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Simply Voracious (House Of Pleasure #8)

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Lucinda Haymore is still reeling from the cruel betrayal of a vile seducer. Softly, irresistibly, his profession of love disguised his truer, baser intentions. With the knowledge that her reputation is at stake, she is happy to accept a proposal of marriage in name only from her best friend since childhood...

While Paul St. Clare has no interest in consummating his marriage
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Trade Paperback, 345 pages
Published July 31st 2012 by Aphrodisia (first published January 1st 2012)
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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

Ruined! Utterly and devastatingly ruined! That’s the shameful predicament Lady Lucinda St. Clare finds herself in after being assaulted by a man she had fancied herself in love with. Unable to bear telling her family what has happened, Lucky is resigned to keeping this humiliating secret to herself, but when the vile defiler reveals his plan to blackmail her into marriage, she turns to her best friend Paul for help.

Lt. Paul St. Clare, future heir to the Ashmolton dukedom, has no intentions of ev
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Tina
Oct 08, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: z2012-reads, erotica
Stick a fork me in. I think I am done with this series. I really liked the first several books but the misses are missing harder than the hits. And last couple of books I really disliked.

My biggest problem with this one is that this had to be the boringest menage ever.

We are supposed to believe that Lucky (Lucinda) has been in love with Paul forever. Paul is of course mostly into men. So these two are doomed from the start. They have a marriage of expedience and the chemistry between them never
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Denise
Oct 05, 2012 rated it it was ok
This book started off ok and I thought the plot was turning in to a rather good one until about 75% in the whole thing just went bad. Lucinda went from one of my favorite females of the series to my least favorite in the matter of a few paragraphs. It became a huge cluster-f**k and really let me down. All of the stuff with Con was pointless and everything just became too ridiculous... even for this series.
E.
Oct 05, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: erotica, historical
3 1/2 stars
“Simply Voracious” by Kate Pearce is an erotic historical romance that is part of her ‘House of Pleasure’ series that is tied to a certain elite brothel known as Madame Helene’s Pleasure House. Lucinda (Lucky) Haymore is violently compromised by a fortune hunter but the solution proposed by her longtime friend Paul St. Clare is terribly awkward given her unrequited feelings for him and his prospects as her father’s heir to the dukedom. That does not even begin to address his predilect
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Jessica Alcazar
Oct 31, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: pearce-kate
I had high hopes for Paul. I really did. But this story just didn't do it for me. For the type of story I am used to in this series, this was surely lacking. It was actually quite boring with a capital BORING! I dont know what happened between this book and the last 7 in the series. It had no focus ... it was like a lot of this were happening, but nothing at all. As for the intensity of the 'romance', what a letdown! The words were written in the sex scenes, but you couldn't feel them. It was wr ...more
Marisella
Nov 03, 2013 rated it it was ok
I've loved the House of Pleasure series by K pearce, but this book has been my least favorite. The characters are flat and uninspired, there's no dialogue or action that gives their backstory, only verbage from the author which doesn't always make sense timeline or personality wise. There's no way a young girl still in the schoolroom, daughter of the duke's heir, is going to be allowed to attend a severely wounded young man in the sickroom. If Lucinda had half the balls the author says she does, ...more
Cynthia
Thank you to the wonderful Kate Pearce for the awesome giveaway!
litsiren
Jan 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
4 stars

This book just wow. The writing was light and fast paced or perhaps that was just me since I stayed up late to finish this book. I couldn't wait what would happened next.

To be honest, I had never before turned on by M/M. Please don't misunderstood my meaning, I like gay people, I support them. I have a lot of gay friends and I love them for who they are. Besides, I enjoyed reading the M/F, M/F/M, and M/M/F/F too.

It's just that in this book, affection and passion between Paul and Constanti
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Maureen C
Aug 05, 2012 rated it liked it
I have read all the books in this series and have to say I hope this is a fluke since it's the second to the last book in the series. Really didn't have the relationship dynamic of the other books. It was an OK read but lacked the pull of the other books in the series.Just didn't make me want to go back and re-read it like the others.
The Cat Bastet
This is the first in the series where I genuinely did not get anything from the M/F pairings. Huge, huge problem. If I have to ask myself, "Why is this F in this FMM?" the F probably should just be removed. I felt bad for her.
Shelley
Jan 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: erotic, historical
I really liked the characters in this story, especially the heroine who was strong and honest with herself. Another excellent addition to the series.
Ash Durgam
Dec 03, 2017 rated it did not like it
This book had the potential to be great but ugh, it just wasn't. Paul and Lucky's romantic relationship just wasn't that believable, and I was good with that since Paul wasn't the most compelling male lead. Lucky was good in the beginning but just descended to whiny stupidity halfway through. Furthermore, the author didn't follow through with Lucky, Paul, and Con as a throuple literally until the the last 20 pages. If she would have wasted less time with the BS and showcased their relationship ( ...more
TinaMarie
Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Kim
Apr 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Simply , this series gets better and better

Such fun unraveling and raveling this story. Well-written with an intriguing cast of characters. Nice to have characters from previous books show up for a quick hello and update on their happily ever after . On to book 9
Valeria Bahamondes
Jul 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4,5
Ana Maria
Mar 20, 2017 rated it it was ok
The first half of the novel and a little more, well. Then I did not like it. I do not like the conflicts that give rise to misunderstandings between the characters. Besides, what happened to Jeremy?
Lindy
Jul 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed for TwoLips Reviews
5 Kisses, 2 1/2 Peppers (M/M, M/F, M/M/F, M/F/M/F, oral, anal, & public sex)

I just have to say, I’m a huge fan of the House of Pleasure series by Kate Pearce and was so thrilled to be reading Simply Voracious, Paul's story, that I could barely contain my excitement. I wanted to read it slowly so I could savor it, but I ended up devouring it in less than a day. I may even break my own unspoken rule and re-read this one.

Lady Lucinda Haymore, daughter of the Duke of
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BRNTerri


SERIES: House of Pleasure, #8
GENRE: Historical Erotic Romance
SETTING: England, 1826
MY GRADE: D


MY THOUGHTS: Another bad novel with little to no background information on lead characters. I don't know anything at all about Lucinda's (aka Lucky) background/childhood, or how long she's been good friends with Paul. I don't even know how old Paul is. I was assuming he was around her age but since he fought in a 'long, bloody war', I'm guessing he's a bit older than her twenty-one.

Something bad ha
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May Mostly Romance
การเขียนรีวิวเรืองแนวอีโรติคโรแมนซไมใชงาย ๆ นะคะ เพราะจะใหเขียนวิจารณถึงอะไรกันละในหนังสือทีฉากสวนใหญคือฉากเซกส จะใชวิจารณถึงทวงทาพิศดารโลดโผนของตัวละครกไมใชวิสัยทีเรากลาทำ ยอมรับคะวา ยังอายอยูเยอะเวลาพูดเรืองทำนองนี เราบอกไดมากทีสุดกดวยภาษาแบบเปนทางการ ประมาณวา เรืองนีฮอตนะ หรือมีฉากเซกสมากมาย เราไมอาจอธิบายแบบฉากตอฉาก บทตอบท หรือถอดเอาภาษา คำพูดในเรืองมาเขียนบรรยายได ดังนันในการเขียนรีวิวเรืองแนวนีของเราจึงเปนการมุงเนนไปทีอารมณของตัวละครในเรือง ไมใชความฮอตวาอยูทีระดับไหน

งานเขียนของเคท พีชคอนข
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Zenta
Jul 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 18, 2013
Sižeta līnija ļoti atšķīrās no pārējiem erotiskajiem stāstiem, ko esmu lasījusi. Lai arī ir gandrīz katrā nodaļā ir erotisko ainu attēlojumu, autore ne mirkli nepazaudē apbrīnojamo emocionālo strāvojumu, kas vijas caur visu darbus. Darbība risinās 19. gadsimta sākumā Anglijā laikā, kad precības reti notika mīlas vadītas, lielākoties tās bija aprēķina saistības, kad mīlas prieki ir tabu. šī viena atsauksme būs par visām sērija grāmatām, izņemot papildus stāstiem, jo visi slavinājumi visām daļa ir ...more
Kimberly
Dec 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
The blurb for Simply Voracious does the book a great disservice by implying that there’s no romantic or sexual relationship between Lucky and Paul. It’s no spoiler to reveal that Paul and Constantine’s relationship develops (and breaks off) before Paul’s marriage to Lucky. Nor is it a spoiler to say that Lucky and Paul’s romantic and sexual relationship develops in all respects before they sort out what they really desire (namely, a three person relationship).

Simply Voracious is a true M/M/F boo
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Jennifer
Jan 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Some of us had been waiting for Paul's story for a long time. I wondered how, after "Simply Carnal" Ms. Pearce was going to resolve Paul's story. The direction Paul's life went is absolutely brilliant. Lucinda's character is really the best part of the story. Her bravery, curiosity and acceptance is a steadying and sweet influence on Paul who seemed to be losing his ability to find real intimacy in his life. Events converge and Paul meets Constantine Delinsky who is one of the few human beings w ...more
Katherine
Mar 11, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2013
I bought this one from Kobo.

I had such high hope for this book. We've seen Paul participate in all sorts of adventures, and have also read about Lucky, his cousin and best friend. In the end, I have to describe this entry in the House of Pleasure series as "simply disappointing."

I was especially frustrated with Lucky, who sometimes dealt with enormous challenges with grace and courage, and other times would turn around and do something wildly emotional or frankly, TSTL. Paul fared similarly, ac
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Siobhan Muir
Jul 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
I really liked this story all the way up till the end which seemed a little rushed in a "and then they all died" sort of way. I particularly liked the side story going on with Delinisky and his missing wife. There was a very nice twist that brought the two story arcs together very closely. This whole series has been a joy to read and I highly recommend it to anyone new to Kate Pearce. I have my favorites (Valentin, his brother Anthony, Madame Helene, and Peter), but all the stories have characte ...more
Divina
Aug 18, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
1 1/2 stars

As someone else here mentioned, I found this story BORING. It lacked every thing I liked about the earlier books. I found the characters luke warm and the story way too slow. There was NO chemistry between the characters, no matter how much *hints* the author tried to encompass through each of their POV.

The love portrayed between Lucky and Paul felt too incestuous through out the book - an "ick" factor. The romance between Paul and Constantine was more believable, but I felt the autho
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Mom23greatboys
After reading all the reviews, I was actually dreading reading this book but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. While I can see some of the complaints were valid, it really was a good read. Many mentioned these characters did not seem to have the chemistry seen in her other books- particularly her earlier works in the series. I do believe the lust was more muted but I actually felt the sincerity of their love really showed through. I liked "Lucky" and even though she made mistakes it was ...more
Courtney
Sep 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: oh-wow
I might be a little bias since I totally LOVE Kate Pearce, I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and have since read it twice. And While it might not have the....steaminess of the other books in the series, Ms. Pearce does her thing! The chemistry between Con and Paul *fans self* and with Lucky thrown in for extra loving, I was totally hooked. Though I agree the ending wasn't what I expected, Simply Voracious is a book you should read and judge for yourself. FYI I liked Paul and could really fall for ...more
Karry
Feb 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
For each individual book I give an average of 4 stars. The series as a whole I give 3stars. I kept hoping for each story to get a wrap up of all the loose strings that just never came. The books were each steamy, sexy, controversial , and freeing. Yet so much was left undone and unanswered. I loved each character. I enjoined reading about their struggles and triumphs. I am just a stickler for a complete wrap up, with a bow and everything. All in all I liked the series. I would still recommend it ...more
Airaseem  Perdomo
Mar 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
It was very strange because everyone is trying to make each other happy while sacrificing themselves. The three main character were well put together. They make a lovely couples. But is was like the same thing over. One minute it's yes and something happens and it's back to no. Make up your mind already. Almost done with this series and I feel like it's letting me down instead of going off with a bang it's a wiper.
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NYT and USA Today bestselling author Kate Pearce was born into a large family of girls in England, and spent much of her childhood living very happily in a dream world. Despite being told that she really needed to 'get with the program', she graduated from the University College of Wales with an honors degree in history.

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