Katherine, the Duchess of Hampshire, is a liar. Her marriage is one of convenience. Of necessity. But it's becoming increasingly difficult to remind herself of this when she's in the company of her enigmatic husband John and his lover, an artist by the name of Henry Fletcher.
Everything changes between the three of them after an otherwise unevent ...more
As you guys may have noticed, I don't read erotica, and I'm not a fan of M/F/M romances. I am not homophobic, nor am I against the enjoyment of sexuality (I'm not exactly a Puritan, in case you can't tell from my constant use of profanity). It's just that I know what turns me on, and I know what I enjoy. I'm a traditionalist in that sense. I like commitment and monogamy in my relationships. I don't like reading about love triangles. I don't care about anything dealing wi ...more
This was actually really, REALLY good. I love this author's reviews here on goodreads, so should have expected that she'd be a great writer but I wasn't prepared as to how much so.
First of all, the sex was fucking phenomenal (pun intended). Good lord. I loved how consent was such a huge, important element for the relationship as well. Every step in the sexual exploration process everyone would check to see if their partner/partners are comfortable and interested in what's going ...more
The higher you rise, the further you may fall...
This is something that Lady Katherine, the Duchess of Hampshire and her husband are about to find out really soon. Katherine, Kit to her friends, married her husband, John, the Duke of Hampshire, out of convenience. Their marriage was never a romantic affair since John is very much in love with his lover, a famous artist by the name Henry Fletcher. Khit has been supressing every aspect of her character in public so the ...more
First of all, you should know my rating is always subjective but today is only intuition and nothing more. I've never read erotica and I'm not planning to do it in the future. Not my cup of tea. Add F/M/M and M/M and after a few chapters I was like:
I didn't know... is that... you think I could too... tell me more.
After that first strong impression, I tried to focus in the story. (I didn't know erotica could actually tell a story) For the first half, Kit was a pain in the a ...more
I have been loving this smutty little piece of intrigue since page one! That's a treat for me because I'm not a big fan of erotic fiction.
Let's take a minute here to talk about sexual shame, okay? (I seem to be doing these little side blurbs a lot lately o.O) I know it's a thing, I have it, hell most of the world has it....
Okay?! Sex, sexuality and sexual kinks are NOTHING to be ashamed of!! L ...more
Scandal tells the story of Katherine (AKA Kit,) an olden tyme politician's wife, who has resigned herself to a loveless marriage with a mighty fine gay man named John. John likes to flower the dirty pipe with Henry, another hunk of sizzling beefsteak, who is also an artist wit ...more
My emotions!! And my heart, oh my poor heart. I have had two heart attacks and countless palpations. Navessa do you know how awful it sounds that a 23 year old needs a pacemaker now after this.
where is book two. I need it NOW.
So, my original review (which I was a slacker in getting up) is going in a spoiler tag :P I'm going to pull my disclaimer out, because it applies no matter what.
Disclaimer: Navessa is one of my very, very close friends. I love and treasure ...more
The only reason I read this was because it came recommended by a
I really enjoyed this. Like, REALLY REALLY.
I read it as Ms. Allen posted it chapter by chapter on her website, and I plan to read it again once it is edited and published this fall.
The characters are wonderfully crafted, the intrigue is gripping and the sex scenes are fricking HOT.
If you enjo ...more
I'll definitely read book 2.
Very hot. Extremmmely hot. Oh em gee, like for srsly. Surprisingly hot, considering I'm generally pretty vanilla in the bedroom and have not previously been interested in exploring the vast world of flavours beyond vanilla.
And James? Damn, damn, DAMN. People, THIS is how you do a mysterious, dangerous character. The way he was described, the way he was portrayed, was so well done that it left me utterly fascinated. It was an un ...more
I read until Chapter 16, and I must say, that I really like it. Overall, the characters are fabulous, and the plot is, even for erotic, unique.
Katherine, the heroine, is knowingly married to Duke who is privately a gay man, and has accepted her lot in life. But there is a grain of dissatisfaction, and after 3 years of marriage...she is drawn into her husband and his lover's relationship. But the dimensions of this relationship run deeper than she kno ...more
1. Its historical romance (and well done at that)- if you love those and even if you just love romance you'll probably enjoy it.
2. Its erotic- yes, there is sex, sex and sex. And damn, but its hot! Also there are all kinds of sex- m/m f/m m/f/m.
3. There is love and it shows. I mean, sex is great but a well done romance is better. And yes this is a love between three people and IT WORKS!
4. The guys are hot.
5. Each character has a personality of its own. The ...more
Katherine’s marriage is a lie. It’s one of convenience and not of love. She has a fire that burns to be explored and spending time with her husband, John, and his lover, Henry, have started to spurn her into flames. This story is definitely not the conventional historical romance. It features a ménage romance story in a very unconventional time to be frisky. This story is fun, enticing, and sweet. The writing kept me waiting anxiously for each chapter to be release...more
Seriously, this book changed my views on historical romances completely. Every one I've read before this has been about a prim and proper high ranking girl that falls in love with the bad boy/servant/gypsy. Boy oh boy, does this book break that mold.
I started reading this book for two reasons:
1)It's by one of my all time favorite Goodreads friends.
2)She has a free ARC website - Scandal.
This book completely enthralled me. I wou ...more
You can read this novel for FREE on the author's website, at the link here: https://navessaallen.com/chapters/sca...
Just beware this book is addictive AF and you might stay up way too late reading. Sleep deprivation is a major hazard. If you need a snooze-fest definitely stay away from this book.
I'm not really going to write a proper review now because I want to save that until I've read the finished, professionally edited version in a couple of months time but I do want to share just how fantastic this is and encourage you all to read it :o) ...more
So, I won't rush you, Navessa. I'm here whenever you're ready to lay those new chapters on me, tho.