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In the Garden of Sin

(Hidden Grotto #4)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  185 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Two linked tales are set in an ancient castle where four exquisitely beautiful beings who thrive on carnal energy entice and ravish their human guests.

Hannah Leeds is The English Courtesan, a seventeenth-century maiden who apprentices herself as a courtesan-in-training to Venetian nobleman Domenico Vitturi, offering her body in exchange for his patronage. Don Domenico has
Paperback, 320 pages
Published July 14th 2009 by Bantam (first published January 1st 2009)
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Vanessa theJeepDiva
Dec 01, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I truly hope that this series continues! I a looking forward to where Lili & Elics love will go after the way that this book ended.
Nov 20, 2017 rated it liked it
This one seemed to end rather abruptly.
Jun 16, 2009 rated it it was ok
Shelves: erotica
I am honored that I am the first person to give a review to this book at Goodreads. I give 5 stars for the story itself, but 4 stars for the book as an erotica.

This fourth book is more of the plot rather than the sex actions themselves, making me think that this is more of an Epic Romance, but I have no problem with that (though some readers might). The lack of intimate scenes could be a problem to some readers, and I have to agree it put me off a little, but as I read through, my frustration sl
This book caps an incredible series set throughout centuries at the Grotte Cachée in France, though I hope especially after reading this entry that there are more to come in the series. Throughout the books (House of Dark Delights, Bound in Moonlight, Whispers of the Flesh, and In the Garden of Sin), I have been drawn to some of the novellas contained within each book more so than others, for various reasons - usually having to do with the way a particular romance theme strikes me (and let me sa ...more
Jenny Delandro

She is an innocent trying to find a way to save her beloved uncle

He trains up market courtesans, teaches them what they need to know gives them clothes then lets them choose a wealthly lover.... only payment he requests is that he is accepted in their bed - he has burns on one side of his face

But she falls in love with him
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Mickey Schulz
Dec 22, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: erotica
The sex scenes are still pretty hot compared to her first book, but I have a real problem with how she depicts the non-follet (human) BDSM practitioners. Seriously? Can we just stop with the "All male doms are dicks and all female doms are evil, and all subs have daddy issues" tropes? Can we? The scenes are still pretty hot if you can divorce yourself from that.

Also, for immortal beings, their memories appear to be pretty short for things like PEOPLE WHO HAVE TRIED TO KILL THEM!!!!!

Overall enj
Aug 31, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotica, fiction, fantasy
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Sherri Dub
May 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
The vampires in this novel are unlike any others you've read. I guarantee it.
They aren't only insatiable in the department of sexual delights, they are tortured souls that we connect with as they try not to be repulsed by their own appetites.
It was a satisfying relief to read that Elic and Lili were finally free to love one another, after the last three books detailed their plight and pulled me on their side.
I cheered, out loud.
This is a sexy, lusty romp of a read.
Very explicit, to be sure, but
Apr 26, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: erotic
The Hidden Grotte series is wonderful, however, the 4th book wasn't my favorite. The reason I gave it 3 stars was due to the second story in the book. I was not a fan of Galiana and Turek, and I do hope there will be a 5th book- maybe with Darius and Inigo finding lovers.
Donna M.
Sep 12, 2010 rated it liked it
This was disappointing. Not up to par as the rest of the series. It was really a romantic novella not erotica. Too bad, I was really looking forward to it.
Can I just say that I have a new favorite author! :) i just love these books. I hope she continues to write them.
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Louisa Burton is a painter, writer, and collector of rare books who travels extensively, but whose home is in New York. She is a lifelong devotee of Victorian erotica, history, and mythology. Of particular interest to Louisa are the beings known by demonologists and mythologists as Sexual Demons: incubi, succubi, satyrs, djinn, and vampires, among others. With the

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Hidden Grotto (4 books)
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