Wednesday, February 10, 2010
A Perfect 10: LESSONS FROM A SCARLET LADY
A Perfect 10
London, England – the 1800s
In order to be a successful courtesan, one must master the art. Imagine the wealth of knowledge that such a woman could offer regarding men’s sexuality and desires? One scarlet lady decided to do just that and penned a manual called Lady Rothburg’s Advice.
Being married to the Duke of Rolthven, one of the most powerful men in society has its own set of issues and problems. Brianna is expected to be the prim and proper Duchess of Rolthven at all times, even in the bedroom. She is wildly attracted to her husband Colton, but yearns for passion and intimacy. When she stumbles across Lady Rothburg’s Advice, she secretly buys the book.
Brianna takes the advice to heart and starts to put the suggestions in motion. Colton is shocked senseless but aroused beyond measure by the seductress he married.
Rebecca, Brianna’s best friend, is hopelessly in love with Robert Northfield. Robert is everything mothers warn their daughters about. He is wickedly handsome, a known flirt and renowned womanizer. His only saving grace is that he is the youngest brother of the Duke of Rolthven. Despite all of his flaws, Rebecca is determined to claim him. She is even willing to go as far as read the scandalous book Brianna recommends to see if she can catch her man.
First off, let me start by saying that LESSONS FROM A SCARLET LADY is one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. It has a little pizzazz, a bit of comedy and a lot of romance. The plot is somewhat different from other historical romance novels in that Brianna has already married the man of her dreams. She is not on a quest for a husband; instead she is on a mission to keep him. On the other hand, Rebecca falls for the bad boy and is willing to become a bad girl for him.
I am sure that readers will agree that Ms. Wildes has penned an excellent novel that is sure to be a favorite for many years to come. As such, LESSONS FROM A SCARLET LADY deserves no less than a Perfect 10! I guarantee that once you enter the lives of Rebecca and Brianna, you won’t stop reading until the very end.