The lovely Julia Freemont, destitute and disgraced after her father gambled away the family fortune and ended his own life, would rather be a wealthy man's mistress than live in proverty. Rich and handsome Brandon Barringer has long admired Julia from afar, but she never gave him the time of day as long as she was riding high on the tides of the upper class. Now the tables have turned, and julia has approached Brandon to ask for his help--in a return for her personal favors. Brandon agrees, but one condition. He will teach her to fully appreciate the subtleties of the senses, before they embark into carnal satisfaction.
New author, great book.
This book follows a pretty typical plot line. Guy likes girl, girl disses guy, then falls on hard times and realizes he is a pretty good catch. Offers to be his mistress. Hot and steamy sex scences while he is teaching her to be his mistress (train her in all the senses). Then, of course, she realizes she has fallen in love with the man who has agreed to keep her as his mistress. Some more wild and crazy sex and then he realizes he can not live without her by his side---this time as a wife, not a mistress. I was kind of suprised at the book. Most books treat mistresses as people that are hidden. She is not and his friends accept her. There is a bit of a mystery involved as well. It is the typical someone is trying to kill him (it's kind of easy to figure out who). All in all, it is a good book and I do look forward to reading more by this author but I wish she would have focused a bit less on the sex scenes. I was a bit embarrased at times and that is hard to do! LOL
good story about a lady who offers to be a mistress to a wealthy man after her father gambles away the the family fortune and commits suicide.
New Regency romance author. Lots of sex; good story line
Debut novel about a bastard lord who falls on love with a lady fallen on hard times whom he is training to be his mistress. Sizzling love scenes that appeal to all the senses.
Great mind candy...easy, read with interesting characters
Lively characters, H/H well matched, of course. Columbia tells the story of a snobby young deb who had dimissed the "bastard" son of a duke,until the tables were t urned and she was left destitute. She chooses him as her protector, and learns all about reality.
Loved it! New author and I hope she writes many more. If you like Stephanie Laurens, etc you'll love Edwina Columbia.
A tale of a woman in need of aid, and goes to Brandon for help. In return for her personal favors, Brandon agrees with one condition. He will teach her to fully appreciate the subtleties of the senses, before they embark into carnal satisfaction.
This is one "hot" book ... explicit sex. Fortunately, it did have a plot too.
New Author! I really enjoyed this book! I am looking forward to exciting things from her in the future!
This book is set in the time period of around 1800. The book begins when Julia Freemont accidentally says a crude remark regarding a Mr. Brandon Barringer, the illegitimate grandson of a Duke. This remark was bad in itself and made that much worse for having been said in front of the man himself.
The book then turns to a few months later when an unfortunate turn of events lands Julia Freement at his doorstep. She has suddenly fallen from her high status after her father commits suicide when he learns that he has gambled away his fortune. With no family left and no money to her name she turns to the only man she has ever known that will not only hold his word but is also known for his kindness. Julia Freemont makes Mr. Brandon Barringer an offer to become his mistress.
Mr. Berringer accepts, all the while without Ms. Freement's knowledge he purchases all of her fathers debts, purchased her childhood home and sets up an account with enough money to keep her comfortable for when their time together ends.
It's during her lessons with him that she realizes that she has been in love with him the entire time. She is also forced to deal with the harsh reality that after everything she has said about him he truly is the best of men, only now she is unworthy of his affections. With the help of a new friend she is able to overcome her modesty and seduce him in order to have one evening of passion and leave him because she can no longer be his mistress. She cannot find it in her heart to be with a man she loves while he marries and shares his life with another.
Now what is Mr. Brandon Barringer to do. He cannot live without her and she is no where to be found. This book is full of intriguing sexual dilemmas and life and death twists and turns. This book is another quick read.