Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Book Review: For Desire Alone by Jess Michaels

Title: For Desire Alone
Author: Jess Michaels
Series: Book #2 in the Mistress Matchmaker series
Release Date: 6 November 2012
Number of pages: 207 pages
Publisher: Samhain
Source: review copy received from author
Purchasing Info: Goodreads, Author's Website, Amazon, Samhain, Read an excerpt

Grade: 4 stars

Novellus superbus!
Goodreads appetizer:

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.

My Thoughts: I enjoyed An Introduction to Pleasure, the first book in the Mistress Matchmaker series a lot, so I was impatiently looking forward to the second instalment and I am happy to say that it was even better than the first one! Just as deliciously steamy full of scorching hot love scenes and still romantic 

Verdict: While An Introduction to Pleasure was not a historically very authentic historical erotica, the sheer steaminess and the engulfing flames of the attraction between the hero and heroine more than made up for it. Do not expect a historically accurate story and you'll have a great time burning up the sheets with Andrew and Lysandra!

loved it.mariah was a delightful combination of sensual tempterss and innocent mistress while john was deliciously intense.his self.forced aloofness and isolation made my heart ache for him.

their chemistry was both explosive and gentle.

the only thing i wasnt fond of was the over villainification of johns father.made him way too evil

Plot: 7/10
Characters: 9/10
Writing: 8/10
Ending: 9/10
Cover: 10/10 - beautiful sensual yet elegant cover!

Order of the series:

Book #1 An Introduction to Pleasure - Read my review
Book #2 For Desire Alone
Book #3 Her Perfect Match (to be released on 5 March 2013)

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