Friday, April 27, 2012

Feasted On: Improper Relations by Juliana Ross

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Kindle Edition - File Size: 280 KB; Audiobook - Unabridged | Expected Release Date: April 23, 2012 | Publisher: Carina Press | Obtained: NetGalley

"Improper Relations" by Juliana Ross

My Book Summary : Years ago when Hannah's husband died she was left with nothing, no money (once all her husband's debts were paid) and no family (since her relatives were dead too), so she begged her late husband's Aunt Augusta (Lady Dorchester) to take her in. However, even though Aunt Augusta agreed to let Hannah become her lady's companion she knows her place and that is of a just a poor relation living with the Marquess of Dorchester's family. From the years living with them she has become accustom to being looked over and ignored.

Therefore, one day when she's in the library enjoying a bit of alone time for herself she's not surprised when Leo (Second son of the Marquess of Dorchester) is unaware of her presents. What really surprises her is when she is caught in her spot in the library while Leo has his own relations with one of their maids. Unsure as to what she should do, and curious all the same as to what the twosome is doing, she is surprised to be addressed by Leo once the maid has left the room. Then they get into a very inappropriate conversation that turns both their worlds around. Should Hannah take Leo up on his proposal about teaching her the finer arts of improper relations? Can she risk everything she has for something she's not curtain she'll ever want to give up? Will her heart get lost in the process?

My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars, this clever and racy novel pulls you into the life of Hannah, a woman who has to be a lady's companion (which isn't much higher in position than a maid) to be sure, she'll have somewhere to live in England during 1858. Even though Hannah is thirty-years-old and is a widow, she's very naive as to the act of "love making" and after she witnesses in the library, between Leo and a maid, Leo seems more then happy to instruct her into the acts she was really unaware. It's intriguing to read about how Hannah really grows into liking herself and about her budding relationship with Leo.

Leo and Hannah do have a unique relationship. More so because even though Hannah is older than Leo is (I'm very curious as to how many years but the book never says). Leo has more experience then Hannah when it comes to the ways of the world. Nevertheless, I enjoyed reading about them together as they made a good couple.

I recommend this novel to anyone who likes historical erotic romances! It's definitely a sweet read that will leave you hot under the collar. Plus, I loved how the epilogue wrapped everything up so nicely!

Book Teaser(s) :
“Are you certain you’ve never done this before?” he asked, gasping a little, and I could hear how his breathing had quickened. I pulled away for a moment, just long enough to allow myself to look up at him, and was rewarded by the glint of excitement I glimpsed in his eyes.
In that instant, I felt a spark of power kindle within me. Somehow, despite my inexperience, despite his dauntingly vast store of experience, I was pleasing him. The last of my inhibitions melted away, leaving nothing but a limitless swell of possibilities and pleasure to be captured and savored. ~ within Chapter 4
For more information on this book and/or any other books by Juliana, then please check out her website.

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