho de um livro mais quente havia, subtilmente, entranhado em mim há já algum tempo. Com a oportunidade e a vontade de fantasiar, o feito deu-se… Após a leitura de dois romances sensuais, tenho de confessar que gostaria de colmatar a minha parca experiência. Acredito que haja grandes romances dentro deste género literário, que ainda poucos portugueses apostam (talvez agora com o novo...more
Shannon (Giraffe Days)
Cassandra Willows runs her own lucrative business as a popular seamstress to the ton, the wealthy women and their daughters of high Society London - while behind closed doors she discreetly creates special toys for the men and their wives or mistresses to enjoy.

While at the home of a client, fitting her for a dress, Cassandra encounters the one man she never thought to see again: Nathan Manning, Earl of Blackhearth, just returned from four years in India and now visiting his aunt, her client.

Na...more
Alexandra Rolo
Se eu casasse com uma mulher, tinha de ser uma como a Cassandra Willows.

A maioria dos romances eróticos não passam de “boy meets girl, girl meets boy and they fuck each other’s brains out”. As personagens são trabalhadas, têm uma história e a mulher é retratada como sendo forte, decidida e independente.
Aqui temos uma costureira que vê a sua vida arruinada após uma série de problemas que a impediram de se encontrar com o seu noivo.
Conseguimos ver como, numa sociedade de aparências, uma mulher viv...more
Raquel Leite
Tabu é um livro rico em sensualidade e luxúria, completamente provocante em que o leitor viaja a um ambiente histórico tentador.
Cassandra Willows faz o possível e os impossíveis para esquecer completamente o passado e dedicar-se exclusivamente ao futuro, e por isso se tornou costureira dos mais conhecidos vestidos de Londres. Aceitando todos os pedidos das senhoras, o da Lady Worthington não foi excepção, o que não esperava era dar de caras com a sua antiga paixão, Nathan Manning, que havia desp...more
Rita
Jess Michaels, considerada a estrela do romance sensual, apresenta-nos em “Tabu” o par Nathan Manning, conde de Blackhearth e Cassandra Willows, a mais prestigiada costureira de Londres e clandestinamente criadora de objectos de prazer.

Quando jovens partilharam um amor impossível, o que os leva a decidir fugir para poderem ser felizes longe dos pais de Nathan, que nunca concordariam com esta união. Contudo, no dia em que seria suposto fugirem, Cassandra não aparece no local combinado, o que alia...more
Zeek
Regency romantica that didnt really do it for me. He was mean, because of a big misunderstanding, and I didnt buy her. (She's a highly sought after modiste of the ton- who does sex toys as a side business. I would have been totally cool with this little twist- if it werent for how she became a women of questionable morals for the time. uh uh, not buying that she'd want to have anything to do with her lifestyle after that.)

Skimmed through much of it and had no interest in finishing it.

DNF

Beauti...more
Iris
Romantic erotica is a slippery slope. One person's "ahh" is another's "ugh." Michaels always hits the spot for me and the fact that she writes strong women and incredibly hot men makes a read that isn't just a string of sex scenes. I didn't think she could top "Everything Forbidden" but I think this is my favorite book of hers.
♥ Beth
This was soooooo good!! Not only was it smokin hot but it was a really great romance as well! The third in the series and in my opinion the best so far!! LOVED IT!!!
Kimberly
I read this book withing a span of 8 hours. I just couldn't put the book down. This is so far the sweetest book in the series. At first, I didn't even consider reading this book, partly because Cassandra's story is not really part of the "Albright" sister's stories. But when I started to read it, GOD I loved it.

Cassandra and Nathan are the best couple among the two others (Miranda/Ethan, Penelope/Jeremy) when it comes to history and sweetness. I also consider Cassandra to be the stongest female...more
Nisha
I already wrote this review and lost it. *facepalm* Alright, I'll write it again.

I loved this book. No, I absolutely adored the heroine, Cassandra. She was so amazing, strong and hardworking. Girl crush alert. The hero was...ok. Their scenes together were *fans self* delicious.

Cassandra is a seamstress and sells sex toys on the side. Oh, and for the past 4 years, she's been a mistress to many different men (not at the same time, get your mind outta the gutter). So this is not a sugar coated stor...more
Arec
I had very high hopes for this book. While I wasn't disappointed, I shouldn't have set my standards so high just because of a pretty cover. The gorgeous cover is what intrigued me and I literally couldn't stop myself from buying it. I didn't know it was part of a series so I definitely am going to read the other three novels in the series. Although, I am so confused as to how they can consider this novel 2.5. What disappointed me about Taboo was the completely simplistic and unimaginative plot.

T...more
Megan
Book 2.5 in the Albright Sisters series. Comes after Something Reckless, but before Nothing Denied. I’m not exactly sure about this book. I liked the heroine… at the end of the book you can’t help but feel sorry for her! But, the hero… in my opinion he is just cruel. As the back of the book says, Nathan Manning, Earl of Blackhearth, is seeking revenge from Cassandra Willows, who did not show up on the day they were to elope, 4 years ago! He goes about it very meanly. Which is understandable sinc...more
Mey Buentipo
I don't know if I am quiet disappointed to the story. I have read this story line in one of the HR books. It the same story, that the girl didn't shown because she got raped, and still the father of the hero is the one who asked for it. Same with the story line I read, the hero came back to have revenge to the heroine. I hoped for a different one, because I loved the first 2 books. Too many smexy, and they are all the same. Sometimes, it is tiring to read about it. Although, I can't stop reading...more
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Este foi um livro que abri num misto de expectativa e surpresa, e é certo que não sabia muito bem o que esperar desta leitura, apesar de estar de sobreaviso pela nota que consta na contracapa, e pelas descrições de cariz sexual bastante ‘visuais’, talvez não seja uma leitura apropriada a todos, mas se tal como eu ainda não passaram por este género literário este livro pode ser uma boa escolha pois encontrarão uma história de amor com contornos bastante voluptuosos e, como não é uma leitura que n...more
Madalena
Este livro prometia muito. A capa é fantástica e a história até é interessante. Mas, a meu ver, as descrições das cenas de sexo são demasiadas, a cada 15 ou 20 páginas aparecem e não deixam a história ser mais desenvolvida. Senti falta disso, de uma história mais trabalhada e o tema tinha boas possibilidades de o ser. Até as personagens poderiam ter sido mais desenvolvidas. Para mim este é um exemplo claro de como uma história com boas possibilidades foi ultrapassada apenas pelas cenas de sexo q...more
Christine
This was definitely erotica more than historical romance, which isn't a normal kind of read for me. I enjoy romances, but I like there to actually be some plot mixed in. This was way more sex than plot and I wish I could have actually gotten to know the characters a bit more (especially Cassandra!). I didn't care much for Nathan. I think he came across as more of a jerk than as someone who was hurt by the past. Not really my cup of tea.
Denise
4.5 stars

Numa escrita maravilhosa e que se lê muito bem, Jess Michaels mistura amor, traições, segredos, vingança e um grande desejo físico, atraindo e surpreendendo o leitor do início ao fim.

Opinião integral: http://quandoseabreumlivro.blogspot.p...

Livro pertencente ao Clube BlogRing do My Imaginarium. Obrigada à Ne pelo empréstimo!
Elphaba J
Despertando a minha sensibilidade, Tabu chegou a mim recheado de volúpia e enigma, perdi-me em cenários crus de desejo e deixei-me envolver na ardente escrita de Jess Micheals.
Transbordando sensualidade esta é uma leitura breve, arrojada e que não deixará indiferentes os leitores de romance sensual.
Greselley
It probably don't contain the most number of sexy scenes but it definitely has one of the hottest sexy scenes so far in all HR novels I've read that would leave your mouth dry. Lol. I was expecting it but it totally exceeds my expectations. It is not really about the act itself. There is just something about them that make you say, "is it just me or did the room really got hotter?" It even surpass the book 1 & 2. It is really better than the other two books. Again, a man who value his contro...more
Taylor
I really enjoyed this book. The first book in this series and this book are my favorites so far. This book was more erotic and daring and I loved that about it. I can't wait for the next book in Feb.
Margarida
Gostei muito. É um livro que se lê muito bem e com umas cenas muito hot :p Quero ler mais desta autora.
Taryn at My Secret Romance
I want to buy this book just for the cover. What a hot sexy dress!
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Jess Michaels always likes the "good parts" when she reads romance, so it makes sense that she writes erotic books. She is a nationally bestselling and award-winning author of nearly 50 novels and novellas. When not writing, she enjoys being a geek, designing jewelry and trying to keep the cats from scratching the furniture. She lives in Tucson with her husband.

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