Title: An Introduction To Pleasure
Genre: Historical Erotic Romance
Author: Jess Michaels
Publisher: Samhain, 2012
Source: Kindle Purchase
Sexy Rating: 5+
Description from amazon.com:
An innocent lady’s education could be a gentleman’s wicked seduction.
Mistress Matchmaker, Book 1
Lysandra Keates is running out of options. Her father is dead, her mother is ill, and her efforts to find respectable employment have ended in failure. With her small savings bleeding away, she swallows her pride—and her terror—and turns to Vivien Manning, an infamous courtesan, to match her with a wealthy protector.
For years, Viscount Andrew Callis has lived a monastic existence at his country estate, hardening his body against the snobbish, lazy young man he once was, hardening his heart against grief over the deaths of his wife and infant son. When Vivien asks him to spend one month training a young woman in the ways of a mistress, his mind resists…but his body responds with an ache he thought long dead.
As Andrew begins his gentle tutelage, he finds himself falling under the spell of Lysandra’s innocent charms. And as they give in to the powerful hunger, the last thing Andrew ever expected, or wanted, forms between them. An emotional connection that could carry them well past the training period—if only Andrew can open his heart to the possibility of love.
Warning: Includes training in all kinds of sexual positions and delights, as well as an emotional romance. May produce swooning.
I left that warning label on the description because it gave me a giggle and it turned out to be oh, so true. My reviews will tell you the sexy/sensuality rating on the books I review but this one was off my chart. It is an erotic romance so of course there will be an abundance of sex. That there was an emotional component was truly welcome. The writing was well done and the characters were well developed with a desperate heroine and a damaged hero. I love a book where I learn something new or my previous knowledge is enhanced. A-Hem….this book is a training manual just like the warning implies. If you like a scorching read then this book is going to wrap you in a sexy hug. Prepare for the best. There…you are forewarned.