A lonely heart -
After spending the past three years
mourning the death of her beloved husband, and strictly
focusing on running her husband’s shipping company, Phillipa
Jones finally broke down and sought the services of a male
companion from the town’s local Madame. Phillipa was
pleasantly surprised and ”momentarily shocked” to be
immediately attracted this much younger call boy, Reggie.
Instantly, sparks flew between them and it wasn’t long
before Phillipa was caught up in the passionate rapture of
Reggie’s charms. But, how long could Phillipa secretly
continue have a romantic affair with Reggie, her hired
lover, before the public caught wind of it and ruined her
A case of mistaken identity -
Reggie, Lord Bellomont, made an
unannounced business visit to widow, Mrs. Phillipa Jones’s
home in hopes of coming to an agreement on a shipping route
that the both of them were bidding on. Under false pretense
that was not of his making Reggie obtained access to Mrs.
Jones private parlor without introducing himself. However,
Reggie gained more than he bargained for when he discovered
the true reasoning behind Phillipa’s supposed visitor. Now,
the question became: will Reggie keep up with the bogus
charade in order to continue to see Phillipa in a romantic
The Merry Widow was a
spicy 20th century novella that immediately
peeked my interest and held it until the very end – so much
so, that I competed it within a few short hours. The
passion was powerfully strong between Phillipa and Reggie.
The couple’s sexual encounters were very naughty and
lustfully erotic. Their mischievous interactions brought
heat to my cheeks a couple at times throughout the read.
Although Phillipa had been married, she still had an
innocence about her that I found very refreshing. Reggie
was a true alpha male at heart who wasn’t afraid to go after
what he wanted, and what he desired most of all, was to have
Phillipa in his arms for eternity. The gentle humor,
genuine voice and period details really brought The
Merry Widow to life. Koko Brown did a wonderful job
with this creation. Enjoy!