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Simply Scandalous (House Of Pleasure #9)
As a former spy, Violet Le ...more
Simply Scandalous is the last book in the House of Pleasure series, and as much as I loved getting both Richard's PLUS Emily and Ambrose's story in one book, I felt the author's heart just wasn't in the telling. The characters felt lackluster and the plot rushed and convoluted.
All in all, I have LOVED reading this series. Normally these type of sexually explicit books–that take me waaay out of my comfort zone–don't work for me, but I have very much enjoyed spending time in the compel ...more
Simply Scandalous should not be read as a standalone. If you really wanted to, you could figure everything out as you go but, as I discovered, it isn’t terribly easy. I spent the first 30% of this book thinking, ‘Huh?’ and ‘Who?’ and ‘What?’ Which made it difficult to simply immerse myself in. But, eventually, it all began to make sense and I was able to really sink into the House of Pleasure world.
The first character we meet is Richard Ross, a former spy now enjoying...more
5 Kisses, Recommended Read
3 Peppers - M/F, M/M, M/M/F, oral & anal sex, public sex
Richard Ross has always been the "white sheep" of his scandalous family. He's the half brother of Christian Delornay who runs the pleasure house that he inherited from their mother. Violet Lennox was Richard's first love, but she supposedly died years ago and he mourned her deeply. Now she's back from the dead and masquerading as a man, Vincent Lennox. She and her twin brother J ...more
This book was about Richard Ross from the Ross-Delornay family. A retired spy that lost the love of his life, a french loyalist who was shot in front of him in France. Although, things are not what they appear. A man by the name of Vincent Lennox mysterious ...more
Violet LeNy is a former spy, and running for her life. She runs right into Richard Ross path. Not only is she not dead but he might be the only one to save her from a double agent’s assassination plans.
Both Richa ...more
After years away from home, Richard Ross has finally returned to London to be with his family. But even the delights of his stepmother’s pleasure house cannot distract Richard from the rut he finds himself in. Then an encounter with an enticing stranger changes everything…
Violet Lennox, a former spy known as Violet LeNy, has come to London with her twin seeking safety. What she finds instead is Richard, the ma ...more
Richard Ross is a dull man compared to the rest of his Ross-Delornay family. Or at least they think so. The truth is, Richard has been living quite a fascinating life as a part time spy for the crown. A part time job that once was quite active when he was in France ten years ago. Of course, working for the crown wasn't the only thing he was doing in France. No he also fell in love with Violet LeNy, and then she was murdered in front of hi ...more
This is actually two couple's story - Richard and his long-lost love Violet and Emily and Ambrose. I liked some of the earlier books in the series better but this was satisfying.["br"]>["br"]>
There is nothing like masquerading as a man to perfect one’s ability at deception. If only Violet LeNy did not have to depend on her former lover’s help. Now she and her brother must depend on the goodwill of the man she wronged, if he can ever ...more
Simply Scandalous is perfectly scandalous! It’s a wonderful, hot , erotic, historical romance that spans continents and years. I loved every minute of decadence contained in this story.
So, what’s there to love about Simply Scandalous? Well, everything! What does this story not have? It has spies, romance, secrets, kidnapping, inter-racial relationships, brothels, intrigue, conspiracy, bastille survivors, and ...more
เล่มนี้เป็นบทสรุปเรื่องราวความรักของตัวละครสองคู่ และขอบอกว่า ในกระบวนหนังสือทั้งชุดเรารู้สึกว่า เล่มนี้มีความเป็นโรแมนซ์ และโรแมนติคมากกว่าเล่มอื่น ๆ ในชุด ซึ่งนั่นหมายความว่า ฉากเซ็กส์ในเล่มนี้ฮ็อตน้อยกว่าเล่มอื่น ๆ (แต่เมื่อเปรียบเทียบกัน ก็ยังถือว่าร้อนแรงอยู่ดี)
เรื่องราวถึงริชาร์ด รอสส์ ...more
December 2012 reissue of 2013 release, Erotic Romance (1827 England)
Aphrodisia, $14.00, 320 pages, Amazon ASIN 0758269471
I remember the first time that I read Dune by Frank Herbert. It took me 150 pages to figure out who was who and what was going on. There were so many characters and intrigues and Hebert just dropped the reader right into the middle of the action to figure it out for ourselves. I sort of felt this way with Kate Pearce’s Sim ...more
I may as well say that this book has two different stories with slightly a little bit connected. So, I am going to talk about Richard and Violet. Two were already a couple back in France but things didn't go their ways and they separated until they met again and with a different quest. The romance was mild that I didn't really enjoy but I liked the mystery and it was thrilling. The excitement of puzzle solving was captivating and I couldn't stop from turning pages.
Another story is Richar ...more
For mystery/ ...more
Okay, this book had me going back and forth between 3 and 4 stars. I feel that if I had read other books in the Simply series I would have given it that extra star. It felt like their were too many story lines all coming together and interweaving. One second, you're dealing with the Mr. Brown mystery and the next you're dealing with Mr. Smith. It was hard to keep switching back and forth.
I wanted more history about Violet and Richard (which in all fairness, we ma ...more
As a former spy, Violet LeNy has mastered the art of deception. But there is no disguising the heated passion that still burns between ...more
Some pointers about this series: if you don't like lots of hot and steamy sex, this is not the book for you. Also, it helps to read all of ...more
Copy kindly provided from NetGalley in exchange for honest review.
A move to the USA finally allowed her to fulfill her dreams and sit down and w ...more