Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Viscount’s Pleasure House” as Want to Read:
The Viscount’s Pleasure House
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Viscount’s Pleasure House (Irresistible Aristocrats #1)

3.33  ·  Rating Details ·  125 Ratings  ·  36 Reviews
Lady Chrissie Wellsby and her two country friends research dozens of rogues before selecting the notorious Viscount Hawkesbury, owner of London’s most exclusive and expensive brothel, to educate them in erotic seduction. The ladies abandon respectability and coerce Justin Tremayne into letting them visit The Pleasure House and to teaching them the sensual tricks mistresses ...more
Paperback, 252 pages
Published December 3rd 2012 by Crimson Romance
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Viscount’s Pleasure House, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Viscount’s Pleasure House

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Lady Gabriella of Awesomeness
*ACR copy in exchange for honest review*

The Viscount's Pleasure house is a story about 3 young (naive,insecure..but sweet ) girls..deciding they had enough of being innocent (since that really didnt get them anywhere but the old spinister shelf :P)and finally decided the best way to lose there "innocence"'s virginity was by going to a local whore house to watch the pleasantries........( Christ ! what were they thinking ?!)

Ok ! now plot an EOTICA....this book was defiantly so damn hot.
Carol *Young at Heart Oldie*
Mar 19, 2013 Carol *Young at Heart Oldie* rated it really liked it
What a delightful surprise this book turned out to be!

OK, there were plenty of scenes depicting all kinds of lascivious behaviour but there was so much more to this book I hadn’t anticipated - a wickedly entertaining plot, likeable characters, delicious sexual tension, ribald humour and a rich historical atmosphere.

Justin just seemed to weave his way into my heart. His hedonistic lifestyle belies the fact that, at heart, he is an honourable man. Everything he's done has been with one purpose - t
Stacey is Sassy
I was gifted a copy of The Viscount's Pleasure House when I was fortunate enough to meet the author in person...thanks Suzi Love.

Ms Love is a new author to me and being a fellow Aussie I wasn't sure what type of historical romance I'd get. I was surprised that it was an erotic historical with characters that jumped off the pages. We are introduced to the notorious Virile Viscount when Lady Chrissie, the heroine, comes to obtain his services. Unfortunately Justin, Viscount Hawkesbury, is not in t
Mar 08, 2013 Jill rated it liked it

****This book was part of a blog tour, I received a copy for my honest review****

The Viscount's Pleasure house was a very enjoyable read. It was nice to venture back to my historical romance roots and get down to the nitty gritty of things.

That's to say that this is not your average historical romance, it took it that one step forward into erotic.

The idea of three woman from the upper crust of society confronting a known brothel owner to instruct them into the ways of the sensual arts wa
Review posted at: Swept Away By Romance

Story Rating ~ 3.5
Hero Rating ~ 3.5
Heroine Rating ~ 4 Stars
Romance Rating ~ 3 Stars
Heat Level ~ 4 Stars
Ending ~ 2.5 Stars
Overall Rating ~ 3 Stars

I LOVE erotic historical romances, and while I did like this book, it did not grab me the way I was hoping it would. This story revolved around two different plots. The first one was about the hero trying desperately to locate his mother and sisters. The second one was about the heroine trying to help her two frien
Ella Quinn
Dec 10, 2012 Ella Quinn rated it really liked it
The Viscount’s Pleasure House by Suzi Love
This is the first book I’ve read by Ms. Love, and she doesn’t disappoint. The concept of the story is fresh, and the romance between Justin and Chrissie is well developed. Since I’m not normally an erotica reader, I was happy that Justin doesn’t have any desire to share Chrissie with anyone. However that in no way lowered the heat level.
Bronwen Evans
Dec 03, 2012 Bronwen Evans rated it it was amazing
Loved this rollicking good Regency romance. I love the hero, Justin and the pain of his family's situation.
Jul 20, 2013 Julianne rated it it was amazing
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. I rated it 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Reviewed for For Whom The Books Toll
4 1/2, Scorching

Lady Chrissie Wellsby and her two country friends research dozens of rogues before selecting the notorious Viscount Hawkesbury, owner of London’s most exclusive and expensive brothel, to educate them in erotic seduction. The ladies abandon respectability and coerce Justin Tremayne into letting them visit The Pleas
Lisa Filipe
Mar 16, 2013 Lisa Filipe rated it really liked it
Ok...Suzi Love is NOT just a One Hit Wonder for me...She is a Historical Maven!! I simply adored THE VISCOUNT'S PLEASURE HOUSE! I was sucked into the story from page one, and with each page turned, I was waiting to see what naughty things Justin, or Virile Viscount to the ton, was going to share with Chrissie and her friends, Gillian and Anna.

Suzi wrote Justin just the way I like my heroes, a little bit tortured and a whole lotta heart, it might be buried a little deep at first, but with each s
Mar 21, 2013 Pam rated it really liked it
Lady Chrissie Wellsby goes to Viscount Justin Hawkesbury with a proposal. She will help him find his mom and sisters if he will help educate her and her two friends in how to please a man. They want to do this by going to his brothel and watching to see what the patrons do. He finally agrees and thinks one look will send them screaming. They all have different reasons for wanting to learn and shock him by staying. They also manage to talk him into having one last Sultan gala. While Justin starte ...more

4.5 Stars!!!
5 Flames for Hotness!!

This is my first book by Suzi and I am pleased to say I will be reading more of her books. I don’t get a chance to read too much historical romance these days but with books like this I would like to read them everyday.

The Viscount “Justin” is a man that when you get down to it is looking to be loved. He had a bad upbringing and misses his family very much. In walks Chrissie and she throws his world upside down. Chrissie is also looking to be loved but not look
Romancing the Book
May 19, 2013 Romancing the Book rated it it was amazing
Reviewed by: krissygirl
Book provided by author for review
Review originally posted at or Romance After Dark

In this book I was taken on an adventure of all kinds of sexual acts.

Chrissie Wellsby goes and makes a deal with a devil. Justin has gotten bored with servicing women. That is how he has made his money. He will do whatever he has to so that he can find his mother and two sisters. Chrissie tells him if he will help her and her two friends figure out how to please men that she will help him fi
gillian (Tattooed Book Review)
Please visit for this review and more!

I thoroughly enjoyed this sexy, historical romp! I was immediately whisked away to another time and place, and I was quite happy to stay for a while.

I was drawn in by the main characters, especially Justin, the "Virile Viscount". His is an intriguing, lovable, and flawed character, engaging in the most dishonorable of activities in order to become the honorable man he seems in his heart to be. When Chrissie enters the story, sparks
Jan 11, 2014 Shelley rated it really liked it
Shelves: historical, erotic
Lady Chrissie Wellsby and her two female friends decide that they need an education of the erotic kind, and after some research they decide Viscount Justin Tremayne, also known as the Virile Viscount, is the man for the job. They blackmail him into helping their cause.

I enjoyed this Regency romp very much with its well-rounded characters, fun dialogue and spicy plot set in historical times.

Lady Chrissie and the viscount were so well-matched. They’re perfect together, and it was fun watching them
Shae Bogue
Mar 25, 2013 Shae Bogue rated it it was amazing
My first thought after reading this book was “wow!” I will admit that in the beginning (the first couple of chapters), I was finding it a little slow. However, there was enough intrigue to keep me reading. I am of the “Tom and Jerry” age so the cat and mouse game is entertaining to me. Suzi Love creates the perfect cat and mouse game in this book. You never know who is going to get the upper hand, the Viscount or Lady Wellsby.
I truly enjoyed a look into the “society” women were forced into; wha
Sasha Cameron
Oct 11, 2014 Sasha Cameron rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Virile Viscount is hanging up his harem pants to become a less jaded and more respectable version of himself, when Chrissie, Lady Wellsby, makes him an offer he can't refuse. She will give him the one thing he desires more than any other for the opportunity of spending a week at his Pleasure Palace with her friends. The whole escapade is far more complex, educative and entertaining than can possibly be explained here, as the three ladies, Anna, Gillian and Chrissie, embark on a sexual and se ...more
Jul 17, 2013 Amy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A week or so ago I had a quiet Friday night and decided to start The Viscount's Pleasure House. It kept me up a little past my bedtime, but it was worth it. Three proper ladies convince Justin Tremayne, Viscount Hawkesbury, to let them visit his Pleasure House so they can learn how to keep their men interested. It's a clever set-up, and the author plays it out with a heavy helping of goodhearted entertainment. It's all very naughty, though no one is truly evil or mean. I hope it doesn't give any ...more
Shannon   The Romance Addict!
H: Justin Tremayne
h: Lady Chrissie Wellsby

So Lady chrissie and two friends go to Viscount Hawkesburys so they can learn "erotic seduction"
Both the H and h have issue. Justin thinks he is unlovable and Chrissie thinks she does not have the goods to keep a man.

This is a historic romance /erotic book about how the H and h can over come their issue and learn to trust and love in each other leaving the past and insincerity behind.

I really Liked this book it is really hot and steamy ( not for the f
Dec 07, 2012 MaggieRR rated it really liked it
The sensuality level for this book is labeled “hot.” The term I would use is “scorching.” For readers who love erotica and a venture into the past, “The Viscount’s Pleasure House,” is your book. As someone who doesn’t read many historical novels what impressed me about this book was the author, Suzi Love’s, command of the era in which she’s set her novel. As for the characters, Justin is your perfect tortured hero; Chrissie, an intriguing heroine. Their relationship is titillating and makes for ...more
Jennifer Becker
May 13, 2016 Jennifer Becker rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great read from start to finish. Fun intrigue and example of what friends will do for each other. Also a great story of finding love in the most unlikely of places.
Venetia Green
Jun 07, 2013 Venetia Green rated it liked it
Worth reading for the erotic concept. The dialogue and writing in general was 5-star in places (particularly in the first few chapters), but overall needed refinement.
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Jan 13, 2014 Brooke rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

The gist: Chrissie is a wealthy, young widow. She has two friends who need some sex advice so they can make their men happy. Gillian is married, Anne is betrothed. Chrissie, having the freedom to travel about and whatnot, contacts the notorious rake, Justin. Justin is known as the Virile Viscount. He owns a well-known, high-class brothel and his country estate is known as the Pleasure House because of the infamous sex parties h
What are three proper ladies to do when innocence about erotic matters leave them lonely and craving? Get knowledge! Each with their own stories and aims, three ladies contrive to blackmail the most notorious rake in London to tutor them in bedchamber manners. In order to get rid of their ignorance and naïveté, the ladies approach the infamous viscount Hawkesbury who runs a pleasure house that caters to the tons' most basic needs. It's Lady Wellsby who dares take the first step. Aghast but intri ...more
Jun 12, 2014 Pansy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Remove that hideous gown!” How about that for a first line in a book? I will admit it caught my attention, although that really wasn't the very first line. The very first line was:

Early in the reign of Queen Victoria
Hawkesbury House in Belgravia, London

So you can imagine my surprise, not to mention the shock to poor Lady Christina Wellsby aka Chrissie, when I read “Remove that hideous gown!” in this Victorian age historical. As I continued to read, this story only got more intriguing because
Jun 09, 2014 Gaele rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jeep-diva
Engaging characters, historical setting, determined heroine and kind hearted if more than slightly jaded hero with an ulterior motive – how can you resist? Suzi Love manages to grab attention from the start with Justin, the “Virile Viscount” planning for the last gasp production at his notorious pleasure house before he retires the moniker and delves full time into finding his mother and sisters, tossed from the family home and out of his life in a fit of pique and cruelty of his father.

Amy Alvis
Dec 14, 2013 Amy Alvis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lady Chrissie Wellsby and her friends want to learn techniques to keep their men happy. They have done some research and have decided that Justin Tremayne, Viscount Hawkesbury, is the person to do it. Known as the Virile Viscount, Justin owes a brothel and holds house parties that are known to be very decadent.

Chrissie visits the Viscount at his home to get his cooperation in educating her and her friends in exchange for information about the location of his mother and sisters whom he has spent
Aug 08, 2015 Molly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The hero, Justin, Viscount Hawkesbury has been running The Pleasure House in order to make money. Justin made his money and wants to move onto investing it in another ways but he is done with The Pleasure House and is shutting it down. He has finally sworn off meaningless sex because it doesn't appeal to him anymore. In walks the very proper widow Lady Chrissie Wellsby, and all of a sudden Justin becomes very enhanced by her. Chrissie has a proposition for Justin, she will give him information a ...more
Tricia Skinner
Feb 04, 2013 Tricia Skinner rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
I bought this book because the premise caught my attention. While I've avoided all the insanity surrounding 50 Shades, I have long appreciated a spicy romance. What author Suzi Love created tantalizes, yet it didn't quite "fit" as a purely erotic tale. Funny enough, it has too much story, but in a good way. To enjoy this book I recommend shelving any expectations of 50 Shades of Grey. This is a historical romance without skimming over the raunchy bits. But there's an underlying story; the charac ...more
Mariel Hoss
Jan 09, 2014 Mariel Hoss rated it liked it
***ARC from NetGalley in Exchange for an honest review***

This was a strange read for me. Three women in search of a "mentor" in the erotic arts that involved mostly looking but not touching. I liked that it revolved around more than just Chrissie and Justin and included arcs into their friends lives but it just seemed a little weird for these Victorian ladies to go to a "pleasure house" so they can please their men. Pleasure should be a two way thing but I digress. The plot was good and kept my
« previous 1 3 4 5 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Remedy Maker
  • Char
  • Her Wish, His Command (Dominating BDSM Billionaires #3)
  • Identity Crisis
  • One Wicked Night
  • Beauty & the Biker (Impossible Dream, #1)
  • Secret Designs (Secret Dreams, #2)
  • Lachlan's Bride (Highland Lairds Trilogy, #2)
  • Hearts In Exile (Tallenmere, #3)
  • Foolish Notions
  • You're in Good Hands with Al Tate
  • Possession (Fevered Souls #1)
  • The Art of Ruining a Rake (The Naughty Girls, #3)
  • How to Win a Guy in 10 Dates
  • A Family For Christmas (Treasures Of The Rockies, #2)
  • The Man Painter (Painter, #2)
  • Time Changes Everything
  • How to Marry a Highlander (Falcon Club, #3.5)
Suzi Love  now lives in a sunny part of Australia after spending many years in developing countries in the South Pacific.

Her greatest loves are traveling, anywhere and everywhere, meeting crazy characters, and visiting the Australian outback. She adores history, especially the many-layered society of the late Regency to early Victorian eras.

In and around London, her titled heroes and heroines ma
More about Suzi Love...

Other Books in the Series

Irresistible Aristocrats (2 books)
  • Four Times A Virgin (Irresistible Aristocrats, #2)

Share This Book