Youth and beauty are a courtesan's greatest assets. Concerned, at forty-one, that she is no longer desirable, Lady Ruth Attwood is uncertain whether to be offended or flattered when a younger man makes her an unusual offer. In need of funds, she agrees. But then she does the unthinkable-she falls...more
Lady Ruth has just been tossed aside by her lastest protector for a younger woman. At Forty-one Ruth is at...more
The title might be misleading for those who just want more erotica, or expecting a lot of hot and passionate love scenes, but this novel is a gripping tale of how two people struggled to find happiness amidst a cruel society. The characters were unpredictable and really complex, there were a lot of layers to them and the storytelling was fast-paced it really got me hooked. For a novel branded as erotica, it has fewer scenes than I...more
Forty-One year old Lady Ruth has been a courtesan most of her life and a very successful one at that. However, her latest lover has cast her aside for someone younger. Ruth isn’t quite sure how to feel about this. She knows this l...more
I originally bought this book because I was interested in the switch of the stereotypes normally presented in a romance novel. The usual 25 years old virgin and the 30+ man whore that has shagged anything with two legs..
This story presented a 29 year old man, Garrick Stratfield, who had never been with a woman, he was dare I say it, (gasp), a virgin. And a 41 year old woman who is, yes you can roll your eyes, a Courtesan/Mistress, Lady Ruth.
So I bypassed the title (cringe)...more
This is unlike Monica's other books in t...more
It was so booooring! And it took forever to get started!
Im just not in the mood to read this right now. I know I always finish my books but I just do not have the time to torture myself.
It's not bad! I mean I guess it's not. But man!
I promise do go back to it.One day. :/
Ruth y Garrick se conocieron en un baile, después de que él la salvara de los insultos de una cortesana más joven. La atracción entre ambos es inmediata, y cada vez que se encuentran en las semanas siguientes, ese deseo entre ellos va en aumento.
Desafortunadamente ambos han tenido una vida difícil. Ruth se vio forzada a ser cortesana y cuando su edad empieza a ser el motivo de poner en riesgo su futuro, ella sólo puede refugiarse en el orfanato que dirige. Garrick por otro lado,...more
While I did get pulled into the story and felt compelled to know what happens to everyone, overall I didn't think this books was especially well-written. It feels very old school to me, being overly dramatic and over-wrought.
This book was recommended on the Amazon romance forum years ago in the category of "older woman/younger man." That aspect of the story was fine, until the end when the author uses a rather silly device to try and make Ruth feel better about their age difference....more
Garrick, with a great secret of his own, finds Ruth to be the most beautiful woman he has ever met. He can't stop thinking about her. Even...more
Baron Garrick Stratfield is handsome, and despite the fact that he's got a reputation as a ladies' man, he's actually never been with a woman. Seems he has a deformity down there
Release Date: 3/1/11
Warning: This one is a lot on the steamy side! Adults only book.
What I Loved: This was a unique twist on other courtesan historical romances in many ways: the woman is older than the man, the man is the virgin, and the woman is strong but still very vulnerable in some ways. The romance between Ruth and Garrick was a fantastic read and kept me engaged from beginning to end. The chemistry between them crackled with electricity that seemed to j...more
RRAH's THOUGHTS AND PONDERINGS:
Lady Ruth Attwood is forty-one, and Baron Garrick Stratfield is twenty-nine. Ruth knows he's younger, just not that much younger. She's a courtesan that has been let go by her current lover, Marston, who's getting ready to marry a younger woman. Ruth is aware that the years are passing her by, and she has decided to get out of the `biz' altogether while she still has her beauty. She also is a benefactress o...more
Ruth is a 41 year courtesan who fears she has reached the end of her prime. Being discarded by her latest gentleman for a younger and more beautiful lady, Ruth must hide her disappointment from the ton and figure out her next step in life. Soon after her rejection, Ruth finds herself the center of the ridicule among the guests at a ball. A true gentleman, Garrick can do nothing less than come...more
Historical Romance -March 1st, 2011
4 ½ stars
Lady Ruth Attwood had just lost her latest patron to a much younger competitor. At the age of forty-one, she was verging on retirement, but she can not afford it. Unknown to anyone, Ruth is the sponsor of St. Agnes, an orphanage that desperately needs more space. Ruth is seeking to purchase Crawley Hall, but the expense will drain her finances badly. With her self-esteem shaken, she is taken aback and suspicious when Baron Ga...more
The story centers around Lady Ruth Attwood and Lord Garrick Stratfield. Ruth is 41 and a courtesan - Garrick is a 29 year old wealthy man of society.
Ruth is dumped for a younger woman - and shortly after, she meets Garrick. They are immediately drawn to each other, although by the day's social standards, a 29 year old man and a 41 year old woman should not be in a relationship together....more
Ruth, the heroine, is really hung up on the fact that she’s forty-one and is about to ‘retire’ from being a courtesan when she meets Garr...more
2 peppers (light bondage, oral sex)
Lady Ruth Attwood was dumped for a younger mistress. At forty-one, she fears she's washed up. As a courtesan, youth is critical for finding a new protector. Baron Garrick Stratfield has a physical issue that shames him and has brought him humiliation in the past. He can’t allow himself to become intimate with a woman, so he never plans to marry. He had a pseudo mistress for the sake of appearances, but she’s getting married...more
It's not easy for a historical to capture my undivided attention, and Monica Burns does just that.
"Pleasure Me" centers on Ruth Attwood, a courte...more
And I really enjoyed the book. Both H/H had deep-seated fears that kept them from acting instinctively on the attraction between them. The supporting cast was interesting, and I really loved the stuff with the orphanages.
If I had any complaint, it was the leng...more
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