Claiming the Courtesan by Anna Campbell

Setting-1825, Late Regency


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 taming her. Flying in the face of society, he decides to make her his bride; then, she vanishes, seemingly into thin air.

Dire circumstances have forced Verity Ashton to barter her innocence and change her name for the sake of her family. But Kylemore destroys her plans for a respectable life when he discovers her safe haven. He kidnaps her, sweeping her away to his hunting lodge in Scotland, where he vows to bend her to his will.

There he seduces her anew. Verity spends night after night with him in his bed . . . and though she still dreams of escape and independence, she knows she can never flee the unexpected, unwelcome love for the proud, powerful lover who claims her both body and soul.

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Wow-another great book from my now favourite author of Victorian! I started off hating the hero and then totally falling in love with him by the end! It’s also such a beautiful story about how love can heal the wounds of the past. Verity and Justin are a perfect match! The plot was hooking and I found I could not keep away from this book for too long-I would be itching to read it! Can’t wait for the next book from this author! Well done!


Plot Rating-4.5/5


Final Verdict-Very dark and very intense but a wonderful and powerful love story. Highly original.


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  1. I read her other book–I forget what it was called, but the cover had a picture of a man’s face on it. I didn’t like it too much. But I’ll try this one out. It seems interesting enough.

    • You mean ‘Tempt the Devil!’ Yes, well actually my favourite of her novels is ‘Untouched.’ Have you heard of it?

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