Thursday, August 25, 2011

Lexy's Review & Giveaway: Ripe for Pleasure by Isobel Carr

Ripe for Pleasure (The League of Second Sons, #1)Ripe for Pleasure 
The League of Second Sons #1
by Isobel Carr
Mass Market Paperback, 295 pages
Published May 1st 2011 by Forever 
ISBN 0446572756
Courtesy of publisher
Second in line, first in loveA secret society of younger sons, sworn to aid and abet each other, no matter the scandal or cost.... Their fathers and brothers may rule the world, but they run it . . . and when it comes to passion, they refuse to accept second best.
Searching for hidden treasure,finding forbidden fantasy.London's most sensual former courtesan, Viola Whedon, is incapable of being seduced-she does the seducing. Until she meets Leonidas Vaughn. Her salacious memoirs have made her the target of half the lords in England, and Vaughn is the only man she can turn to. When he promises to protect her-and to make her beg for his touch-the alluring beauty finds both offers impossible to refuse. 
Leonidas Vaughn secretly believes Viola possesses a fortune given to his family by the King of France. So the strong and sexy Vaughn charms his way into Viola's life . . . and her bed. But when their arrangement is consummated, he'll experience pleasure far beyond his wildest fantasies-and realize his heart may need the most protection of all.

Lexy’s Thought’s:
When you are a second son you are usually not left with much of anything save a name. Lucky for Leonidas (Leo) Vaughn he has been left with property and the means to support himself if he can scrape by. When he finds the equivalent of a treasure map he follows it with the hope to save his property. Leo fully expects to find treasure, it’s just not the type of treasure he was expecting to get his hands on that has him falling head over heals.

Viola is a strong woman who has dealt with the cards life has left her with. After sad circumstances have left her in the occupation of a courtesan she had to make decisions that pointedly left her heart out of the equation. But once she meets Leo and he begins to wear her down she realizes that her heart might be what makes the choice this time around.

This is a very sweet quick easy read. It is a nice chance of pace to read about a second son who doesn’t have all the benefit of a title and money. Instead both characters have had to fight for themselves for so long they don’t quite know how to let each other in. Good thing they can’t deny the sexual attraction boiling beneath the surface. 

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Rating: 3 Wine Glassed - Liked it

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  1. I just started reading historical romances and would love a chance to read this one. Thanks for the giveaway.

  2. the cover looks divine! i want it! :D

  3. Sounds like another great historical romance!

  4. Like the cover, the storyline and the review! Thanks for the chance to win it.

  5. I do enjoy a different premise & it sounds like this book delivers.

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  6. Thanks for the great giveaway. Cheryl

  7. Great giveaway:)
    Thank you
    GFC Temprance

  8. I love the idea of a whole series based on second sons. Thank you for the chance to win a copy!


  9. Fantastic giveaway!! Thanks so much.

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    GFC: ML

  10. oh this books sounds good, I love a good historical romance book! Thanks so much...


  11. Awesome giveaway! I'd love toread this story!


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  13. This looks like a great historical romance book. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  14. I have been reading a lot of historical romance and would love to read this. Great giveaway.

  15. I always enjoy historicals where the characters are not born into lots of privilege, but have to work harder for what they have. This sounds like a great new series.

  16. Though I don't read as many historical romances as I once did, I still enjoy reading them. They do an awesome job of cleansing the paranormal from your palate.

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  17. I love the cover of this book:) Yummy
    Thank you for the giveaway:)


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