Synopsis: Handsome, wealthy and respected, Sir Mark Turner is the most sought-after bachelor in all of London—and he's known far and wide for his irreproachable character. But behind his virtuous reputation lies a passionate nature he keeps carefully in check...until he meets the beautiful Jessica Farleigh, the woman he's waited for all his life. But Jessica is a courtesan, not the genteel lady Sir Mark believes. Desperate to be free of a life she despises, she seizes her chance when Mark's enemies make her an offer she can't refuse: seduce Mark and tarnish his good name, and a princely sum will be hers. Yet as she comes to know the man she's sworn to destroy, Jessica will be forced to choose between the future she needs…and the love she knows is impossible (from the back of the book)
Review: As the second in Milan's Turner Series, I would have read this one on the strength of the first alone. However, the premise intrigued me and I was interested to see how she handled it. I was not disappointed. Milan did a superb job of making Mark chaste without being a prude. I would highly recommend this book as a satisfying read, unusual in a good way.
Prude Notes: The first two sex scenes are masturbation, although there is not actual body parts described. Those, along with the two regular sex scenes, are easy to avoid. However, given that the whole story hinged on the hero being a virgin, you might not want to avoid some of them.
Bookmarks: 7 of 10
Date Finished: 7-20-2012