Simply Insatiable (House of Pleasure #5)
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Simply Insatiable (House of Pleasure #5)

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No fantasy is too wild for Madame Helene’s Pleasure House—a brothel in Regency England where forbidden desires are more than welcome…

The most scandalous passions…
Lord Minshom is known throughout London for embracing every illicit longing—the more scandalous the better. When his estranged wife, Lady Jane returns with an ultimatum he flatly refuses—even if it means she will...more
Trade Paperback, 284 pages
Published May 1st 2010 by Aphrodisia
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Kristen (Peddler of Smut)
Review posted to: Swept Away By Romance

Solid 4 stars

Wow! I'm mentally exhausted! To say this book played with my emotions is an understatement. I've never had such a love/hate relationship with a hero as I did with this one. Blaize, Lord Minshom, is a nasty piece of work–he was last book's villain, after all!! He's mean, cruel, callous, depraved, unrepentant, and devastatingly alluring. I didn't care for his behaviors throughout most of this book, but I understood them. After learning about his...more
Dinjolina
Do NOT read this stupid book! Why? Feel free to spoiler yourself and find out. Btw foul language alert.

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Elizabeth (Liz)
Another fantastic read from Kate Pearce! I truly did not believe she could make me feel anything remotely resembling concern or interest for Lord Blaize Minshom based on his character in previous books. I was prepared to read my first Kate Pearce novel that I didn't fully enjoy. HA! Not only did she manage to fully engage my interest, she made this one of my favorites and a 5-star read! It takes talent to pull that off, my friends.

Lord Minshom was possibly more damaged than any of her previous...more
Maureen Feeney
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Stephanie Dray
Well, well, well. This book proves to me that if something is well-written, it doesn't have to be my preferred flavor. Not everything in this book was my cup of tea, but the characters were unforgettable. Minshom is a bastard--maybe unredeemable. How brave is Kate Pearce for understanding that he's interesting enough to hold the center of her book together anyway?

But it's her heroine that is the heart of the story. Jane makes it seem as if submitting to her lord in a time when women had no othe...more
Victoria Janssen
I reliably enjoy Kate Pearce's Regency-set "House of Pleasure" series, and I especially liked SIMPLY INSATIABLE.

The heroine, Jane, likes sex and is adventurous about it with her husband, which for the setting is pretty impressive in itself. The hero's valet, Robert, is gay and submissive, and has found himself a situation where he can fulfill those aspects of his character through a perceived obligation to the hero; his conflict involves breaking free of that obligation to go to the man with who...more
DGS
Lord. I have tried and tried to write this review....but I found it incredibly difficult considering the roller coaster ride I experienced while reading Simply Insatiable.

First off - I hated Lord Minshom before I even started this book. He was featured in book 4 (and maybe others, I can't remember) and he was a completely despicable, piece of shit, sadistic fuck. I can't remember hating a character so much. So when I found out that book 5 was HIS story.....needless to say, I was less than thrill...more
Joy
Though I hated Minshom in the previous book because of how he treated others, I understood now how he came to be. This is a classic example of a tragic hero and true love. Jane, his wife, is a strong woman who did everything she could to bring back his humanity.

This was quite an emotional read for me, there's a sub-story between Captain David Grey, whom we have been reading about since the second book, (Peter's story), and Robert, Minshom's valet, who has his eternal gratitude to Blaize. David a...more
Jane Stewart
Not much romantic development, but good if you like the series. After a 7 yr separation, his wife returns and he treats her bad.

STORY BRIEF:
Minshom was the cruel and sadistic sexual tormentor of Anthony in the previous book “Simply Wicked.” For the past seven years, all of Minshom’s sexual partners have been men. So it is a surprise when Jane shows up. She married him 10 years ago. They had a fight 7 years ago and separated. She still loves him. She wants to get pregnant and live together. He do...more
Isis FG
I was very wary of this book coming into it. Kinda dragged my feet a little before starting it, but I ended up really enjoying it. I think Pearce did a good job making a tough story very readable.

Series Note:
Fifth book in the "House of Pleasure" series. You should at least read the previous book before this one (since it sets up the hero of this one), but then if you do that I think there are others you should read before that one. So might want to read this series in order.

Summary:
Blaize Minsho...more
Christine Morehouse
In her latest release “SIMPLY INSATIABLE” is the fifth installment of Kate Pearce’s award-winning erotic romance series “Pleasure House”, which has riveted readers from all over the globe. One question? How did Ms. Pearce turn the oh so bad villain Minshom of "Simply Wicked" into a heart wrenching hero? It seems that Lord Minshom does have a heart and by the end of the book you will be hell bent on him getting everything he always wanted and deserved. Mind you, things don’t start out so happily...more
Pauline Allan
Well, I finished this book with tears in my eyes and a thankful heart. In the Simply series, I must say this is my favorite so far. Lord Minshom is a dark character with a twisted past. The storyline was fresh and creative. Blaize...what can I say about this hero's name? Hot, troubled, sexy, a beast that only a gracious and pure heart could mend. I enjoyed the multiple complications in regards to Blaize's past. It was so very complicated and broke my heart. This hero was strong and vulnerable. T...more
Corduroy
This book is so terrible it made my brain spin.

The pitch - an estranged couple in Regency London, something about a high-class brothel, a marriage on the rocks that is presumably mended through magical sex adventures - in no way resembles the actual book.

A more-accurate pitch for the book would be something like:

"In a fantasy version of Regency London where everyone is totally cool with very 2013 San Francisco sex activist attitudes about homosexuality, public sex, bondange, etc. etc., a nobl...more
Tiffany
Kate Pearce's House of Pleasure series continues to get better and better with each book. I was instantly drawn to this story of true rakehell, actually villain, Lord Minshom and his heroine Jane. Turns out he's had a secret wife in the country for ten years and when she appears one day now wanting a baby, his world is completely shifted on its axis.

It was clear from the beginning that the chemistry between these two was red hot. I adored Jane, who is very sweet and soft-tempered but manages to...more
Divina
I put off reading this book because I "hated" it before I even read it - knowing who the male lead character would be. This story did NOT change my opinion of Lord Minshom - that he is a tortured soul who may never recover from his past. I even surprised myself by giving this book 4 stars, not based on 1 character, but based on the story as whole. The author managed to captivate me and kept my interest the whole time. This was not your typical romance, in fact I wouldn't even describe it as such...more
Jessica
I would actually like to give this more of a 3 1/2 stars instead of 4. I enjoyed the book. The warning lable on the back was right. THIS BOOK IS EXTREMELY HOT! The only drawbacks that I have of this book have nothing to do with the book at all in fact, this is the only book I've read in this series and even though I wasn't in the least bit confused (meaning you could read it without reading the others) I still found myself not completely appriecating the characters/story. They characters were go...more
Veronicadarling
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Omgosh I severely disliked this book, I was thinking I was about to read about a husband and estranged wife fixing their marriage and exploring sex TOGETHER, what I got was a "hero" who was having the sexual with all the members of his fathers kiddie fight club, first rule of kiddie fight club is you never lose or you get raped.....ummm so now as an adult they have all decided the cycle needs to continue with mental and sexual abuse. Our he...more
starsaga
Very titillating this book, I was glad to read this historical.
I enjoyed this read, and once I got all the characters and on-going love affairs sorted it was quite a romp. A romp-fest in fact. With tortured heroes. And dark pasts. And sweet heroines who are pretty kinky themselves. I liked the pacing too, it was fun read with all the intensities one would expect of forbidden loving and taboo subjects. For the time period it was set in. I liked Minshom, he was a mess, he was also kind of nice un...more
Mitzi
Loved this book!!! Jane is a wonderful heroine and Lord Blaize Minshom was one hard nut to crack, but when he finally did....I was so happy for Jane...and for him too.

My only wish was for a little more story at the end when he finally conceded. But a great story none the less.

A special thanks to Kate...I won this book from her and I was on cloud 9 for days!!!!
Calli Carlisle
WOW. This was my favorite book of the series (so far)! I never would have expected that to be the case. Minshom was a complete bastard in the previous book and I remember thinking "there is no way she can redeem this man." But lo... Kate Pearce did it. I'm still marveling at it.

She effortlessly made Minshoms actions understandable and his reasons sympathetic. Jane was also an intriguing character, a wonderful woman who refused to give up on him even when everyone was telling her that she should...more
Patti
I got a third of the way thru this book and realized that Lord Minshom was the biggest dick I have ever read about. Not one redeeming quality in this guy. He loved to dominate, he loved to humiliate.

I couldn't waste my time on this asshole.
Spoiler Whore but you can call me Amanda
Favorite one so far. And you get to see why Lord Minshom is an asshole. Such heartbreaking childhood with him, Robert, Thomas and Captain Gray.
Maria
Hot steamy sex scenes and a tear-jerking story make this one of Kate Pearce's best!
Lisa
A dark, twisted, sensual read. I loved it.
mer.
This book is fantastic, emotional and heart wrenching! Damn I always liked stories about a tortured soul hero with loveable and kind heroin. I couldn't believe Lord Minshom, that sick bastard, jerk suddenly became a likeable and favourite character. If you have read the previous installment of House of Pleasure (Simply Wicked, #4), you know that Lord Minshom was a hateful person. I hated him so much I was happy when Lord Anthony Sokorvsky ousted him. Who knows, it was the pasts reason he becomes...more
Katie
Ahhh, this was a hard one to put a star to. Kate Pearce's novels for me are kind of like train wrecks.Fascinating and you can't look away, but you want to. It's not as bas as it sounds, I assure you, since I keep coming back. But it's never the "simple" novel I went looking for when I found it. Her first book, Simple Sinful, I found rummaging around the MM/F menage section of this very website (gotta love the lists!). I said to myself, self (snicker), this cover seems misleading depicting only a...more
Justme
First read April, 2010
As an erotica newbie, I found it too shocking, and was put off by the child abuse. Original review 3.5*:
This is the second of Kate's House of Pleasure series I've read...I really liked the previous book, Simply Wicked. It grabbed me immediately. This one, however, did not. I struggled through most of the book to identify with any of the characters.
Don't get me wrong - it is a well-written story, which is one of Kate's strengths! But I found it ugly. Minshom is supposed to
...more
Disneygal
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Kimberly
My review cross-posted from Joyfully Reviewed: http://www.joyfullyreviewed.com/revie...

The gossips always whisper about the scandalous Lord Blaize Minshom, but now the rumors are positively flying that Lord Anthony Sokorvsky has thrown Minshom over for a woman. Minshom may pretend not to care what people say about him, but he is irritated he made a fool out of himself. To make matters worse, his estranged wife has just shown up on his doorstep. Jane is the one person in the world who can tie Min...more
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Kate Pearce was born into a large family of girls in England, and spent much of her childhood living very happily in a dream world. Despite being told that she really needed to 'get with the program', she graduated from the University College of Wales with an honors degree in history.

A move to the USA finally allowed her to fulfill her dreams and sit down and write that novel. Along with being a v...more
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