Saturday, January 25, 2014

Mini Reviews-- A Gentleman Seduced by Sharon Page & Secrets for Seducing a Royal Bodyguard by Vanessa Kelly

Doing a couple mini-reviews today for two historicals I've read recently. One erotica--A Gentleman Seduced and one mainstream--Secrets for Seducing a Royal Bodyguard. Both were pretty entertaining...

A Gentleman Seduced by Sharon Page
Lucien Northcote, Viscount Pembroke has seen everything and done everything. Years of experimentation and decadence have left him seeking more and more extreme pleasures to find his satisfaction.

The last thing he expected was to be bewitched by an innocent. But there is just something about the masked figure watching the carnal games at Madam Ivory’s from the shadows. Her keen interest belies her maidenly blushes, and he wants nothing more than to rip the mask from this mysterious beauty, along with the rest of her clothing.

Type: Historical Erotica
Heat: 4 out of 5
Rating: 4 out of 5

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It's been years since I read Sharon Page and I so remember why I enjoyed her writing. The Gentleman Seduced was fun, sexy and left a smile on my face. I really enjoyed both of the characters--Lucien who is a bit of a rake and jaded when it comes to his pleasures and Diana--an innocent Miss that is determined to have a spot of adventure before it's too late.

The two her half sister's brothel. *nods* Yup. Diana has gone in disguise to get a glimpse of the, um, steamier past times of her peers and, well, Lucien just happens to be there enjoying the bounty and happens to rescue her when things take a twist. The chemistry between them was great and quite entertaining as he gives her the adventure she's craving and a few days of naughty exploration with him. I loved that she was innocent but oh so bold and curious too. She really tortured him with her curiosity and it was so much fun to watch him enjoying himself as well.
"I do love the way your cock wobbles." she cooed.
Things get spicy, they get sweet, they run into a little bit of a bump but it all turns out nicely and perfectly them. It's not the deepest of reads but it's fun and entertaining and perfect when you want something seductive and steamy with a lovely touch of humor.

Secrets for Seducing a Royal Bodyguard (Renegade Royals #1) by Vanessa Kelly
Accomplished spy Aden St. George prefers to stay away from the frivolous ton, especially after the way his mother was used by the Prince Regent. But his latest mission compels him to guard unconventional, vibrant Lady Vivien Shaw. Rescuing her from kidnappers was easy. Resisting her beauty is not. Duty demands he keep an eye on her—and naturally, his lips soon follow. For someone who views entanglements as a weakness, this is pure, delicious folly…

Though grateful for Aden’s help, Vivien has secrets she must keep hidden. Yet with her abductors still at large, she needs Aden’s protection almost as much as she craves his touch

Type: Historical Romance
Heat: 3 out of 5
Rating: 3.5 out of 5

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Vanessa Kelly's books are always a good time. Unique characters, bold women, an entertaining storyline. And Secrets for Seducing a Royal Bodyguard definitely had a lot of that going on. And it's has an absolutely gorgeous cover happening.

I really liked both Aden and Vivien. They fit nicely and I enjoyed their banter. And I just liked each of them and how they dealt with things. Vivien's inner dialogue cracked me up. She acted like a ninny quite a few times. But she knew she was acting like a ninny and just couldn't seem to help herself and marveled at the things coming out of her own mouth. And for that I loved her. It was a hoot. They had some nice steam going as well which was fun.
"Open you eyes, darling." he said.

Reluctantly, she dragged them open. As much as she wanted to look at him, with her eyes closed she could concentrate entirely on her burgeoning responses to his body.

Not that looking at him wasn't very pleasurable, too.

"Good girl," he murmured. "If only you were so obedient outside the bedroom."

Scowling, she pinched his shoulder. It was like pinching a block of wood. "That was a beastly thing to say, Aden. I always do what you tell me to do."

He braced himself on his forearms, gazing at her with an ironic lift to his eyebrows.

"Well, within reason." she amended.

"Lets get back to your breasts," he said dryly.

"She had to repress the mad urge to giggle. "Yes, let's."
There was some nice excitement as Aden rescued Vivien after she was kidnapped then kept her safe from an unknown threat that was out to get her. It added a nice touch of danger to the storyline. The only thing I didn't really love were the secondary characters--namely her family who just didn't seem to care about anyone but themselves and certainly not Vivien. They were present for a lot of the story which was frustrating since I really just wanted her to say "Enough!" and be done with them. Other than that though I enjoyed the start to this series and am looking forward to seeing what's to come with some of the side characters Aden knew who were rather intriguing.

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