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by Michelle Marcos

Genre: Historical Romance
Sensuality: HOT
Setting: 19th-century England

2009 Sensual Historical Romance Nominee

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For this installment of Marcos' Pleasure Emporium series, the once infamous brothel becomes a school where young ladies learn the art of seduction. Playing on several erotic romance themes and adding her own delicious brand of sensuality, Marcos delivers a fast-paced, sexy tale.

After catching her fiance with another woman, Lady Athena McAlister uses her inheritance to found a school where young ladies learn how to be a siren in bed and a lady in the drawing room. They are tutored by some of the ton's notorious rakes.

Marshall Hawkesworth is curious as to what his sister is learning. He gets hired as an artist's nude model and offers his services to teach the art of sensual kissing as well. For their first lesson, he chooses Athena as his "student." All
it takes is one kiss to throw her off balance. Now she knows what passion feels like, and Marshall's willing to be her private teacher. But a scandal-mongering journalist is out to discredit the school and Athena's reputation. She and Marshall join together to thwart his unsavory scheme. (ST. MARTIN'S, Jul., 320 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed By: Kathe Robin

Publisher: ST. MARTIN'S

Published: July 2009

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