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When college student Sapphire Blake finds herself fresh out of a breakup, she is ready to embark on a new journey in her life. A dark, sensual journey. Freeing herself from the expectations set by her family, friends, and church, an innocent and unworldly Sapphire begins experimenting with her new casual lover, Vera Richland.

Julian Richland is ridiculously handsome, smart,
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Published July 30th 2020 by Black Velvet Seductions
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Suzanne Smith
Aug 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Hot book! Love Sapphire. She’s smart, spunky, and nobody’s fool. Aside from the steamy sex scenes, I also liked the way the book showcased the relationship between the two main characters and their families. Estelle did a good job of debunking the myth of “the perfect father.” As for Julian, he’s made some big mistakes in the past. Haven’t we all? But when it’s time for him to make a choice, he makes the right one. If you are looking for a steamy read that flows smoothly and has complex, likable ...more
Annabel Allan
Jul 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
I preordered this novel and then signed up for the ARC, which I received and devoured. The cover is absolutely beautiful, done by Jessica Greeley, the resident cover artist and graphic designer for BVS.

I gave it four stars because it was just a shade of being perfect! Let’s go over the good things first:

Number one, the steamy scenes are extremely well done. I was taking notes while reading because they were so hot, I knew that I could learn and expand on it! I especially enjoyed the kink and BDS
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Alice Renaud
Apr 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is such a well-written sexy romance. No bonking by numbers here, this is a finely crafted tale with characters that jump off the page and will leave you panting for more. Julian and Sapphire make a great, passionate, sensual pair. Their immediate attraction only grows as the story develops, and their sexual intimacy eventually leads to a deeper, emotional bond. I enjoyed the secondary characters too, like Julian’s loving sister Vera and Julian’s domineering, deliciously bad older lover Sair ...more
Lilly Henderson
Aug 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved every second of this more than hot romance. And most important of all, it's a healthy romance, with Sapphire as a strong female lead. I loved to watch her grow throughout the story, and also Julian's character development was on point. Great debut novel, Estelle!! ...more
Clara Loisy
Jul 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of Lessons on Seduction in exchange for an honest review.
Having already pre-ordered Estelle Pettersen’s first novel, I was more than happy to do so and was not disappointed.

Sapphire Blake breaks away from her old image as a ‘church mouse’ by the end of the second chapter which is the first one in her POV.
She embarks on an eye opening journey with new friend Vera and later on with Vera’s brother, Professor Julian Richland.
I loved this transformation for Sa
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Callie Carmen
Jul 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
If you like your reads spicy, you'll love this BDSM romance novel. From the moment I met Sapphire, I was hooked. She was a young woman willing to take chances and open to trying new things, some of which might not have been the right choice. When Julian came along, I thought hot or not stay away from him. He's trouble. But Sapphire charged on with her heart, and it was a good thing that she did. I really liked how Julian grows and changes in his life for the better.

If you love a strong antagoni
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Dee
Jul 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Hot and hotter!

Sapphire Blake knows she wants Julian Richland the moment she meets him. That his sister and her friend, Vera, warns her away from him has little effect. Even Julian warns her that he can’t be more than a lover. But when they finally come together—for him to punch her V-card—nothing Julian or Vera can say will push her away. Julian has sold his body and soul to an evil woman who will do most anything to keep him within her sphere of power. When Sapphire discovers his secret, Julia
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D.L. Croisette
Jul 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I got an advance copy from the author and binged it in two days. It was hot hot hot and I had to stop every now and again to cool down.

This book isn’t for the faint of heart. The author isn’t afraid to go here, there and everywhere with the steamy scenes. Yet there’s a sense of authenticity in the writing that you don’t often see in erotic romance stories. The lead characters are on the bad boy/good girl spectrum but they are more than those shallow tropes. Julian is deeply emotional and Sapphi
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Virginia Wallace
Jul 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Sensual yet profoundly elegant, Estelle Pettersen’s ‘Lessons on Seduction’ is a must-read for all fans of erotic romance. Its narrative style echoes classics such as ‘Dracula’ with its ever-shifting point of view, pulling the reader deep into the world of Sapphire and Julian.

The story grows ever more intense as each chapter unfolds, moving steadily towards a satisfyingly poetic ending… an ending that leaves you looking eagerly forward to Estelle Pettersen’s next release.
Latty Imperfetto  Tesoro
Feb 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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Andrea
Aug 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Lessons on Seduction is an incredible book. The author weaves the right amount of plot and steamy passion into a story that leaves the reader unable to stop turning the pages, wanting more! You can feel the heat and chemistry between Sapphire and Julian throughout the story, and I love how their characters grow together. Very well written!

I received a free advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.
Patricia Elliott
Great Read

I have to say I fell in love with both characters, Saph and Julian. Any woman would be lucky to have such a giving lover in the bedroom. Can we pull him out of the book? *lol*

I think Estelle did a great job writing such an enthralling tale of love. At the end—and, no, I won't spoil anything—things didn't quite go the way I expected after a certain event took place, but it was even better than what I thought was going to happen. I loved seeing Saph take charge.
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Maniksha
Dec 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Finally! A great, healthy romance.

An amazing plot, well-written protagonists, and a great villainess. This book is a full package. I enjoyed reading the journey of Saph and Julian. Especially Saph. It’s rare to find characters not following the well prevalent tropes. Estelle has written this story beautifully, often poetic. She has a way to hook you in the plot and take you on this amazing journey, one where you see people dealing with very real situations and emerging out of it a better person
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Vicki Ong
Nov 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was a riveting read which only took me 3 nights to finish. I liked the development of the characters and the original plot. The main character, Sapphire, is a woman many females would identify with. There are great themes woven in this fiction novel and the author has researched her subject well. This is a steamy, erotic original love story that delivers and leaves the reader wanting more!
Gibby Campbell
Jan 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This was an intense book. There were plenty of hot sex scenes, which I expected, but also a wonderful plot that had me riveted until the very end. The protagonist, Saph, was an intelligent and open character who broke away from her stifling family to find her way in the world. Her counterpart, Julian, was one flawed but hot male specimen. It was fascinating watching him evolve as the book unfolded. My favorite characters were Saira and Jessie, two evil women, who deserved everything they got. Re ...more
Maria Habbestad
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Estelle Pettersen is an Australian author and former journalist whose romance stories explore empowerment, freedom, and finding one’s strength.

She has a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Journalism and Psychology, from the University of Queensland, Australia. Her second degree is an MBA from Queensland University of Technology, Australia.

She is a member of Romance Writers of Australia and is pa
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