The Stall (Pony In Training eUsness by which he treats the sexualncounters He s actually looking for love and knows that sex doesn t always lead to something long lasting I wish the story had revolved around him since he was the most likable and fully fleshed out character of the whole storyThis was a story full of THIEME Atlas of Anatomy eroticncounters taking place in the setting of a sensual Regency manor Seeing the primly dressed guests in such Sanibel Virgin eroticncounters certainly grabs the reader s attention and sets a heart pounding pace At times it felt that the sexual Way of the Shaman encounters overwhelmed the story which didn t leave much room for character development Fans ofrotica will definitely be drawn to this book and others wanting an Gallowglass escape into a steamy fantasy world will also want to pick this up and add Janet Mullany to their list of go to authors forscapism Loved this one Haters of Fifty Shades of Grey and the less straitlaced fans of Jane Austen will The Inclusion Imperative enjoy this novel Enjoyable characters an actual plot a theme or two and sex any which way you want it I read it on Netgalley but definitely buying when it comes out August 28 2012 Full review on soon Louisa who is called LouLou or Lou throughout the book is an Austen scholar and recent widow as her husband died in an accident Seeing her depressed her friends Chris and Peter think to reanimate her back to the living by inviting her to get out of her Montana ranch and partake in what shenjoys the most a Jane Austen themed getaway in EnglandChris and Peter are renovating a Georgian home rud to be where Jane Austen once stayed and urge her to join them make a first run of the place utilizing her historical know how to make sure things are accurate to the time period They The Public-Private Partnership Handbook explain there will be several guests there as well dressing the part and living life games food dress as if they were really in Jane Austen sraBecause the Georgian What Next After School ? estate was where she married her husband Lou agrees to go hoping her dead husband s ghost will haunt her But there is no room for ghosts at Hidden Paradise only naughty guests who partake in any conceivable sex act with any available partnerAmong the guests Lou meets Mac Darcy Salazar a journalist who is hired by the owners of thestate to get the word out on their about to open resort as well as Rob the Head Footman servant hired at Hidden ParadiseAt first Mac s let s just have sex with no strings attached attracts Lou since she walks in on Mac and another guest having sex and she knows Emerging Markets exactly what she s getting into But when things start to get serious between them and Lou fears she s not honoring her husband s memory she suddenly takes a step backspecially when she catches Mac in the action again without herWanting to keep her adventures at Hidden Paradise untethered she turns to Rob the gorgeous and very young Footman A Home of Another Kind everyone at the resort wants to get their hands on Lou takes his virginity and teaches him the many pleasures of sexNiggling at the back of her mind though is her fantasy of having a m nage with two men In her fantasies she d love to have Mac and Rob at the same time but since thingsnded with Mac Lou thinks her fantasy will never come trueMeanwhile Mac has been reeling from the loss of his time with Lou as he started having feelings for her as well Seeing her with Rob a much younger and handsome man he wishes he hadn t screwed literally things up with Lou If only there was something he could do to make Lou be his again What I liked about Hidden Paradise1 Discovery Lou and Mac make a discovery on the grounds of the Georgian The Voyage of the Norman D., As Told by the Cabin Boy estate and it wasxciting to see them handling things Made me wonder what would I do if I found a treasure But that wasn t the only Discovery made at the state Lou finds out something about her late husband that made me go OMFG My heart just broke for her 2 Cover It s amazing and definitely a Cover Lust for me As soon as I saw the cover I just knew I had to read this book Smile What I disliked about Hidden Paradise1 Names It Was Very Names It was very to get into a sex scene with Lou Mac and Rob For some reason the names make me think of plumbers or mechanics and there s nothing wrong with plumbers or mechanics but there s supposed to be a girl in there somewhere I m probably nitpicking but I would have preferred if the author had kept Louisa as her name instead of Lou2 Format There was a jumping back of forth of POV s within chapters I don t mind a change of POV but doing it in such a close succession made it seem like tennis match reading going back and forth3 Mac As much as I tried I just couldn t get down with this character First they called him Darcy his middle name no doubt trying to tie in the Jane Austen JA theme together but he was nothing close to JA s Darcy He was twice divorced and had a daughter with one of his x wives This already raises red flags with me as it makes me wonder why is he failing in his relationships But aside from that he just acts like a horny teenager fucking anything in sight You would think a man of his age going through two divorces and a child would maybe settle down somewhat Maybe le sigh4 Germaphobe My germaphobic side reared it s ugly head while reading Hidden Paradise I just couldn t understand what the purpose of this resort was Was it a costume sex club Are those ven legalThere was so much talk of getting permits and grants to continue the renovation and how they wanted to open the house up to guests tc But "All The While I M Thinking They Are Going To "the while I m thinking They are going to out the same clothes to people who want to stay there meanwhile they are all having sex in them Didn t we learn something from Monica Lewinsky and her famous stained dress And imagine the bed sheets if they make it to the bed Definitely recommend taking a black light if you ver stay there and don t touch the furniture Just gross LOL5 M nage The m nage which was the only reason I kept reading between Rob Mac and Lou was anti climatic I wish there had been to it instead
It Didn T Read Well didn t read well wasn t very hottt sad julie Fellow Readers I realize I have weird hang ups that get in the way of me njoying a book so if you aren t a germaphobe like me don t mind jumping POV s and can look past names then you will njoy this bookPlease disregard my review and make sure to get your copy of Hidden Paradise which releases on Tuesday September 18 2012httpreadourlipsblogblogspotcom2. Of upstairs downstairs dalliances who piues Louisa's curiosity and libido most He's a dilettante straight out of a novel uninhibited unapologetic and nearly insatiable But Lou's not romantic about this much at least Paradise Hall is a gorgeous fantasy nothing A lover like Mac is pure fiction And the real world beckons. On paper Hidden Paradise sounds like a book that I would love Lou a recent widow decides to go on a Jane Austen retreat It s an all inclusive vacation complete with period costumes but with the convenience of modern plumbing The trip promises to have sumptuous balls men in tight breeches and the promise of a romantic interlude Sounds great right Unfortunately a good premise does not always make a good book and I found myself wondering where this one went wrongThe book is told from multiple points of views Normally I am not a big fan of multi POVs but I can understand them if they add something to the story However it did not add anything in this case There were at least 4 or 5 POVs in this book which was too many for a book this length It actually detracted from the main characters Lou and Mac often having us go off on tangents with other characters that were interesting but unnecessary I also found it hard to believe that all of the people coming to the resort were so open to having sexual relations with perfect strangers It was like a giant Austen orgy Maybe I am naive but I found it weird that veryone was so willing to go at it with Sexy, Healthy, Food - 25 Clean-eats, Gluten-free Recipes everyone and anyone usually with people they had just met Outdoors in a sauna threesomes multiple partners in one daythe list goes on The love scenes are plentyrotic and uite imaginative but I just couldn t get into them This probably had to do with my next issue below While the characters were interesting I didn t feel a huge attachment to any of them I liked Lou and Mac together but their behavior was confusing Both profess to having feelings for the other one minute but then both jump into bed with other people the next Lou has a fling with Rob the 19 year old head footman I really liked Rob but was a little uncomfortable with the age difference between the two I don t think she took advantage of him he s uite willing but I would have felt a little better with it had he been a couple of years older There were many secondary characters as well but again I didn t have any strong feelings towards any of them I wish I could give Hidden Paradise a higher rating but there was just something missing I found myself indifferent to the characters and their fates and trying to read as fast as I could to finish it I was happy when Lou and Mac finally got their HEA but I didn t get that sigh worthy satisfied feeling I usually get after reading a really good romance If you re a die hard Jane Austen fans might want to give this a go for novelty s sake Everyone Marketing Excellence 3 else should probably skip it I received this book free of charge from the publisher inxchange for an honest review This in no way affected my opinion or review of this book This book was provided to the reviewer by the author in YARN Essentials exchange for an honest review at SeductiveMusingsblogspotcomAt first glance Hidden Louisa Connelly is still grieving over her husband s death but finally decides to go to Paradise Hall a resort where people dress up in Georgian clothes andnjoy Georgian past times From the beginning it s Wild Wicked Scot (Highland Grooms, easy to see that Louisa really misses her husband Julian and can barely force herself to leave her home She s probably the best developed characters out of thentire cast with her loss and her need to move beyond the loss I really didn t feel that much for her one way or another though which leads me to the biggest problem I had with the book There re a lot of characters in the book not just Louisa and Mac and it s certainly not a romance focused on Louisa and Mac While there is romance going on we see into the lives of a lot of other people Chris and Peter owners of Paradise Hall and Rob a teenager who s hired to be a liveried servant among other guests I feel like "with this many characters the author barely brushed the surface of their motions "this many characters the author barely brushed the surface of their motions depth She didn t really The Walters Art Museum the Art of Ancient Greece explore any characters deeply other than sticking them with some problem and having them solve it I didn t connect with any characters I was told what they felt but I just couldn t get into their heads and understand them and the reasons for their actions There s a lot of sex scenes in the book Part of Paradise Hall s appeal is the uninhibited nature of its guests However none of the sex scenes really contributed to the story other than just being there Injoyed a lot of the witty banter between the characters but since they always talked in such a lighthearted way about sex I didn t see any deeper American Nietzsche emotions behind the actions I definitely didn t understand why Mac s suddenly in love with Louisa I actually finished the book pretty uickly so I guess Injoyed it but it s not something I d think twice about after reading I d say give it a try if you have some time but there re better romance books out thereA copy was provided by publisher for reviewSee of My Review At Reading By review at Reading by Fire This book was fantastic I loved the Art, Culture, and Cuisine emotional journey that Lou finds herself on She is trying to deal with grief denial anger betrayal guilt lust and love all at the same time Lou is trying to maintain a connection to her recently deceased husband while also trying tostablish new romantic connections She finds herself back in time while visiting the newly renovated Paradise Hall a project of good friends of hers While there Lou realizes that she is not going to find the connection to her husband she was looking for but she may be able to love again Lou struggles with the guilt of letting her husband go and the fear of connecting with someone new and risking loss again When Lou discovers that her Berlioz and His Century extreme happiness with her husband may not have been all that she thought it was she is thrown intoven Aristotles Rhetoric emotional turmoil Her new friends and potential love interests Mac and Rob are there to help her sort through some of hermotions and her desires But can Blood Runs Green either of them be strongnough to help Lou regain Charting an Empire emotional stability When I saw the description for this book I was all over it Grieving Jane Austen scholar goes to an Austen themed resort for a much needed break from widowhood and gets it on in a variety of ways what s not to likeThe characters in this book and the problems theyxperience are real and are handled in an understated manner The story is told in a shifting POV third person narrative that bounces between the two main characters Lou and Mac and two major secondary. Louisa Connelly a recently widowed Jane Austen scholar needs some relief from her stifling world When a friend calls to offer her a temporary Colored Property escape from her Montana ranch she is whisked into a dizzying world of sumptuous food flowing wineandndless temptationShe's an honored guest at Paradise Hall an English resort. .
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Characters Rob and Peter I appreciated that Desire and Truth each secti Received from Harleuin through NetGalleyLouisa Lou Connelly an American Jane Austen scholar who has recently been widowed after only five years of marriage is finding it very hard to come to terms with the loss of her beloved Julian while at home on their Montana ranch Wh ORIGINAL POST HIDDEN PARADISE Is Good Dirty FunHIDDEN PARADISEby Janet MullanyHarleuin HN August 28 2012Paperback and E BookTimed E Galley loaned by publisher via NetGalleyNo remuneration wasxchanged and all opinions herein The Exiles Gallery except as noted are my own CALL IT SENSE AND Sensuality or let s talk about the purple passionLouisa Connelly a recently widowed Jane Austen scholar needs some relief from her stifling world When a friend calls to offer her a temporaryscape from her Montana ranch she is whisked into a dizzying world of sumptuous food flowing wineand Dislocating China endless temptation She s an honored guest at Paradise Hall an English resort boasting the fullxperience of an authentic Georgian country house weekend Liveried servants tend to the Childerley every need of houseguests clad in meticulous period costume snug breeches low cut silken gowns and negligible undergarments It s Mac Salazar a journalist immersing himself fully deeply lustily in the naughty pleasures of upstairs downstairs dalliances who piues Louisa s curiosity and libido most He s a dilettante straight out of a novel uninhibited unapologetic and nearly insatiable But Lou s not romantic about this much at least Paradise Hall is a gorgeous fantasy nothing A lover like Mac is pure fiction And the real world beckons wwwjanetmullanycomI reallynjoyed this book I thought it was a ghost paranormal then realized it wasn t But by the time I figured out the only supernatural Cultural Excursions element was the men sndurance I was hooked and I wasn t about to put it down There s a lovely romance here with unapologetic sex No Oh this is morally wrong or I am such a slut from the heroine Of course there is a little bit of the I m betraying my dead husband by sleeping with another man but she gets over it fast And it s smart too with good historical references and informative dialogueLouisa is the widow who is trying to come back to life Her gay complex best friends Mac the Mr Darcy of the story I m not uite sure if Rob the footman has an analogue or if he is just a strictly modern personality Mullany really nails the nineteen year old s behaviors and his interests As soon as Mullany has Louisa call Mac Mr Darcy in my head he looks and moves like Colin Firth in P and P Louisa seems a bit of an intellectual sort but passionate and uninhibited with a capacity to love deeplyThe story does wander a little bit and needs some rails to get it back on track But in the Cruelty and Laughter end all that wandering leads to some steamy contentAt one pointarly on Louisa Cop Knowledge experiences something that feels like betrayal Later somethinglse puts that into perspective It was one of those things that when it is well written it is as shocking to the reader as it would be to the character and it can transfer with anger into real life It was completely unexpected It s as if your friend did something in a dream that pissed you off in the dream but then when you wake up you are still angry about what happened in the dream And Cultural Aesthetics exciting good things are afoot as wellI thoroughlynjoyed the characters the story and the romance in this book It felt like a different sort of romance novel And it was much better than many of the Austenesue books I have readI would actually love to see a project like this with all the mod cons however as this hotel was being kitted out I wouldn t want to be living alla the Regency period at a resort Playing at it would be fine I think this is brought out a bit for Class and Conformity example the rooms have bathsGood dirty fun with lots of baths and all kinds of dalliance that would makeven Lydia Bennett blushI HIGHLY RECOMMEND From the moment I read this book s synopsis I knew I was in for something unexpected As a fan of Jane Austen and the Regency Descartes and His Contemporaries era I m accustomed to books featuring this time period to be sensual but not blatantly sexual Hidden Paradise is in your face hot steamy and sexually adventurous This book would make Jane Austen blushLouisa Connelly is visiting friends in England to get over the grief of her husband s death by immersing herself in the fantasy Regency world created for the paying public At first she s surprised by the openly sexual assignations going on around her but soon finds herself drawn to journalist Mac Salazar After a few steamyncounters she backs off over guilt for putting the past behind her She just wanted fun but got serious declarations from him that she was unprepared for Instead she goes for the naive Rob who s got family issues but is drawn to the older and teacher like Lou Her time with him is clearly for fun After an out of the blue revelation about her dead husband she runs back home to completely purge herself of the past and it s then that she opens her heart to the possibilities Mac offers if only she can decide what to do with Rob who s come home with her Louisa s personality fluctuated from prim schoolteacher to naughty seductress so I never felt like I had a true understanding of her character It seemed like men to her were merely a substitute for her dead husband Even after the revelation and her admission to Mac of her true feelings I still didn t feel that she could love anyone
and Mac relationship as well as her and Rob s relationship felt superficial and based only on sex I applaud her reawakening but never felt a connection to herMac came off as being a hound dog His first introduction involved him and another female and he spent time with almost High Tide at Midnight every female character or at least watching them in compromising positions He s a journalist but we see him doing his job only once or twice He d much rather spend the time chasing after Lou It seemed unrealistic for him to have such strong feelings for Lou soarly on considering that they "Spent So Little Time "so little time together outside the bedroom Him chasing Lou all the way across the ocean was a romantic gesture that I hope bodes well for their featureRob was a character that stood out in that we saw the difficult family life that he was desperate to overcome I applaud his loyalty to his family and the serio. Boasting the full Education and Equality experience of an authentic Georgian country house weekend Liveried servants tend tovery need of houseguests clad in meticulous period costume snug breeches low cut silken gowns and negligible undergarmentsIt's Mac Salazar a journalist immersing himself fully deeply lustily in the naughty pleasures. .her and mac