Ask For It (Georgian, #1)
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Ask For It (Georgian #1)

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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,...more
Kindle Edition, 321 pages
Published September 12th 2006 by Kensington Books (first published 2006)
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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...more
UniquelyMoi ... So I Can Shine...

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...more
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
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...more
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...more
Sammy, the Cyborg Slut  & Lover of 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...more
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...more
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Muge Kocaman
Esrar, gizem, aşk, cinsellik her şey var. Çok beğendim.
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...more
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)...more
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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
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I really liked it - no idea why there are so many bad reviews ☺
It was a VERY erotic suspense historical ...
I liked him - I liked her ☺ I liked the brother and sil.
there was a lot of back and forth and misunderstandings and being mad at the other person - but it's a romance novel - that's to be expected! I enjoyed it and I will definitely read the other 3 books in the series!!

A dangerous intrigue... As an agent to the Crown, Marcus Ashford, the Earl of Westfield, has survived many a sword fight, gun fight, and even cannon fire. Yet nothing excites him more than the primitive hunger his former fiance, Elizabeth, arouses in him. It's been years since she'd jilted him for the Lord Hawthorne, but now the elegant widow is his to defend, and he will do so while tending to her other, more carnal needs, showing her the depth of a real man's desire...

I really loved this book,...more
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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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...more
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...more
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...more
Malgré plein de raccourcis, j'ai bien aimé cette romance historique, un poil hot, mais pas erotica non plus.
Esra Ç.

Kitabın ilk başları bir türlü ilgimi çekmedi, okurken sıkıldım... Hep aynı şeyler, kadın adama direniyor, adam kadını zorla alıkoyuyor, sonra gün yatakta sona eriyor.. Ama ilerleyen sayfalarda Elizabeth'in ölen kocasının bıraktığı günlükle ilgili olaylar ne zaman ortaya çıktı,işte o zaman biraz daha ilgi çekici bir hale geldi benim için roman.. Çiftin birbirlerine karşı olan duyguları da zaman ilerledikçe hissedildi neyse ki, korktuydum sonuna kadar sadece şehvetlerini okuyacağım diye...

I borrowed this Kindle book from my local library.

I think Sylvia Day is a wonderful writer, in another author's hands this probably would have been a one star read for me.

Marcus and Elizabeth were engaged 4 years prior, until a misunderstanding drove Elizabeth to run and marry someone else. Now she is a widow, and Marcus vows to stop at nothing until he seduces her. This is where I have a problem with this book. Elizabeth is still attracted to Marcus, but doesn't want to have an affair...more
I sincerely hope critics or those on the fence of deciding whether or not romance is worth their time, never read this book. It is all that is wrong with romance and the depictions of sexuality that give romance novels a bad name. NO means NO. I don't care what is in her eyes, I don't care how much her bosoms heave at your touch, if she says no, stop. I have really enjoyed other Sylvia Day books, this one was a big disappointment.
This one was just not good. The characters weren't likeable or relate-able at all, so the sex just ended up being boring. If you don't care about the characters, it's hard to suspend disbelief enough to enjoy the rest of the book.

I think a large part of the problem was that it felt like you only ever got half the story. Jumping into the middle of the relationship between Marcus and Elizabeth really hurt the story, because it left you with no idea why they felt and acted the way they did. You als...more
Not bad but not great. The main reason I read this was due to the authors Crossfire Boxed Set by Sylvia Day series. I just felt it dragged out a bit in the middle but the intrigue kept me going.
Monica **can't read fast enough**
I absolutely loved Day's spin on a historical romance! This was absolutely nothing like the historical romances that I cut my teeth on back in high school. The steamy scenes are definitely on the erotic side, however they fit in and add to the overall story. The tumultuous relationship between Marcus and Elizabeth provided enough tension and conflict to keep the story from becoming stagnant and boring. There's a touch of intrigue and espionage that provided a simple but enjoyable mystery to carr...more
Petie McCarty
Listened to this on audio and while the book was an excellent story, it was marred by the delivery. Apparently the narrator thought reading the story in the condescending and smarmy tone of a regency aristocrat would lend color and flavor to the tale. Thus the read came out nasally at best and a guttural mumble or mutter at worst, which caused me to strain to make out the narration and dialogue [except when the narrator actually drew into the story and sped up her reading and dropped the pretent...more
This book was "hot" and it had story substance. This is my first book from Sylvia Day and I'm can't wait to discover her other works.

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