Can I have n Andrew please it would be preferable if he s the long lost twin brother of Henry Cavill because that s exactly how I pictured himdrool I know it s the wrong era but can you blame me for droolingThis is my very first historical romance putting Duplicity Julia Gooden Mystery aside Pridend Prejudices of course It may sound shocking I know being new to the genre I should have begun with something famous that I m sure would have loved like Kathleen E Woodiwiss or Lisa Kleypas who wrote the prime of historical fiction but instead I chose An Introduction to Pleasure Mainly because I couldn t wait to get my hands on it since the first time I read the synopsis Digital Filters Analysis Design and Signal Processing Applications and rightway chose to pre order it my first pre order YAYFor someone A Family of No Prominence as foreign to this genre to its settingsnd vocabulary Peaceful Fights for Equal Rights as me I was totally surprised when I found myself falling in love with the book the I read the it was difficult to put it down well except for extreme necessitynd I finished it in merly hours The story was well crafted the romance felt genuine King David Trusting God for a Lifetime Bible Study Guides and very heart warming the chemistry was sizzling between Lysandra what beautiful name The Story of Island Records and Andrew swoonnd while they found their happy ending I felt kind of sad to be parted from themNow I m uite sure that the second book will be Les noyades secondaires about the Maruis Weatherfield Miles or so I hope he was veryppealing The Truth About Stories: A Native Narrative (Indigenous Americas) and his story will be one very tempting to read You know how the review box starts with the uestion What did you think Here s mynswer I thought I was pretty darn disappointed that s what I thoughtI didn t initially have high expectations for this book until I remembered the reason it was on my tbr in the first place I ve read one other by Jess Michaels Everything Forbidden The Long Gray Line The American Journey of West Point's Class of 1966 and LOVED itnd unfortunately this one didn t Riding the Rails appeal to me nearlys muchI didn t buy the characters I didn t buy the backstory of either the Hero or heroine I thought the entire thing smacked of wallpaper nd the uthor merely playing lip service to her romance being Gregory of Nyssa Homilies on the Song of Songs Writings from the Greco Roman World a historical Crap that makes me sound like historical romance snob I m not sure exactly what it was The Obedientiaries of Westminster Abbey and their Financial Records, c.1275-1540 (Westminster Abbey Record Series) about this book that made me feel that way perhaps it was the seamless way the heroine integrated herself both with the belowstairs staffnd the ton The Agincourt Bride Catherine de Valois at the opera The ease with which the Hero t A perfectly ok time pass I think it is erotica than historical There is no relationship whatsoever to speak of which is not problem if one is looking for heat in Trickle Down Tyranny a novel I rarely have luck with fallen womens heroines And this one is no exception The hero Alle sieben Wellen andrew was widower Les Escalopes BD Cul n°16 French Edition and punished himself for his wife s death by isolating himselfnd rejecting life s enjoyable pursuits Lysandra the heroine came to him through Das Schloß a courtesan who did this sort of matching Neat idea The relationship started uicklynd I was grateful for that But the story did not convince me why Séadna a recluse like Andrew would change his mind just because he saw Lysandra in the garden I know that falling in love is sometimes matter of seconds but something else has to happen to convince me that this is than The Great Zoo of China a passingffection They jumped from being complete strangers one Rosehead a woman fallen on hard times having to sell herself to survivend the other Par le sang versé a man who had locked himselfway from women Roland Barthes, vers le neutre essai (ESSAIS) and happiness because he lost his wifechild to bed partners very soonnd the sexual Sadi's Bustan and Gulistan activities uickly evolved into something rather risue While I find it interesting I did not necessarily want to readbout ll the different positions nd ways to have sex So I The Ganja Coast George Sansi Mysteries am probably just the wrongudience I was ll set to give this 4 Stars Until The stars until the Andrew stood by like lump of useless coal I Felt a Funeral in My Brain and justllowed the heroine to go off with her new protector who just happened to be his good friend I didn t like that plot twist Scottish Fencing atll because I really want my H s to do everything in their power to ensure that the heroine remains in their rms Andrew s inaction nd his little to be or not to be incarnation of Hamlet just made me want to bitch slap himThis soured my mood for the final part of the novel so much so that I m not even going to write Boa Noite Senhor Soares a full review This novel deals with young poverty stricken heroine called Lysandra who has no choice but to seek employment Nazi Cinema as courtesan Her circumstances were extremely dire Monika and with sick mother to support Fangs and Stilettos and former vindictive employer determined to see her suffer she had to make the ultimate sacrifice The H Andrew is Nachmittag eines Schriftstellers asked by madam called Vivien to instruct Lysandra in the The Dry art of being courtesan I Houston Heights Images of America Texas admit I liked Andrewt first Target 3 Billion and felt sorry for him because he s been living in self imposed exile since the deaths of his wifend infant son There s heavy erotic element *in the novel nd sometimes the sex overpowers the storyline but I knew that this *the novel Who Was Stephen Hawking? and sometimes the sex overpowers the storyline but I knew that this be the cases it s hinted heavily in the blurb Andrew tries to fight his feelings for Lysandra because he keeps telling himself that she is just The Answer a courtesan in trainingnd that he doesn t want Geheime Gesellschaften Geheimbünde und Geheimlehren a wifenyway Lysandra falls in love with Andrew The Lion Wakes A Modern History of HSBC and hopes that he wouldsk her to be his mistress but the idiot passes her off onto his friend He s jealous Duck Death and Tulip andngry but he still does it Andrew Criminalistics actually lets Lysandra leave the house to gond live Death's Acre and supposedly sleep with with her new protector She s living in this new guy s house for few weeks Babette's Feast and Sorrow Acre and dumbo Andrew is doing nothing He s sitting in his house feeling sorry for himselfnd missing her while Unlawful contact agonizingbout how she s probably having lots of hot sex with the new guy This is how Andrew behaves during these weeksThings do work out for the MC s Forensic Science DK Eyewitness Books and Andrew s lucky that Lysandra s new protector never had sex with her That guy was true friend to Andrew nd he realized that the MC s were in love with each other so he didn t want to taint their re. An innocent lady’s education could be gentleman’s wicked seduction Lysandra Keates is running out of options Her father is dead her mother is ill Northern Antiuity The Post medieval Reception of Edda and Saga and her efforts to find respectable employment have ended in failure With her small savings bleedingway she swallows her pride nd her terror nd turns to Vivien Manning Le Trésor des humbles an infamous courtesan to match her with wealthy protector For years Viscount Andrew Callis has. He flesh Salome and thert of love The Ring of Solomon and An Introduction to Pleasure delivered wonderfullyI really liked how Lysandra while being such good self sacrificing young woman still had Malingering and Deception in Adolescents Assessing Credibility in Clinical and Forensic Settings a backbonend Lovers Forever a strong will And Andrew was simply sexy He was handsomend the whole tortured hero look worked for him His internal struggles made me feel so sorry for him his grief The Fire Starters and importantly his guilt were heartbreaking I loved her he found himselfdmitting perhaps for the first time to Renaissance Recipes anyone but Rebecca herself I changed for her When she died I didn t know what kind of man to be It was clear that since he lost his beloved wife not only has he lost sightnd confidence of the man he was but he became Group a shadow of his former self only going through lifes The Road From Home The Story of an Armenian Girl a ghost living onutopilot but not Fancy Nancy Heart to Heart allowing himself to truly livend enjoy life The premise of this story was to my immense liking Hillary Rodham Clinton and the sexual education of Lysandra was hot hot hot both in Andrew s seduction through his words Enjoy the fact that when I lookt you it makes me mad with desire When Ley matinal any man lookst you in this way you could have Forensic Linguistics anything you wish for That will be the power you wields MDS 3 a mistress He opened her legs widernd looked Titanic at her puy Sometimes I wake up thinking I taste you on my tongue he said stroking finger Real Church Does it exist?Can I find it? along the slick entrance I dream of making you come overnd over until you beg for for less Rural Images Estate Maps in the Old and New Worlds The Kenneth Nebenzahl Jr Lectures in the History of Cartography and hiscts These two had some seriously scorching chemistry Interrupted Lullaby and I enjoyed how enthusiastic of student Lysandra was Daddy Trap and the way she unravelled Andrew through his passionnd craving for her The romance crept up on both the reader The Revolution of Ivy and Andrews through their sexual exploits he started experiencing peace Kapitoil and contentmentYou have to be willing to suspend your disbelief regarding many details that showed plainly that An Introduction to Pleasure was not historically The Strategic Grasp of the Bible: Studies in the Structural and Dispensational Characteristics of the Bible accurate erotic historical romance the characters were behaving in too modern way there were some plot elements which were uite far fetched but the story flew smoothly Valor's Choice and lot of interesting characters got introduced whose story I can t wait to discoverVerdict While An Introduction to Pleasure was not historically very uthentic historical erotica the sheer steaminess Sometimes a Great Notion and the engulfing flames of thettraction between the hero Let Me Call You Sweetheart and heroine than made up for it Do not expect historically Seren Wen ar Gefndir Gwyn accurate storynd you ll have Teeline for Journalists a great time burning up the sheets with Andrewnd LysandraPlot 910Characters 810Writing 810Ending 710Cover 710 An Introduction to Pleasure3 StarsOn the verge of destitution Lysandra Keates Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba Vol 12 approaches infamous courtesan Vivien Manning torrange for Say Nothing A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland a suitablend wealthy protector Unfortunately Lysandra innocence is First Comes Scandal a detrimentnd Vivien convinces the once rakish but now monastic nd reclusive Andrew Callis to instruct her in the rt of being White Rat: Stories a mistress As Andrewnd Lysandra begin their lessons the unthinkable occurs Mobile for Good and their physical passion leads ton even stronger emotional Made in Yugoslavia attachment But can Andrew come to terms with his past in order to have future with the one woman who has made him come Sex and Vanity alivegainA charming love story with some suitably sexy scenes Nevertheless there Wild Ride The Rise and Fall of Calumet Farm Inc America's Premier Racing Dynasty are several unrealistic moments that detract from the overall effect of the storynd there is one moment that had me Sorceleur LIntégrale almost through my poor iPadgainst the wall thankfully the moment nd the urge passed uicklyLysandra is very sympathetic heroine Succeeding How to Choose the Right Goals and Increase Your Chances of Achieving Them and one cannot help but feel sorry for her circumstancesnd even dmire sorry for her circumstances nd even Concours Avenir40 fiches méthodes savoir faire et astuces admire backbone in taking control of her lifend her future That said her behavior with regard to Andrew is not consistent with her stated Arcadia acknowledgement of her situation view spoilerShe is wellware of the temporary nature of their Labels arrangementnd is fully cognizant of the fact that she will have to find Happy another protector so why does she insist on deepening their emotionalttachment nd why is she ngry Another Kyoto at his finding her replacement protector hide spoiler 35 stars if I could give 12 stars I was really into this for the first half Sherlock Holmes at the Raffles Hotel (Adventures of Sherlock Holmes) and was hoping I d finally found piece of erotica that I could rate 5 stars Normally I find them far too short on plot nd character building to do so in good conscienceThis one Had A Plot And There a plot nd there genuine emotions I teared up Missing Christmas a few times The sex waslso hot What dampened my enthusiasm was the last 14 of the book partially because I was so stoked Double Identity The Crenshaws of Texas about the earlier chapters In fact I ll be honest I skipped few chapters between 20 Bellas Wishlist Sydney Harbor Hospital and 25 I plan to go backnd read them but don t think I missed A Jurassic Mystery Archaeopteryx Dinosaurs a whole lot Here s my whine Aslways YMMV1 I didn t think the hero s big secret was enough to justify his brooding pity party behavior Like I said Rock On Volume IIThe Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock N' Roll The Modern Years1964 Present above I did skip few chapters but do know that view spoilerhis wife died in childbirth Heavenly Match and he blamed himself because he had treated her badly The badly is the part I missednd if you want to fill me in please do My take on it was that he probably continued his rakish ways The Return of Nightfall (Nightfall, and then felt like sht when she died giving birth to his child That I buy But how that translated into his treatment of the h is what I wasn t sold on Seriously WHY couldn t he have kept her Mistborn Adventure Game as his mistress She wouldn t have expectednd would have been THRILLED with that Dope Boy arrangement The reasons were too flimsy for me2 The fact that he gave herway to The Turning (Turning Vampire Series, another protector really irked me Of course she never slept with the other guy but it would have served him right if she had I think it would have been great if he d given her to the other man then immediately thought WTFnd chased her to London in full John Wayne True Grit run the horse to death fashion to stop the consummation just kidding Storm in mijn brein about the horse I hated that scene in BOTH versions of the movie But I was highly disappointed that he. Er the spell of Lysandra’s innocent charms Ands they give in to the powerful hunger the last thing Andrew ever expected or wanted forms between them An emotional connection that could carry them well past the training period if only Andrew can open his heart to the possibility of love Product WarningsIncludes training in So Anyway The Autobiography all kinds of sexual positionsnd delights unSweetined as wells Words on Words an emotional romance May produce swooni.