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Ask For It (Georgian #1)

3.76  ·  Rating Details ·  6,626 Ratings  ·  395 Reviews
England, 1770. Beneath the silk and lace of London society lies a secret, elite organization of spies. Protecting the Crown from its enemies is hazardous; but for Marcus Ashford, protecting his heart from an unyielding passion is the far greater peril...

A Dangerous Intrigue...

As an agent to the Crown, Marcus Ashford, the Earl of Westfield, has fought numerous sword fights,
Kindle Edition, 321 pages
Published September 12th 2006 by Kensington Books (first published 2006)
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Jun 20, 2009 Adrienne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I was in a quandry about how to rate this one 4 stars seems too low but 5 too high, so it's a 4 1/2 really!

This story for me was an interesting read, a simple plot of intrigue, treason and blackmail with enough twists to surprise, that come when you least expect them and are very believable. The plot is not laid out to you on a plate so you find yourself knowing as much or a little as the hero and heroine, it's reads a little like a *who dunnit* and when you do find out who the instigator of the
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

I enjoyed Ask For It, my first full length novel by Sylvia Day. The writing style was comfortable and easy to read which made the story flow well from one scene to the next. The prose wasn’t overly flowery – in fact, I didn’t find it flowery at all and at times had to remind myself that this was a historical romance novel because there was such a lack of… elaborate or embellished dialog that is so often a part of the genre.

I’ll just come right out and say that the sexual scenes were very h
Jul 13, 2014 NinaReader rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WOW...this is an amazing wicked historical by Sylvia Day!

I'm in disbelief that it's taken only until now for me to discover this gem.

I love the premise of this story. I was instantly drawn to Marcus' and Elizabeth's story. They were engaged 4 years ago but through a misunderstanding, she eloped with someone else and he was left with a broken heart. She's now a widow out of mourning and he takes no chances that someone else possess her. She was always suppose to be his and pursues her at her very
Sammy Loves Books
4.75 Obsessive, Posessive Stars!!


The Earl of Westfield, Marcus Ashford, has been obsessed with Lady Elizabeth Hawthorn since she left him high and dry to elope with another. Now four years later, her spouse has been murdered and Marcus is determined to scratch that itch for Elizabeth so he can stop obsessing over her.

Little does he know that one taste isn't enough to quench his need, it only leaves him wanting more. The love that develops between Marcus and Elizabeth is quite intense, especiall
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Sep 20, 2011 Michelle rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I normally love Sylvia Day books, but this one fell flat for me. Nothing really HAPPENED in it aside from the initial reunion between Elizabeth & Marcus and the climax at the end with the villain. I did not like Elizabeth at all. She spent the entire book complaining and pushing Marcus away for his supposed faults or mistakes, when in truth she was blaming him out of her own lack of trust. Every time you turned the page she was mad at him or barring him from her bed or crying because he didn ...more
Mar 23, 2010 Kelly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010-read
Marcus and Elizabeth reunite years after a broken off engagement. Elizabeth cried off but with very good reason. Marcus doesn't quite see it that way!

Marcus is still angry and very much still in love.

But can they forget the past and move forward?

The chemistry between the two is sizzling hot!

One scene I will not forget is when Elizabeth is feeling bereft and unsatisfied seeking to easy herself rather than giving into Marcus. Just as she begins Marcus bursts into the bedroom declaring "Stubborn,c
Out of 5 star:
Overall: 2
Romance: 3.5
Sensuality: 3
Sex: 4
Hero: 2
Heroine: 2
Secondary Characters: 2
Likely hood of reading the rest of the series: 0

I didn't really like this book. Mostly because I spent the first half of the book hating the heroine Elizabeth because she was a cold cruel bitch to the hero Marcus. Then I spend the second half of the book hating the hero because we was a cold cruel bastard to the heroin.

It seemed like the same events kept happening over and over again throughout the boo
Aug 13, 2014 Brenda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
OH DAAAAAMN that was... incredible!

You, Marcus Ashford, bastard! Elizabeth and I tried to hate you but we couldn't ¬¬


The hottest sex scenes
Dec 28, 2013 HÜLYA rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jul 29, 2015 Tinsoni rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Stars. This book had everything I love except a certain indefinable quality which makes a novel 5 star worthy for me.

Marcus and Elizabeth are very real characters with all the flaws that makes human beings what they are. Because of my background in psychology I appreciated the complexities of their characters. I understood Elizabeth's fears of needing Marcus so intensely. I mean imagine if you have to depend on someone else for the very air you breathe or the modicum of sanity you maintain
Jan 04, 2010 Samantha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow my first Sylvia Day book..
Lady Elizabeth Hawthorne jilted her former lover Marcus Ashford, Earl of Westfield due to a misunderstanding. Hastily she elopes with her brother's friend and finds herself widowed a year later. After three years of mourning the two are reacquainted when Marcus tries to find who murdered Elizabeth's husband. Stil harboring ill feelings towards Marcus, Elizabeth fights him at every single turn even denying her own passions.
Now I must say that this story has some ups
Aug 16, 2013 Dee rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The storyline didn't grab me, so it was very put-downable. When I forced myself to finish it, it was actually pretty interesting though. Just not one of my favs.

Elizabeth annoyed me because even when she found out (view spoiler) she still treated him like he was a bad guy. Huh?

Then, Marcus annoyed me because (view spoiler)
Muge Kocaman
Aug 21, 2013 Muge Kocaman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Esrar, gizem, aşk, cinsellik her şey var. Çok beğendim.
Jane Stewart
Wow! Super Sexy! This is excellent reading if you're looking for intense and explicit sex.

The plot, characters and their actions were interesting but not great enough to earn 5 stars. Elizabeth was engaged to Marcus and sees him with another woman having just showered. It was an innocent shower, because the woman had fallen into the river. Elizabeth never took time to hear the truth. She ran away and married Hawthorne. Hawthorne later died, and then Marcus arrogantly pursued Elizabeth.

Sexual con
NiNe Gorman
Jul 06, 2014 NiNe Gorman rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Dire que j'ai détesté ce roman serait mentir, en revanche il n'a pas su me satisfaire complètement. J'ai trouvé que l'intrigue n'était pas correctement abouti et que la romance tournait en rond. De plus, j'ai trouvé ce roman vulgaire à plusieurs reprises. Les personnages ne m'ont pas satisfait également, tout semblait trop facile dans le moindre de leurs agissements. Elizabeth cède beaucoup trop vite, et le jeu du chat et de la souris ne fonctionne pas, ils sont dans la contradiction et ça ne fa ...more
Jan 13, 2016 Fatima rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: book-club
2do libro de Sylvia Day, que leo. Buscaba algo light, necesitaba algo que mis celulas grises no tuvieran que trabajar y solo dejarme llevar por la paginas y la historia.

Es un libro que se le rapido, pero si estas buscando algo de trama o desarrollo de personajes este no es libro a seleccionar. En este libro la autora ha sacrificado toda la trama a favor de las escenas de sexo. Hay muchisimas, ( casi el 60% del libro, por Dios!!!) talvez demasiadas, y el argumento queda en un discreto segundo pla
Ƥʋиʏα [Punya Reviews...]
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This was a nice georgian romance with a narrator that enhanced the story. I enjoyed Justine Eyrre's performance. Her female voices were feminine and clear, and the male voices were perfectly masculine and razor sharp.

This book got better as the story progressed. It's an interesting concept where the female and male leads somewhat switch traditional roles. Elizabeth was engaged to Marcus Ashford and broke her engagement to him after catching him in a suspicious situation. Yet, it was so hard to
Hmm. Not my cup of tea. This is my first Regency-style romance, and granted, I am right smack in the middle of the Outlander series, so maybe I was expecting a little too much since it's set in the same time period, but this couple just didn't do it for me. For the first half of the book I was rolling my eyes. The second half got better once there were real emotions there and more real passion, not just lust.

As for the plot...the whole agency thing with the journal was weird. To me, it didn't f
Charmaine Stephens
So for the most part I'm pleasantly surprised. I always thought I wouldn't like a historical read. I usually read more contemporary modern day stuff. But I enjoyed this book. Even though the setting is way back in the day like were talking the 1700s here. I thought the language was going to be a bit old fashioned and stuffy but its not that way. Still kept a bit of a modern day feel even though its placed back so far in time. But I enjoyed the story. I think its beautiful how Elizabeth & Mar ...more
Jan 13, 2016 Dahiana rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Este libro es tan bueno como puede ser cualquiera del género erótico, ahora bien, Silvia tiene mejores historias o personajes más carismáticos. Sin embargo, lo más importante del libro, que es lo erótico, está genial. Como tiene que ser.

Siempre he pensado que el género erótico es lo que el softball al baseball. No eres lo suficientemente bueno para jugar, pero uno siente pasión por el juego.

Muy jevi para salir del embache de un libro barroquisimo y cansón o para retomar el ritmo.

Maureen Nicholson
4 Stars. So this is my first historical romance by Sylvia Day and I must say, I really enjoyed it. The story was intriguing, I liked both main characters and the sex was scorching hot.

I will definitely be reading more from this series:-)
Ingrid Cepeda
Jan 24, 2016 Ingrid Cepeda rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Bueno al final Marcus era el miembro mas meritorio del sindicato de Espias o algo asi.
Primer libro de Sylvia Day vere si le doy otro chance.
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Jan 16, 2017 Sara rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read my first Sylvia Day story in an otherwise bad anthology, and then actually went out and hunted up a real book by her. In writing style, I wasn't disappointed. She's a really, really good writer. I also liked her take on the Regency romance genre, and will definitely be reading the other books in the series. I liked these characters, too -- even if they were sometimes difficult, their reasons for behaving that way made sense.

All that said, the beginning of this book was far too rapey for m
Sep 26, 2012 Kennedy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I love Day's Bared to You series, and she's such a consummate writer that I couldn't resist going on a reading spree with all of her other works. #GidEva

I tend to avoid historical romances because they aren't a taste of mine so I ventured into and enjoyed Afterburn and Aftershock, but neither held the high degree of passion or the intensity Bared to You offered.

I decided to try my luck with the Georgian series, despite my 'dislike' of historical romances. Unfortunately, it just wasn't to my pre
Isabel  Almeida (Os Livros Nossos)
Leia a crítica completa no Blogue Os Livros Nossos, em

Aqui encontramos um ingrediente adicional ao romance , à paixão e à intimidade crescente que vai envolvendo os protagonistas, e que conferirá à trama um ritmo bastante acelerado e emotivo, alimentando o suspense até ao final da história, trata-se também de uma intriga de espionagem ao serviço da Coroa Britânica.

Elizabeth, Lady Hawthorne, regressa à sociedade após um período de luto pela perda do
Leila Anani
1st in the series of Sylvia Day's erotic historical romance series set in Georgian England. This one tells the story of Marcus (a spy) and Elizabeth the woman who jilted him for another man 4 years previously and is now a widow. Marcus is the agent assigned to investigate her husband's suspicious death.

As with Day's other books her heroes are a tad too perfect. Marcus is gorgeous, titled, rich, intelligent and devoted to the point of OMG are you serious? Still he is slightly more well rounded th
My Book Addiction and More MBA
ASK FOR IT by Sylvia Day is an exciting Georgian Erotic Historical Romance set in 1770 England. #I in the "Georgian" series. What an exciting story of intrigue,mystery,agents of the Crown,passion,and love. Follow, Marcus Ashford, the Earl of Westfield,agent of the Crown and Lady Elizabeth Hawthorne,an ex-fiancee and the one who shattered Marcus' heart. This story does have explicit sex scenes including anal play,a bit of bondage,a bit of submission,lots of passion,hence the Erotic romance. But y ...more
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