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Publisher's Summary

Sometimes you have to risk everything to follow your heart....

Noble Pleasures, book one: In a world where gentlemen openly court and marry fellow noblemen, the threat of scandal still lurks behind every velvet drape for kings and princes. Such has been the fate for King Arend Tollemach, forced to sacrifice his heart on the altar of regal duty.

Now that his wife is dead, and his royal obligations are at an end, he's ready to take an unthinkable risk. King Arend seeks a concubine from Temple Sapphor, a secretive, gated world where he will finally shed his virginity - as least as it pertains to making love to a man.

Julian never thought he'd spend 10 years on the temple shelf, passed over again and again. Just when he despairs of ever finding placement in a nobleman's bed, Arend walks into the temple. A lonely eyed, beautiful king who could easily steal his heart.

Arend discovers he has no problem opening his bed to the exquisite concubine. The problem lies in finding the key to his long-shuttered heart.

Warning: contains a beautiful, virgin king desperate to bed another man, a concubine who fantasizes about being claimed and revered by a strong monarch, and a sea of scandal set against a sensual, palatial backdrop.

©2014 Cooper Davis (P)2015 Audible Inc.

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Not for me

Seems to be a transcribed bodice ripper. I guess I'm not the intended audience for this novel. The concubine was portrayed as more of a stereotype than I would have hoped.

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I can't finish this

It was free, so I suppose I got what I paid for. The characters would be unlikable if there was anything to them. The plot is horribly contrived nonsense. The writing is so repetitive and overblown that I honestly found highway signs more interesting to read. The narrator's voice for the sex slave (which is all he is- serious consent issues there) was so breathy and high pitched that it would have made my ears bleed if I'd actually been able to hear it.

I found myself skipping chapters just to see if anything would get better, but it was just more of the characters sitting around and telling the audience how overwhelmed they were with some vague instant-love feeling. Rape, sexual abuse, and suicide are mentioned quite casually and then immediately forgotten.

I downloaded the sequel to this because it was also free. I hope I can delete that without having to listen to any of it.

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more funny than sexy

I had a hard time finishing this, and I ended up laughing through most of the sex scenes because of the word choices used

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Not for me

Not a fan. I feel like they did a lot of talking in this book about nothing. I didn't understand why the king allowed his servant to treat his concubine like crap and didn't do anything about it. I think I made it to chapter 6.

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Worlds slowest deflowering

If the title of my review appeals to you than you’ll love this book. I admit I like most period MM romance novels so I was very careless about picking it up and starting it, i think I read the synopsis and maybe the sample, but it moves at a glacial pace. Sometimes this is good, but if you are looking for a tight plot, this isn’t the book for you. There is a lot of slow paced scenes, which can be good. I do intend to listen to the end, but at chapter 20 of 22, I believe, I can’t see it changing things. Also very slight observation, Jules is supposed to have no accent per the first description of his voice and yet the narrator gave him a heavy French accent, which lightens as the story goes on thank goodness as it’s a bit cringeworthy being rather fake and too strong, or at least it seemed to me and yes I have visited different parts of France and speak a modicum of it.

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Most boring

This story was idiotic, boring and an absolute waste of time. Do not be suckered into its clutches.

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Truly the World's Slowest Deflowering

Be prepared to wait until the last 20 minutes for these characters to get down to business.
Mildly excruciating, repetitive internal dialogue.
I would have given up but remarking on the hours past waiting for consumation proved too amusing. I was also very concerned about the cat which was unremarked upon for so long that I feared it dead.

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I kept hoping

The performance was excellent but could not make up for cliched and overwrought writing over awkward plotting. The advertised HFN ending was a barely camouflaged hook to the next book, which in the first half hour has been more of the same. Recommendation? Seek out John Hartley. Avoid Cooper Davis like the plague.

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A fun over the top story!

One of the leading male characters is soft, feminine, and unapologetic about it. The writing is flowery and over the top, and I loved it!

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I just don’t like gay erotic fiction written for women

A silly overwrought romance novel where both parties happen to be men. Not like any actual gay men I know but i will take the author’s word for it