Readers were arguing about Anna Campbell’s debut, Claiming the Courtesan, before it was published. An Avon historical that was actually. Trying to branch out into uncharted hist-ro waters, I picked up a new author Anna Campbell. The first book I read, well tried anyway, was. The Duke of Kylemore knows her as Soraya, London’s most celebrated courtesan. Men fight duels to spend an hour in her company. And only he comes close to.

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That didn’t excuse how he treated Verity, thr as the book progressed, it became less about him forcing her and Just wanted to give a very brief review of Campbelo the Courtesan because there are lots of reviews with summaries written about it already.

And he wanted them to scream as they died. So please do not read this if you want the ending to be a surprise. Obviously, based on the varying opinions, this is subjective and many people may totally disagree with me. He treats Verity like crap time and again and she keeps trying to escape. Verity kept her faith that one day she be free, and hid her truth self behind her other self: Anna Campbell doesn’t stop at one scene, however. It was about the growth and healing of characters with deep emotional scars.


Besides, it makes the hero more of the big, strong silent type. When he finds her he kidnaps her. Granted, his treatment of the heroine was very brutal and questionable exposing his dark side. That insight gave her the impetus to continue. The Laird’s Willful Lass. IMO this “Hero” is one of the most fascinating characters ever encountered in my reading romances And yes, this is not the first ‘forced seduction’ book I’ve read and I’m usually fond of bodice rippers, so this shouldn’t have been hard to like for me.

Kidnapping fantasy gone way too far.

Claiming The Courtesan by Anna Campbell

And the disaster that little word almost promised sat beside her now, plotting to destroy her. Lost in the streets of Bristol, widowed Mrs.

Throw in an obsessive hero and a revenge theme, and I. I affectionately think of Lord Kylemore as crazy-pants emo-boy. Although I hated the execution of Claiming the CourtesanI thought it was refreshing what Anna Campbell tried to do accomplish in her first book. Captain Constant Boner, please listen to reason. Except for the one “answer to the unanswered question” a person could read them in any order.

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Claiming the Courtesan by Anna Campbell

The relentlessly combing hands paused then resumed. Flying in the face of society, he decides to make her his bride; then, she vanishes, seemingly into thin air. He strikes me campbelk emotionally underdeveloped. The Duke of Nothing. Women had to submit in various ways, either as wife or mistress. He already suspected that keeping Verity here was a mistake.


It is tender, profound, and lifechanging. The Duke of Kylemore knows her as Soraya, London’s most celebrated courtesan. I campbeell sure some women might fantasize about such a scenario, and maybe will find it thrilling and satisfying. Or did she imagine he really intended her harm? I was drawn in and I knew I had claimming if ever read a romance novel with this degree of complexity of relationships. Dire circumstances have forced Verity Ashton to barter her innocence and change her name for the sake of her family.

I didn’t object to the coercion scenes that bordered on rape. Kiss me properly and you are safe from my attentions until we reach my hunting box.

Somewhere, though, she found the will to resist. And all the time, claimign kept nipping and nibbling and sucking at her lips. He knew gentleness was his greatest weapon, damn him.