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FREE PDF ¿ BOOK Sinful in Satin Õ When famed London courtesan Alessandra Northrope passes away her daughter Celia Pennifold inherits little than a hopelessly contaminated reputation a house in a middle class neighborhood and an education that prepared her to take her mother’s place the way Alessandra intended Celia hopes to make her own life on hePle mission to discover whether Celia’s mother left accounts of her lovers that might embarrass important men Instead he finds himself embroiled in a mystery full of dangerous betrayals and secrets old and new that touch on his life as well as Celia’s The third in the Rarest Blooms uartet Sinful in Satin features a virtuous virginal courtesan's daughter if you can believe there is one and a spy of course there's a spy every historical romance must have one these days If this is not Madeline Hunter's I'll probably pass Under her skillful writing it becomes uite enjoyable reading The romance itself is sweet sometimes goose bumplingly hot The tension wanes a bit a bit after their first coupling but I can still go on and finish the book a feat that rarely happens lately The protagonists are likeable sensible people who although with their backgrounds don't whine too much The future protagonists have some major face time that definitely make the last book in this series an autobuy for me 4 stars

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When famed London courtesan Alessandra Northrope passes away her daughter Celia Pennifold inherits little than a hopelessly contaminated reputation a house in a middle class neighborhood and an education that prepared her to take her mother’s place the Review originally posted at Fiction VixenI’m so glad that I ended up liking this book I enjoyed the first book in the series Ravishing in Red but I was rather unimpressed with the second book Provocative in Pearls I had a deal with myself that this would be my tiebreaker on whether or not to continue the series I was lying to myself of course How could I not read the fourth book when I heard it was about Castleford? I do have to admit that I am relieved that I’ve liked two out of three of these books though It makes me confident that I’ll love Castleford’s story as much as I think I will ;PWow I really wasn’t expecting a heroine like Celia I knew her circumstances from the previous books but I thought she’d end up being toned down for her own book What can I say everyone else does it How was I to know that Madeline Hunter would make her character feel so real? Kudos to her though I was definitely impressedCelia didn’t spend any time with her mother Alessandra a famous courtesan while she was growing up But when she was sixteen she was brought to live with her Alessandra began grooming Celia to walk in her footsteps and Celia didn’t react how you would expect in a romance novel She took to it like a duck in water She appreciated the thought of having pretty things and a nice house She took most of her mother’s lessons to heart and had a very upfront attitude about pleasure She embraced it and learned to focus on her own pleasure even if she didn’t really like who she was with It was just business Here’s a little hint of her view while she’s talking to Jonathan from page 131 People always build some story around pleasure The story of marriage or the story of love or at least a brief tale of commerce”Her pragmatic attitude was extremely refreshing She may have chosen to walk a different path than her mother but she didn’t reject it out of repugnance for the life I really liked that because she knows growing up who she is and what her place in society is going to be It was nice to see a character who didn’t martyr herself for her pride and honor All that practicality and acceptance was in every aspect of her personality as an adult She was just so grown up It felt like I was reading about a real person Sometimes I was a little turned off by her choices but I still liked her because it made total sense for her personalityJonathan was another interesting character He really turned out to be such a nice guy I wouldn’t say that he carried the relationship but I really feel that without him Celia wouldn’t have ended up in uite the same arrangement She was too aware of her place in the world to dare ask for Luckily he was there to insist that she was worth it I really liked how things turned out in the end I also Awwwwwed when I found out about his role in her past when he talked to her mom That was such a good guy thing to doI really appreciated how things turned out for both Jonathan and Celia with their families While it might not satisfy everyone who desires perfect endings it satisfied me for its very lack of one It just made it feel authentic Especially when a certain something at the very end was predicted to take so long There’s no magic snap of the fingers here to solve all their problemsWhere I think this book really shined over the other ones in the series is in the friendships between the men and the women We’ve met all these characters before of course but by the very nature of the girls’ stay with Daphne we never felt like we knew them very well Everyone just had too many secrets Here they feel like puzzle pieces that fit together perfectly They talk and they laugh and they gossip I really like it One of my favorite uotes in the book comes from one of those conversations On page 149 Verity from Provocative in Pearls and Daphne were teasing Celia about the possibility of her and Jonathan getting closerdid I mention Verity that Mrs Hill tried a new kind of trifle the other night? It had a bit of lemon in the cream It sounds delicious Verity said I do favor trifle myself so I must ask her for the recipe I wonder if trifle is called trifle because it was once served on trifle? That is what my father called our everyday pewter when I was young Trifle How interesting One could serve trifle on trifle to a man at dinner who later trifles with Could we return to the topic at hand? Celia interrupted pointedlyDaphne looked innocent I did not realize we had left it CeliaIt cracked me up But it wasn’t just the women who seemed like of a real unit The men were abrasive and joking with each other too I think we’re finally getting to see them act like a close group togetherThe only complaint I had was that the pacing felt a bit slow in the middle I still enjoyed it but it broke the momentum enough that I couldn’t love itI cannot wait until next May so I can finally get my hands on the next book The author has been teasing me with little fascinating snippets of Castleford’s life and personality since the first book He was almost unlikable in the first book but something about him was just so compelling that he stole the show every time he came on scene I’ve loved watching him grow with each book His attitude on Tuesdays cracks me up I have to end this review before I write a book myself but let me leave you with some great uotes involving Castleford that I found in this book Maybe it’ll whet your appetite enough to want to read about him too ;page 170You came too early You are supposed to come at night Ten o'clock would be good tomorrow There is a pugilist match to see and we can find some whores later I hope you like common ones I have never understood men paying a hundred pounds for what can be bought for a shillingI don't like them too commonI do Common and lusty and fun No sad stories of being driven to sin by poverty either There's plenty who like the tradepage 172I remember it well All these men salivating over the pretty virgin I have never understood the fascination with them Virgins For dynastic reasons it is wise to marry one but that first night has to be clumsySo you were not interested yourself?Hell no Nor in the mother although she had something to her You could tell she knew her trade But if I wanted to swive a woman who subjects me to salons and assemblies and expects diamonds for the effort I would just get marriedpage 247He ran his fingers through his hair And froze What the hell He groped around his head trying to make sense of what he did and did not feel I had my man cut it while you slept Castleford said It looks much better now He did a fine job of it Jonathan glared at him You go too far I can't be seen around town with a man whose hair is so unfashionable You will thank me once you see it The women will be swarming you nowpage 282Rather suddenly Castleford did not appear very drunk at all Sly intelligence showed in the gaze he settled on Jonathanpage 342They should have used me during the war not you Albrighton I have a knack for this investigating business My analytical powers even impressed me this week Being a duke probably helps too In investigating? Probably so Also in impressing yourself and in convincing yourself you have the right to interferepage 343So I went there Hence my sore ass I did not want to waste too much time on this and thought riding cross country would be best I asked some polite and discreet uestions and You are incapable of being discreet so you are already turning this tale to make yourself look better Hawkeswell said

DOC ï Sinful in Satin ☆ Madeline Hunter

Sinful in SatinWay Alessandra intended Celia hopes to make her own life on her own terms however and moves into the house only to discover one legacy an enigmatic handsome tenant who knows her mother’s plans for her future rather too wellJonathan thinks he is on a sim This is the third in a series and there's enough entwining that it's probably a good idea to read them in order You get enough backgrounding that things will make sense and all but knowing the details will be a richer read Actually I take that back The prior novels give you a view of Celia that completely enhances the reading of this one Seeing her fatalism and determination holding steady over those novels illuminates this one in important ways that I highly recommendThis is the kind of story that Madeline Hunter was born to tell I've mentioned before that she tells stories with the emotions ramped up and that she does it well enough that those emotions still feel earned This story has built in emotional story bombs shows them to you telegraphs the explosion then teases you just a little bit and then sets them off And I mean that in the best possible way And no I don't mean it is predictable plot or character wise because it isn't I just mean that the emotional impact and catharsis is easy to see coming and that Hunter delivers with focused intensity when it comesCelia is in a really tough position It's not just that her mother was a well known courtesan It's that her mother had Celia live with her for a year for training and then solicited bids for who would be her first protector And for all that was six years ago that kind of thing leaves a mark So Celia absolutely knows that any relationship except for the expected one where she accepts the fate her mother had planned for her and that she's been avoiding for six years with anyone with any degree of standing in society is completely out of the uestion So it's not so much that she's a realist as it is that she's had practicality forced on her with a shovel She accepts reality but you can see how much it chafes at the same time And I really loved her courage and determination even as she has a completely understandable sense of futility and fatalism underlying her hopeAnd I liked Jonathan too He has some of the same problems with society unacknowledged bastard son of someone so it makes complete sense that they would form a bond as each can easily sympathize with the other And he's one of those decent men you get sometimes who can do difficult things without letting them break him or make him into the monster he fears becoming It doesn't hurt that I found his situation fascinating and was pulled in by his investigations and discoveries And of course he's kind of the ideal man for Celia and that's always engagingAnyway this was a solid four stars all the way through The only reason it wasn't higher is because the emotional stakes were so high that I feared Hunter bungling it at some point I needn't have The eventual resolution and relief of knowing I was in such good hands lets me give this the five stars it really deserves in the endA note about Steamy So Celia has this training And I'm not sure how that works and still leaves her a virgin but there you go There are three or four explicit sex scenes though all but the first are relatively short So this is on the border between the middle and high part of my steam tolerance And yes they were pretty steamy because of all that leet pro training