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Entertaining Mr Stone

3.64  ·  Rating Details ·  182 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
Office life is heating up

When reformed bad girl Maria Lewis takes a dull job in local government back in her home town, the quiet life she was looking for is quickly disrupted by the enigmatic presence of her boss, Director Robert Stone. A dangerous and unlikely object of lust, Stone touches something deep in Maria's sensual psyche and draws her to an erotic underworld, a
Paperback, 320 pages
Published July 1st 2014 by Virgin Books (first published April 6th 2006)
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Feb 18, 2016 **Nicole rated it really liked it
utterly sinful and entertaining
Jane Stewart
Sep 25, 2010 Jane Stewart rated it really liked it
3.5 stars. Above average for odd and unusual erotic encounters. Some were unsettling. Definitely unpredictable.

Read this for the erotic scenes, not for the plot or characters. Although Mr. Stone is an unusual character. I think I’d prefer a different storyline, but for readers wishing for a turn on, this should do it.

Maria gets a job as a clerical worker at Borough Hall (similar to City Hall). Mr. Stone is Director of Finance (one of top management). He is average
I just loved this book. I had a smile on my face from page one. It was light; sexy; funny; well written and contained a good dose of whimsy. What makes me think the author had her tongue firmly planted in her cheek when writing this?:)
I'm not usually a fan of first person narrative but Maria's telling of this story was so 'entertaining'!!
Feb 17, 2016 Jen rated it did not like it
I struggled to get through this novel as it has a very boring plot and I didn't really care about the characters. I started out feeling nothing for Mr. Stone or Maria. The author went overboard describing Mr. Stone as plain and unattractive. I started envisioning him as a really old, haggard-looking man and that made the rest of the book less enjoyable. He does nothing to endear us to him other than act like yet another version of a less charming Christian Gray (which isn't saying much). The DOM ...more
Aug 14, 2010 Laura rated it really liked it
There's a thin line between romance novels and erotica novels, especially these days. The "spicy" romances can be REALLY spicy. So while this is sold as erotica, I was surprised and impressed by the romance inside. The reader stays with Maria, the heroine, rather than seeing any internal conflict with Mr. Stone, but he lets some emotion out through his eyes or tone of voice, so Maria's narration feels well rounded.

S and M isn't my bag, but this plays out more like light control games than anythi
Katherine O'Grady
Surprisingly deep story of what seems to be a boss and underling dabble in an affair. There is kink, and a sweetness, a thoughtfulness, that is really lovely. There are some bad guy machinations which are well done - I loved how they were resolved. The sex scenes are quite graphic and unpolished - deliberately. If you don't like the first person stream of consciousness, beware.

Bought from kindle
Saskia Walker
Sep 26, 2010 Saskia Walker rated it it was amazing
Gripping office shenanigans by the British Queen of S and M! This first person narrative sucks you in from the first lines. Maria is bored by her new job in a big government building, (I could relate to that,) so when she finds out the sort of sexy goings on that happen behind the scenes, she's more than ready to get involved. Her boss, Mr Stone, is an intense, sexy man, and when she gets tangled up in a hot liaison with him you better be ready to be riveted to the pages! If you enjoy kinky erot ...more
Oct 06, 2014 Joanne rated it liked it
Shelves: erotica
Portia Da Costa's latest alpha male, Robert Stone, is described as "...all roughness. All earth. Beastly and primal" and I loved him. He walks the corridors of Borough Hall with his long dark overcoat flying behind him like a caped crusader. Oh my! Directors of finance at the Council have never been so hot! Da Costa makes working for the Council sexy! (She herself once worked for her local Council) Plus, who knew Council bins could be so erotic? Loved the last scene in the infamous Waverley hote ...more
Jan 06, 2016 John rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: guilty-pleasures
Pretty good character and plot developementd for this genre. Sex scenes above average. I enjoyed the read.
Jul 09, 2012 Amanda rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction, erotica
i enjoyed this book greatly. loved the characters, particulary the protagonist & the tension between her & Mr. Stone. Portia Da Costa is an author who can tell an erotic tale well & with a sense of humour. this is not common in contemporary erotica, in my experience.
Sandi Monypenny
Sep 18, 2012 Sandi Monypenny rated it liked it
Poorly written - seemed like a string of e very possible sexual scenario strung together by a flimsy story. Have read better books by this author. Erotic tales that lack passion and romance
Nov 19, 2008 penelopewanders rated it really liked it
Black Lace. I've read some by Da Costa I enjoyed very much, others I found quite so-so. So far this one is fits in the better category.
Continued to be one of the better ones.
Jun 11, 2008 Tarawhite rated it it was amazing
Realistic characters-they feel like people I might know-drew me right into the story. And the sex is hot!
Jun 24, 2012 Kim rated it it was ok
Mari astarts a new job and has the hots for her boss Mr. Stone.
Penelope Merrin
Feb 03, 2012 Penelope Merrin rated it it was amazing
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I absolutely love the voice and characters in this story.
Aug 08, 2013 Maree rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This one was amazing
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I'm a Sunday Times, New York Times and USA Today bestselling British author of romance, erotic romance and romantic fiction. My novels have been published by a variety of different houses, both in the US and the UK, and translated into many languages including German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian and Japanese. I'm best known for my many novels for the pioneering British erotica publisher Bla ...more
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