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The Lover
The Lover
Author: Robin Schone
EVEN DESIRE HAS ITS PRICE... — Thirty-six year old Anne Aimes is a spinster whose only attraction is her wealth. But her plain looks mask a passionate woman who yearns to know a man's intimate caresses. Michel des Anges--Michael of the Angels--is renowned for his ability to bring women to pleasure. All it will cost her is ten thousand pounds....  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780758204271
ISBN-10: 0758204272
Publication Date: 4/1/2000
Pages: 310
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 88 ratings
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 0
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goddessani avatar reviewed The Lover on + 266 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
This is a very HOT historical romance about a spinster (aged 36) who pays for a male prostitute for 30 days (and nights!) to introduce her to pleasure.
ladybird avatar reviewed The Lover on + 44 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Wonderful book----I thoroughly enjoyed it. As other reviewers have said, it has more explicit sex scenes in it. However, they weren't as graphic as some that I have read. She goes into more detail than the typical romance, but it is done very provacatively without using some words that I just prefer not to read (they take the romance out of things!). This book does not do that, it just makes you sweat (in a good way!). I found myself fanning myself a lot! Whew! And if you love your heroes tortured...this one is for you. Michael ranks up there with Lord Sin and Acheron on the tortured list! I can't wait to read the next book about Gabriel. Hopefully it'll be in the mail tomorrow.....:)
reviewed The Lover on + 9 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
The sex in this book is great, and the characters are intriguing. (I picked it up one night and stayed up until it was done!) I think the plot is a needlessly complicated, though - an "old" woman and a former male prostitute having lots of erotic sex is plot enough for me!
reviewed The Lover on + 5 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Tries hard to be literary erotica, but doesn't quite pull it off. There are some very erotic moments (though nothing especially excessive like you'd find in Anne Rice's erotica), but be warned that there are plenty of gruesome scenes as well. The backstory motivating the main characters is woven in throughout the book, and I like that the author reveals pieces of it bit by bit, but there were so many passages that I had to read twice to understand exactly what was going on. In other words, parts of it were quite confusing (the whiplash POV switches alone are hard enough to deal with). And I really didn't buy a crucial factor that played into the revenge storyline (I don't want to give anything away, but it relates to the effects of a sex toy). I'm looking forward to reading the follow-up, Gabriel's Woman, to see if "The Lover" isn't this author's best work, or to see if it's me and I just don't "get" this author.
kathyk avatar reviewed The Lover on + 292 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
VERY Dark romance. Not for everyone. I loved it.
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amyhyrne avatar reviewed The Lover on + 4 more book reviews
Good book!
zhollywood avatar reviewed The Lover on + 104 more book reviews
I enjoyed this book. The way it is written, it implies paranormal, but instead is based on very real circumstances. Being more intrigued with Gabriel, I can't wait to read his story in the next book.
elsasdaughter avatar reviewed The Lover on + 115 more book reviews
If you want to read a steamy story Robin Schone is a good start. She delivers stories that are romantic and steamy without the same stories that are out there. Anne is an unforgettable woman and when she meets Michael things get very interesting.


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