Simply Forbidden

Simply Forbidden With an unconventional upbringing and a reputation as shameless flirt Lisette Delornay Ross is not your typical young lady of the ton Unlike her peers she is not afraid to follow her desires And wha

  • Title: Simply Forbidden
  • Author: Kate Pearce
  • ISBN: 9780758241399
  • Page: 298
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • With an unconventional upbringing and a reputation as shameless flirt, Lisette Delornay Ross is not your typical young lady of the ton Unlike her peers, she is not afraid to follow her desires And what she desires is Major Lord Gabriel Swanfield.

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    1. I do so enjoy this series. And I almost missed this release because I haven't been paying enough attention to release dates. I stumbled on it at B&N and snatched it right up. For me, this is one of the best erotic romance series' I've read and this was another solid, enjoyable addition.Series Note:Sixth book in the "House of Pleasure" series. Probably not necessary to read the others before this one, but it would give you a better background picture.Summary:As the daughter of the proprietor [...]

    2. Recommended ReadMy review cross-posted from Joyfully Reviewed: joyfullyreviewed/recomAt Madame Helene’s House of Pleasure, nothing is forbidden. In the social world of London’s ton, almost everything is, provided you’re an unmarried woman. Lisette Delornay-Ross is both part and apart of both societies. She’s the daughter of the infamous Madame Helene, and, when she was younger, acted out by enjoying the world of the pleasure house. However, now that her younger, “legitimate” half-sis [...]

    3. Gabriel, the Earl of Swanfield has peculiar tastes in the bedroom. He won't subject a wife to his needs, and he won't have sex outside of marriage. His only option seems to be remaining single. His attraction for the respectable Lisette Delornay-Ross is certainly unacceptable. While Miss Ross certainly seems the adventurous type, she's still a lady and he can't consider letting her know what he really wants.Or can he? It seems Lisette might not be as respectable as he believed. She is a woman wh [...]

    4. 4.5 STARSReview provided by Black Lagoon Reviews:Simply Forbidden, the sixth novel in Kate Pearce's scorching House of Pleasure series, is a wickedly delicious novel that will leave you panting for more. Without a doubt this historical romance series explores the naughtier side of Regency England with sinful eloquence creating a world you will want to visit again and again.The wonderful flowing writing of Pearce is definitely one of the aspects that I truly enjoyed about this novel. With it she [...]

    5. This is absolutely the best erotic historical romance series out there. I love, love, love Kate Pearce. I'll post my full review once it's written.============Lisette Delornay-Ross is not your typical nineteenth century young lady; her mother owns an infamous house of pleasure, and she and her brother were raised abroad. She’s known for her flirtatious ways and she isn’t the innocent miss one might expect. The man who isn’t immediately taken with her charms intrigues her. Major Lord Gabrie [...]

    6. A lot of good erotic sex scenes. The story and characters were okVIEWER’S OPINION:This is similar to her other Simply Series books in which a man is tortured in a prison camp. As a result he has unusual sexual desires. This was pretty good. I had no major problems with it. But there was nothing special or “wow” about it. The couple has some arguments. She wants him to express his feelings better and more frequently. The conflicts were not unusual. It seemed more like something to write abo [...]

    7. I'm having a hard time rating this. The first half was a solid 4 stars. An "event"/scene between the hero and heroine changed the story from the similarity of all the previous stories in the series to one that was different. We learn a little bit more about the tortured hero's past (Gabriel). I felt bad that the heroine had to play games with him at first to show she was interested. She acted rash a lot of the time when she was angry, I did think they were a well matched pair. Once the "event" b [...]

    8. This story takes place in England in 1822. The hero is thirty year old Gabriel Swanfield. He has dark hair and blue eyes and is bisexual. The heroine is twenty-one year old Lisette Delornay-Ross. She has light brown hair and hazel eyes. She’s got a twin brother named Christian.My thoughts: I’m a big fan of this series, having read the two previous ones. I now consider Kate Pearce a favorite author. I enjoyed the sexual chemistry between hero and heroine and wasn’t let down by any of the in [...]

    9. This one's more like a regency romance with an added erotica. I'm quite glad for the minimal M/M since I only tolerate it when it's lust only. I mentioned in my previous review of Simply Insatiable that I appreciated the love story of Captain David Grey and Robert, Minshom's valet.A new character, Major Gabriel Swanfield reminded me of those non-erotic historical romances I read before. He has an air of mystery around him and Lisette just can't stand being ignored. I can't say I felt a connectio [...]

    10. This one was a clear case of 4,5 stars, but as GR doesn't offer that option AND the last two books in this series were such heavy hitters (not to mention ridiculously enjoyable) I felt this one didn't pack as big of a punch. I wish we had learned more about the protagonist's time in Spain, but many not going into such detail makes this book less heavy than the previous ones.Nevertheless, I'm really enjoying the series and am ready to blaze through the rest of the books.[image error]

    11. A great addition to a great series. I really loved Lisette. She's a heroine after my own heart. It was great to see some of the previous characters. Like everyone else, I can't wait to find out what's going on in Christian's head. I'd also like to see what happens with Paul and Lucky. Kate Pearce is simply divine in my book.

    12. I could not finish reading this book, it was too much for me. I am staying away from all Kate Pearce's books.

    13. 3.5 starsThere's definitely a pattern to Ms. Pearce's House of Pleasure series a theme, if you will. I can't determine if it's a social stand she's trying to take or simply to fill a particular niche in the erotic-historical-romance genre. But Ms. Pearce seems to put forward the assumption that men are essentially bi-sexual creatures, and that the women they love must be open enough - both sexually and emotionally - to accept and welcome that, or their men won't be whole.There's also the theme o [...]

    14. Simply Forbidden by Kate PearceAbsolute naughtiness . . . which I love. When Lisette Delornay-Ross meets Lord Gabriel Swanfield among other members of the London aristocracy, neither of them suspect the other true sexual proclivities, although the mutual attraction is inevitable. Unlike the previous books in the House of Pleasure series, Simply Forbidden starts as any romantic Regency historical. What makes it stand out is Kate Pearce’s talent to show the strongly emotional and tumultuous inne [...]

    15. Finally the 6th of the series!You cannot imagine how I am so relived that I am about to finish this series.I'm not much of an erotic reader but I but say that though this series is highly unusual to appeal my taste - it did. Surprisingly. I don't know why this did. The series contains m/m/f, anal, m/m, BDSM, etc. Not for the faint heart. I'm not into this kinds of books. I love romance. I love love stories. Not sadomasochism. But probably I'm a masochist myself (only in terms of reading!) so I t [...]

    16. Enter the exquisite intense erotic world of the House of Pleasure in award-winning romance author Kate Pearce’s stunning SIMPLY FORBIDDEN. It’s sure to whet your appetite and indulge your senses bringing you to a fever pitch of emotional and sensual overload. Major Lord Gabriel Swanfield is every romance readers dream and then some. Ms. Pearce has crafted masterfully another strong, heroic, devilishly gorgeous—swoon worthy- and deeply tortured alpha male that doesn’t quite see his worth [...]

    17. I love this series so much, I'm not sure why I ever doubt that I'm going to enjoy one of the books in it. (Especially after I could get through - and COMPLETELY LOVE, I might add - the book about the hated Lorn Minshom.) But this one, featuring Helene's youngest daughter Lisette.I'll admit, I didn't think I would be too keen on. Like I said, why do I have to doubt? LOLThe book starts out with Lisette wondering about the quite Lord Gabriel Swanfield. He's at her father's house to discuss horses, [...]

    18. Gabrielle and Lisette (h)this is the first book I've read by this author.I love the layered complexity and conflict of Gabrielle and Lisette. there were reveals throughout the book which made a compelling read. main characters along with secondaries were unconventional which should've been expected considering the type of story and setting it was done in. I was surprised by their unique personalities of the characters and their consistent nature. I enjoyed reading the struggles of their main cha [...]

    19. For once, a classy erotica with a solid plot, even if it is a fairly typical Regency romance plot with evil, scheming money grabbing relatives.Though I have to admit, Lisette tested my patience. Talk about passive aggressive and combative! Sometimes I think Gabriel is a saint for putting up with her nonsense.

    20. If you have read a Kate Pearce book before, you would know that her books tend to have a lot of erotic scenes. This book was slightly different from the rest but it still has the same structure and plot. The hero of this story, Gabriel Swanfield, is a rather complicated and tortured man with a lot of secrets while the heroine is also complicated due to her reputation and adventurous soul. The chemistry between the two starts out with a bang but because of Gabriel's intention to never wed a wife, [...]

    21. 2.5 starsI had a hard time deciding how I would review this book. I thought the first half of the story started off really well. Several of the early chapters were enjoyable to read, especially the way Gabriel first met Lisette at her father's country estate. She was attracted to Gabriel, but fought her feelings since she felt her reputation for being a flirt can ruin her half-sister Emily's introduction to society. Gabriel on the other hand also felt the attraction to Lisette, but didn't think [...]

    22. Kate Pearce's erotic historical Simply series has been inconsistent in its quality: some books like Simply Shameless and Simply Insatiable have been the very best the series and genre has to offer, while others like the most recent entry as well as the truly bad Simply Sinful have been very disappointing. The most unique thing about Pearce's writing is that she doesn't shy away from shock. Many times her stories go somewhere unexpected, which even if I'm uncertain about it, I can usually admire [...]

    23. Wow - this book was smokin hot! It was a great change of pace from some of the other books I've read recently. A very unusual story that covers a lot of ground. The characters end up in such different places than where they started and the process is a really interesting read. The story has a lot going on beyond the erotic encounters between the H/H and it is all very engaging. There were quite a few sub-characters and I liked almost all of them (her twin and mother were somewhat unclear to me.) [...]

    24. This book was a letdown for me. I have loved this series so much and thought Lisette & Gabriel had so much potential. Gabriel is one of my favorite types of heroes: tortured & scarred (emotionally and physically), closed-off emotionally but willing to put himself out there. I really liked how, once he decided he wanted Lisette, he didn't let anything stop him. He did what he did and he made no excuses. Even at the end, when they finally declared their love for each other, he says he will [...]

    25. Yay, Kate Pearce has given another installment of House of Pleasure series! I love books written by Ms. Pearce. She’s the reason I’ve started to read historical romance and since then, I fell in love with the genre and I always am. Thanks Ms. Pearce!This book is about Gabriel Swanfield and Lisette Delornay-Ross. The romance was great and intense. I found I truly liked it. What I liked the most the relationship is only just between Gabriel and Lisette. No third party involved which I’m glad [...]

    26. Lisette and Gabriel were unusual characters who made an engaging couple. There's a lot going on with Gabriel. He was a vulnerable man with a tragic childhood who tried to subdue his submissive sexual tendencies for the sake of having a more traditional marriage. Lisette, however, was sexually adventurous, and they shared some very exciting encounters at the Pleasure House. She showed instances of immaturity, and I didn't care for some of the emotional games she played with Gabriel even if they w [...]

    27. Another outstanding addition to the House of Pleasure series. I waited to read this so I could savor it and ended up reading it in the span of 24 hours. Oh well. This book is full of drama, sex, and all the good things that make Kate Pearce's books excellent reads. I found Gabriel's character a nice change from the other men in this series. Yes he is the tortured soul that all of Kate's men seem to be, but he is a little bit more reserved I found. Maybe it is just my impression. I thought Lisset [...]

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