Thursday, March 14, 2013

The Viscount's Pleasure House 18+

The following review is for 18+ readers.
The Viscount’s Pleasure House
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Lady Chrissie Wellsby and her two country friends research dozens of rogues before selecting the notorious Viscount Hawkesbury, owner of London’s most exclusive and expensive brothel, to educate them in erotic seduction. The ladies abandon respectability and coerce Justin Tremayne into letting them visit The Pleasure House and to teaching them the sensual tricks mistresses and prostitutes use to entertain men.
Though Justin believes three naive ladies will see the debauched romps in his themed rooms, cover their eyes and ears, and run back to their sheltered lives, he underestimates the desperation of abandoned women who imagine a wider knowledge of sex will keep the men in their lives at home, in their own beds. But despite watching several of their friends, men and women, perform raunchy acts at his brothel, the ladies insist on participating in the last of Justin’s infamous Sultan’s galas, held in numerous silk tents and outdoor bathing areas on his estate.
Justin concedes to Chrissie’s demands only to gain information about his long-lost mother and sisters, but the world-weary viscount falls head over heels in love with his emotionally bruised pupil. He yearns for a wife, children, and an uncomplicated wife, but can he convinced Chrissie to take a chance and marry again? Because Justin never wants to leave her bed.


****This book was part of a blog tour, I received a copy for my honest review****
The Viscount's Pleasure house was a very enjoyable read. It was nice to venture back to my historical romance roots and get down to the nitty gritty of things.
That's to say that this is not your average historical romance, it took it that one step forward into erotic.
The idea of three woman from the upper crust of society confronting a known brothel owner to instruct them into the ways of the sensual arts was interesting. I always felt that the woman back then would have extreme problems relaxing into having relations with their partners. Espcially with the famed saying "Shut your eyes and think of England". So having these woman seek out this information to keep there husbands, current or future, interested in them was and interesting plotline.
The Viscount's Pleasure House was a voyeuristic dream and education. Even I was all a flutter at what I was reading and the "scenes" and ideas that the Virile Viscount came up with to "instruct" the ladies. Although he was trying to shock them out of their own crazy idea.
I enjoyed the characters and their humour. Chrissie our heroine, had a spunkiness about her and her sexual awakening was made all the better by what she had to overcome in her past. Justin was a delicious hero, who had amazing knowledge of what people like in the bedroom, (ha, I told you this is an erotic book, yes?)
Both the main characters had amazingly caring hearts and were extremely loyal to their friends. Although Justin sees himself as despicable and unlovable and Chrissie unable to hold a man, they both find themselves completely drawn to each other.Seeing in the other what they themselves can't see. It is a lovely healing through love book.
The back story was a little bit weaker than I would normally like, but to me the book was very much character based, so I cared more about what was going on with them now. I just enjoyed the banter between the characters to much and wanted them all to have a sexy, happily ever after. The secondary characters are also very enjoyable. The ladies Anna and Gillian, along with Chrissie lead these men on a merry chase and that always makes good reading.
This was a solid read for me. I will be looking out for more of Suzi Love in the future.
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  1. A little of both :)

    Thanks for sharing the review

  2. I've read this book. It's an enjoyable read!

  3. Both!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  4. Thanks for dropping by and commenting, everyone, and thanks to Busy Moms for having me here.

  5. I like spice as long as there is emotional connection to go with it. I guess the answer is both.