By Monica Burns, Berkley Sensation, $15.00, 340 pages
Pleasure Me by Monica Burns is a fun and daring novel involving the age old questions of youth, love, and happiness. In Pleasure Me Lady Ruth is gaining in years. Having reached 41 years of age she sees her life as a courtesan coming to a close. Enter Garrick, Lord Stratfield a daring, dark, immeasurably attractive man that is 12 years her junior! Soon gossip mongers and disapproving family surround them. How can Ruth stay away from what she knows will be the greatest love of her life, and how will Garrick survive without the woman who makes his life worth living?
Set in London 1897 Pleasure Me is a tale with heart and soul. The love of Ruth and Garrick is heartwarming. The salacious sex scenes and touching moments of friendship and love will leave you breathless. The attraction this couple feels for each other leaps off the page. Ruth and Garrick will touch your heart and leave you begging for more. Make sure you have lots of time to read before picking up Pleasure Me because you won’t want to put it down!
Reviewed by Rebecca Feuerbacher