Monday, October 13, 2014

Unwrapping a Review of A MOMENT OF PASSION, book 2 of the Ladies' Book of Pleasures series by Jess Michaels

Tomorrow, book two in the Ladies’ Book of Pleasures series by Jess Michaels is releasing and if you haven’t tried this new erotic historical romance series yet, DO! A MOMENT OF PASSION by Jess Michaels is a delightful new installment to the series and keeps us wondering who the author of the scandalous, and highly informative, Ladies’ Book of Pleasures is – although I have my suspicions.

***eARC provided by author in exchange for an honest and unscripted review


A lady in the ballroom…a lover in the bedroom.

The Ladies' Book of Pleasures, Book 2

When Lady Jacinda unwraps a scandalous birthday gift, she’s sure the anonymous giver is playing a cruel joke. The Ladies’ Book of Pleasures may be responsible for one gossiped-about marriage, but for a lady ruined by a rogue and shunned by society, Jacinda is doomed to a lonely, loveless future.

Worse, as she pages through the volume of passionate promises, she is observed by the wicked and dangerous Duke of Carnthorn—and now he is stalking her as a possible willing victim of his shocking preferences.

Jason, Earl of Northfield, is having none of it. Jacinda, keeper of his most painful secret, is a friend he will not abandon to a wolf like Carnthorn. As they embark on a pretend courtship—for her own protection, of course—their proper decorum in public melts into wicked passion in the bedroom.

But even as real feelings begin to develop between them, Carnthorn is watching. He is not convinced. And he is determined to possess Jacinda, no matter whom he has to destroy…

Warning: This book contains friends turning to lovers, a highly erotic secret affair, and a wicked villain who will destroy what he cannot have.

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Happy for her dear friend, Isabel for finding love when she thought she never would, Lady Jacinda Downing wants the same for herself but knows it truly never will happen because she is completely ruined. When invited to a party being held by Isabel and her new husband, she reluctantly attends only to discover it’s a surprise birthday party for Jacinda. Her darling friends, Isabel and Grace, turn a normally ignored day into something very special. When she receives a gift from an anonymous guest, she’s shocked and amazed that it’s a copy of the scandalous Ladies’ Book of Pleasures. Even more humiliating is to have been seen looking at it by the dashing Duke of Carnthorn, who later makes her an offer which shocks her sensibilities yet gives her pause for thought when the suggestion may be her only chance for freedom without any chance of marriage.

Jason, Earl of Northfield has sworn to never marry but when his darling friend, Jacinda Downing tells him of an offer to become the mistress of the notoriously cruel Duke of Carnthorn, he decides he must save her from a terrible fate. He convinces her to allow him to make her attractive to marriage-minded men despite her ruined past. Pretending to court her brings her attention, secrets revealed, and a passion neither he nor Jacinda can deny or ignore.

A MOMENT OF PASSION by Jess Michaels is sweet, endearing, and contains enough passion my reader cut out on me twice the first night I was reading. Whether from the words on the screen or just a fluke, who cares, the steam was coming off the pages as soon as Jason and Jacinda entered their pact to find her a good husband. Although at times predictable, it doesn’t matter because the story flows so well, speeding through the pages guided by informative advice from the Ladies’ Book of Pleasures, which translate easily to every woman in any era, that I was glued to it.

It’s a joy to revisit Isabel and Grace as well as Jason and Seth. If you haven’t read book one, A MATTER OF SIN, absolutely do – Isabel and Seth fire up those pages too. Jess creates such wonderful three-dimensional characters that they nearly spring from the pages to sit beside you as you learn their stories.

I highly recommend this wonderful erotic historical romance from the mistress of erotic romance, Jess Michaels. A MOMENT OF PASSION will keep you turning the pages, anticipating Jason’s midnight visits, and wondering just who the intriguing author of the Ladies’ Book of Pleasures truly is and when we’ll discover the truth. I can’t wait to read book three, A MEASURE OF DECEIT – Lady Grace’s story – expected to release in December.

Happy Reading Everyone!

A MOMENT OF PASSION, a Ladies’ Book of Pleasures novel by Jess Michaels, Samhain Publishing, releasing October 14, 2014, available in ebook formats at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobobooks.
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Renee B said...

I do love those sweet romances!! Great review!! I have been wanting to try this author out and you convinced me.

Amy Valentini said...

Oooh, Renee, I hope you do try out Jess's books. She's an awesome writer and I think you'll really enjoy her. Thanks for coming by. xoxo

Dalila G. said...

A new release by Jess Michaels!
I really enjoy reading her books, I've followed her for many years and I have never, ever been disappointed by any of her books. They are on my "keeper-shelf" of my bookcases.
This one is on my Kindle and I can't wait to start reading it.
Thank you Amy for a wonderful review!
Have a nice day!

Amy Valentini said...

Dalila, this series is awesome! Enjoy, sweetie! xoxo