His male beauty moved her. His vulnerability touched her. His past horrified her...
Anne Sommer, a spinster firmly on the shelf, does the unthinkable. She hires a man from the Blind Cupid brothel for a night of scandalous pleasure. Anne wants the sensual memories to keep her company in the lonely years ahead. However, she did not expect the young man to move her in ways she never imagined.
Desmond Glover gives sexual gratification—for a price. An orphan whose childhood was mired in scandal and poverty, Desmond has learned to close off his emotions with regard to his occupation. He did not count on a lonely spinster to awaken his hidden passion.
Not only do the years separate them, but so do their social standing. Can Anne and Desmond cross such a chasm and find mutual desire—or love?
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Short and steamy historical romance
I really enjoyed this super-quick read. Karyn Gerrard develops her characters reasonably well, considering the short timespan of the tale, and the bits of backstory flesh out their emotions and behavior. It’s imaginatively descriptive, highly erotic, and ends happily (if improbably). I especially appreciate the historical accuracy and the references to (at the time) current events. Truthfully, my only complaint about the ‘book’ is its brevity. More would certainly have been better.