Simply Voracious (House of Pleasure #8)
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Simply Voracious (House of Pleasure #8)

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Lucinda Haymore is still reeling from the cruel betrayal of a vile seducer. Softly, irresistibly, his profession of love disguised his truer, baser intentions. With the knowledge that her reputation is at stake, she is happy to accept a proposal of marriage in name only from her best friend since childhood...

While Paul St. Clare has no interest in consummating his marriage...more
Trade Paperback, 345 pages
Published July 31st 2012 by Aphrodisia
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Kristen (Peddler of Smut)
2 1/2 to 3 stars

Well dang! I had such high hopes for this book. Unfortunately, I was disappointed. I loved Paul, the hero, in the last few books; he was such a magnetic and compelling character. I couldn't wait to read his story. You can imagine my surprise and disappointment when I discovered that in his own book, Simply Voracious, Paul became dull, broody, and, sadly, somewhat one-dimensional. To make matters worse, I never truly felt the chemistry between the three main characters. The plot f...more
UniquelyMoi ... So I Can Shine...

Ruined! Utterly and devastatingly ruined! That’s the shameful predicament Lady Lucinda St. Clare finds herself in after being assaulted by a man she had fancied herself in love with. Unable to bear telling her family what has happened, Lucky is resigned to keeping this humiliating secret to herself, but when the vile defiler reveals his plan to blackmail her into marriage, she turns to her best friend Paul for help.

Lt. Paul St. Clare, future heir to the Ashmolton dukedom, has no intentions of ev...more
Tina
Stick a fork me in. I think I am done with this series. I really liked the first several books but the misses are missing harder than the hits. And last couple of books I really disliked.

My biggest problem with this one is that this had to be the boringest menage ever.

We are supposed to believe that Lucky (Lucinda) has been in love with Paul forever. Paul is of course mostly into men. So these two are doomed from the start. They have a marriage of expedience and the chemistry between them never...more
Denise
This book started off ok and I thought the plot was turning in to a rather good one until about 75% in the whole thing just went bad. Lucinda went from one of my favorite females of the series to my least favorite in the matter of a few paragraphs. It became a huge cluster-f**k and really let me down. All of the stuff with Con was pointless and everything just became too ridiculous... even for this series.
Maureen C
I have read all the books in this series and have to say I hope this is a fluke since it's the second to the last book in the series. Really didn't have the relationship dynamic of the other books. It was an OK read but lacked the pull of the other books in the series.Just didn't make me want to go back and re-read it like the others.
The Cat Bastet
This is the first in the series where I genuinely did not get anything from the M/F pairings. Huge, huge problem. If I have to ask myself, "Why is this F in this FMM?" the F probably should just be removed. I felt bad for her.
Cynthia (aka Artemis)
Thank you to the wonderful Kate Pearce for the awesome giveaway!
Karry
For each individual book I give an average of 4 stars. The series as a whole I give 3stars. I kept hoping for each story to get a wrap up of all the loose strings that just never came. The books were each steamy, sexy, controversial , and freeing. Yet so much was left undone and unanswered. I loved each character. I enjoined reading about their struggles and triumphs. I am just a stickler for a complete wrap up, with a bow and everything. All in all I liked the series. I would still recommend it...more
May Mostly Romance
การเขียนรีวิวเรื่องแนวอีโรติคโรแมนซ์ไม่ใช่ง่าย ๆ นะคะ เพราะจะให้เขียนวิจารณ์ถึงอะไรกันล่ะในหนังสือที่ฉากส่วนใหญ่คือฉากเซ็กส์ จะใช้วิจารณ์ถึงท่วงท่าพิศดารโลดโผนของตัวละครก็ไม่ใช่วิสัยที่เรากล้าทำ ยอมรับค่ะว่า ยังอายอยู่เยอะเวลาพูดเรื่องทำนองนี้ เราบอกได้มากที่สุดก็ด้วยภาษาแบบเป็นทางการ ประมาณว่า เรื่องนี้ฮ็อตนะ หรือมีฉากเซ็กส์มากมาย เราไม่อาจอธิบายแบบฉากต่อฉาก บทต่อบท หรือถอดเอาภาษา คำพูดในเรื่องมาเขียนบรรยายได้ ดังนั้นในการเขียนรีวิวเรื่องแนวนี้ของเราจึงเป็นการมุ่งเน้นไปที่อารมณ์ของตัวละครในเรื่...more
E.
3 1/2 stars
“Simply Voracious” by Kate Pearce is an erotic historical romance that is part of her ‘House of Pleasure’ series that is tied to a certain elite brothel known as Madame Helene’s Pleasure House. Lucinda (Lucky) Haymore is violently compromised by a fortune hunter but the solution proposed by her longtime friend Paul St. Clare is terribly awkward given her unrequited feelings for him and his prospects as her father’s heir to the dukedom. That does not even begin to address his predilect...more
Lindy
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5 Kisses, 2 1/2 Peppers (M/M, M/F, M/M/F, M/F/M/F, oral, anal, & public sex)

I just have to say, I’m a huge fan of the House of Pleasure series by Kate Pearce and was so thrilled to be reading Simply Voracious, Paul's story, that I could barely contain my excitement. I wanted to read it slowly so I could savor it, but I ended up devouring it in less than a day. I may even break my own unspoken rule and re-read this one.

Lady Lucinda Haymore, daughter of the Duke of...more
Zenta  (Juljetas)
Sižeta līnija ļoti atšķīrās no pārējiem erotiskajiem stāstiem, ko esmu lasījusi. Lai arī ir gandrīz katrā nodaļā ir erotisko ainu attēlojumu, autore ne mirkli nepazaudē apbrīnojamo emocionālo strāvojumu, kas vijas caur visu darbus. Darbība risinās 19. gadsimta sākumā Anglijā laikā, kad precības reti notika mīlas vadītas, lielākoties tās bija aprēķina saistības, kad mīlas prieki ir tabu. šī viena atsauksme būs par visām sērija grāmatām, izņemot papildus stāstiem, jo visi slavinājumi visām daļa ir...more
Jessica Alcazar
I had high hopes for Paul. I really did. But this story just didn't do it for me. For the type of story I am used to in this series, this was surely lacking. It was actually quite boring with a capital BORING! I dont know what happened between this book and the last 7 in the series. It had no focus ... it was like a lot of this were happening, but nothing at all. As for the intensity of the 'romance', what a letdown! The words were written in the sex scenes, but you couldn't feel them. It was wr...more
Mer  (is on hiatus).
4 stars

This book just wow. The writing was light and fast paced or perhaps that was just me since I stayed up late to finish this book. I couldn't wait what would happened next.

To be honest, I had never before turned on by M/M. Please don't misunderstood my meaning, I like gay people, I support them. I have a lot of gay friends and I love them for who they are. Besides, I enjoyed reading the M/F, M/F/M, and M/M/F/F too.

It's just that in this book, affection and passion between Paul and Constanti...more
Marisella
I've loved the House of Pleasure series by K pearce, but this book has been my least favorite. The characters are flat and uninspired, there's no dialogue or action that gives their backstory, only verbage from the author which doesn't always make sense timeline or personality wise. There's no way a young girl still in the schoolroom, daughter of the duke's heir, is going to be allowed to attend a severely wounded young man in the sickroom. If Lucinda had half the balls the author says she does,...more
Jennifer
Some of us had been waiting for Paul's story for a long time. I wondered how, after "Simply Carnal" Ms. Pearce was going to resolve Paul's story. The direction Paul's life went is absolutely brilliant. Lucinda's character is really the best part of the story. Her bravery, curiosity and acceptance is a steadying and sweet influence on Paul who seemed to be losing his ability to find real intimacy in his life. Events converge and Paul meets Constantine Delinsky who is one of the few human beings w...more
Kimberly
The blurb for Simply Voracious does the book a great disservice by implying that there’s no romantic or sexual relationship between Lucky and Paul. It’s no spoiler to reveal that Paul and Constantine’s relationship develops (and breaks off) before Paul’s marriage to Lucky. Nor is it a spoiler to say that Lucky and Paul’s romantic and sexual relationship develops in all respects before they sort out what they really desire (namely, a three person relationship).

Simply Voracious is a true M/M/F boo...more
Katherine O'Grady
I bought this one from Kobo.

I had such high hope for this book. We've seen Paul participate in all sorts of adventures, and have also read about Lucky, his cousin and best friend. In the end, I have to describe this entry in the House of Pleasure series as "simply disappointing."

I was especially frustrated with Lucky, who sometimes dealt with enormous challenges with grace and courage, and other times would turn around and do something wildly emotional or frankly, TSTL. Paul fared similarly, ac...more
Karen
thought this was going to be a good read from Erotica section...the back of book was very misleading to me & was disappointed to discover the sexual relationships in the book were very descriptive about 2 guys...not interested in reading about 2 guys...and a girl...so after the second chapter I gave up. This scenario might be ok for someone else but not for me. I do still like Kate Pearce & am reading 2 other books by her but this one was not for me.
Divina
1 1/2 stars

As someone else here mentioned, I found this story BORING. It lacked every thing I liked about the earlier books. I found the characters luke warm and the story way too slow. There was NO chemistry between the characters, no matter how much *hints* the author tried to encompass through each of their POV.

The love portrayed between Lucky and Paul felt too incestuous through out the book - an "ick" factor. The romance between Paul and Constantine was more believable, but I felt the autho...more
Courtney
I might be a little bias since I totally LOVE Kate Pearce, I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and have since read it twice. And While it might not have the....steaminess of the other books in the series, Ms. Pearce does her thing! The chemistry between Con and Paul *fans self* and with Lucky thrown in for extra loving, I was totally hooked. Though I agree the ending wasn't what I expected, Simply Voracious is a book you should read and judge for yourself. FYI I liked Paul and could really fall for...more
Siobhan Muir
I really liked this story all the way up till the end which seemed a little rushed in a "and then they all died" sort of way. I particularly liked the side story going on with Delinisky and his missing wife. There was a very nice twist that brought the two story arcs together very closely. This whole series has been a joy to read and I highly recommend it to anyone new to Kate Pearce. I have my favorites (Valentin, his brother Anthony, Madame Helene, and Peter), but all the stories have characte...more
Airaseem Perdomo
It was very strange because everyone is trying to make each other happy while sacrificing themselves. The three main character were well put together. They make a lovely couples. But is was like the same thing over. One minute it's yes and something happens and it's back to no. Make up your mind already. Almost done with this series and I feel like it's letting me down instead of going off with a bang it's a wiper.
Eileen
One of my favorite series to read and really enjoyed reading about Lucky and Paul. The author tells a good backstory of where the characters are as far as sexual experience and preference. Lucky was so open minded considering her circumstances. I'm sorry to see this series coming to a close. I wish I had read one more love scenes with Lucky, Paul and Con. That would have been nice.
Shelley
I really liked the characters in this story, especially the heroine who was strong and honest with herself. Another excellent addition to the series.
Lyndy Green
Despite other people's reviews, I really enjoyed this book in the series. However, I don't think the description of the book describes this book at all. Paul is more than willing to consummate the marriage, where does that come from? Anyways, I love the House of Pleasure series, & I loved Lucky's book! Paul has always been a favorite of mine! Ready for the next one!
Lolene
Sorry to say that I found it boring and slow moving. The author does not succeed in making the characters and their relationships authentic. I found myself speed reading just to end the torture. Not up to the standard of her earlier books in the series.
Meredith
With the craziness of having a 3 month old and starting back to work, I forgot that I had started this one in July. I just finished it and I must say I really enjoyed it. I read over half of it in the past 2 days. Another great addition to this series.
Rebecca Adling
II loved every moment of this work it is a mystery, romance and a story of true friendship wrapped up in one. Kate Pearce brings her characters to life and on to your lap leaving you entranced and unable to put the book down. Bravo
Barbara
I liked this pretty well; Paul, Christian and Lucinda definitely deservd to find happiness and they did come upon a true solution for all of them. It will be a little sad to say good bye to the series with the next book.
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Kate Pearce was born into a large family of girls in England, and spent much of her childhood living very happily in a dream world. Despite being told that she really needed to 'get with the program', she graduated from the University College of Wales with an honors degree in history.

A move to the USA finally allowed her to fulfill her dreams and sit down and write that novel. Along with being a v...more
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