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Perilous Risk by Natasha Blackthorne…review


Perilous Risk

Natasha Blackthorne
Genre: Historical Romance (Regency)
Series: Regency Risks Book 3
Source: Received for an honest review from the author.
  • Print Length: 413 pages
  • Publisher: Hearts Aflame Press; 2 edition (September 30, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00O3L70KU
September 30, 2014 (from Amazon)
Erotic Romance ~ Regency Historical ~ Light BDSM ~ Older Woman, Younger Man ~ Former Courtesan Kept Woman ~ Novel Length ~ Part of a series but may be read as standalone.

Heartbroken and disillusioned, Rebecca Howland is done with all men. Especially noblemen. Past a certain age, she knows her previous life of carnal indulgence and grand adventure is over. Or so she thinks. Back at home, whilst working in her family’s shop, a moment of compassion entangles her in an old battle between two powerful, bitter enemies. A commoner, Rebecca finds herself falsely accused of a heinous act by a vicious member of the aristocracy. In grave peril, she turns to the one man she thinks can help her.

Stephen Drake, now inexplicably Baron Drake, has always desired Rebecca. When she turns to him, he vows to protect her at all costs, especially from the dangerous life he lives. The stakes are high and time is running out for her … and for him as well. Stephen finds himself driven to ruthless actions that threaten to kill the fragile bond between them.

Years ago, Rebecca forbade herself to love Stephen Drake. Now he’s back, no longer the young man she remembers but a dark and dangerous stranger. When he demands a fortnight of her complete submission in return for his protection, his sexual dominance ignites a carnal passion that makes her feel alive like never before. But … dare she trust a man with too many secrets?

My Thoughts:
WOW! Simply delicious and wicked. #3 in the “Regency Risks” series, but can be read as a stand alone. Fast paced, thrill ride of delicious wickedness. Passion, danger, romance, lots sensuality and so much more makes this a must read, Erotic Historical Romance. ” Perilous Risk” is about so much more than sensuality and submission, it is also about betrayal, second chances, an older courtesan, a younger baron, it’s also about trust, romance and love. A compelling and complex Erotic with a bit of BDSM, lots of passion, submission and love. The love scenes are tastefully written, but very sensual and passionate. The characters are engaging, long suffering, and interesting. The storyline is well written, with intrigue, suspense and mystery. Kept me guessing who was doing what to whom and why. Oh, yes you may find a spy, an assassin and a murderess. What a thrill ride! I would highly recommend to anyone who enjoys lots of spice with their romance. A perfect late night read! Ms. Blackthorne is a consumerist storyteller. Loved it! A wickedly delicious Regency romp! Well done.

“Received for an honest review from the author”

HEAT RATING: Steamy/Sizzling
REVIEWED BY: April R, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More


A MOMENT OF PASSION by Jess Michaels…review

A Moment of Passion by Jess Michaels


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Genre: Historical Romance (Regency)

Series: The Ladies’ Book of Pleasures #2

Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher.


  • Print Length: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd. (October 14, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00LSVC6Q6


Book Description (From Amazon)

October 14, 2014

A lady in the ballroom…a lover in the bedroom.

The Ladies Book of Pleasures, Book 2

When Lady Jacinda unwraps a scandalous birthday gift, she’s sure the anonymous giver is playing a cruel joke. The Ladies Book of Pleasures may be responsible for one gossiped-about marriage, but for a lady ruined by a rogue and shunned by society, Jacinda is doomed to a lonely, loveless future.

Worse, as she pages through the volume of passionate promises, she is observed by the wicked and dangerous Duke of Carnthorn—and now he is stalking her as a possible willing victim of his shocking preferences.

Jason, Earl of Northfield, is having none of it. Jacinda, keeper of his most painful secret, is a friend he will not abandon to a wolf like Carnthorn. As they embark on a pretend courtship—for her own protection, of course—their proper decorum in public melts into wicked passion in the bedroom.

But even as real feelings begin to develop between them, Carnthorn is watching. He is not convinced. And he is determined to possess Jacinda, no matter whom he has to destroy…

Warning: This book contains friends turning to lovers, a highly erotic secret affair and a wicked villain who will destroy what he cannot have.

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An awesome read! While, #2 in “The Ladies’ Book of Pleasures”, it can be read as a stand alone. The characters are well developed, engaging, and enticing. The storyline is intriguing, unique and well developed. I love this series! The passion between the characters is simply explosive, sensual and tastefully written. A must read! Another hit by his author. I would highly recommend this title. In fact, I would recommend reading “A Matter of Sin” as well. What a delightful and enjoyable read. Once again, Ms Michaels has hit the mark. She is an awesome storyteller. Simply wickedly delicious!

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Rating: 5
Heat rating: Hot
Reviewed by: AprilR, Courtesy of My Book Addiction and More





Beauty and the Earl by Jess MichaelsBEAUTY AND THE EARL



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Genre: Erotic Historical Romance (Regency)

Series: The Pleasure Wars #3

Source: Personal Buy


  • Print Length: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd. (April 15, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English


Book Description (Amazon)

April 15, 2014

Desire as essential as breath…deception as fragile as sanity.


The Pleasure Wars, Book 3

Liam, the Earl of Windbury, had everything when he held his secret lover in his arms. Until a feud between their families left her dead, his body broken, and his sister married to his bitterest enemy.

Wracked with guilt, simmering with rage, he’s spent a year in seclusion, seeing no one except a few servants as he does his best to forget the past and patently refuses to think about any kind of future.

When courtesan Violet Milford enters Liam’s lair, she’s on a secret mission to gather information for Liam’s desperate sister, who fears for his sanity, even his life. What she finds is a man scarred inside and out, whose dark, controlling sensuality hides the kind, wounded man within.

Violet awakens a sexual desire more powerful than Liam has ever known, and her stories weave a spell that begins to work its way past his defenses. But when the truth inevitably comes out, it could well destroy the love that is saving them both.


Warning: This book features a sexually experienced woman who will use every trick in her book to save a man from himself.

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Beauty and the Earl by Jess Michaels is an exciting Erotic Regency Historical Romance set in 1813-1814 London, England. #3 in “The Pleasure Wars” series, but can be read as a stand alone. Although, I would recommend reading the other two in the series, for this is an awesome series. See, “Taken By the Duke” and “Pleasuring the Lady”.

This is Liam, the Earl of Windbury and Violet Milford, a courtesan’s story. Liam, is the brother of Lady Portia, whom you will find  in “Pleasuring the Lady”. You must read this one too to understand Liam’s struggles better.

Filled with romance, deceit, secrets, passion, grief, trust, deception for a good cause, and love. Violet was enlisted by Liam’s sister, Lady Portia, to help find and bring him back to the family fold. For Liam has withdrawn not only from the world, but from his beloved sister, because she dared to disobey him. Liam, finds in Violet something he thought he would never find again, passion!

Fast paced and filled with passion, and vulnerability. I love the way Ms. Michaels brings her characters to life, shows their vulnerabilities, and their passion for life and love. A must read tale. Oh, and you will find a story within itself with the secondary characters as well. Love is in the air!

Ms. Michaels is a constant storyteller, who draws the reader into the lives of her characters, where you are made to feel their pain, their triumphs, their struggles and their desires. Love her stories, and BEAUTY AND THE EARL was no different. An absolute delight to read! Personal buy.



REVIEWED BY: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

THE DEVIL YOU KNOW(THE DEVIL DEVERE) by Victoria Vane….review..

Series: The Devil DeVere #3
Genre: Erotic historical romance
Source: Received for an honest review from the author.
  • Publisher:Breathless Press (July 26, 2012)
  • ASIN: B008PY27MW
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Who can find a virtuous woman… Beautiful, respectable, and dutiful, Lady Diana Palmerston-Wriothesley  has long resigned herself to her twelve-year loveless and childless marriage to a feckless husband…until his gambling pushes them to the brink of  financial ruin.

Sometimes the devil is in disguise…as a gentleman… Viscount Ludovic, “The Devil DeVere”, is a man accustomed to taking what he wants according to his whim and heedless of the cost…until he encounters a woman who won’t be had at any price.

When dealing with the devil, it’s easy to be burned… When Diana discovers a secret that shatters the carefully built façade concealing her private pain, she seeks aid and comfort from the most unlikely place…the devil’s arms. But will a single night of heavenly passion damn them both forever?


THE DEVIL YOU KNOW(THE DEVIL DEVERE) by Victoria Vane is an amazing erotic historical romance set in the Georgian era. An amazing wide ride. This is the third in
“The Devil DeVere” series, but can be read as a stand alone. See,”A Wild Nights Bride”,and “The Virgin Huntress”. Written with delightful characters,passion, a bit of wit,and a lot of sensual tension. Learn more of the Devil DeVere and Lady Diana,more of these two passionate souls,their misunderstandings and the possibility of love. A must read for any historical,romance, Georgian era readers and anyone who enjoys a good romp through Georgian England. Received for an honest review from the author. Details can be found at the author’s website,Breathless Press,and My  Book Addiction and More.
REVIEWED BY: AprilR, My  Book Addiction and More

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