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An Education In Pleasure

Married young to a man hand-picked by her father, Elizabeth Petre is an ideal Victorian lady. She has borne two sons and endured sixteen years of selfless duty in a passionless marriage. Craving a man's loving touch yet loyal to her wedding vows, Elizabeth is determined to seduce her coldly indifferent husband. She knows of only one man who can teac
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Paperback, 381 pages
Published August 1st 1999 by Zebra (first published January 1st 1999)
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Kristen (Peddler of Smut)
3 to 3 1/ 2 stars

The Lady's Tutor is a well written, thought-provoking, sensual, and well researched book; however, I had a difficult time staying focused and interested in the plot. For some reason, it just didn't capture my attention the way The Lover or Gabriel's Woman did. That said, the sexual tension throughout this story was superbly done. I enjoyed this book but perhaps was not in the mood for its heaviness. I may revisit it again when I'm in a more receptive mood.
Eastofoz
This story was excellent! It starts so slowly, just barely giving you enough so that you hold your breath in hope that something will happen between Saphyre and Elizabeth making you turn those pages well past a “reasonable” reading hour.

Everything takes place around the lessons in seduction that delectable Lord Saphyre gives the morally upright Elizabeth but not once in the whole first half of the story does he lay a finger on her. The tutoring is conducted like teacher and pupil and the textboo
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Wendy
Ramiel the "Bastard Sheikh" sure knows how his way around a lady's body and bed. He was gorgeous attentive and "swoony" too. I found Elizabeth endearing with her sexual innocence. But what a life she had to endure with a "bastard" Edward for a husband. What kind of husband, tells his wife that he finds her repulsive while she tries to seduce him? That to me, was just cruel.

All in all it was a good read and I enjoyed it.
Adrienne
Oh I'm trying deperately to put the words together for a review of how this book made me feel, for something so luscious and evocative I really do need to do it justice, but really don't think I can. I'm late coming to this book and reviewers before me have given details of the plot etc, so I'm not going to repeat what has already been said. What I will say tho' is this book had a profound affect on me..slightly shifted my way of thinking if you like.

This book was perfect for me erotic and sensu
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Quinn
The Lady's Tutor reminded me a little bit of Passion by Lisa Valdez, in in so far as it was able to effectively combine graphic and at times wordy erotic scenes with very satisfying romance, set in an historical era. If you didn't like Passion, then odds are you may not like this one, either.

The premise sounded interesting and unusual - a Victorian lady, trapped in a passionless marriage but unwilling to betray her wedding vows, seeks assistance from the Bastard Sheik to teach her how to pleasur
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L8blmr
May 04, 2008 L8blmr rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: People who enjoyed "Passion", probably
I really enjoyed this book. Yes, it was very "clinical" (a description I've read by people hating it for this factor), somewhat like a "how-to" manual ... in the beginning. How else could the author handle a very experienced man teaching a barely experienced woman to seduce and beguile her husband in bed? However, things changed once the H/H began falling in love. And there was actually a well-developed subplot involving peripheral characters that was quite interesting as well. Add to all this a ...more
Shelley (Goodreads is All About the $$$)
One of My Most Favorite Historicals

I've just finished rereading this book and guess what? I love it even more than I did the first time I read it. This is one of those books where all the elements just come together to make a near perfect read.

The Lady's Tutor is set in Victorian England when women were expected not to express anything so crass as emotion, good or bad, especially if you were the daughter of the prime minister and the wife of a high-ranking government official. Elizabeth Petre is
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Victoria Vane
A mesmerizing and highly erotic Victorian set romance that deals with the deeper issues of feminine sexual repression of that time. This book is much more substantial than I anticipated and there is no actual sexual contact until 2/3 of the way through the book but the verbal seduction is mindblowing.

KatLynne
Another fantastic read by one of my favorite authors. Loved this romantic, erotic story. A definite keeper!
Crista
First of all, let me say that this is a difficult book to rate and review. There are parts of this book that deserve a 10 star rating in my opinion, but there are also components that left me feeling "dirty" and "horrified" and make me not recommend the book at all. I'll try not to include spoilers for those who will read this book after reading this review.

First the good. As far as sensuality, I've never read anything like this. Surprisingly this comes in the form of CONVERSATION. The couple d
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Amy
I did not know what to expect from this historical/erotica novel published over 10 years ago, but I was pleasantly surprised. It's a lesson in seduction, of the rawest, truest form. For 16 years, Elizabeth has been in an arranged, loveless marriage. She has never experienced a loving, sexual relationship with her husband. While she has two sons, the sexual act to create them was a "wham bam I'm done" in the dark moment and it has been 12 years since her husband has been to her bed. Given Elizabe ...more
LuvGirl
This book was dreadful! The premise of the story was really interesting, but it turned out to be stupid and boring if you can believe that. It just wasn't done right. It wasn't executed in a way to hold the readers interest. Many of the OTT things that happened read like it was only done for shock value and nothing else, and felt utterly disgusting - and I'm not talking about the erotic love scenes between the hero and heroine. Why did the author have to bring kids into this revolting book? I al ...more
Nisha
Aug 06, 2009 Nisha rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: intro to erotic romance
This is an odd book to classify. Maybe 'Erotic Historical Romance' would be the best title. I don't know what I was expecting from it when I started reading, but it was definitely a good read. The story was quite intriguing though easy to guess. Intriguing because of the setting, I think. Its a modern day story that takes place in a historical setting. There are the psycho relatives, a hero with a tragic past, a heroine with her own tragic present, savage arabian sex. what more can you ask for?

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Emery Lee
Nov 29, 2011 Emery Lee rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Emery by: Erotic romance readers
A mesmerizing and highly erotic Victorian set romance that deals with the deeper issues of feminine sexual repression of that time. This book is much more substantial than I anticipated and there is no actual sexual contact until 2/3 of the way through the book but the verbal seduction is mindblowing.

Jess the Romanceaholic
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maricar
Rarely does a story like this ever stand above its own genre

from the first page to the last, everything is so hot-hot-hot! but beyond the sizzling scenes (and yes, they really DO sizzle...), one can find such a tender emotion coming from Ramiel. it was simply beautiful, no other word for it, to witness how he changed from simply being an instructor on the pleasures of the flesh to becoming the hero of Elizabeth.

Elizabeth is such a compelling woman. Full of complexities and undeniable yet gut-wr
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Michelle Kelly
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Erin
When you want quality trash, I have learned that Robin Schone is the place to go. A friend of mine lent this to me after I told her I hadn't read any good trashy historical romance in ages, and I was skeptical. I mean, who can keep up with the Mary Jo Putney and Kathleen Woodiwiss love from my youth?

Robin Schone can, baby! For me, I need to have some emotional connection to the characters. I need them to be damaged and broken, and only the power of LOVE (and yes, sex) can fix them (because i'm a
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Aimee
I very rarely like a historical romance. I almost never LOVE one. This one I LOVED! The relationship between Ramiel and Elizabeth was beautiful. Separately, they were tortured in their own ways. There was such RAW emotion...and it was utterly believable! Not to mention that a few of the love scenes scorched!

I liked how the story stayed focused on the two of them and didn't wander like some other's have done. I'm so sick of a book that's in 4 and 5 different POV. I find it hard to stay connected
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Wendy
I have literally just discovered Robin Schone by reading some well written reviews almost by accident, and was intrigued. Erotica is not a genre that has ever interested me but having started this novel I became fascinated. This is not a smutty, kinky, shallow tale, but rather a deep, dark, sensual love story.

Elizabeth Petre is a wife and mother, her husband an influential, high ranking, ambitious, politician. Dutiful and supportive of her husband and his aspirations she is nevertheless dissatis
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Azilys
mamamia !! COUP DE COEUR
ceci est l'érotisme tel que je me le représentais, et punaiz quelle sensualité !

je "devais" lire Schone, c'est fait et je ne regrette pas. Pourtant les premières pages m'ont plutôt repoussé. En 1886, la femme du futur premier ministre et fille de l'actuel premier ministre (pour faire court), se rend en pleine nuit chez un homme connu pour être un talentueux libertin (mais bien sur de trèèèèèèèèèèèss mauvaise réputation) pour lui demander des leçons de séduction. L'objecti
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Cynthia
In the first couple pages, I was scoffing/dreading this book. Bastard sheikh, erotic tutelage, maidenly lady, clandestine meeting, blackmail. It looked like the stage for a horrible, cliche, shallow book full of big misunderstandings instead of plot.

But I was so wrong. The book wasn't perfect by any means, but it blew my expectations away and revealed a complex, beautiful relationship building before my eyes.

Also, I didn't know this was romance bordering on erotica, so that was a surprise. But n
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Jennifer
While an enjoyable romance in some ways, this was just OK for me. The premise was interesting. The characters had promise at the outset. But then, I failed to connect with them or be very engaged by their story because, as some other reviewers have said, I found the language at times too... technical. I understand that the explicit talk is part of the loveplay for these characters, and maybe they didn't have enough handy euphemisms to go around. But all the technically accurate and explicit sex ...more
TheFountainPenDiva
Erotic Romance for Adults

Robin Schone has quickly become one of my favourite romance authors. She writes novels of emotional depth and searing sexuality, with characters who are not perfect in either body or spirit. Yet in every piece of fiction Ms. Schone writes has as its overall theme, the redemptive power of love.

Elizabeth is a woman typical of her era. She's the proper wife of a politician, the daughter of a politician, and the mother of two boys. She should be satisfied with her lot, and
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Maureen Feeney
This was the first book by Robin Schone that I had the sheer delight to read.
Elizabeth Petre, wife to the Chancellor of the Exchequer and daughter to the Prime Minister wants to learn how to seduce her husband and keep him from his mistress. She asks Ramiel, a half arab, half english lord, known as the bastard sheik to teach her,because it is common knowledge that he is a master in the art of lovemaking.An agreement is struck by the pair that although he will teach her, there will be no touching
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m.allen
This is an amazing book! Yes parts of it are a little clinical but I found that to be pretty humorous. Elizabeth is unhappy with her marriage and is starting to think that her husband, who hasn't been to her bed in 12 years, is having an affair. She decides to learn how to seduce her husband and try to get him to leave his mistress and return to her. In order to do this, she turns to Lord Saphyre. I loved Saphyre's character and his mom's character. I thought they were so wonderful and free livi ...more
~Lei ~  Reading Is An Adventure ~
After 16 years of a very lonely marriage, Elizabeth seeks Ramiel out and asks him to tutor her in lovemaking so that she can seduce her husband. She does not plan to be unfaithful to her husband with Ramiel.

Elizabeth and Ramiel become close and Ramiel realizes why Elizabeth's husband Edward resists any efforts she makes, yet he does not share his suspicions with Elizabeth. Many secrets and lies come out and Elizabeth learns them all and ultimately is unfaithful with Ramiel but I didn't view it
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Vikisha
This is the first novel I've read from Robin Schone and it won't be the last. This book effected me on a viseral level. Elizabeth's story is the story of so many women from the past, present and future. Being a loveless marriage, doing one's duty and finding that it's not all what it cracked up to me. Women are allowed to be mothers, grandmothers, daughters, and etc except being just a woman. There is adage known as Chi Ku. It means "eat or eating bitterness". It is a Chinese phrase for enduring ...more
LJ
THE LADY'S TUTOR NR
Schone, Robin - standalone

Determined to seduce her indifferent husband, Elizabeth Petre, a perfect Victorian lady who is a stranger to sensual acts, implores Arab Sheik Ramiel Devington to instruct her in the erotic secrets of love.

Arab/English bastard and an Englishwoman, he teach the art of love. All eroticism, which is fine, but there is very little story, which then makes it rather boring.
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USA Today Bestselling Author Robin Schone is the recipient of the Romantic Times 2008 Career Lifetime Achievement Award for Most Innovative Historical Romances. She is published in thirteen countries, including China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia and Spain. Scandalous Lovers (Kensington Brava 2007) was chosen by RUSQ (Reference & User Services Quarterly, the official journal of the Re ...more
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