SIMPLY CARNAL by Kate Pearce

PUBLISHING INFO: Aphrodisia, January 2012
GENRE: Historical Erotic Romance
SETTING: England, 1826
SERIES: House of Pleasure, book 7

From Publisher: No passion is too decadent and no desire is too exotic at Madame Helene’s Pleasure House – an exclusive brothel in Regency England that offers the ultimate in erotic delights…

Powerful Seduction: Christian Delornay has observed so many illicit liaisons at his mother’s house of pleasure he regards sex as merely an enjoyable pastime, certainly not an act of love. So when a young widow arrives in search of work, Christian hires her as his assistant with the intention of instructing her in the ways of sensual seduction…

Passionate Surrender: Desperate to escape her past, Elizabeth “Smith” is happy to accept Christian’s offer of work. She is prepared to serve his every need, yet she refuses to reveal her most intimate desires. But in the hands of a master it is impossible to deny her own wanton yearnings, and she soon succumbs to her secret longing for pure carnal pleasure…

MY THOUGHTS: I was very disappointed in every aspect of this book. The plotline involving the mysterious Elizabeth was only mildly interesting. The hero, Christian, meets his half-brother, Richard, for the first time and I thought it was an unbelievable coincidence that Richard was involved in the mystery surrounding Elizabeth. There were about seven sex scenes and, oddly enough, I was only interested in the first one.

We were introduced to a new sex club called Demon Club and I would like to read more about that in future books.

Despite my disappointment, this book is a keeper because it’s part of a great series that I hope will never end. The next installment, book 8, is called Simply Voracious and is about one of the employees we’ve read so much about in previous books, Paul.

I received this from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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