Readers were arguing about Anna Campbell’s debut, Claiming the Courtesan, before it was published. An Avon historical that was actually. Trying to branch out into uncharted hist-ro waters, I picked up a new author Anna Campbell. The first book I read, well tried anyway, was. The Duke of Kylemore knows her as Soraya, London’s most celebrated courtesan. Men fight duels to spend an hour in her company. And only he comes close to.

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As far I as I recall, he didn’t even take another lover in that time. The bargain for her kiss was just a twisted plan concocted in the tortuous labyrinth of his mind. Anything but a Gentleman.

It is in a very clqiming environment which keeps her from escaping or from being found. He needs her to keep the demons away and save him from himself. Im knackered after reading this, I feel not only emotionally but physically drained as claimin I have been shook for an hour by Hulk Hogan.

So overall the book is not terrible, it just wasn’t any fun and I am going to stick to the old skool in the future. It was beautifully written with an ease of style that had time losing meaning while the p Claiming the Courtesan is one of those books that seems to polarize readers.

No, of course not and he never deluded himself into thinking that they did. Great story, fab characters, wonderful story!! It just wasn’t done. Anyway, this being a romance novel, Crymore and Very Dumb end up getting together and having teh sex0rs.

She could fight force. See, Soraya, real name Verity Ashton, is done with being a courtesan. Verity and Kylemore were intense and I couldn’t help feeling sorry for them and liking them. One Summer of Surrender.

Whatever one thinks of the man, that’s surprisingly brave for a romance writer for whom the hero is supposed to be charming and dreamy, certainly never disturbing or troubled. How dare she steal herself away from him, he thinks.

Claiming The Courtesan by Anna Campbell

Jun 08, Rane rated it it was amazing Shelves: The first book I read, well tried anyway, was Claiming the Courtesan.

As he sat back, she took a deep breath. Clean, strong, healthy male, free of the cloying toilet waters so many of his sex used. View all 30 comments. The hero and his constant internal ‘I suck’ dialog got old and made him less of romantic alpha hero and more pathetic and neurotic.


Kylemore had a lot of baggage he carried around with him. I found it repugnant that her first protector was an older man who made her an offer to become his mistress at the young age of fifteen, and he felt that that was the right way to save her from a harrowing situation.

The Duke of Nothing. She had a plan to one day be able to leave her life behind as Soraya and finally be a free woman again. She closed her eyes and tried not to hear the emphasis he placed on harder.

Claiming the Courtesan

The Duke Who Lied. Not excusable, but definitely actions I could understand in light of what motivated Kylemore. He might have wanted to strip away the strictures of his dukedom, but he liked the power. I’d love you to join my author page on Facebook where I like to chat and run contests. I gave him more time today and unfortunately, he’s still an asswipe- not a tool, not a douchebag an ass. I didn’t object to the coercion scenes that bordered on rape.

And if ever he needed to hold fast to ruthlessness, it was now. His fine-boned face indicated his irritation with courteswn havering.

And no, the fact that deep down she wants him too, even though it takes her couretsan or 4 tumbles to realize it, doesn’t Before people berate me for rating it with 1 star, I have to say I reached p.