Cuddling Up

I couldn't resist reading another book in the Ravenals series by Lisa Kleypas. She has won a favored place in my heart. I've enjoyed everything I've read by this author. I hope you love this book as much as I have....I couldn't wait. I've already read it!

FEBRUARY  BOUDOIR  READ

2/15  TO  2/22

Devil in Spring     by:     Lisa Kleypas

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An eccentric wallflower  . . .
Most debutantes dream of finding a husband. Lady Pandora Ravenel has different plans. The ambitious young beauty would much rather stay at home and plot out her new board game business than take part in the London Season. But one night at a glittering society ball, she’s ensnared in a scandal with a wickedly handsome stranger.

A cynical rake . . .
After years of evading marital traps with ease, Gabriel, Lord St. Vincent, has finally been caught by a rebellious girl who couldn’t be less suitable. In fact, she wants nothing to do with him. But Gabriel finds the high-spirited Pandora irresistible. He’ll do whatever it takes to possess her, even if their marriage of convenience turns out to be the devil’s own bargain.

A perilous plot  . . .
After succumbing to Gabriel’s skilled and sensuous persuasion, Pandora agrees to become his bride. But soon she discovers that her entrepreneurial endeavors have accidentally involved her in a dangerous conspiracy—and only her husband can keep her safe. As Gabriel protects her from their unknown adversaries, they realize their devil’s bargain may just turn out to be a match made in heaven . . .

Lingerie:   Adore Me                                                        Regency Phrase: Well-inlaid = Rich

This book's lingerie match was made before I finished the book! But after reading it I can't believe how close I've come to making the perfect choice. There is a delightful scene, after the midway point, where our heroine is caught in her corset. You'll have to read to find out. As for this corset, it is perhaps the most comfortable thing I've ever tried on. The champagne color is simply gorgeous and the lace is made of cotton so that it's heavy enough to lay flat. Easy lacing up the back need only be done once because the front is closed with a placket of hook and eye. I believe this is still available at AdoreMe and I highly recommend it. What a lovely Valentine month pick this is.

~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

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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

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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.

 

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