Posing nude to appease her now ex-fiancé wasn't the most prudent idea Beatrice Weatherly has ever had. With the photographs scrutinized up and down the ton and her brother running the family into debt, Beatrice's hopes of making a respectable marriage are dashed.
After one glance at Beatrice's infamous racy cabinet cards, wealthy, powerful Edward Ellsworth Richie is soon obsessed with Beatrice's voluptuous figure. His indecent proposal - one month of hedonistic servitude in exchange for the money to pay her brother's debts - is one she can hardly refuse.
Determined not to let the rogue best her, Beatrice sets out for the infamous House of Madame Chamfleur to learn how to appease Edward's well-known appetite. Soon the couple is playing out exquisite fantasies...and feeling emotion that goes deeper than flesh. But Edward harbors a secret, and Beatrice must decide if she's prepared to give up everything for a man who can offer her nothing, but who means more than anything.
Portia da Costa is such a lovely writer that I didn't sample the narration before I bought the book. Don't let this happen to you! Be ever vigilant, or live to rue the day...
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I have loved Portia Da Costa's books for years. I tend to buy everything I can find of hers. I'm not usually a fan of historical romance, but bought this one just because of the author. I did enjoy this story very much, though I've enjoyed her contemporary stories much more.
Light and easy listening on this one.