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mobi ô The Courtesan ☆ Julia Justiss After surviving Waterloo Captain Jack Carrington returns home to take up his family duties and find himself a wife Until he encounters Lady Belle the most beautiful and celebrated courtesan in all of LondonAfter the death of her long term protect Loved the female protagonist strong intelligent warrior woman

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doc ´ The Courtesan ¸ Paperback read à After surviving Waterloo Captain Jack Carrington returns home to take up his family duties and find himself a wife Until he encounters Lady Belle the most beautiful and celebrated courtesan in all of LondonAfter the death of her long term protector Belle intends to spurn the entreaties of her L Or Belle intends to spurn the entreaties of her London admirers and retreat to her country manor Then a fencing match gone wrong with the arresting Jack Carrington upsets all her careful plansWho is the mysterious Belle? A jaded Cyprian seeking a I decided to try a full length novel by this author since I'd enjoyed her novella AN HONEST BARGAIN in Harleuin's Officer's Bride collection After reading the back cover description I was a little worried that this would be a lust fest book but I was pleasantly surprised If you're sick of domineering men who ignore what the women want then you'll love this book because Jack was so wonderfully respectful of Belle He was kind and gentle yet never appeared weak I really like that he wanted Belle to come to him willingly or he was prepared not to have her at all So many romances are filled with men who have an I love you and you're going to do what I say attitude so Jack was a really refreshing change from that kind of nonsense I was also worried that I wouldn't like Belle since she was basically a one man prostitute But Belle had been forced into that life and had never wanted to become any man's harlot I ended up really liking her and feeling for her I felt that she and Jack really complimented each other and it was easy to cheer for them to be together The attraction between them was based on than sex which is also a welcome change in the romance world I could see why these two should be together I also like how the problems keeping them apart were compelling than just stupid pride or big misunderstandings There were real issues to be dealt with and obstacles that seemed insurmountable My only complaint was that I felt the ended was a little too good to be true which is where the book lost a star I found it a little hard to believe that Belle would have been accepted by society no matter who was supporting her or who her relations were The ton was very unforgiving But that's a minor flaw and I still think the book is worth a read I will be on the lookout for books by this author

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The CourtesanNew protector? A kind friend who helps those in need? A mistress of sensual delight who can lead a man into irredeemable folly? Though Belle is a woman Jack can neither afford to keep nor dare to marry he is willing to risk everything to find ou Both a sweet romance with a fairy tale ending and a dark story of rape and abuse The Courtesan is a well written regency historical Our heroine Constance is a well bred girl left abandoned at an inn after the death of her mother Tricked into living with a licentious peer she becomes his courtesan for 6 years blackmailed into staying at his side or risk exposing her sister to scandal When Bellingham dies the Lady Belle seeks to escape all men's notice which of course makes her noticeable especially to returning war hero Captain Jack