Simply Sweet

I decided to cut my teeth on a short story by a new reader to me, Courtney Milan. Miss Milan has many books out and after reading this fun little romp, she's now graced my TBR list on goodreads. Please follow me and let's share shelves!

FEBRUARY  BOUDOIR  READ

2/23  TO  2/28

A Right Honorable Gentleman     by:     Courtney Milan

BLURB:

Miss Catherine Hooks is one of the best governesses in all of England; her employer, the Right Honorable Edward Glennon, is one of the busiest men. The fact that they’ve fallen in love is immaterial. Honorable people in their situation do not mention such things. But Edward’s son is on the verge of leaving for school, and when Cat asks for the only thing she can demand under the circumstances—a reference and help finding a new position—she discovers that even a right honorable gentleman has his limits…

Note: A Right Honorable Gentleman is a short story of about 7,000 words, and it was previously published in the anthologyPremiere.

Lingerie:  Adore Me                                  Regency Phrase: Toad-eaten = Flattered and made up to

Dark Navy Blue and fits like a comfortable slip. In my world you can't go wrong with polka dots and this easy flowing slip is graced with them. Legs tucked under and a nice fire is called for with this week's lingerie pick and Courtney Milan's short story is just the thing. Adorning the bodice and the edge of the skirting is a measure of delightful lace. It's a wonderful cross between lingerie and lounge wear.

 

~Shannon

Love Is In The Air

We start off February, the month of love, with a huge debut from the eagerly anticipated author, Renee Ann Miller. I can't tell you how many times I had to endure reading reviews from ARC readers on this one and salivating over its release. This promises to be a steamy historical read. I've had this one on pre-order for 2 months.

FEBRUARY  BOUDOIR  READ

2/1  TO  2/14

FIRST IN THE INFAMOUS LORDS Series:
Never Dare a Wicked Earl    by:       Renee Ann Miller

BLURB:

They are the infamous lords, unrepentant rogues whose bad behavior makes for good gossip among the ton. But these sexy scoundrels have stories no one knows. And it takes a special touch to reveal the true hearts behind their devilish disguises . . .

Known as a brazen philanderer, Hayden Milton, Earl of Westfield, is almost done in by a vengeful mistress who aims a gun at a rather essential part of his anatomy—but ends up wounding his thigh instead. Recuperating in his London townhouse, Hayden is confronted by his new medical attendant. Sophia Camden intrigues him, for behind her starched uniform is an enticing beauty better suited for bedding than dispensing salves and changing bandages.
 
Unshaken by his arrogance, not to mention impropriety, Sophia offers Hayden a dare: allow her ten days to prove her competency. If she resigns in exasperation like her two predecessors, she will be beholden to this wicked seducer. As a battle of wills begins, Sophia finds herself distracted by the earl’s muscular physique . . . and discovers that the man within longs only for a second chance to love.

Lingerie by: AdoreMe         Regency Phrase: Too ripe and ready by half = Always up to something ;)

This reads lingerie is such a beautiful piece. It's elegant and sexy. It's demure and naughty. It's sweet and steamy. The perfect pairing for this debut novel. The bodice is made of black stretch lace with the sweetest color of blushing pink so beautifully embossed that it almost shimmers. Matching satin ribbon sewn into the empire waistline and gathered with a tiny bow, pulls together the soft gathered chiffon tulle. It moves freely and the straps stay put. This Valentine's Day wear emphasis all the right places and is a complimentary style for any shape.

~ Shannon

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

BLURB:

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.

 

Building my TBR shelf on goodreads, come check it out.
~Shannon