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A Courtesan's Guide to Getting Your Man : by Celeste Bradley, Susan Donovan

Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Regency London’s most celebrated courtesan, The Blackbird, was a woman before her time—uninhibited, financially independent, and free to live by her own rules. Schooled in the sensual arts by the one man she loved the most, she recorded every wicked detail in her diaries…
When Boston museum curator Piper Chase-Pierpont unearths The Blackbird’s steamy memoirs, she’s aroused and challenged by what she finds. Could the courtesan’s diaries be used as a modern girl’s guide to finding love and empowerment? One curious curator—and one very lucky man—are about to find out…

Good Reads Summary

This novel will surprise the reader.  The novel is not a typical romance.  The main character, Piper, finds journals detailing how to explore sexual freedom.  *warning Some of the scenes are graphic and contain explicit content, definitely intended for 18 and older.  Piper begins to gain confidence in herself and slowly blossoms from shy and frumpy to sexy and sultry.  She captures the interest of Magnus, a man who had previously turned her down.  The reader will really like the main character, she is sweet, sassy, and fun.  Her attempts to interest Magnus will keep the reader interested and make the pages turn effortlessly.  The reader will enjoy the courtesan part of the novel, although it may be a little too informative and glorifying the concept of the courtesan for some readers.  The plot is not unique, but works well in this novel.  Some of the negatives the reader may find: Piper is a little too obsessed with Magnus, some of the scenes are explicit, etc...  Many seasoned romance readers will enjoy these fresh new voices in the genre.  This novel is recommended for adults who love happy endings and romantic encounters. 

I received this novel for review, this in no way affects my review. 

4 stars


  1. I started this but couldn't get into it at the time. Maybe the beginning just put it too smack into edge of erotic for my tastes.
    I'm not sure where my review copy came from. ??? weird right?
    I'm glad you enjoyed it.

  1. Anonymous said...:

    It was pretty good, not for someone who didn't enjoy romance :) That's so weird? It just appeard in the mail with no email? I guess you can always use it for a giveaway :) Krystal