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Forbidden Shores

2.98  ·  Rating Details  ·  96 Ratings  ·  21 Reviews
"In the tropical paradise of nineteenth-century Barbados, two powerful men and one beautiful woman are drawn into a passion that will tie them together-and possibly destroy them..." Allen Pendale only meant to entertain himself during his long voyage to the Caribbean when he shamelessly offered to tutor the beautiful Clarissa Onslowe in the sensual arts. He never expected ...more
ebook, 352 pages
Published October 1st 2007 by New American Library
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Ingrid Hahn
Jan 15, 2014 Ingrid Hahn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book is certainly not for everyone. It's extremely adult, as many other reviewers have noted, while also dealing with some of the most grave issues scarring history. The story is not mainstream romance -- not even mainstream ménage à trois romance.

The story starts out with the well known and much beloved trope, forced proximity, with a lovely twist (on a ship!) and goes from there to extremely adult adventures for the liberally minded. Janet Mullany pushes boundaries with her storytelling an
~ Lei ~ New GR HomePage Is An Abomination ~

While this was a smexy historical, it was also a journey for both Clarissa and Allan to find their place in the world. It's always interesting to read historicals and realize that people were very circumscribed by their circumstances and didn't have the opportunities that we take for granted today in a free society. For Allan to find out (view spoiler) And Clarissa was not the uptight 1800's heroine. She reminded me of Robin Schone
Jan 23, 2014 Amy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
Um.... what?? Where do I begin... HOW do I begin to try to review this book?!

First let me say that I won this book in an entry as a "first-read" and I'd just like to say that while I did not exactly enjoy the book, Janet Mullany writes beautifully. This book was sort of like a train wreck... or perhaps a double layer ooey-gooey chocolate cake that your hips say you shouldn't even look at but cant take your eyes off of. Her writing style causes you to keep turning the pages regardless of how stra
Jan 22, 2008 Coffcat rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotica, gay
If you're looking for a book about a threesome with lots of steaming hot scenes, then this is a book for you. I was hoping for a little more plot but it was a tad light as far as story goes. Some of the events in the book might leave you wondering-but if you just suspend belief a bit and go with the flow it'll be ok.
The Romance Evangelist
A copy of this book was purchased by me for my own enjoyment while it was free at Amazon. This review was originally posted at The Romance Evangelist.

Although I am a big fan of Janet Mullany’s work in contemporary erotic romance (Tell Me More, Hidden Paradise) this was my first experience with one of her many historical novels. A Certain Latitude was originally released under a different pen name, and it would have remained unread by me (even at the temporary price of FREE) if she hadn’t reissue
Jan 26, 2011 Mely rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Lockwood, aka Janet Mullany, is one of the most frustrating because one of the most promising new romance writers out there. The prose, characterization, and plotting of the first third of the book are good enough that there's no excuse for how the next two-thirds fall apart.
Apr 19, 2015 Mell rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This was terrible. The book tries to be too many things: historical fiction romance, edgy erotica, mystery thriller. The result: all these genres are badly done. Characters never make it past stereotypes.

I also found parts of the book ridiculously unbelievable. The daughter's patois, March's reaction to rejection, the foreman's wife and the bathing scene, the secret family history that felt like a badly executed plot twist. Ugh. What a mess. No wonder the version I read had a nom de plume on th
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Jan 01, 2014 Blondie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow Janet Mullany writes a very interesting and sensual story. A certain Latitude is a fast paced read with interesting characters that are well developed through out the story.

Miss Clarissa Onslowe is a sensual woman who discovers the delights of intimacy while on a long voyage across the ocean for a new position as a governess to a sugar plantation owner's daughter. Allen Pendale the youngest son an Earl is delighted to be the man to teach her all the different ways a man and a woman can enjo
Jan 29, 2015 Roselover24 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: could-not-finish
I find myself skimming through the sees scenes because there are just so many and I'm looking for the meat of the story but it is all over the place. I will say this , I like the beginning I like thief time on the ship. I like that he is not a stunning model of a man and that she is not perfect. I like the sex scenes. but it just got to be too much
Apr 24, 2014 Law rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
well written with interesting characters and enough erotic situations to keep the average reader more than satisfied. It wasn't my personal cup of tea because as a Black man I'm simply over reading books or watching movies about the African slave trade. I recognize the importance of writing and making movies about it. I've simply read and seen enough for my lifetime.
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(Caution! mf, mfm, mmf, mm... But mm = interaction/acts; no penetration)

* Review copy provided by the author (2nd edition = A Certain Latitude).

() Christ on a cracker, did NOT expect that! Ms. Mullany, you may want to consider revising the blurb a tad bit so to better prep potential readers. A certain latitude indeed, madame. Now I'm curious as to what the original version was like. ;-)

I started and finished this last night―or rath
Sara Hemenway
I didn't finish this book. I got it for $1 when Waldenbooks was going out of business. I got probably 2/3 of the way through and I just couldn't handle the sex scenes anymore. The threesome scenes were creepy, not sexy, and there wasn't much plot to speak of. I lost all interest in it eventually.
Jun 20, 2012 Megan rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Weird, but that's part of what drew me to it. I would recommend reading it for the novelty or the erotica because the storyline is weird. That's probably the best way to describe it.

Rated NC-17
Kathryn Parry
Nov 18, 2013 Kathryn Parry rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow this was refreshingly different. I thought I figured the direction more than once but the twists kept me on my toes. A great story.
Dec 25, 2014 BRNTerri rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: no-longer-own

I was really let down by this book. The plotline was lame, especially near the end. The m/m scene(s) was good though!
Jul 05, 2011 Melissa rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Way too much explicit "passion scenes" even for me--and absolutely no story.
Oct 11, 2007 Belmanoir marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
erotic historical romance...apparently has hot m/m subplot?
Lynn Calvin
Amazon received
Jun 07, 2010 Raquel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Alot of erotica!
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Jane Lockwood is the pen name of an award-winning, multi-published writer of historical romance. Originally from England, she now lives near Washington, DC. She's been an archaeologist, classical music radio announcer, and performing arts publicist, and now works for a small press, where her colleagues are both delighted and horrified by her alternate career.

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