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Book ReviewTitle Scandalous Liaisons Author Sylvia DayGenre RomanceRating Review So I don t normally read romance books but there are some The Wee Free Men (Discworld, exception namely anything written by Sylvia Day and the Black Dagger Brotherhood I remember reading the first three books in the Crossfire series years ago and I am planning to re read those and finish the series as well as reading most of Day s published works What I didn t know about Scandalous Liaisons before picking it up was that it is a bind up of three interconnected novellas so I will be reviewing and ratingach story individually and the bind up as a whole Stolen Pleasures Stolen pleasures follows Sebastian Blake also known as the infamous pirate Captain Phoenix and Olivia Merrick and this was by far my favourite story in the bind up We meet Sebastian after he has stolen himself a bride but not in the way you think We meet Olivia Merrick was has been married by proxy to Sebastian who has raided a ship belonging to Olivia s father and kidnapped his supposed wife Initially the pair don t get on that well despite the sexual tension radiating between them but the banter between them is amazing as he tries to proves that he is her husband as well as a pirate but Olivia is much smarter than Sebastian gives her credit for in the beginning Initially he tries not to give into his passion for her as he has no desire to return to England his title or his family but this uickly fails when he realises that she wants him as much as he wants her so he plans to return her to England as his wife However he doesn t plan to stay only return occasionally Olivia meanwhile is fighting over whether she wants that lifestyle or a far attentive husband The sex scenes between these two are hot wild and filled with passion but there is much to the novella We learn that Sebastian has made an Kidnapped enemy of two vicious twin brothers who wanted Olivia as their compensation but Sebastian refused as he is protective of her not just as his wife but because he also cares for her Upon returning to England they fall into the roles of husband and wife but not before discovering that Olivia was meant to marry Sebastian s cousin resulting in a violentncounter between Sebastian and his father They also have prove to Olivia s father that their feelings for All Quiet on the Western Front each other are genuine and that the rumours surrounding Sebastian aren t going to harm Olivia s reputation but it is too late for their marriage to be annulled despite the fact that neither want thatThe night after their return Sebastian isn t sure he has made the right decision for Olivia and is going out to find a whore when she uses all of her charm to get him to vent his anger at his own cold and abusive father on her not violently but sexually This turns out to be the best sex they ve had yet and Olivia admits that she loves Sebastian and he knows he can t bear to be parted from her so he needs to settle his affairs at seaThat night he leaves leaving her a note asking her to trust that he will return and it breaks Olivia s heart He does return months later but Olivia tries to close herself off from him because she is angry with him but this fails since she loves Sebastian and he knows it Despite the seemingly forced nature of these scene it doesn t feel rapey at all as Olivia herselfven admits that you can t rape the willing and she is than willing It takes some convincing but he manages to História do Rei Transparente explain that he left to deal with his ship and crew but also to take care of the twins that wanted her so badly Hexplains that he killed one but the other scaped and he immediately returned to her side to make sure she was safe and that he is never leaving again and will be with her as a husband should Olivia is still angry with him but does give in to his charms although she doesn t say I love you ven though he does for the first time During one trip the wife of a friend realises that Olivia is pregnant but she is uickly targeted by the Dinosaur Dinners escaped twin and held at gunpoint Sebastian tries to reason with him and can t so he shots Olivia but only injures her shoulder After they return home Olivia tells Sebastian that she is pregnant and we see their relationship return to normal with their banter sparking up again and we see Olivia s characteristic wit return but this pair got their happynding Stolen pleasures was a delight to read and was a solid 5 starsLucien s Gamble The second novella is called Lucien s Gamble and it follows the couple who Sebastian and Olivia met towards the In His Blood end of their novella Lord Lucien Remington and his wife Julienne however this is before their marriage Considering how happy they were in Stolen pleasures I amager to see how they got there as Julienne mentions giving her husband 2 children which is how she recognises that Olivia is pregnant So we know that Julienne has got into Lucien s gentleman s club disguised very poorly as a man in order to find her brother Hugh Lucien is instantly struck by her beauty and wants her for his own but understand that she is a highborn lady and he is unworthy of her Julienne has always had to take care of her brother since the death of their parents when they were young this thrust Hugh into a role he wasn t prepared to take and he has developed a huge gambling habit which has put their family on the brink of financial ruin so Julienne knows she has to marry well in order to save them Lucien insists that she spends the night in the club despite how improper it is as he doesn t want anyone lse figuring out who she is and why she is there but that night he creeps into her room only to watch her sleep as he has been obsessed with her for months but never dared approach her Julienne wakes up and we see the intense passion between this pair although they are held apart by their standing in society We learn that Julienne comes from a good family but Lucien is the bastard son for a Duke and a courtesan his parents love ach other very much and his father after giving his wife an heir never touched her again and he has a very good relationship with both of his parents which was very nice to see For a while they dance around ach other but neither truly gives into the passion between them because they both know what is at stakeWhen Julienne begins looking for a husband she begins courting a man named Fontaine and Lucien can t stand to let her go He offers himself as a husband for Julienne but she refuses there is a resulting argument where Julienne is willing to let Fontaine sleep with other women but not Lucien and he can t figure out why he would be different There is one scene that made me uncomfortable it is at a ball during the Season where Lucien sees Julienne and Fontaine together and corners her forcing them to talk In this scene he does leave bruises on her although he makes up for this later when he weeps in her lap because he has hurt her It falls to his mother to xplain that she doesn t let his father sleep with other women because he knows she would kill him because she loves him and he remains faithful to her because he loves her in return Lucien realises that Julienne refused to marry him because she loves him and couldn t stand to share him with anyone Exposed (Annika Bengtzon, else unlike Fontaine who she would marry purely for his money Lucien decides to fight for the woman he loves andnds up blackmailing her brother Hugh into helping him because of his low birth status he isn t permitted to be anywhere near Julienne unless her brother approves it He agrees to wipe off part of Hugh s massive debt with him in return for allowing to court his sister and Hugh agrees During this time Julienne is courting both Fontaine and Lucien but she only has a desire for Lucien but it takes her a while to convince him that despite of his birth status that he is than worthy of being her husband and he takes a while to convince her that despite his past he will be a good and faithful husband working off the Ooko example his own father set for him Eventually she agrees to marry him and we see the run up to where they are in Stolen Pleasures While I really like Lucien s Gamble it wasn t as good as Stolen Pleasures for me but I still thoroughlynjoyed it Her Mad Grace DNFI didn t Naked even read this novella as it is Hugh s story We meet Hugh in Lucien s Gamble as he is Julienne s brother but I had no desire to read his story as I didn t like him as a character at all Hugh in Lucien s Gamble is selfish childish and has no regard for the feelings of his family He is willing to marry his sister off into a loveless marriage to settle his debts only to build them again he is willing to run away for months leaving his sister and Aunt to deal with his creditors while he acts like a spoilt child Despite any redemptions that might come in this novella I wasn t going to read it I was hoping for the story of Lucien s parents as that would have beennjoyable to read We know Lucien s father is a Duke marrie. Oh those naughty rakes With their wicked winks sensual smiles and bad boy habits you just can’t take them out in polite society But who wants to go out when you can stay inStolen PleasuresSebastian Blake Earl of Merrick long ago fled the responsibilities of his title to become the infamous pirate Captain Phoenix But the booty he’s just captured on a merchant ship is a fierce tempered minx who claims to be a bridehis bride married to him by proxy on behest of their fathers He could shame his hated family and return his beautiful wife untouched but no treasure has ver proved tempting to Sebastian and making their marriage a tr.
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Ervant is Katie who I ve already mentioned There is one other person in the house besides the ones already named and that is Guinevere aka Gwen who is the illegitimate Granddaughter of the Duke who is deceased her father the current Duke wants nothing to do with her but having learned about her years ago she s now 17 her Grandfather took her in and raised her This story turned out to be a really good page turner but due to the uestions I have I m hoping there is a seuel It would be nice to know what happens to Gwen after Finishing School among other things already mentioned My review contains spoilers and they re mostly my thoughts as I went with the book Rating based on 3 novellas by Sylvia Day Stolen Pleasures 375 stars Lucien s Gamble 3 stars and Her Mad Grace 25 stars Stolen Pleasures In this novella we met pirate captain Phoenix in the West Indies when he captures a ship and it s most beautiful occupant the daughter of the owner Olivia Now Sebastian who s the arl of Merrick in truth knows this is his bride whom he apparently married by proxy Olivia is vivacious and beautiful and Sebastian can t be happier The only problem is his bride doesn t recognize him So she fights him good but there s no way she could scapeOlivia s father the very wealthy merchant Jack Lambert married her off by proxy for Sebastian s title She knows nothing about her husband or his family but is on her way to England Now this pirate captain whom she s supposed to hate umm she can t She s very attracted to him apparently he too Then Sebastian drops the bomb and Olivia doesn t believe him at first This was just too much Even then this doesn t stay her when Sebastian makes advances or rather she ncourages him to make advances She makes it clear that she wants to stay with him and be his wife in Nerds every way Sebastian wants her but he doesn t like the fact that he s a wanted criminal and can t give her anything better So he decides when they reach England he ll take care of the matter by acuiring and annulment and set her freeThey have a hot little interlude though doesn t consummate the marriage Sebastian then proceeds to ignore her sort of Heven tries to take off his In the Shadow of the Crown (Queens of England, edge by going to town and seeking out whores but none interests him as Olivia In one word he s crazy for her Olivia isn t happy and is subdued by Sebastian s behavior She thinks because of her wanton behavior he s ignoring her But this is resolved soon because they can t stay away fromach other too long and consummate the marriage Love scenes in this one were typical SD standard by which I mean really good I loved them because I felt the connection between them all too well Then Sebastian begins to open up about his life and why he s a pirate He was the younger son and the black sheep of the family His brother died fighting a duel over one of his discretions His father never cared about him and now that he s the heir the man s all too full of vengeance This marriage was one of those I guess to rile Sebastian up instead worked in a good way for him Olivia also has some troubles in the past in her season but those weren t Bark explored well Since her father s money is from business needless to say the Ton never uite took to herven though she s beautiful and all that She was rejected by one suitor she was genuinely attracted to and that hurt her something like that which is why she locked herself away in WI in her father s plantation and agreed to this proxy marriageSo they decide to On Such a Full Sea enjoy this journey buried themselves intoach other and leave the rest when they reach London All too soon the journey is over On the port Olivia was accosted by Sebastian s cousin who presented himself as the Hello, Hippo! Goodbye, Bird! earl Sebastian is angry knowing that this is what his father planned since he didn t care for Sebastian he presented Carr as thearl to Lambert who s also in London and waiting for his daughter to arrive Not knowing her real husband Olivia would ve been snared in the trap Afterwards it s would ve been too late An angry Sebastian faces his father and things do clear up a lot about their bad relationship The man is a serpent to say the least cold and unfeeling I wanted to kill him for humiliating Sebastian in front of Lambert and Olivia But she proved to be a jem by supporting him and Cannibal even speak on his behalf being attuned to his hurt I loved this about her that she wanted to take care of Sebastian and he wasually starving for Olivia s loveEven though she asks him to stay for a while and make her feel at home Sebastian decides to leave to take care of his business with the French twin brothers who are notorious criminals Sebastian knows of their proclivities 1st hand He was scared for Olivia since those two were interested in her and he refused to hand her over After a night of hot sex where Olivia confesses to being in love with him Sebastian leaves the next day without telling her because otherwise he won t be able to Olivia is angry when she learns of this Now this made me really angry his note urged her to trust him that he ll return then why And when he comes back 4 months later she s still angry and says some rude things to him I didn t like this I was willing to give this story 4 stars but she ruined my fun by being a screeching shrew The sex afterwards was fun and hot She has no problem in sleeping with him but that doesn t deter her from reminding him of his shortcomings I was so put off by Olivia s attitude that I lost interest in the Mastered (The Enforcers, ending which inevitably involved the French twins 375 stars because it was uite good almost Especially Sebastian he was adorable Stolen Pleasures has 7 chapters and anpilogue with a few hot hot love scenes Lucien s Gamble I m really disappointed in this one Barely likable Hh and plot so barely made 3 stars for me Don t forget to count all the ye rolling I did while reading this novella lol DJulienne la Coeur was 1st featured in Catching Caroline as the heroine s friend a book I haven t read because I m not into vampire stuff But it s a free novella so you might wanna give that a try I think it s available at smashwords Anyway she comes to the Remington s a big and fashionable gambling house owned by Lucien Remington in search of her gambler and irresponsible brother Hugh She has always been attracted to Lucien and his bad boy fcks anything in skirt image not my words his own lol Lucien s a bastard father is a duke mother a famous courtesan and these two have a long standing relationship I ll talk about that a bit later So when Lucien catches Julienne in a man s dressing again if she has curves how could no one lse but he identified her Have you Alter Ego ever had a look of those breeches they used to wear back in the 1800sye roll He takes her to his office and starts uestioning Julienne is kinda breathless and almost wet seeing Lucien so close She d seen him in various balls and very aware of his liaisons Lucien has taken an interest in her too but knew she s out of his reach But he s a scoundrel for naught if he won t take advantage of the situation So he cooks up some plan and makes her stay in private rooms of the club specially the one he always uses when he s staying overnight Needless to say Julienne didn t put up much objection and she was soooo asking for it if you know what I mean by sleeping naked in his bed because apparently it s better to sleep naked than wearing a negligee ye roll Oh she might be a virgin but she knows a lot about sex by reading Hugh s Uncommon Wisdom eroticaye roll So Lucien drops in and this leads to that and they kiss and make out almost Lucien considers that she ll have to marry so gives her rele Since this book consisted of three separate but slightly intertwining stories I m going to review those separately Stolen Pleasures rated 35Despite the fact that the idea of being kidnapped by a roguishly handsome pirate in the Caribbean sounds really hot I found that I did not at all like the female lead Olivia Rating was only thanks to the parts told from the POV of Sebastian BlakeCaptain Phoenix whom I really Unseen City enjoyed Lucien s Gamble rated 45Lucien Remington has shown up invery single one of the books or at least his Art establishment has so I was veryager to meet him I was definitely not disappointed and I liked Julienne the female lead of this story a lot I think she reminded me a lot of myself Her Mad Grace rated 45Definitely my favorite of the three stories and also the one that brought them all together with the only main character from the previous stories not to show up in person was Olivia thank God Main characters Hugh Julienne s brother and Charlotte were amazing and FINALLY A STORY THAT ISN T ABOUT A DARK HAIRED MAN AND A BLONDE WOMANSo in total that makes the average rating of this book 37 which I ve rounded up to a 4 Not the last Sylvia Day book I m planning to read but it is the last in this series which I now find rather unfortunate because I liked the time it was set in. Ever claimed to be a gentlemanHer Mad GraceHugh La Coeur never wanted to be the Earl of Montrose Wine women and a hefty wager are preferable to responsibility of any kind It’s certainly preferable to spending the night in an erie neglected mansion owned by a legendary madwoman The duchess’s companion the fiercely independent Charlotte is another matter altogether Hugh would be happy to spend as many nights in her bed as possible He knows she’s hiding terrible secrets but for once in his life Hugh has the desire to take on someone lse’s burden as his own no matter what the dangerThey’re mad bad and totally irresistible.
D and has another son besides Lucien He has been with Lucien s mother for over 20 years and they have a son together They also work very well together Attracting Songbirds to Your Backyard even when his father has to attendngagements with his wife and I was wondering The Matriarchs (The Family every time they appeared how the hell they got together and made it work through the years I would have preferred that story over Hugh s any day Overall rating for the three stories combined 3 starsStolen Pleasures 2 starsUnfortunately this little story suffered from Short Story Syndrome it had very little depth was at times hard to follow and didn t really make a whole lot of sense Lucien s Gamble 4 starsI reallynjoyed this gem of a short story It flowed well and had plenty of believable passion and steam This story played with all of my senses it felt very real to me as if I were in the story myself I did have a sense of deja vu while reading Lucien s Gamble I wondered if I had read it before or if it just had a similar story line to another book I ve read who knowsHer Mad Grace 3 starsI liked this one well Notes for the Everlost enough It had a little mystery to it which I liked but when the answer was revealed it felt a little choppy to me I had to reread a few parts to understand what was being revealedOverall this was annjoyable anthology and not a total waste of time I uite When I Moan (Vassi and Seri 1: Russian Stepbrother Romance) enjoy short stories and these were noxception Add in a pirate and some steamy action and you have me hookedDon t No Biggy! expect long complex character development but of you want a uick relaxing read this is is I found the second story Lucien s Gamble the best of the three I like the strong independent heroine 3 short stories in one book the first bad boy being a pirate While the characters were fun with lots of laugh out loud moments I found them way too modern and the women too lusty ready for the time period I admit to skimming some of the over active bedroomor other places love scenes stillthree fun steamy reads Enjoyable read Injoyed the first two stories the most The third story was a little odd but goodThis book contains the following three stories4 stars for STOLEN PLEASURES Sebastian left home to be a pirate five years ago His father an Crush It! earl made a marriage agreement for a cousin to pretend to be Sebastian and marry Olivia They married but Olivia has not yet met the cousin On her way to England by ship Sebastian takes over the ship carrying Olivia and learns that she is married to his name Setting 1813 British West Indies and England4 stars for LUCIEN S GAMBLE Julienne goes to a gamblingprostitution place to find her brother The owner is Lucien a bastard but rich Lucien has many women in his life Julienne and Lucien fall in love but she fears he will always want other women so she refuses to marry him Setting 1810 London3 stars for HER MAD GRACE Hugh has carriage accident in a snow storm and must take shelter in home of Charlotte Charlotte married an old man in name only to be able to care for his granddaughter Charlotte and Hugh fall in love She won t marry him because she fears he s not reliable and can t support her the granddaughter and the handicapped servants Setting 1814 Derbyshire EnglandSexual language strongerotic Copyright 2006 Genre regency romanceFor a listing of my reviews of other Sylvia Day books see my 5 star review of The Stranger I Married posted on 11907 I didn t realise before picking Scandalous Liaisons up that it was actually three novellas in one There is a reason that I usually avoid novellas they cannot be as developed as a full length novel and so something has gotta give The characters were goodnough to read about and actually I really Attracting Birds to Your Backyard enjoyed the premise of the novellas but they just weren t as complex as I wanted and they didn tvolve very well Everything was lustlove at first sight There was no slow building of romance or the natural tumble into love Just head first down the stairs BANG BANG BANG love It just makes it all seem super unbelievable Essentially after the plot was Deep Listening established the novellas just turned intorotica without any other plot or depth pardon the Bird-by-Bird Gardening expression to keep me interested I like reading steamy scenes as much as the next person but it isn t the only reason that I pick up a book I still need development a solid and interesting plot and some propermotionOverall if you just want uick The Works of Saint Augustine erotic reads then this is seriously your book If you are looking for something then go find a full length novel I wonder whether people were as lusty and cock obsessed in the olden days as Sylv would have us believe One to ponder methinksThis was three short stories in one with some recurring characters They all followed a similar theme usually a reformed manwhore and in one story shockingly a woman finds true love after much bodice ripping Really love how scandalised people are by horrors touching hands without gloves on and the like I d like to think Injoyed a little social history lesson along the way as well as all the bump and grind That s how I justified it to myself anywayWorth a read This is an Anthology but all three novellas are written b the same Author The first one takes place in 1813 the second in 1810 and the third in 1814 At the nd of the first novella Stolen Pleasures we find out that Sebastian the Hero is friends with Remington the Hero from Lucien s Gamble the second novella Personally I think Lucien s Gamble should have come first but I m sure the Author had her reasons for doing things in the order she did The third novella is about Hugh the brother of Julienne the Heroine in Lucien s Gambleand Charlotte The Heroine in Stolen Pleasures is Olivia Stolen Pleasures I liked this one although no one lement really stands out Due to what would amount to underhanded trickery by his father the Hero Sebastian marries Olivia the Heroine but he doesn t know it Sebastian due to something that he believes to be his fault left home at the point the story starts I think it had been five years and became a Pirate known as Captain Phoenix He has the misfortune to capture the ship Olivia is on Olivia is on her way to England from the West Indies to meet her husband It doesn t take long for her to learn the truth nor does it take long for the two of them to decide they are perfectly okay with the idea of being married to My Teacher Is a Robot each other When they reach England we learn better what his Dad had planned at least I think we did I m not sure if Sebastian s cousin Carr was going to be Sebastian or if his Dad was I m pretty sure it was Carr but something Sebastian says to his Dad makes me think it could be the other case Anyway after the confrontation between father and son and some miscommunication between husband and wife they live HEA Lucien s Gamble As the older sister Julienne feels responsible for her brother Hughven though he is old Supper Club enough that she shouldn t have to be his gambling has placed a burden on she and her Aunt who raised them after their parents died when Hugh was 10 I don t recall it saying how old Olivia is or was but I got the impression she is older Of course Hugh is affected also but doesn t seem to care and actually I don t think he is aware of it Anyway Olivia dresses as a man to sneak into a club she believes her brother has gone to but it turns out that may just be herxcuse She is fascinated by and attracted to Lucien Rembrandt the Hero the owner of the club It turns out the feeling is mutual and the passion between them according to Remington s mother can heat a room I love reading books where the couple is brought together by fateestiny andr by overwhelming attraction and passion Stolen Pleasures was a factestiny and Lucien s Gamble is an attractionassion Okay maybe some curiosity thrown in there as well which is why Julienne went to the club and why Remington let her stay Her Mad Grace I finished this one arlier today and although what I had learned about Hugh in the previous story didn t leave me with a page turning desire to read his story I did and I m glad Hugh has become a much better person in the last couple of years the time lapse between the two is 4 years Charlotte for reasons we do learn is pretending to be someone she is not After learning her reasons along with the names and partial descriptions of her motley crew of servants I m hoping there is another book because to my way of thinking it leaves loose nds and unanswered uestions Such as do they find the treasure that supposedly Professional Capital exists and whatxactly is wrong with Katie that she can t carry the tea tray without massive clinking of the service Artemis is a true character not just in looks for starters he only has one Seven Dwarfs Find a House (Disney Classic) eye that seems to bulge out of his head and he speaks his mind What happened to Artemis otherye it never says unless I missed it Tom and I think his name is Harry don t have the book handy also apparently have physical shortcomings that only detract from their looks but not their abilities or personality The only other Ue one–in very sense–is his one urgent desire Lucien's GambleLucien Remington’s reputation as a debauched libertine who plays by no one’s rules–in business or the bedroom–is well deserved He gets what he wants social repudiation be damned But society can keep from him the one thing he truly desires the untouchable Lady Julienne La Coeur Until she sneaks into his club dressed as a man and searching for her irresponsible brother Suddenly she’s in Lucien’s grasp his to take and his mind is filled with the most wickedly sinful thoughts A gentleman would walk away from the temptation she presents But then Lucien has