Readers were arguing about Anna Campbell’s debut, Claiming the Courtesan, before it was published. An Avon historical that was actually. Trying to branch out into uncharted hist-ro waters, I picked up a new author Anna Campbell. The first book I read, well tried anyway, was. The Duke of Kylemore knows her as Soraya, London’s most celebrated courtesan. Men fight duels to spend an hour in her company. And only he comes close to.
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Not because he wanted to, Verity knew, but because he had no other choice. It was hot in this firestorm, hot and dangerous. She is trying to escape herself and what she has become but is unable to combine both aspects of her personality–Soraya the detached but beautiful courtesan and Verity, the naive, sensitive woman. It’s almost like I feel bad about Verity climaxing when I rape her.
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Her reviews are honest and straight forward- which is a breath of fresh air! The relentlessly combing hands paused then resumed. Whether or not he knows enough about her body to make her respond to him is irrelevant, he forced her to engage in sexual acts not of her choosing.
This was a fascinating book. Vourtesan sex scene or two would have to been omitted, along with dozens of pages of inner monologue. I have, however, taken the liberty of crafting a one-act play to better demonstrate my opinion of this book — Verity included. Caught by the Scot. Let’s go hide somewhere he can’t possibly find us.
Although I own to finding the seduction of the virtuous widow rather piquant. That is the part I didn’t like. And at the heart I think it did have a really good love story. Great story, fab characters, wonderful story!!
Stranded With The Scottish Earl.
And most of all, I could feel the depth of the love and the passion they felt for each other. Verity is ready to let him go, and cast off her life as Soraya when Kylemore proposes marriage. Nov 23, Cheryl rated it it was amazing Shelves: He’s a rakish, brooding duke in Regency London. He was so beleivable as a Dike scorned by the woman he worships. Untouched by Anna Campbell – Book Thingo. As she realizes she loves him, her two personalities merge.
I love bodice rippers, they were my first romances and they were awesome and terribly non-pc or nice to their heroines. Felt Claiming the Courtesan had a lot of potential, but for me the lengthy narration between the dialogue and further explaining the character’s behavior was just too much.
Lots of people have shitty childhoods. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. Anna Campbell doesn’t stop at one scene, however. Somewhere, though, she found the will to resist. Until next time, Captain Constant Boner. An Earl Like You. A Storm of Pleasure. She could do this. I’d love you to join my author page on Facebook where I like to chat and run contests. Devil take his confidence.
Shut up, you old bag. In every chapter we read how he’s feeling sorry and ashamed for kidnapping and forcing himself on her, and at the same time, how determined he is to keep her anyway, because ‘he needs her’. A Cyprian and a duke of the realm could have nothing in common. He wanted no other woman from the time he first laid eyes on her and in my opinion he became obsessed with her.
Although initially his idea to marry Soraya was merely to piss off his mother, once he had said the words, he was prepared to do the deed albeit for reasons that he didn’t understand himself. She was the only one who had ever brought him campbelp peace, the only one who could help keep his nightmares at bay, the only one who had given his life any happiness. I’ve been lusting after this book for years because it had so many positive reviews, and people were saying it was like a bodice ripper of olde – and you guys know how much I love bodice rippers.
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Claiming the Courtesan by Anna Campbell
Claiming the Courtesan by Anna Campbell. There are thousands of clqiming out there right now, who were once victims themselves. Evidentally, I am thinking of another book whose rape scene was toned down in a reprint.