- Series: Avon Historical Romance an Avon Romantic Treasure
- Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Avon (March 27, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0061234915
- ISBN-13: 978-0061234910
- Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1 x 6.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 100 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #560,884 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Claiming the Courtesan (Avon Historical Romance an Avon Romantic Treasure) Mass Market Paperback – March 27, 2007
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About the Author
Always a voracious reader, Anna Campbell decided when she was a child that she wanted to be a writer. Her historical romances have been critically acclaimed and have won numerous awards, including the Australian Romance Readers’ Favourite Australian Romance Author from 2009 to 2012, and Favourite Historical Romance for Seven Nights in a Rogue’s Bed , Untouched, Captive of Sin and My Reckless Surrender. Seven Nights in a Rogue’s Bed also won Best First Meeting of a Couple, Best Love Scene and Best Cover for 2012. Anna lives in Queensland.
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Top customer reviews
But Soraya hates being a courtesan, and intends to use the fortune Kylemore paid her to leave him, after her one year contract is up. So, when the novel opens, during their anniversary celebration, she knows she's leaving. As the duke dresses, she impulsively kisses him. They've never been big on kissing. Startled, Kylemore kisses her hand as if she were a lady.
Soraya leaves, abruptly, brutally. She sells the house, the furniture, even the paintings from the walls. She will now resume her life as Verity, her real name which she gave up at 15 when circumstances forced her into a life of disrepute.
But the duke is obsessed with her, and tracks her down. The novel deals with his fury at her betrayal, her helplessness in the face of his social and financial power, and his bewilderment at her desire for a respectable life, which means no Kylemore - and his inability to allow that.
They both grow, and that's the novel. It's a superb read.
This is Me. Campbell's very infamous first book. I have wanted to read this book for a while but have been unable to find it until I got my Kindle Fire & found it here on Amazon.
I first read about the Duke and Verify in "To Tempt the Devil" and was curious. After reading the reviews for this book I was hesitant but decided to take a chance and read it anyway.
I am glad I did. Did I like the story?? Not really there was rape involved and there is never an excuse for that. Both Verify and Justin were annoying at times.
But the book held my attention, it made me think, it engaged my emotions and it took me out of my own reality for a little while and isn't that what we all want in a good book????
I would recommend this book just keep in mind that it is a first book. I'm glad the author continued to write in spite of the controversy this book must have caused. She is one of my favorite authors and only gets better with time!!