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Blushing Violet

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  721 ratings  ·  57 reviews
Shy and quirky Violet Bishop has finally found the perfect way to meet a man who could fulfill her hidden submissive desires, something that she has never dared to ask her conservative and uptight ex-boyfriends to do. She joins an on-line matchmaking site that puts couples together based on the books that they love, in this case the BDSM erotica that lines her bookshelves. ...more
ebook, 110 pages
Published November 16th 2011 by Ellora's Cave
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Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
Review by the lovely Annie on Under the Covers

I am now going straight to eHarmony and seeing if they have a special 2for1 Dom Deal going on, I mean if Violet can use an internet dating site and find two delicious Masters why can't I?

There are the two sexy main characters:



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This is the size of their....EQUIPMENT *waggles eyebrows*

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t'irla ~The Bookslayer~ t'irla's Talk Book Blog
Insecure, full figured heroine finds not just one handsome Dom but 2...Yes I'm jealous!


Shy and quirky Violet Bishop has finally found the perfect way to meet a man who could fulfill her hidden submissive desires, something that she has never dared to ask her conservative and uptight ex-boyfriends to do. She joins an on-line matchmaking site that puts couples together based on the books that they love, in this case the BDSM erotica that lines her bookshelves.

Two Dominant best friends a
♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
The Romance Review

You would need a popsicle stick to help your dick stay up if you didn’t take Viagra. I’m paraphrasing what shy Violet yells at her ex-boyfriend. With funny lines like this, how can I not enjoy this fun read? Carrot top Violet is a size sixteen woman who needs a man. Low self esteem from her family’s constant put downs, Violet is pathetic. I feel nothing but pity for this downtrodden gal with split pea soup coloured eyes. Despondent, she signs up to an online dating club who matches people by th
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Feb 04, 2012 rated it liked it
Recommended to Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog) by: Jennifer The Book Nympho
Posted on Under the Covers

BLUSHING VIOLET is my first Ann Mayburn read. Right of the bat, I knew I would enjoy her books. I love her writing style and felt that she did a really good job of writing Violet’s POV. Violet is a closet submissive. Her parents are a little judgemental so she hides this part of herself from others for fear of being judge as something other than curious. Tired of being told how to live, Violet takes the leap and posts her profile on an online dating site where she has t
Dec 26, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: bdsm, erotica, menage, adult, m-m-f
To be honest, I didn't think much of this book. It just didn't click for me.

Maybe too romantic?

It switched point of views in the characters.
Heather in FL
Where are men like this? Only in Ms. Mayburn's imagination, I think sadly. On the one hand, what they did, keeping their association a secret from Violet, was a little underhanded, they didn't do it with nefarious intentions. When they started, who would have known she'd bloom with both of them? Or that they'd both grow to care for her equally? Or that she'd return their feelings to both of them?? But I loved that they wouldn't let Violet hide in her clothes anymore. I loved that they put her on ...more
Nov 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Ann Mayburn must be psychic because she has pulled one of my top fantasies straight out of my head and written it practically perfectly for me and I loved it!

Violet is a lovely and sweet character and I felt completely connected to her. She reacted in ways that I could imagine myself doing.

Carlos and Morgan are just panty meltingly sexy and I'd like to put in an order for one of each, please!!

I loved the characters, loved the development of the story and the sex scenes were fabulous and HOT!

I di
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
Blushing Violet is a story about Violet Bishop, a woman who decides on New Year’s Eve, to sign up for an online dating service to match her with someone based on the books one likes. Violet has a secret desire for BDSM erotica and deep down wants to be a submissive to 1 or 2 lucky Doms. Lucky for her she gets two matches and sets out dating both of them. Those two men, Carlos and Morgan, best friends and both artists, both realize they both want Violet for themselves and wager a game to win her ...more
Toni ~married to a hunk~
Apr 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2012-read, kindle
I think this book was really well written. I know for 160 pages some of it had to move fast but if you don't think about it I loved it. I couldn't stop reading it once I started. I really liked it!!
NhaughtyV says Damn the Zon Save the Reviews
I do believe I fell just as much in luv w/Carlos & Morgan as Violet did! This is a very hawt story, and I highly recommend!!!
Heidi Hart
Don't Bother. I must've picked this up as a freebie or cheapie somewhere along the line, I don't remember: it was in the long, long list of stuff I hadn't yet read on my Kindle, so I gave it a shot. My advice: skip it. 
It's not even worth a full review, but here are the two main reasons I hated this book:
1. The heroine, Violet, is a total doormat. When I looked this book up to write this review, I see the blurb comes right out and says she has "almost nonexistent self-esteem," so evidentally I
Dec 14, 2011 rated it really liked it
Curvaceous Violet Bishop is tired of being alone, so decides to join a dating site that bases the match by the books they read. Violet is paired with not one, but two men; both of whom are dominant and making it difficult to choose between the two.

Carlos Romano and Morgan Kane are best friends, both wanted to find a woman who has the same sexual interests and wants to be cherished, willing to try a new dating site they are thrilled with the outcome. The only problem, the woman they are matched w
Cyn Mistress Kitty
Ok, I know this is just a story but it was too unrealistic even for me, however, that being said, it was a nice little story.
Violet was sweet and Carlos and Morgan were hot. It was just hard for me to get past a few things.
1. Carlos and Morgan fell in love with her at first sight by seeing her picture on a literary dating site.
2. They all had joined a LITERARY dating site looking for someone into BDSM.
3. Shy Violet joined in Carlos and Morgan's BDSM play after being with them on a blind FIRST da
May 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
I like the way Ann Mayburn writes. She has a way of making you feel you stepped into a conversation. Her characters are so easy to get to know.
This book is a story of a woman who didn't know her self worth and two men who did at first glance .
I loved reading how they built her up and how easily she let them show her whoshe was under all her insecurities. I wish the story was longer.i
Ms.. Mayburn knocks another one out of the park with this one... That's two in a row. Makes me wish she spent less time writing historical theme books (as they arent my thing) and more on the rest.

The can opener and oprah lines were a funny one two punch... Loved it.
Laura's Book Addiction
3.5 Stars

I was sucked right in to Ann Mayburn's book Blushing Violet and it held my attention to the end the characters were likeable and I wanted that happy ending for Voilet and her two masters. If the book would have had a prologue it would have been a 4 star rating.
Mar 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
What a great and unexpanted story. I wanted to read a purely smutty book and what I got was a great hot romance and two great book boyfriends Carlos and Morgan.
Elaine Swinney
Mar 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I got this book in a anthology a long time ago and I finally got around to reading it. I loved this book. It is a quick and easy read. I would have like to have seen more of the threesome. This one is well written, I encourage everyone to get this book.
Sep 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book...Especially the whole dating site going by what books you like...that's genius!! I loved that it was also 2 best friends that matched with Violet and that she was already so attracted to them from the book that she had...This was an awesome story!
Aug 04, 2017 rated it liked it
I'm annoyed that the cover has a slim woman on it, but the book is entirely about a size 16 woman who has body insecurities....WTF is that about?
Jan 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: for-review, 2012, erotica
Blushing Violet is one of those stories you just gobble up. I started reading it, savoring the characters, the slow and sensual explorations but befrore long I couldn't stop and read it until Carlos, Morgan Violet's story came to an end.

Blushing Violet starts off in a quite ordinary way, one that even us real life, ordinary women could imagine: having had enough of loneliness and wanting to finally take a daring step, shy and girl-next-door young woman submits her profile description into a matc
 * Kazzy * -aka Stryker-
Apr 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: All lovers of light BDSM /ménage stories
Recommended to * Kazzy * -aka Stryker- by: Bookie
What a fantastic little short story! . Following bad experiences with anthologies/shorts, I had taken to not reading them for a while, however a friend recommended a few to me, including Blushing Violet, and I'm so glad I didn't miss out on this book.

It is the story of Violet, a young woman who has poor self esteem, believing herself to be fat, unattractive and boring; sentiments that were echoed by her now ex-boyfriend who just compounded her feelings with his negative comments. She works in a
Nov 16, 2015 rated it it was ok
Can't decide between 1.5 stars and 2 stars.
It was an okay read, but I skimmed a lot. The writing was okay and also awkward in places. There were punctuation errors throughout (few comma splices, and many missing commas). The overall plot was okay, but it moved at a really slow pace. The characters felt flat to me. The author didn't put any real effort into developing anyone else's character but Violet's, and we never delved deep enough into her character. So I never learned to care about her. Th
Nov 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Violet becomes involved with Carlos and Morgan, not realizing that they know each other. They both believe they can get her to pick one of them for a long-standing relationship. This was after having submitted her profile on an online dating service, but not just any dating service, this one matches couples to books they enjoy. For all three of them, it was BDSM erotica.

Carlos and Morgan will each date her and then make her chose, but they didn’t count on both falling in love with her. She come
I have no idea how to rate this book. I enjoyed the story, but it is such a ridiculous stretch from reality or how things would/could actually go. I'm not talking about one woman being with two men. I'm talking about how the first dates went and how they all interacted with each other. I get this is a book, a made up story, a fantasy, but I still needed something actually attainable or somewhat realistic to reach for while reading. I do think you should read this book, especially if you like BDS ...more
P.A. Lupton
Apr 04, 2012 rated it liked it
I enjoyed the book, however, it would have rated higher if they hadn't fallen into bed together so quickly. It wasn't so much that they slept together, but that they were involved in a dominant/submissive relationship so fast. At one point, on their first date I might add, Carlos asks Violet if she trusts him and she says yes. At this part I was rolling my eyes with frustration. She would have had to be an idiot to put so much trust in a man she just met. That being said, I understand it's ficti ...more
Larry Southwick
Jun 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Ann Mayburn, Blushing Violet...a sweet story, good tale, well written (a
few spelling and syntax errors); lonely girl goes online for her dream
Dom/date, and two men who are roommates, both see her profile. They both
wasn't her, so they both date her, competing with each other to win her.
Gee, I wonder what will happen?

What I enjoyed most about this book was the female character's growth,
from self-denigrating, scared, and acquiescent, to confident, strong,
loving...all due to her relationship
Mrs. Missive
Aug 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2012
This book is going in the re-read pile. This was an almost home run for me. I didn't get why these two guys were so obsessed with Violet from just an email.

However, once I got passed that I LOVED the rest of the story. The sex was smoking, the idea of a dating website built around booms was great, and the coming together of the MFM was drawn out and delicious.

4.5 stars. I really hope there is a story about Bethany. Great secondary characters.
Amy Valenti
Apr 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kinky-kover-bdsm
A sexy, solidly engaging read with an awesome cover - not that I'm judging the book by it. ;)

I'd have loved to see more of Violet's initial forays into kink, rather than a skip forward after their first couple of dates to get to the menage stuff, but it was a great read nonetheless. Violet's a character who's easy to relate to (and not stick-thin like many romance protagonists - yay!), and the Doms are actually human rather than constantly stern and unapproachable - always a plus!
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Ann is Queen of the Castle to her wonderful husband and three sons in the mountains of West Virginia. In her past lives she's been an Import Broker, a Communications Specialist, a US Navy Civilian Contractor, a Bartender/Waitress, and an actor at the Michigan Renaissance Festival. She also spent a summer touring with the Grateful Dead(though she will deny to her children that it ever happened).