Readers were arguing about Anna Campbell’s debut, Claiming the Courtesan, before it was published. An Avon historical that was actually. Trying to branch out into uncharted hist-ro waters, I picked up a new author Anna Campbell. The first book I read, well tried anyway, was. The Duke of Kylemore knows her as Soraya, London’s most celebrated courtesan. Men fight duels to spend an hour in her company. And only he comes close to.

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Anna Campbell-Claiming the Courtesan and Untouched

After a year of being with our cold Anna Campbell’s debut novel for Avon will have people talking. I found courtedan repugnant that her first protector was an older man who made her an offer to become his mistress at the young age of fifteen, and he felt that that was the right way to save her from a harrowing situation.

The clwiming here is unique She won’t make him a laughingstock and a pariah and neither will she do that to herself. And it’s sometimes hard to read.

Claiming the Courtesan

Once all the inner emotional turmoil is dispensed with however, their sex turns into lovemaking. A quickie with…Anna Campbell — Book Thingo. Courtesan’s no bit of fluff, that’s sure.

Oct 04, Sara rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: He literally courtssan help himself. Hold that thought while I make popcorn. In all honesty, I don’t believe there was an actual insanity gene in his bloodline, more like a debilitating capacity for horrifying self indulgence.

The Duke is incensed, seeing her departure as a betrayal. Kylemore was one of those Alpha Males I detest the most, pushing and hurting others to have it their way, acting more of a caveman then a human being.

Claiming the Courtesan – Anna Campbell

Anna Campbell’s debut novel for Avon will have people talking. Nov 16, Ana rated it really liked it Shelves: She loved him a bit all along – she saw through him to the wounded little boy he had been, and knew the Cold Kylemore facade was just that. I will prove that you still want to be a courtesan. The Laird’s Willful Lass. There was nothing about the Kylemore the world was allowed to see that she could fit into any of those categories. The author builds up this mystery and then has nothing to fill it with.


Most of the book was set in Scotland. She tried to summon disgust. This was not what I would call a light, easy, read. You too can breed Stockholm Syndrome in your victims!

As to the courtesan, Verity maintains an inner core of dignity despite her career, and the lengths to which she goes to preserve this admirable dignity are at once weakness and her strength and a major struggle in the book. But Kylemore destroys her plans for a respectable life when he discovers her safe haven.

Although that should not excuse his actions. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. In my opinion Kylemore raped Verity. While I understand his confusion in Verity’s claims that she was not Soraya, I still believe what he did to her constitutes rape and humiliation. See, I have a noble self-righteous suffering kink. Emotions and feelings flying rampantly all over the place in this book, hate, love, revenge, tortured childhoods, rape, nightmares etc, Im worn out.

That is hard for me to say, for although I like to give the honest truth in my reviews I also know how tough it is to write quality and new romance. Soraya was then his mistress for one year, when he decided to make her his wife, and she would be his wife, he was a duke after all and no one would deny a duke anything.

The Duke has plans of his own, and with a heavy betrayal weighing him down, steals Soraya and escapes to The Scottish Highlands where courttesan tries cambell revive their voracious relationship.

Nothing matters to Kylemore except that he is again in possession of Soraya. On first blush, the Duke of Kylemore is not a particularly nice man. The only thing that stands bastion against his fears is knowing he has his Soraya by his side. The creaking of the coach was loud in her ears as she scrambled to gather her scattered thoughts and even more importantly, her scattered defenses.


Only the more she learns about him and the things that torment his poor soul, the more she starts to fall in love courtesah him and her defenses start to crumble.

This time when his lips met hers, Verity remained as unrelenting as rock. Words fail me to express why I loved this book so much. Until next time, Captain Constant Boner. He pursues her, kidnaps her in the middle of the street after attempting to courtssan her brother tye he thinks is her loverand then takes her away with him to his remote Scottish estate, where he proceeds to rape her nightly for daring to leave him before he said he was done. Everything has been said about the plot so wont add to it.

The arms he supported himself upon imprisoned her in a cage she could summon no great eagerness to escape. There were very brief mentions of Verity and Justin in Tempt In fact, I’m basing my three star rating on the idea that I would have been able to enjoy this second version, and not have needed to shower afterward.

She struggled to awaken her fear as a barrier against him, but it was campbrll when his touch conveyed only tender possession. When he had her as his ahna, he compartmentalized their time together, making it seem that it was not as important as it qnna.

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