CLAIMING THE COURTESAN
He would marry her, and possess her in every way possible.
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 taming her. Flying in the face of society, he decides to make her his bride; then, she vanishes, seemingly into thin air.
Dire circumstances have forced Verity Ashton to barter her innocence and change her name for the sake of her family. But Kylemore destroys her plans for a respectable life when he discovers her safe haven. He kidnaps her, sweeping her away to his isolated hunting lodge in Scotland, where he vows to bend her to his will.
There he seduces her anew. Verity spends night after night in his bed… and though she still plans her escape, she knows she can never flee the unexpected, unwelcome love for the proud, powerful lover who claims her both body and soul.
This was my first dark historical and it took me a little longer than usual to read. I ended up getting caught up in the story.Anna has strong characters that you will find easy to feel their emotions.It was a dark book because yes there was rape in it,but I felt the Duke wasn't doing it for the force of it,he did it for the passion he had for Verity.I know that sounds kind of off but once you learn these two charaters background and how hard their lives were,your sitting there rooting for these two to get over their hardships and be together. I enjoyed reading this book and look forward to reading more from Anna.
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