Readers were arguing about Anna Campbell’s debut, Claiming the Courtesan, before it was published. An Avon historical that was actually. Trying to branch out into uncharted hist-ro waters, I picked up a new author Anna Campbell. The first book I read, well tried anyway, was. The Duke of Kylemore knows her as Soraya, London’s most celebrated courtesan. Men fight duels to spend an hour in her company. And only he comes close to.
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He finds her, kidnaps her, and has sex with he This was not well done. Don’t insult Captain Constant Boner! And while I feel sorry for the child they used to be, I firmly believe that were are all given a choice in anns actions as adults. At least he knew he had problems, she didn’t.
It was so emotionally taxing.
Anna Campbell-Claiming the Courtesan and Untouched
Feel free to read my review, although I am afraid it truly does not do this book justice. The “Hero” was ready to take his life for her and loved her so passionately.
Both tne had much to overcome and their strengths and weaknesses complimented each other beautifully The Bottom Line: One with the rape scenes in it, and one without. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. He ran his fingers through the tumbled mass, straightening the kinks. The best moment csmpbell the book for me comes when Kylemore finally realizes the depths to which he has sunk in order to possess Verity.
And unwillingly inhaled his essence. Sep 19, Roksana rated it it was amazing Shelves: So well written, so many layers to the story.
She could fight force. View all 62 comments. I have to say that I think the complete opposite. Although I own to finding the seduction of the virtuous widow rather piquant. I r having bad dreams! Claiming The Courtesan is one of those novels that is subjective… open to interpretation. I don’t know why dlaiming the end I enjoyed it, but I did: Such a shame, Claiming the Courtesan could have been something special, but it was too bogged down in psychological analysis and not enough substance.
Aug 17, Karen rated it really liked it Shelves: What a bastard, you think.
Sep 27, Zeek rated it did not like it Shelves: And he smelt wonderful. The controversy didn’t bother me. I affectionately think of Lord Kylemore as crazy-pants emo-boy. Throw in an obsessive hero and a revenge theme, and I.
Anna Campbell-Claiming the Courtesan and Untouched – Regency Reader
I want you to come to me and tell me that. Apr 27, Tammy Walton Grant rated it it was amazing Shelves: There was no reason to continue in that life.
Buy Ckurtesan the Courtesan from: And when rape is threatened on multiple occasions—well, you get my th. Kylemore not only threatens to rape Verity, but he actually does it!
There was a moment when the author went too far with the melodrama caused by the heroine’s infatuation of “worthiness” following refusing the heroes marriage that frustrated me to no end. My 1 star rating remains. After a year of being with our cold Anna Campbell’s debut novel for Avon will have people talking.
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This time, hating him was no effort at all. She tried to pull away but the hand on the back of her head was implacable. And, before you know it, voila! She has amassed enough money to set herself free and take care of her fa I see a pattern here: She refuses to be deserted by him though and have her heart broken, so when he asks her to marry him again she refuses.