Valentin Sokorvsky is not your typical
English lord. As a child he was captured and sold to a
Turkish brothel where he was kept as a sex slave. To all
outward acquaintances, the intervening years since his
rescue have healed him, though he possesses a rather
insatiable appetite for sex. When Valentin discovers that
the man who rescued him is in need of financial help, he
offers to solve John Harrisonís financial problems and marry
one of his daughters. Though Charlotte, the youngest, would
be the perfect, biddable wife, itís Sara, the eldest, who
Valentin canít get off his mind.
Sara is beautiful, intelligent, and, to
Valentinís delight, incredibly passionate. Their marriage
brings both to unexplored levels of passion, but Valentin
soon discovers someone is out to destroy his newfound
happiness. An unknown enemy is determined to ruin
Valentinís marriage, business, and social standing, while
spreading rumors of what transpired during his enslavement.
As Valentin works to uncover his foeís identity, he must
decide if he can trust Sara, trust his own feelings enough
to reveal the secrets of his past, or if he should close the
door on love and keep his marriage simply sexual.
Sensuality reaches exquisite new
heights in this phenomenal story by Kate Pearce.
Simply Sexual raises the bar for eroticism mixed
with romance in the first book of the sure-to-be-fantastic
House of Pleasure series.
Valentin is an intriguing hero. Heís
stunningly gorgeous, seemingly carefree, and, though titled,
is also successful businessman. His easy manner covers the
scars of his past. Though Valentin can trick even himself
into believing his time as a pleasure slave doesnít have an
impact on who he is now, it is clear he self-medicates with
avoidance and sex. I loved watching Sara break through his
barriers to prove to him that he can trust her and her love
for him. As for Sara herself, she immediately won me over.
Sheís smart, giving, honest, and a perfect fit for her
husband, both in bed and out. I enjoyed watching her find
the freedom to be who she truly is over the course of the
story. Both Sara and Valentin grow and change over the
course of the story. I delighted in this aspect of the
story every bit as much as I did their heated encounters,
which are hot enough to make you sweat.
I cannot write about Simply
Sexual without mentioning Peter Howard, Valentinís
best friend. Having been captured and kept as a sex slave
alongside Valentin, the two have an unbreakable bond which
manifests itself in a variety of ways and is key to the
tale. Ms. Pearce continues to amaze me with her talent for
creating fascinating, complex characters and situations. I
finished Simply Sexual eager for a whole host
of characters to get their own stories, and Peter definitely
topped the list. Luckily for me, I was able to read his
story, Simply Sinful, as soon as I finished Valentin
and Saraís romance.
Captivating, tender, and divinely
sensual, Simply Sexual entertains from the
very first page to the very last. Simply marvelous!