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Simply Sexual Paperback – February 1, 2008
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About the Author
A move to the USA finally allowed her to fulfill her dreams and sit down and write that novel. Along with being a voracious reader, Kate loves trail riding with her family, 'western style' in the regional parks of Northern California. Kate is a member of RWA and is published by NAL, Kensington Aphrodisia, Ellora's Cave, Cleis Press and Virgin Black Lace/Cheek.
Top Customer Reviews
Sara Harrison can't help herself. Instantly attracted to the man that her father rescued years ago, she knows that as a lady she shouldn't seek him out alone. She catches his eye, and when they come together behind closed doors, she is ecstatic to realize her desires her as well. It's too bad her father doesn't want her to marry him because Sara knows that if she was Val's wife, he would never have cause to turn to another as so many men of the ton do. She wants to be the one to satisfy his wants and his needs. Lucky for her, Val is a rich man and therefore becomes her husband.
Val and Sara embark upon an arranged marriage not unlike the rest of the society in which they live. As much as Val strives to keep his inner sexual demons hidden from Sara, she does her best to be the woman he needs. Val wants their marriage to be SIMPLY SEXUAL; Sara wants their marriage to be a love match - and thus does her best to be the wanton that Valentin craves.
It's a good thing I am reading SIMPLY SEXUAL in the dead of winter because it was hot enough to cause a fire.Read more ›
Valentin quickly discovers that Sara is the only one who appeals to him, not her younger sister. She's surprisingly forward for a virgin spinster of that era. She delights him with her straightforward honesty and excites him sexually more than any other woman he has known. Sara's father is finally convinced to allow her, and not her sister, to marry him.
Val is dealing with some painful emotional issues, and is unable to properly reassure Sara when his ex-mistress fills her head with lies. Unsavory shadows from his past have come back to haunt him, and he's understandably disturbed. Sara handles the situation admirably, making me like her character even more. Instead of fretting about it in silence, she confronts him and, even in the face of his dark mood, she manages to do it without being bitchy. That earns mega points from me as a reader.
When suspicion and misunderstandings loom over Sara's head, she'll need to trust Val and convince him to trust her in return, or risk losing him forever.
I adore a good erotic historical, and this one is absolutely wonderful, with intelligent characters, complex emotions and a plot that engaged my emotions to a rare high. This will appeal to anyone who likes an emotionally tortured hero who finds peace because of his wife's unconditional love. Very highly recommended.
5 Kisses, Recommended Read, Reviewer's Choice Award, 2 Peppers ([...])
Reviewer, TwoLips Reviews, LLC
I appreciate m/m/f (in fact that was part of what I really liked about the short story in the anthology)but here it felt like Val was forcing himself to do it for Peter which was a complete turn-off. As was the idea that this man was going to be healed by acting out a slave fantasy. One of my favorites is Anne Rice's Beauty series so I can appreciate the slave fantasy, but with Val's history I don't believe there is any way he would have found any enjoyment in the last third of the book, and with the books basis of children in sexual slavery it didn't work for me as a reader either. It was instead like watching an addict enjoy his drug free life then suddenly have someone inject him and we watch him hurled back into that hole. I'm now left with the feeling he will never climb out - he has simply brought his wife into the hole with him.
This book is based on the imprisonment and repeated rape and other physical abuse of children. The farther you get in the book the more vividly those memories are described - again, for me, not conducive to anything I'm looking for in erotica.
The only reason I finished the book was that I was hopeful there would be some explanation or more information on Val's fathers behavior. Unfortunately, there really wasn't.
It's been 3 days since I finished this book and I'm still trying to get the images of children being beaten and raped out of my head.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a good story line. It is steamy but not too over the top. I am enjoying the series so far.Published 8 days ago by Monica Holbrook
Great erotica. Really did not drag, but the story is a bit sketchy in some places. Nevertheless, I will read more in this series!Published 25 days ago by Jujuman
Great story from start to finish. Wonderfully well written storyline with just the perfect amount of sex and intrigue. I love reading Kate Pearce. Read morePublished 2 months ago by SuzyHD
1st in a great series by Kate Pearce , this is my favorite. the 1 that starts it all. Val is such a yummy Hero. and its all around cute, erotic story set in 1800s.Published 2 months ago by de
Erotic and quick paced read. Enjoyed the characters and the story line which was refreshingly different than the standard. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
The story has many twists, it was not predictable. It kept me guessing right to the end. Each character was strong. The hotness was Hot! Read morePublished 4 months ago by wam
One hot regency romance. A good sexy read.. I bought the next two.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer