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Her Protector's Pleasure (Mayhem in Mayfair #3)

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She Breaks Society’s Rules

Wealthy widow Lady Marianne Draven is as notorious for her behavior as she is for her beauty. Unbeknownst to the ton, however, her scandalous image obscures a desperate quest: to find her kidnapped daughter. Clever and daring, Marianne will stop at nothing to get her little girl back…and the last thing that she expects is for her heart to get in t
Kindle Edition, 311 pages
Published July 1st 2013
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Dec 28, 2015 Claudia rated it really liked it
This is the best book in this series so far. Can't wait to read the next one
I was very curious to read this story als Ambrose and Marianne are more or less some kind of guideline through both Series.
I Loved Ambrose. He is one of the best heros ever and Marianne was a great heroine as well - very strong but nevertheless vulnerable and with some flaws.
Their relationship developed slowly although there was an instant attraction , Mrs. Callaway did not take the easy way and let them develop their f
Jul 11, 2013 Christopher rated it really liked it
It would be an understatement to say Callaway's "Mayhem in Mayfair" novels make for interesting reads. Her super sweet and largely authentic romances seem almost contradictory to the erotic elements of the stories, as well to the seemingly dark plot devices used (a wife secretly takes the place of her husband's mistress; a dangerous man is intent on seducing an innocent; and now a society flirt deals with the aftermath of her horrid marriage). Added to all this is inevitably a subplot of mystery ...more
Jun 28, 2016 Tinsoni rated it it was amazing
I keep reading Callaway's books because of the originality of her plots. Out of the series so far this was the best book. Marianne is a strong woman fighting for something very precious to her and behaving in questionable ways to cover her quests. Ambrose...ohhh Ambrose how I love thee. Ambrose is the epitome of what makes Callaway heroes so endearing and romantic. I loved loved loved him. He is honorable, true, loving, and so protective of Marianne. This book was also where the whole Kent famil ...more
Nancy Goodman
Jul 05, 2013 Nancy Goodman rated it it was amazing
I have read all of Grace Callaway's books and this ranks up there with my favorites I love the relationship between Marianne and Ambrose. Marinne has been an enigma from the first introduction in Her Husband's Harlot and here we come to finally understand her. And Ambrose is one of those perfect romance Heros-strong, intensely passionate and over protective. Totally swoon-worthy. You will love this latest installment in the "Mayhem in Mayfair" series. And if you've never read them pick them up e ...more
Aug 05, 2013 Terisa rated it it was amazing
We finally find out why Marianne was on occasion flustered and looking as if something were wrong in the past books. Her whole life after her husband’s death as well as her marriage to him was a sham. She has been searching for her daughter Primrose since her husband’s death because he sold her to get back at Marianne!

This was by far my favorite book of the series not only because we finally find out what was going on with Marianne but because I’ve always liked her character. She never really ca
Juliana Philippa
One of the most fantastic and wonderful heroes ever - so honorable and such a good guy!

Also loved the heroine, even though I don't normally go for her type (scandalous reputation, stunning beauty, seems like a cold b*tch, etc.).

Having encountered her in 2 other books though and seen the interaction between her and Ambrose in the last one, I was thankfully convinced to seek out Marianne's story next.

So glad I did!
Jul 26, 2014 Pam rated it it was amazing
This is the best out of all the Mayhem in Mayfair books, and that's saying a lot considering I loved the other 3 books as well. What really made this story great is the chemistry between the hero, Ambrose and the heroine Marianne. They had sizzling hot chemistry, but it goes far deeper than that. I enjoyed seeing each character blossom throughout the story. Ambrose from being uptight and a bit of a moralistic snob as Marianne liked to call him to a man who was willing to risk anything, sacrifice ...more
Sheila Melo
Mar 15, 2014 Sheila Melo rated it really liked it
I'd Rate This a 3.5

HER PROTECTOR'S PLEASURE is the third book in the Mayhem in Mayfair series. The events of the book overlap the story of the second book HER WANTON WAGER. It is not necessary to have read the prior books although, of course, reading them enhances this book since the characters from the first two books in the series make significant appearances here.

This book is the story of Baroness Marianne Craven, a widow with a somewhat scandalous reputation. She has a secret. Her daughter w
Feb 07, 2016 Michelle rated it really liked it
While I didn't love this one as much as the two previous books in this series I still enjoyed it immensely. I love Marianne. She is so strong and independent. Her love for her daughter is especially admirable. I love how well her and Ambrose fit together. The search for her daughter was very engaging and I found my heart racing near the end. Another great novel in the Mayhem in Mayfair series. Definitely recommend this series.

Overall: 4 stars
Nov 19, 2014 MTC rated it it was amazing
I've read all the books in this series. This is BY FAR the best one. This must be one of my favorite novels ever to be honest. I've read more romance books than I'd like to admit, some were truly fantastic and others so bad I didnt even bother to finish them.
This novel is truly fantastic. I loved the heroine, she is so strong and determined and smart, and the hero is her perfect equal in every way. The storyline behind her past is truly captivating and there were scenes where I literally had to
Jul 26, 2014 Angela rated it it was amazing
This third book in the Mayhem series is my FAVORITE. Marianne and Ambrose have such great chemistry. Their story starts in Her Wanton Wager and when reading that book I was very anxious to learn how they get to where they are in the scenes in the Her Wanton Wager (things are only eluded to in the book). Marianne is not who she portrays to the ton. She is a mother who wants to get her child back by any means and is very untrusting of everyone. I understand why she is distant but that does not mea ...more
Christy Carlyle
There were so many things to love about Grace Callaway's HER PROTECTOR'S PLEASURE. I always enjoy historical romance that features characters from diverse backgrounds, not just the usual aristocrats. In this story, Callaway mixes it up, featuring a strong aristocratic female character and a sexy working-class policeman as her heroine and hero. Best of all Callaway starts the story with high stakes for both characters. Thames River policeman Ambrose Kent needs money to save the country cottage th ...more
Oct 19, 2015 Maura rated it really liked it
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Nov 16, 2014 Tracy rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

I liked this book and thought it was well written and the plot stayed on pace.

I LOVED Ambrose, he was just perfect. I loved his devotion to his family and his work. I loved that he was not a rake or a man-ho. And the way he gave his all for Marianne - sigh...

Marianne on the other hand was harder for me to like. I understand her mistrust of men - to a certain degree. I do think Ambrose proved himself worthy of her trust many times and yet at the first indication of betrayal , she automa
Edwina " I LoveBooks" "Deb"
Feb 11, 2015 Edwina " I LoveBooks" "Deb" rated it it was amazing

This is another great story by Grace Callaway. She is fast becoming one of my favorite Historical Romance authors. Her Protectors Pleasure is in the same timeline as Her Wanton Wager bk.2. The stories happen just one day apart, so it seen a bit repetitive at first but I think the author was giving back story for those who might read the series out of order. I always figure out a story but I didn't this time. Along with the hot romance between Lady Marianne Draven and Ambros
Nov 27, 2015 Krystal rated it it was amazing
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Mey Buentipo
Aug 05, 2014 Mey Buentipo rated it really liked it
This author never fails to amaze me. The only regret that I had is I did not read this book after reading the 2nd book, since they are both connected. I loved how th me author connected the 2 books. I advise for those who plan to read this, to read first the 2nd book.

I love the h/h. I loved the conflicts and drama of the characters. I loved the mysterious enemy, that I never guessed. It amazes how the author balanced the story of the enemy and the building of the relationship of the h/h. I liked
Tracy T.
Sep 13, 2016 Tracy T. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a great story. I have to say that all 3 of these books were fantastic. The hero and heroine both strong, smart and witty characters. The story line and the plot was fantastic. And my oh my the sex was very very hot and steamy. This series does not disappoint!

Mayhem in Mayfair Series includes:
Her Husbands Harlot book 1
Her Wanton Wager book 2
Her Protector's Pleasure book 3

YAY!! An update I found from the author's website on the 4th book!! Its called Her Prodigal Passion.

"I’m currently working
Kathy Bunbury
Mar 08, 2015 Kathy Bunbury rated it really liked it
Sexy and full of intrigue

I enjoyed reading this book in the series, which was full of twists and secrets. Interesting story of mixing the classes and blossoming love between people from different backgrounds.
Jul 15, 2014 Kelly rated it it was amazing
More book for your buck!!

More book for your buck!!

Fantastic writer! Wonderful series! Love the characters!
It just keeps going and not in a bad way. So very worth it!!!
Nov 09, 2014 Mainer207 rated it liked it
This was really 3.5 stars.

I love Ambrose and I like Marianne. But I wish she had shared her secret earlier. I liked the mystery of who the bad guy was. Never saw that coming.

I'm not a prude but I still find the sex scenes a bit too graphic.

This book overlaps HER WANTON WAGER so I suggest you read that one first.
Katrina Passick Lumsden
I really got kind of tired of Marianne refusing to tell anyone what was going on. I mean, seriously, get over it. But other than that, it was a fun read.
Oct 03, 2014 Karen rated it really liked it
I liked the first two books in this series and enjoyed this one as well.
Nicola Keeble
May 06, 2015 Nicola Keeble rated it really liked it
Loved this book of what I remember, as i wasn't with Goodreads then.
Sylvia A
Oct 03, 2014 Sylvia A rated it it was amazing
OH MY GOODNESS!!! Just when you think it can't get any better Grace Callaway surprises you yet again:-)

Loved this book. Off to start Book 4
Jen Pezzotti
May 31, 2015 Jen Pezzotti rated it it was amazing
Another winner! I cannot wait to read the next in the series!
Gorgeous Nina
Aug 09, 2014 Gorgeous Nina rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars
Enjoyed it
Apr 30, 2014 Yolanda rated it liked it
I really like Kent. he was a good Hero. i liked the mystery and the sexual tension between the H and h. i liked his family and hope she continues the series with them. they were nice secondary characters. I also like the updates on the first 2 books. i cant wait to rad Paul fines book. i recommend but you do have to read in order. It was a fast and enjoyable read.
3 1/2 stars. I liked Ambrose, but had some problems with Marianne. The plot is somewhat predictable. Also, the series seems to get tamer with each book. Definitely worth the read (and if you don't like a lot of sex scenes, then this one is still too spicy for you), but just doesn't quite live up to the other books in the series.
Juliana Boucher
Aug 15, 2015 Juliana Boucher rated it really liked it
I had a hard time at the end I got bored with it! Over all it wasn't a bad book, I wouldn't read it again as I have with others!
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Grace grew up in Canada. In order to avoid frost-bite in the winter and mosquitoes in the summer, she spent a lot of time reading indoors. Her earliest attempts at writing resulted in rhymes about puppies and flying carpets; as a teenager, she graduated to angst-ridden, non-rhyming poems about nothing in particular.

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