May 5, 2011
The Pagan & The Pen Book Reviews
Title: A Duke’s Desire
Author: Liz Cole
Publisher: Breathless Press
Genre: Historical/Erotic Romance
Length: 43 pgs.
Reviewed by: yadkny
Writing Ability: 3.5
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About The Book: Anna Carrington is no longer a child, but a marriageable young woman who has loved the Duke of Fairmount for years. She has kept her love for him well hidden, sure that even if, by some miracle, he did return her feelings, his dedication to propriety would never allow him to marry his ward.
Jared St. James is known for his strict adherence to the rules of society and respectability, even though he finds himself lusting after Anna. Having struggled against his desire to his young ward, he decides the only way to right the situation is to marry her off, but will she accept the man he has chosen for her or stake claim to her innocence?
The Review: Ms. Cole has taken the term virgin to a whole other level in this intensely erotic historical romance. Not only is Anna a virgin in the physical sense, but also in the ways of intimacy between a man and a woman. She doesn't know what the anatomically correct names are for certain parts of the body and her curiosity only further inflames the eroticism of the story, as she uninhibitedly explores with her touch. Anna's absolute and complete innocence gives leave for the man that is to be her husband to further encourage her sexuality.
The story itself is nicely paced, but ends all too soon. However, this story is definitely worth the read for any fan of historical, especially, erotic romances. This is my first read by Ms. Cole and a wonderful introduction to her writing style. I will definitely be picking up her future works.
Pagan Elements: N/A