This was an Unexpected Pleasure! That was my first thought after completing Pleasure Me by Monica Burns. I've been following the Assassin line by this author and was pleasantly surprised when I stumbled upon this title. Pleasure Me is an erotic romance along the lines of Robin Schone. It takes place in historical England with Lady Ruth a renowned courtesan as she plans for her retirement and focus on her passion-a children's orphanage. Garrick is a Baron with a dreaded secret. He is a virgin that has portrayed the role of seducer in order to hide what he considers a shameful issue with his body. This romance took many twists and turns but each one was enjoyable. There were obstacles in this couple's path besides the obvious titled Lord falling for a wicked lady. Ruth is after all 12 years older than the handsome Baron and the ton is not afraid to remind her constantly.
I love how Burns handled the romance, the age difference and Garrick's vulnerability in the bedroom. This is a four star romance all the way and an enticing story for a late night read. Traditional romance readers should not be turned away by the erotic description as the sex scenes were well within normal "range". A few spicy words and details but the story is worth it
From the author of Assassin's Honor, a bold and sexy new historical romance.
Youth and beauty are a courtesan's greatest assets. Concerned, at forty-one, that she is no longer desirable, Lady Ruth Attwood is uncertain whether to be offended or flattered when a younger man makes her an unusual offer. In need of funds, she agrees. But then she does the unthinkable-she falls in love...