Wednesday, July 23, 2008

"To Pleasure a Lady" Is Captivating and Lush!

New York Times best-selling author Nicole Jordan spins a delectable tale of wit and sensuality in this delicious Regency romance, the captivating first in a dazzling new trilogy, The Courtship Wars.
Marcus Pierce, a strikingly handsome aristocrat with a wicked reputation, inherits guardianship of spirited Arabella Loring and her two younger sisters - and immediately declares his intention to marry them off. But enchantingly defiant Arabella sparks frustration - and something deeply erotic - in Marcus. After matching both wits and swords with her, the possessive nobleman concludes this beautiful and formidable foe must be his.
Having sworn off marriage and men, Arabella wishes to be left alone to run her finishing school for young ladies. To that end, she boldly accepts Marcus's intimate challenge: if he can woo and win her within two weeks, she'll take her place in his bed as his wife. However, if she can resist his considerable charms, the Loring sisters will be granted their independence. Thus an extraordinary game of seduction begins....
I have read almost every single one of Nicole Jordan's previous books and loved each and every one of them. All I can say about To Pleasure a Lady is Nicole Jordan has done it again, proved that she is able to write lush historical romances with subtle but erotic undertones. Perfect combination written by a brillant author! By the end of the book, you are ready to run out and grab the next two books, just to find out how well Roslyn is able to break Drew's wall against love and if Lily will be able to submit to Heath and yet keep her hellion attitude.
I loved the connection that Marcus and Arabella had, almost right from the beginning. Their story is full of sexual tension, sweet moments, and even a couple of laughs. Of course, you will probably be prepared to smack the one annoying student in the Loring sister's academy (I believe her name is Sybil? I can't really remember right now, sorry!), but that is all part of the story, I guess. After all, not everyone is pleasant, in real life or romance books. But you notice that there are more annoying young twits in the historical romances? Just a thought...
It's a perfect start to what I believe will be yet another outstanding series by Nicole Jordan. All I can say is she had better keep them coming!
4.5/5 STARS! A great story line, with luscious scenes and pleasant conversations, a bargain thrown in to make everything more interesting, and yet another devilishly handsome hero. This is a definite must read-- as well as all of her previous works!

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