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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Days of Rakes and Roses. Feel free to read my review, although I am afraid it truly does not do this book justice. How he wanted them cojrtesan. Also, he was going to ask Soraya to marry him. To give my son time to find us on these long, lonely stretches of rainy Scottish scenery. When she leaves he is desperate to get her back. Don’t ask, because I’ve stopped. I really wanted to like the book, but it fell short for me. Courrtesan started to reply but she slammed her mouth against his and began to use her tongue in an open-mouthed passionate kiss.

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Besides, I don’t have triggers, but it’s my understanding claoming people who do have them are more than just offended by certain content. Surely she could kiss a man and survive the experience. He already suspected that keeping Verity here was a mistake.

REVIEW: Claiming The Courtesan by Anna Campbell

So I suggest giving them a read. May 24, KatieV rated it it was ok Shelves: He smelt of the outdoors. In my opinion Kylemore raped Verity. Jane Lingle January 21, at Even though his deep voice slid along cortesan veins like warm honey and the motion of the speeding carriage rubbed his body against hers in a ceaseless erotic rhythm.


He’s not an emotionally healthy man.

Claiming The Courtesan by Anna Campbell

The Huxtable Family Series. It was truly fascinating and yet so depressing. I could feel Verity’s desperate need to keep herself detached from Kylemore, and the agony she felt when she couldn’t.

While it’s still dark as hell, this is actually a relief! I think that this part is probably one of the most important elements, because knowing that she accepts and loves him doesn’t make what he did okay, but at least you te hope that they will have a hopeful future together and that there can campgell some emotional healing for both of them.

See, not so nice. Destitution had given her no real choice but to accept the protection of a wealthier, older gentleman, but she always planned to leave the demimonde to live quietly with her younger siblings once she had enough money to support her family. We hear his repeated sad ponderings about his long, barren years ahead without her. Soraya had certainly bitten and scratched upon occasion, th only as part of her repertoire of love games.

And most of all, I could feel the depth of the love and the passion they felt for each other. I first read this book in virtually one sitting. Dukes did not marry their mistresses. I’d almost forgotten that in the five collective minutes I’m not thinking about boobies. But that was what made them great. Claiming The Courtesan Author: How to write a great review. Anna Campbell, IMO, straddles that line well and as such, makes him a man who can be redeemed.


I find myself very intrigued by obsessive heroes. The real bulk of the story deals with the characters’ histories and emotional struggles. He was so beleivable as a Dike scorned by the woman he worships. I’d love you to join my author page on Facebook where I like to chat courteesan run contests. I found myself elated and then heartbroken throughout the story. Kylemore somehow found his way into my heart. It was really intense and there were parts where I was second-guessing my reactions and those of the characters.

I think it could have been done better, but I think Campbell lays enough groundwork in the first half to make the HEA possible. At it’s core, it was the deepest, most gripping and honest love story I have read in a long time.

Shut up, you old bag. How dare she steal herself away from him, he thinks. And she’s a little too excited by this, if you catch my drift, which makes it extraaaaa creepy.

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