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When thirty-nine-year-old Elaine Metcliffe awakens one morning, she is astounded to find herself in a strange bed, in another century--inhabiting the body of another woman. In this, her "new" life, she is married to English baron Charles Mortimer--dark, breathtakingly handsome--and bent not only on seducing the resentful young woman he believes her to be, but educating her ...more
Paperback, 342 pages
Published June 1st 2001 by Kensington (first published 1995)
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Pepa
Las escenas hot tardan en llegar. Pero si algo se puede decir que es los libros de esta mujer no son una mera sucesión de escenas. En éste vemos, además de los problemas que plantea la situación de retroceder en el tiempo, fuera comodidades del siglo XX-XXI, temas como el sentimiento de culpa por una supuesta infidelidad (en realiad real porque ella no es ella).
La influencia de la educación (no puedo comentar más sin spoilear)y, siguiendo la línea de la autora, los beneficios del sexo tántrico.
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Joy
This is the novel that launched Robin Schone as a great writer blending historical and erotica seamlessly...and I'm glad this isn't the first book I've read. If it were, I wouldn't have given this author a chance.

I was intrigued by the book's description of time travel, I'm always fascinated with how characters deal with the century they're in, which is very different from what they're used to. Not only did the heroine (Elaine) time travel, she also traveled from one country to another. She's fr
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Julie
Jun 03, 2012 Julie rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Romance Lovers
Elaine Metcliffe, a 20th-century, middle-aged woman of average looks, slightly overweight, with a 9-5 job as an analyst has been married for 17 years to a man who has truly shared little of himself intimately, or otherwise, with her. She realizes one night as she falls asleep after pleasuring herself that her life has been lonelier with him than before him, and she has much of the same to look forward to. Such a bleak existence! Her last wish before sleep overtakes her is to have a life with lo ...more
Ren
Awaken, My Love is my first read by Robin Schone. Not like her usual erotica historical romance, this one more like paranormal time travel that take historical setting. Elaine in her thirthies, if I remember well she's 36, give and take, has a rocky relationship with her husband. One day she woke up in another woman body and transfer back to 19th century (still, if I remember well, I read this almost 2 years ago). She must face her husband,Lord Charles Mortimer. Aka the husband of woman that her ...more
Sam Cheever
This book was pretty good. I liked the characters a lot. But had trouble with the heroine's attitude throughout much of it. She just seemed to take everything people threw at her, without fighting. That annoyed me. Especially when you factor in that she was supposedly a strong, modern woman.
Brenda
I love a good time travel and a good romance novel and this one is great in both ways. I loved the way the author developed her characters, sending a 21st center woman into the body of a 18th century womans body on the night her husband is finally able to consecrate the marriage. She was a virgin. The life the woman lives is a shock to the woman inhabiting her body! The husband can tell there is something different going on with his wife but not exactly what. The author does write erotic love sc ...more
Dianne
This was one of the first erotic books I had ever read. Just from reading this one I was hooked. Now I own all of Ms Schone's books, as well as many other erotic/romantica author.

This book combines excellent story telling, wonderful multi-dimensional characters and deeply intricate world building.

Yes it is somewhat of a time travel book, but with an interesting twist. You see, the heroine, Elaine who is bored and dissatisfied with her marriage and life, travels backwards in time and enters anoth
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mlady_rebecca
I was big into time-travel romances in the 1980's, with Constance O'Day Flannery being my favorite. Haven't read anything like that, besides "Outlander", for ages.

This is a case of body swap. Elaine, a 39 year old "modern" woman who's husband isn't interested in having much of a sex life, with Morrigan, a 21 year old 19th century woman who is pretty much frigid.

The story stays with Elaine. We see nothing of the "future" after Elaine goes back in time.

I put modern in quotes because Elaine didn't
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Lucy
Non è un brutto libro, la Schone scrive benissimo, i personaggi sono sempre ben approfonditi, la parte erotica è buona (ovviamente!), è anche più leggero del suo solito, mi pare...il che non è un male!
Il guaio è il come inizia... 'sta donna americana trentanovenne, che un mattino si risveglia in Inghilterra, cento anni prima, nel corpo di una diciannovenne... a me il paranormale piace, ma se è un vero paranormale, che mi diverte ma a cui non credo!
Queste miscele strane non mi soddisfano...uno st
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Cheap and Lazy
Refreshingly Different. Loved the time travel premise, twisting/turning plot, late-Victorian setting. Warning: contains forced seduction/dubious consent. Also the author isn’t shy about addressing the sorts of problems a modern woman would have being thrown into the past. For myself, it helped make the heroine and her predicament more believable. Hot, graphic love scenes. Highly alpha hero. Heinous villains. Plenty of tension and suspense. I was wondering how the author could possibly accomplish ...more
penelopewanders
Originally I gave this one three stars, but I read it quickly yesterday as it's just been mooched, and I enjoyed it far more this time. The plot goes off the rails a bit towards the end, (I mean, it's easy to believe in time travel, fair enough, but the corporal occupation at the end (don't want to put in a spoiler)...??? puhleeze). Anyway, I guess that had to be there. Interesting to have the main character be such a whiney, older, plumpish wimp, not the usual superheroine who deals with all pr ...more
Carolina Mtz
What?
Debo admitir que las historias con viajes en el tiempo me llaman la atención, sobre todo si viajas al pasado a la época victoriana (mi época favorita) le tengo amor infinito a los vestidos ampones, corsés apretadísimos, protocolo de etiqueta estricto y romances apasionados.

Elaine realiza (sin saber como) un viaje interesante, vivir dentro del cuerpo de otra persona ya es de por sí una idea loquísima, y si le agregas cambiar de siglo, es una buena combinación. Charles no se me hizo para nad
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HK
Elain (39) from 20th century was married to Matthew who wasn't giving her enough love life. She woke up in Morrigan's (20) body in 19th century, 1883. Morrigan's husband is Charles Arlcott (36?) and determined to make his cold religeous wife amorous.

Elain thinks she is a tough 20th century woman, but does not stand up to Charles often enough. She is busy trying to be Morrigan, but she is attracted to Charles sex appeal. Charles is mean and loving. Their relationship is strange, like taking a ste
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Emily
A very different style book than I usually read. Elaine found herself in another woman's body in another time period. Elaine couldn't figure out the year or her nationality. She didn't know much about the person whose body She was now residing in.

The author really pulled me in. Would Charles figure out his wife was really someone else from another time period? Was Elaine cheating on her husband Matthew if She allowed herself to become involved with Charles? Who the body belonged to, was actuall
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Lily Tseng
This is the second book I've read from Robin Schone. The first was the lady's tutor. I love the way there is no boring chapter. This book is a good mix of time traveling and erotica historical. And the HEA is a great.
Lucimar
Aos 39, Elaine Metcliffe desperta em outro século, na cama de outra mulher e dentro do corpo desta e casada com Charles Mortimer, um barão Inglês viril do século 19, que é muito diferente de seu atual marido do século 20. Decidido a seduzir a jovem ressentida que acredita ser sua esposa, Charles ensina ela a conhecer o prazer que nunca imaginou. Ela fica divida entre o seu marido e Charles, Ela terá que descobrir como e que mistério a transportou a outro tempo e lugar e que mudou seu próprio des ...more
Kristine
2.5 stars...

The premise: Elaine, a 39yo woman with a emotionally constipated, sexually uninterested husband, gets transported back in time, into the body of a 21yo young woman. Elaine is chunky and feels unloved. Charles, the sexy hero in our story, has a wife (Morrigan) who is completely uninterested in sex. In fact, they don't consummate their marriage until a year after the vows.

The premise was promising. At times the storyline really sucked me in and I just had to know what happened next. H
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Erin
This didn't QUITE work for me, but the premise was interesting and it was Schone's first novel, so i'm rounding up from 2.5 stars. Elaine, a married 40-ish woman in the 1990s, wakes up to find herself in the body of 21-year old Morrigan in the 1890s. THAT would be quite the shocker. And of course, she wakes up next to a handsome yet difficult Lord (of...something, that part is never really explained) who's quite huffy with her because in the year they've been married she's been a difficult, sexl ...more
Alexis
The first half of this book almost bored me to death, but the second half was much more fun to read. I wish the author hadn't taken such a bloody long time to develop the story.

A lot of the dialogue was garbage. I don't care what century it is, much of what Charles said is really unrealistic.

The real Morrigan is also ridiculous. The notes sound so mature, but in person she is childish. If she hated her husband so much, I can't understand why she should want him after Elaine has him. You would
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Bookfetish
Unfortunately not like her other books! I was very disappointed with this purchase. I will not bore you with the details of what the story line is about - that's what the blurb/book description is for. All I can say is luckily this was not the first book of Robin Schone's that I have read, as it would never have inspired me to read more by this author and I would have missed out on her gem of a book in "A Lady's Pleasure". Unlike the latter, I found this book to be very, very slow and quite repe ...more
Shivana
A very erotic book, the story often disturbing.

I liked that there was nothing predicable in the plot or storyline.

Although I didn't connect emotionally to either the heroine or hero, I like that the characters were well developed, and that they behaved in ways that were consistent to their personalities.

Mysterious and intriguing, the time-travel element to the story was exceptionally well executed.

Djg
This is the first book I've read by this author although some of her other books are on my wish list. This is the first book she had written.

I'm a little conflicted about it. I applaud the author's historical research and the plot is intriging. The love scenes were very well written. Still, the flow of the story and characters were un-even. I would expect Elaine to have been a bit less wimpy considering she was from the future. Charles' motivations were not clear either.

Also, some of the scenes
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Manuela
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Lara
Is it a time-travel romance trope that modern women always end up with the man who, miraculously, is versed in every last page of the Kama Sutra? Seriously, this is the third or fourth book where the hero is like "Oh, I was three years in India and spent the entire time in bed with lissome and lustful women. Let me demonstrate what I've learned!"
~Lei ~  Reading Is An Adventure ~
I'm not big on time-travel books so I think the historical details were spot-on and it wasn't as smutty as I like (of course, Elaine for a better portion of the book remembered she was married and didn't want to be a unfaithful) and Charles could be pretty infuriating. And Morrigan was definitely not a nice character - don't pity her at all.

This was a good debut book and I'm glad I was able to read it since it was only recently released in ebook format and I don't read physical books anymore. Wh
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Andita
Another home...

Run of a book so to speak. This story has strong sexy characters. It has a merge of new and old with the time travel. It has some funny parts as well as some unpleasant parts. I'm glad I read it and will get more by this author.
Sara
In an effort to connect with the romance-novel-buying population of customers at the used-book store, I've been delving into the ocean-sized pool of musty old lovey-dovey books. Mostly I'll just flip to random pages of ones people bring in to trade so I'll have the gist in case someone asks about this or that author.

But I'm weak. This one sucked me in. I read probably 3/4 of it today at work. And it's not even just a romance; it's a HISTORICAL romance. A TIME-TRAVEL historical romance. The endin
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Mydearloverboy
Many romance books tend to sound as though everything is sparkly and happy around them...This book had an element of reality that kept me intrigued throughout the book...I felt as though I was actually with the characters going through the same things they did. I have read many time-travel romances and most of the time...the heroine arrives, finds the hero and everything is peachy maybe after a few misunderstandings due to different social views. However, this is one of the few books that really ...more
Sönïa Dhillion
This book s good times travel not as good as once in every life by Kristen Hannah but it was good.
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