Classic Book Boyfriend

Another classic from Johanna Lindsey. The much beloved Mallory series, book #1.

JANUARY BOUDOIR READ

1/18  TO  1/31

"Love Only Once"     by:     Johanna Lindsey

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The exquisite niece of Lord Edward and Lady Charlotte Malory, Regina Ashton is outraged over her abduction by the arrogant, devilishly handsome Nicholas Eden—and is determined to make the rogue pay . . . with his heart.

A golden-haired seducer, Nicholas has been hardened by a painful secret in his past. And now that he has besmirched Reggie's good name, the hot-tempered lady has vowed to wed him. Her fiery beauty stirs Nicholas as no woman ever has—and the rake arouses Reggie's passion to an unendurable level. Such uncontrolled desires can lead only to dangerous misunderstandings . . . and, perhaps, to a love that can live only once in a lifetime.


Lingerie by: AdoreMe                                          Regency Phrase: Lawks = Vulgar exclamation

There's noting quite so decadent and fun than reading romance while wearing beautiful lingerie.

I couldn't wait to get this in the mail. It reminded me of a pirate princess. I'm not sure why, perhaps the black color and all that lacing. This is the first corset I ever tried on. It's flattering and gives a wonderful illusion of a nice waistline. Once the lacing is in place, a hidden zipper makes dressing and undressing easy-peasy. Of course I couldn't resist the polka dots. I love the polka dots.

 

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~Shannon

Mystery Express

This week is a turn from my usual romance into a twisted mystery within a mystery. In the same vein as Agatha Christie a wonderful murder mystery unfolds under the guise of a clever manuscript. Truth is often stranger than fiction.

JANUARY BOUDOIR READ

1/5  TO  1/17

Magpie Murders      by:     Anthony Horowitz

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Moriarty and Trigger Mortis, this fiendishly brilliant, riveting thriller weaves a classic whodunit worthy of Agatha Christie into a chilling, ingeniously original modern-day mystery.

When editor Susan Ryeland is given the manuscript of Alan Conway’s latest novel, she has no reason to think it will be much different from any of his others. After working with the bestselling crime writer for years, she’s intimately familiar with his detective, Atticus Pünd, who solves mysteries disturbing sleepy English villages. An homage to queens of classic British crime such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers, Alan’s traditional formula has proved hugely successful. So successful that Susan must continue to put up with his troubling behavior if she wants to keep her job.

Conway’s latest tale has Atticus Pünd investigating a murder at Pye Hall, a local manor house. Yes, there are dead bodies and a host of intriguing suspects, but the more Susan reads, the more she’s convinced that there is another story hidden in the pages of the manuscript: one of real-life jealousy, greed, ruthless ambition, and murder.

Masterful, clever, and relentlessly suspenseful, Magpie Murders is a deviously dark take on vintage English crime fiction in which the reader becomes the detective.


Lingerie by: AdoreMe                                       Regency Phrase: Lud = Polite exclamation

A soft wine colored cammie and matching lace shorts seemed like the obvious pick for a mystery novel. The flip side of the camisole is sewn peek-a-book style in the same lace as the comfy bottoms. They are a bit of a surprise. Sexy and practical. I love that AdoreMe offers plus sizes too, with models showcasing everything a woman who loves lingerie needs. 

 

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~Shannon

 

Vacation Slumberland

After Christmas I chose to do nothing else but read. Elizabeth Hoyt's enchanting novella took me away for an afternoon of total escapism. 

JANUARY BOUDOIR READ

1/1  TO  1/4

"Once Upon a Christmas Eve"     by:     Elizabeth Hoyt

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Adam Rutledge, Viscount d’Arque, really rather loathes Christmas. The banal cheerfulness. The asinine party games. And, worst of all, the obligatory trip to the countryside. His grandmother, however, loves the holiday—and Adam loves his grandmother, so he’ll brave the fiercest snowstorm to please her. But when their carriage wheel snaps, they’re forced to seek shelter at the home of the most maddening, infuriating, and utterly beguiling woman he’s ever met . . .

Sarah St. John really rather loathes rakes. The self-satisfied smirks. The sly predatory gazes. Oh, and the constant witty banter rife with double meaning. But in the spirit of the season, she’ll welcome this admittedly handsome viscount into her home. But as the snowstorm rages, the Yule log crackles, and the tension rises, Sarah and Adam find themselves locked in a fiery, passionate kiss. If love is the true meaning of Christmas, it’s the one gift this mismatched pair can’t wait to unwrap.

Lingerie by: AdoreMe                        Regency Phrase: Fair gutfounded = Very hungry

What a wonderful week of reading. Lounging in this soft as silk and giving as spandex slip was a slice of heaven. Slimming cobalt set off by lacy cerulean blue makes a tempting combination and AdoreMe knows how to do it right. The only thing missing is a glass of eggnog. 

 

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Happy Reading

~Shannon