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The Piano Tutor - A Spicy Regency Short Story [Kindle Edition]

Anthea Lawson
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Encouraged by her scandalous friend to take a lover, Lady Diana Waverly finds that the new piano tutor is more than he seems - especially when it comes to passion...
Sensuality level: SPICY - kisses, explicit lovemaking.
"LOVED IT. A delightful and satisfying quickie read!" -Historical Romance Book Reviews
This spicy Regency-set short story by RITA-nominated author Anthea Lawson originally appeared in the Mammoth Book of Regency Romance. The Piano Tutor is 7,500 words (20 pages). 
BONUS MATERIAL: The file also includes the first chapters of Anthea's new, RITA nominated historical romance novel, Sonata for a Scoundrel.

Editorial Reviews


"LOVED IT. A delightful and satisfying quickie read!" -Historical Romance Book Reviews

From the Author

I hope you enjoy this spicy taste of Regency England! This one is for all the women ready for a second chance at love - whether in the past, or right now.
Warning: Short story is short!  ;)
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Product Details

  • File Size: 210 KB
  • Print Length: 40 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Anthea Lawson (May 11, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0050JKLW8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,979 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous love story! July 31, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
I'm a huge fan of Anthea's longer works, so it was a no-brainer to pick up The Piano Tutor. The length may be shorter, but the quality is just as stellar as always. Anthea has a way with words - she's a very lyrical writer and infuses as much passion as a full-length romance into these short pages with ease. Love, love, love! I'm looking forward to her next venture.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read May 26, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
I just finished The Piano Tutor. A great read, Anthea Lawson does it all in this short story. Plot, conflict, passion, and great characters.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very satisfying with great characterization May 26, 2011
By L. Ryan
Format:Kindle Edition
I loved this story. It wasa wonderful, quick read. I loved the characterization, the story itself, the tie to music, and, most of all, the ending.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Romance like romance was meant to be May 17, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a romance written like a romance was meant to be written. The only disappointment I had was that it ended too soon.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Singing praises for The Piano Tutor November 9, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
The Piano Tutor was a delightful quick read. It was nice watching Diana Waverly grow as a person and come out of her shell. Nicholas Jameson and Lucy Pembroke are colorful characters who enrich the story. Anthea deftly crafted the historical English setting and wove musical themes throughout the narrative with a suprise twist at the end. I highly recommend it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved The Piano Tutor! May 23, 2013
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This was a great read. I really love her writing style and the way she tells a story. I couldn't put it down! I will definitely be reading the rest of her works.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A very fast seduction April 3, 2014
By kshrop
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Our heroine is just packing up her widow's weeds when her stepdaughter's tutor arrives -- only the man is a substitute for the piano teacher who was hired. He is young, good looking and smells wonderful. He was recommended by our heroine's best friend as a man who was talented with his hands.

The couple almost immediately begin an improper flirtation -- lots of innuendos. At a musical at the best friend's house, the couple wanders off and engages in sex.

I realize this is merely a short story and events need to move along quickly, but the jump from sex to love was a hair's width. There was nothing to give me any connection to the characters. They were a good looking pair and . . . what? We get the idea she is a loving stepmother, but nothing about the hero at all.

This is a so-so story, but a very quick one. The reader won't feel like they have wasted a whole afternoon.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet & steamy historical romance May 3, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase

*Book source ~ Picked up for free on Amazon.

The Viscountess Merrowstone, Lady Diana Waverly is just coming out of mourning when her stepdaughter’s piano tutor, Mr. Bent, is called away and a new tutor, Mr. Nicholas Jameson, is recommended to her. Much younger and quite a bit more handsome than Mr. Bent he makes Diana’s heart flutter like it has never done before. In addition, he plays like a dream and her stepdaughter Samantha likes him. So, even though he makes her think of things no lady should think of she hires him as the piano tutor for her Samantha and even considers taking lessons herself. But the looks he’s giving her added to her own naughty thoughts have her believing he might teach her more than the piano. She’s always been so proper. Dare she risk making her desire known to him?

Very well-written this short story is a wonderful quick snack. Diana is a lovely character and Nicholas nearly sets the pages on fire. Well, this is an ebook, but if I had pages they’d be red hot. He’s so yummy! I like the twist at the end, too. Lawson is a new-to-me author, but I’ll be looking into more of her books.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Meh...
Anthea Lawson is better than this one...not one of their best
Published 15 days ago by beak224
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read
I enjoyed relaxing and reading a good book. I would recommend others reading this book also. You will not be disappointed when you read it.
Published 1 month ago by Denise Spitzer
4.0 out of 5 stars More of a 3.5 rating
It wasn't a bad historical romance but just wish author had developed the relationship between the main characters. It was more focused on just the female main character.
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars good read
This book was a fresh quick read. Even though the book was very short it had enough punch to keep your interest...
Published 1 month ago by Dot Dehn
3.0 out of 5 stars Should have been longer
Now that she is finally out of mourning, Diana Waverly, Viscountess Merrowstone, is being encouraged to live her life again, starting with the new piano tutor for her stepdaughter. Read more
Published 2 months ago by L. S. Tucker
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable
Cute story, good characters and setting. Nice and short and sweet. I liked both hero and heroine. I do recommend.
Published 2 months ago by Shoe Fan
3.0 out of 5 stars JUST OKAY
Enjoyed the premise of a hot piano teacher but the story was wrapped up too nicely & felt rushed. There was plenty of heat but lacked a true plot.
Published 2 months ago by IRISHLASS
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice but short
This is a pleasant short story. The length negates the ability to do any real character development. However it is a pleasant read.
Published 2 months ago by Dmitrifan
4.0 out of 5 stars Delightful short story
This is a delightfully written short Regency story, especially recommended for those who enjoy stories about women finding love after a loss. Read more
Published 3 months ago by morehumanthanhuman
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, easy to read, but not all that risqué
I liked the style of this writer, but it wasn't that spicy of a short story compared to some others I have read. Still, I enjoyed it.
Published 3 months ago by Debbie T
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More About the Author

Anthea Lawson is a two-time RITA nominated author of historical romance. Her books have received starred reviews in Library Journal, and Booklist named her "one of new stars of historical romance."

Anthea lives with her husband and daughter in the Pacific Northwest, where the rainy days and excellent coffee fuel her writing. In addition to writing historical romance, she plays the Irish fiddle and pens award-winning YA Urban Fantasy as Anthea Sharp.

Contact her at anthea at anthealawson dot com, and subscribe to her mailing list,, for all the news about upcoming releases and reader perks!

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