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The House of Pleasure

(The Scandal Sheet #6)

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A new scandal sheet from USA Today Bestseller Jess Michaels!!!

Miss Hannah Blankenship's awful father has finally done what he's threatened to do for years: arrange a marriage for her. And she's certain she knows the man he's chosen, a disgusting viscount even older than he is! She only knows one way to end this horrible engagement and that is to get rid of the innocence that has be
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Kindle Edition, 79 pages
Published November 12th 2019 by The Passionate Pen LLC

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Tracy Emro
Hannah Blankenship reads in the Scandal Sheet that her father has finally succeeded in finding a groom for her, one that will no doubt benefit him more than it will her. She is sure she knows who he has chosen, Viscount Gordon, a man at least 10 years her father’s senior! She knows her father has been using her virtue as a selling point, so she hatches a plan to thwart him!

She attends the Donville Masquerade with the intention of losing her virginity and therefore ruining her father’
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Barbara Rogers
Oct 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Series: The Scandal Sheet #6
Publication Date: 11/12/19
Number of Pages: 79

This was a lovely, romantic, steamy, short novella with lovely, lovely characters. It is a well-written and satisfying read.

As one does, Miss Hannah Blankenship attended the Donville Masquerade with the express purpose of losing her virginity. No, she’s not a wonton miss, she is just trying to do whatever she can to prevent her father from forcing her to marry the odious Viscount Hiram Go
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Tammy
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hanna doesn’t want to marry the man she thinks her father has chosen for her; she decides to ruin herself. Duncan is trying to drink his problems away and is now betrothed but at least he will get his inheritance. He meets a beautiful masked stranger and sparks fly between them. Little did they know they were already betrothed to each other. They decide to go through with the wedding for the purpose of his inheritance and her freedom. However, will they want more in the end? Fast-paced read with ...more
Niki
Nov 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, steamy
Hannah Blankenship's father has been shopping for her husband for years now, looking for the best arrangement for himself of course, not for his daughter, and he's finally done it. Hannah believes she knows who he's selected, a disgusting viscount old enough to be her grandfather. The only way out that Hannah can think of is to rid herself of the virtue her father is using as a point of trade, so she goes to a scandalous club in search of a man to ruin her.

Duncan Cavendish happens to
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Cheryl
Nov 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I just loved this story! The characters were very engaging. Hannah has a very manipulative father and I enjoyed that she was willing to do whatever she could to thwart his plans. Duncan was also trying to secure his inheritance by a marriage of convenience. I enjoyed how their relationship developed but Duncan was wary of love due to his parent’s experience. This is a novella so it can be read in a few hours but what an enjoyable and satisfying read it is. I received a copy and have voluntarily ...more
Elodie
Oct 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The House of Pleasure
The Scandal Sheet Series #6
Jess Michaels
https://www.facebook.com/JessMichaels...
Release date 11/12/2019
Publisher The Passionate Pen

Blurb :

Miss Hannah Blankenship's awful father has finally done what he's threatened to do for years: arrange a marriage for her. And she's certain she knows the man he's chosen, a disgusting viscount even older than he is! She only knows one way to end this horrible engagement and that is to get rid of the innocence that has been the bartering p
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Janet
Nov 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Miss Hannah Blankenship's awful father has finally done what he's threatened to do for years: arrange a marriage for her. And she's certain she knows the man he's chosen, a disgusting viscount even older than he is. She only knows one way to end this horrible engagement and that is to get rid of the innocence that has been the bartering point. Duncan Cavendish is trying to drink his own trouble away. As the second son of an earl, he has very little control over his future. His brother has demand ...more
Michelle
Nov 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

I always love the chemistry between the main leads in Jess Michaels’ books. For me, it makes up for the fact that this book felt a little short. I can’t wait for Jess Michaels to write full length novels again because always need more and more.

Hannah and Duncan are so good for each other. They instantly find a connection and are able to share their burdens. Hannah, trying to get away from her awful father. Duncan, trying to prove that he isn’t a disappointment to his brothe
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Cathy Geha
Nov 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
The House of Pleasure by Jess Michaels
The Scandal Sheet #6

Hannah does NOT want to marry the man she believes her father has “sold” her to so decides to make it impossible for the old goat to want her. When a young stud she has spent time with is presented by her father as her intended instead of that old goat she is a bit surprised and so is Duncan. How the two will maneuver themselves into a HEA and what their reasons for doing as they do is what makes this story a fun quick e
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Elaine
Nov 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved the storyline and the characters. Jess Michaels is always easy to read, and always fab stories.
A lovely HEA. 5☆
Angela
Nov 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
First off, what a pleasure to see Marcus again if only for a brief moment. All I can say is I am in awe of Ms. Michaels’ storytelling. She conveys in a novella what some authors cannot convey in a full-length book. From the beginning of the story to the end I was riveted by Duncan and Hannah’s story. Their love grows quickly and smolders. I was a little worried at one point in the story but Duncan’s appearance in Hannah’s room and his and her honesty gives their relationship the leg up it needed ...more
Kat
Nov 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
The House of Pleasure is the sixth and last novella (NOOOOOOOOOOO!) in The Scandal Sheet series by Jess Michaels. I have loved this series and am sorry to see it end. However, here's hoping her next series consists of novel-length stories. Pretty please?

Hannah Blankenship's father wants her to marry for social connections, and he's basically bartering her virginity for same. When Hannah believes her father has chosen an odious man almost old enough to be her grandfather as her husband, Hannah decides to get
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Amy Alvis
Nov 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hannah's father has finally followed through with what he has been threatening to do...arrange a marriage for her. Knowing that her father has been courting a disgusting older man for her to marry, Hannah wants to take things into her own hands. Knowing that she won't be wanted if she gives away her innocence, she takes it upon herself to get rid of it. She ends up at the Donville Masquerade where she meets a man that she is instantly attracted to. They don't exchange names as they are masked an ...more
Felicia Grossman
Oct 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a super fun, super sexy novella, in which an extremely hot one-night-stand turns into a passionate marriage turns into love and a beautiful HEA. Hannah's social-climbing father is trying to sell her into marriage. She fears the highest bidder is a horrible leering man so, in order to stop the union, decides to lose her virginity at a masked sex party, like you do. Duncan is under a lot of stress and is on-board for a night of pleasure. Though, he doesn't know at first he's part of a de- ...more
Bourbon, Books and Brenda
Nov 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
A love story that began from the Scandal Sheet, turned scandalous between the sheets!!
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Overall rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
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Amazon: link in bio
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The House of Pleasure begins as a marriage of convenience and then morphs into much more! Duncan, the rake, and spare needs to settle down his wicked ways in order to get his inheritance. Hannah needs to free herself from a father that only sees her as a commodity that can better his station. Both need something
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Pamela
Nov 09, 2019 rated it liked it
Miss Hannah Blankenship cannot believe her father is about to wed her to a man of his choosing. To make matters worse, he's old enough to be her grandfather. Desperate to escape her fate, Hannah decides to ruin herself in order to avoid it. That is how she finds herself at a notorious masquerade.

Duncan Cavendish is enthralled with the virginal woman he meets at the masquerade. They spend a night of passion in each other's arms, thinking they will never see each other again. Imagine D
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Lori D
When Hannah knows her father is finally going to "sell" her to a man older than him in marriage, she takes matters into her own hands. She decides to "ruin herself" so that the man would not want her.
She goes to a masqued house of pleasure and ends up with the man who sees her as she walks in the door. Bold? Yes. Was she a little scared? Yes, but determined. Little did she know that man that ruined her was the actual one her father had signed an agreement with!
Fate you say? Oh but so
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Debbie Glenn Brown
Nov 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Miss Hannah Blankenship's awful father has finally found her a husband as he’s threatened to do. Hannah just knows it the lecherous man her father has been talking to. She takes things into her own hands and goes a pleasure house to a masked ball. She’ll lose her virginity on her terms. Duncan Cavendish is out for a night of pleasure trying to forget his brother has demanded he settle down in order to inherit. Duncan spots Hannah as soon as she walks in and is definitely drawn to her. The two th ...more
Viper Spaulding
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Deliciously dirty arranged marriage romp!

Yummy Duncan Cavendish has a gift for dirty talk, which he uses to fulfill Hannah's ultimate goal in taking charge of her life. When they're both unmasked the following day, their subsequent marriage is filled with intense passion even while each one is careful to guard their hearts.

Steamy? Oh yes, definitely. But that's not all this story is. Duncan and Hannah are wonderfully layered characters, and their romance delicately explores their gr
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
The House of Pleasure by Jess Michaels is book 6 in The Scandal Sheets Series. This is the story of Duncan Cavendish and Hannah Blankenship. I haven't yet read the previous book, so for me this was a standalone book.
Hannah's father has is making plans for her to marry and of course she is not happy about who she thinks is going to be her husband. So she takes action in loosing her innocence to make the marriage from going forward. So she thinks to go to Donville Masquerade where she can meet so
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Debra Martin
Nov 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Miss Hannah Blankenship lives in fear of who her awful father has signed a marriage contract with. She thinks it's a man old enough to be her grandfather and she does the only thing she can think of to sabotage the contract--she gives away her virginity. That sex scene is a bit graphic with Duncan Cavendish who is nursing his own plight of an arranged marriage. When Hannah finds out it's actually a marriage contract with Duncan, she is shocked, but delighted to be paired with him.

Ms.
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Clare
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It's always a pleasure to read a book by this very accomplished author, how she always manages to fit a whole story into so very little words, it astounds me everytime. This book is no exception as it fulfilled my every desire, it's a romance that has a good background with characters you can connect with and a plot that takes your imagination into a world of fantasy and wonder. This was a very satisfying read and for me my favorite of The Scandal Sheet series.
Michelle
Nov 06, 2019 rated it liked it
I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Jess Michaels' series, The Scandal Sheet, always delivers super sexy and perfectly unobjectionable novellas and novels. The House of Pleasure fits comfortably amongst its peers but does not stand out in any particular way. The novel is short, sexy, and complete with a decently engaging plot.

Final review: Three stars
Recommendation: Read it, feel sexy, and move on with your day.
Lesley
Oct 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Hot, steamy romance from one of my favorite historical romance authors. Duncan is desperate for a wife to avoid being cut off by his brother so he agrees to marry Hannah. Hannah thinks her betrothed is someone else, so she sneaks off to a masquerade to seduce someone...that turns out to be Duncan.

Great novella and quick, hot read. I wasn't a big fan of Duncan's brother, but I did enjoy the main characters.

Thanks to the publisher for a review copy via NetGalley.
Sandy N
Nov 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
One of the best book in the series, in my opinion, to close this journey. This book has sassy heroine, stubborn hero and lots and lots of steam. It's a marriage of convenience that turns out to be very beneficial to both our Heroes. It was a pleasure to read this series. It worth a while to read the other books if you haven't yet.
I voluntarily reviewed this ARC on my own voluption. Thanks the publisher via Netgalley.
LianaReads blog
Nov 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars
Another great short story full of steamy moments, chemistry and a marriage of convenience turned into a real one with a well deserved happily ever after or at least happy for now. Same writing style, same fast-paced story with great characters. I would’ve liked to read it more like a full novel and get more backgrounds on both of them as well as their moments and different situations that they need to overcome together.
Shirley Hamlod
Nov 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another good story in this series. Duncan and Hannah are two really good characters. Their relationship is carefully crafted and developed. I always want the books to be longer!
Michelle Temple
Nov 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Jess, hit it out of the park with this one as is her style impressive. Every page so good a must read for all romance novel readers.
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Nov 15, 2019
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