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Divine Desire

(Lotus House #3)

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  733 ratings  ·  174 reviews
When veteran yoga instructor Mila Mercado was asked to attend a new class and report back to the studio, she had no idea that the over-confident, ruggedly sexy newbie Atlas Powers was going to teach more than just a very controversial and erotic form of yoga.

New instructor Atlas Powers has two passions in life: his music career and steamy by-the-book Mila Mercado. He te
Paperback, 300 pages
Published December 27th 2016 by Waterhouse Press LLC
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Nov 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Devine Desire is book three in the Lotus House series and told this time the story of veteran yoga instructor and artist Mila Mercado (alias Wildcat) and new instructor and musician Atlas Power (alias Curly). Each book in the Lotus House series is a sensual, spiritual and romantic experience featuring lovable characters so easy to relate to. And this one was no exception.

Mila is a strong, independant and spunky woman who is only devoted to her teaching, her art and her best friend Monet. She’s
Anne's Corner Book Blog (AC)
Nov 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 dazzling Stars

HOLY HOTNESS!!! Whoa, this book is one hot tamale you guys. When I read the blurb at the end of Sacred Serenity, I was so excited Mila and Atlas would have their own story. Of course Audrey Carlan DELIVERED! This book is seriously HOT and also full of passion, heart, and a gorgeous love story. You do not want to miss this.

Mila is a yoga instructor by day and an artist by night. Her dream is to show her art and open an art studio someday. It’s hard to find someone who will appre
Dec 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: top-25-of-2016
**5 Wildcat dazzling-duck loving stars.**

This Audrey novel was a different read for me in the best ways possible.
~Sidebar, I now partake in Audrey's social media groups (Which is super awesome and cool in its own) why it's important in this review, is I see her personality and witty banter firsthand and this novel is chok-full of it GAH, YEEEESH and I LOVED it!

She brought Mila & Atlas to life perfectly within the world of Lotus House. They are but two artists struggling to bring their passion
Angel Payne
Dec 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Come. Let us sit and do our yoga-breaths...because I truly shall need some in order to adequately compose my thoughts about how much I loved--let me repeat, LOVED--this book.
My fondness for the Lotus House series is no secret--but honestly, this book even stands out from the series itself, as a novel that stands "above the genre" in terms of how beautifully it embodies the magic of two lonely, broken people coming together and exposing their souls to each other, risking all their safety valves f
Kris Saluga
Dec 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Holy moley!!!! I needed a fan while reading this book. This is my first book in this series and whoa what an intro!!!! I will be going back and reading books 1 and 2 ASAP!! Mila, what a woman!! Strong, fiesty and a woman who does things her own way and an artist. Atlas, man oh man!!! He is sexy, strong and a musician at the core. Both are yoga instructors but have very different views on how and what they teach. Definitely made the sex more awesome ;) Seriously, December 27th, read this book!!! ...more
Juliette ~Between Books~
"I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book." 

4.5 divine stars!! 

This is my first book of Audrey Carlans I read and a really like it! 

This book is for someone who is looking for hate-love, like low frame and want a quickly reading. What a love of this book was how the support each other to follow their dreams and also How the author make it that even they where together almost all the book it didn't become in something too sweet, and monotonous

I'm g
Anissa Garcia
Nov 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Audrey Carlan delivers again with sexy, absolutely charming characters you can't help but fall in love with. In Divine Desire, the third book in the Lotus House Series, we meet Mila Mercado and Atlas Powers. Thse two yoga instructors don't necessarily get along. In their tense fights we find a ton of sexual tension, and you know it's only a matter of time before these two collide and make sparks fly. Atlas is alpha, strong, rugged and oh-so-sexy as a musician who also teaches erotic yoga. Mila i ...more
Karen Roma
Nov 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Audrey Carlan continues to spice up the lives of the staff and customers of the Lotus House yoga studio with this third instalment of this highly erotic and fun-filled series.
As with previous stories, you can expect some romantic angst, resistance to commitment and lots of very hot and steamy sex!
Ms Carlan’s stories are definitely not for those with delicate sensibilities, but if you like your romance with some laugh out load moments, a little bit of drama, and those hot and heavy moments tha
Brandi Elliott
Dec 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I am absolutely in love with Audrey Carlans work. I love it when I read an authors work & actually learn something new. This series has taught me things about Yoga I most likely would have otherwise never known. and also I believe I want 2 try it. Of course the book or series isn't solely about yoga. Audreys talent for writing is brilliant. she will most definitely keep your interest piqued from beginning to end. I will give no spoilers about anything I read. but I will tell you that this book & ...more
Rhenna Morgan
Feb 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another fantastic intallment to the Lotus House series! Like all of Audrey's books, the chemistry as off-the-charts hot and the characters richly developed. I loved the growth they both worked through and how they built a relationship unique to their personalities. Oh, and there are loads of hints on the next couple in the series as well.

If you're ready for something hot AND fresh, give the Lotus House series a try.
Dec 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A great read, loved it. My first read of Audrey and not my last. Mixing erotica yoga into a romance story and done well
Jenn Amy
Sep 21, 2020 rated it really liked it

Divine Desire is book #3 in Audrey Carlan’s Lotus House Series. This is another great addition to the series. Mila and Atlas had a sizzling connection right from the beginning. Mila fought it but deep down she was attracted and couldn’t stay away from his dirty mouth, attractive body and all his charm. Atlas teaches a special kind of yoga at the Lotus House. Mila is a talented artist. She is creative, smart, witty and intelligent. Atlas is flawless. He is a talented musician and has a
Nov 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
I have not read the other books in the Lotus House series but Atlas & Mila make me want to go back and inhale them.
Divine Desire has drama, humor, a bit of angst and a whole lot of heat.
These two could not be more perfect for each other. At each others throats while denying themselves what they really want.
Their story will have you laughing one minute and sad the next, only to be picked back up and given a fantastic ending.
As expected Ms Carlan has written another story that sucks you in and kee
Ceej Chargualaf
Dec 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
First, a note to the incomparable Audrey Carlan. Audrey, Audrey, Audrey. This is seriously your best LH to date. Seriously. I LOVED Resisting Roots and Sacred Serenity, but you have reached another level with Divine Desire. Wowza.

The first thing I wanted to say was that there was one scene where I threw my phone across the room. I am not kidding. Don’t get me wrong. This is not a bad thing. Quite the opposite. I don’t know how Audrey does it, but she makes me completely immerse myself into her
Adilene Cornejo
Apr 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Who would've thought that these two yogis who fight like cats and dogs and who both have daddy and abandonment issues were meant to be together? This is a pretty fast paced love story between Mila, the sassy sarcastic Latina, and Atlas, the laid back blonde haired, blue (and brown) eyed musician who likes to push her buttons. Both have been single so long they can't see they found true love even when it's staring them in the face. They figure it out eventually though, and all it takes is them op ...more
Laura Van kesteren
At the beginning i didt like it as the first books.however at the end i loved it anyway!
Dec 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 stars!!! ⭐🌟💫✨

I really love their story, their compassion in their dreams are so powerful. They will never get tired of waiting to their dreams to come. And I love how Atlas and Mila support each other to reach their dreams, and yes, their banter is soooo cuuuutee 😍
FMR Book Grind
Dec 29, 2016 rated it really liked it

If you like yoga this is one read you won't want to miss. The little intros into each chapter was a great way to share the practice of this excercise.
I couldn't help the giggles as Atlas started his new class. All I could this about was all of everyone's 'all that' literally hanging out. I don't know if Atlas's type of yoga is a real thing, but if it is, I give kudos to those who are brave enough, confident enough to attend.
Mila may have been Atlas's hot fantasy, but her-I lov
Cindy M. Green
Dec 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
How is it possible that it took me this long to read a book by Audrey from the Lotus House Series!?!?

This book was great. The chemistry between Mila and Atlas was off the charts hot and sexy. The banter between the two of them was so much fun to read. I loved how they went back and forth with each other, not wanting to back down. Honestly, I think that's one of the things that attracted them so much to each other.

Neither of them really knows how to be in a relationship, so there are going to be
Candy Box
Dec 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audrey-carlan

Voluntarily Read and reviewed this book for my honest opinion.

Audrey has done it again! Although I already knew she would because she has never disappointed me before!!

This book had me from the very beginning. I love how I was sucked in so quickly it was really hard for me to put it down. Even though it took me a few days to finish it wasn't because it was bad it was because I didn't want this couples story to end.

The characters were so easy
Jul 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I love Audrey Carlan's writing style! Her characters come to life on the pages and make me read faster and faster to see where her story goes. Mila and Atlas have a sexual chemistry that you can feel coming through the pages. This series explores a world that I've never seen before, yoga, and makes me curious to learn more!

The ending on this one took my breath away! For a man to put himself out there the way Atlas did... I know that Divine Desire will be one I will re-read over and over again!
Dec 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This Series just gets better and better!!
May 04, 2018 rated it it was ok
Mild spoilers ahead, but no specifics:

I had to write this review to mention something that I’m sure none of the 4- and 5-star reviews are commenting on. I was really enjoying this book for most of the way through. I thought Atlas and Mila had pretty interesting, if ultra-angsty, character arcs, and I enjoyed the side characters. I have a mild complaint with this series in that there is a lot of tell instead of show regarding relationships with family members (Dash and Amber’s book being the exce
Kathy Wideman
Dec 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is the third book in this series however they can be read as standalone books. This is the first book I have read by Audrey and loved it. This book is about two yoga instructors that have dream jobs they are trying to launch. Mila and Atlas both didn’t have the best of childhoods and it has affected how they handle relationships or how they don’t handle them. Atlas and Mila have a love hate sort of relationship. They snap and bite at each other. Atlas knew before he formally met Mila that h ...more
Dennis Romoaldo
May 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Audrey dashed into another book. Certainly a masterpiece of literature.

I don’t know how to explain my love for Divine Desire, this book made me fall in love with every chapter that happened, all the characters captivated me and made me love each one of them, and of course also had characters from other books.

Mila, sweet and dear Mila. This was a person who made me fall in love with her more and more, a strong and determined woman who never found true love until she met the god Atlas. I loved Moe
Apr 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Atlas and Mila are in a battle of will… and all’s fair in love and yoga. Mila is the human equivalent of too little butter too much bread. She kills herself with working to make ends meet and then tries to fit her real zeal for life in during her down moments. Mila has a gift and a way with Art. Something she would greatly love to share with the world if only she had enough time to complete enough work for a showing. When her muse is suddenly inspired by the man that has the ability to drive her ...more
Christina Oswald
Dec 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Mila's life was teaching yoga and her art. She didn't have time anything more than a one night stand. When she's asked to check out a new yoga teacher's class, she's not prepared for it.
Atlas is the new yoga teacher at the Lotus House. Studying under Dash, he's excited to introduce his new class. When he sees the fiesty little instructor in his class, he can't help himself.
This was my first read of the Lotus House Series. It can be read as a standalone. Each book is about a different couple.
Dec 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Atlas has started working at The Lotus House and has a plan. His plan will bring him closer unknowingly to Mika. The one instructor that created a spark within him the first time he met her with Dash. Mila attends his class and is floored at what happens but begins to participate. Atlas and Mila continues to work towards their dreams but continue to face heartbreaking reality. When one obstacle went up they eventually found away around it.

Audrey has painted a wonderful picture into the lives of
Jan 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-book
Once again Audrey Carlan nailed it with her latest book: Devine Desire!
Mia, an yoga instructor, who wants to succeed as the talented artist meets Atlas. He is also an yoga instructor where Mia works. Atlas has been trying to get known as a song writer and hoping to sign a big record label contract. When they both meet the sexual tension spark and the desire to have each other is so obviously present.
The struggle they each have and the bickering between them is enticing.
I could not put the book
Nov 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: giveaways
I received a copy of this book for free through my book club for an honest review. These books are well written, fast reads. The characters are easy to like and the relationship conflicts are interesting. This is a very explicit book as far as the language and sex go. It is not the kind of romance I typically read. I am good with sex scenes, have read many over the years, but I will admit, the language is a little strong for me. Probably would not have bothered me in college, but I am many years ...more
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Audrey Carlan is a No. 1 New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal best-selling author. She writes stories that help the reader find themselves while falling in love. Some of her works include the worldwide phenomenon Calendar Girl serial, Trinity series and the International Guy series. Her books have been translated into over thirty languages across the globe.

She lives in the Californi

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