For Desire Alone

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Format:
eBook
Length:
Novel
Published:
November 6, 2012
ISBN:
9781619211193
$5.50
Categories:
Romance, Historical, Red Hot, Regency
Tags:
Regency Friends to lovers
Series:
Mistress Matchmaker
Artist
Kim Killion
Editor
Amy Sherwood
Description
Behind their passion lurks a dark truth that could destroy their love.

Mistress Matchmaker, Book 2

A mistress should never be foolish enough to fall in love with her protector, nor trust him with her financial future. Mariah Desmond did both, and now her dearly departed protector has left her with nothing.

Forced to seek another protector, she’s determined that this time, she’ll lead with her survival instinct—not her heart. But when she attends one of Vivien Manning’s infamous parties, the familiar face of her late lover’s best friend throws her for a loop.

A painful past taught John Rycroft that he’s not fit to be anyone’s knight in shining armor. His soft spot—make that a hard spot—for Mariah is precisely why he’s kept his distance. Yet the sight of her flirting with a bevy of men vying to become her next lover makes something inside him snap.

As John hauls her bodily away from her suitors, Mariah’s indignation melts away in the heat of the sizzling sexual chemistry. She quickly finds it isn’t easy to navigate John’s stormy emotional waters. Especially when his abusive father’s quest to get his son back under his thumb puts her life in danger. 
Product Warnings
Contains intensely sexy scenes of two people falling into bed (a lot) and in love.
Reviews
Ruth S -
Those who have read Jess Michaels’ historicals know that she writes some very steamy stories, but this book, in my opinion, was so much more than just an erotic tale. It was more emotional than I had expected, with a story that grabbed hold from the first page and held on to the last. One of the things I most love about Ms. Michaels’ writing is that her stories are not just sexual, they’re sensual, arousing not just the body, but the heart and mind, too. In ways, they sweep me away to another time and place and have me feeling as though I’m there. I’m the heroine… the woman being seduced – or doing the seducing – and I love that emotional investment in the story. Mariah and John are great characters! They are both flawed, and have their own problems to deal with, but their shortcomings only make them more compelling. I found myself cheering for them one minute, cursing them the next, then cheering them on again as they came closer and closer to their happily ever after. I want to mention that those who know me know I'm OCD about reading books in order. However, this is the second book in the Mistress Matchmaker series and I read it without reading the first. There were some references to An Introduction to Pleasure, but I never felt lost or felt like I was missing out on anything. I'll be getting my hands on and reading it just as soon as I can! The bottom line: If you’re a fan of well written historical romance and like it served with a healthy helping of steaming hot sex, then Jess Michaels is an author you should be reading. Her stories are always wonderful, the characters always complex, and I can’t ask for more than that!

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