Love’s Portrait (Erotic Historical Romance)

Love’s Portrait (Erotic Historical Romance)

Love's Portrait (Erotic Historical Romance)

One woman’s rebellious act; One man’s quest for seduction; A portrait that ignites a scandalous passion ~ ~ ~

When Julia Westgard commissions a nude portrait of herself, the painting is much more than a rebellious act. It’s an attempt to regain her self-worth after years of a loveless, repressive marriage to her late husband. But the private portrait puts her directly in the path of Morgan St. Claire, one of the Marlborough Set’s most notorious seducers. A man who doesn’t t

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  1. M. Whitmore "lovetoreadforfun"
    35 of 39 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Love’s Portrait, January 6, 2012
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    Love’s Portrait is a sexy and sweet story about a woman who doesn’t want to lose herself to another man and a man who has finally realized that what he has been rejecting all along, is something that he truly wants.

    Julia’s late husband was a controlling and abusive man. When he died, Julia vowed to never be under a man’s control again. In the spirit of doing something daring, Julia posed for a naked portrait. No one is to ever see it. It is for her eyes only, a way to remind her of the independence she wants to hold onto. Morgan St. Claire gets a peek at the painting and is instantly intrigued by the woman in the portrait. When he realizes that it is none other than Julia, Morgan wants Julia in his arms and in his bed. Morgan pursues her. Julia is afraid to give in to Morgan because he threatens the independence she sorely wants.

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading Love’s Portrait. I loved Morgan and Julia’s banter and interaction. The chemistry between them was believable and I liked how the romance between them progressed naturally. Julia’s constant stubborness regarding her independence started to wear thin towards the end of the book but I liked how nicely everything came together.

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  2. Willread
    44 of 52 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Too much inner dialogue, March 6, 2012
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    Willread (Scandinavia) –

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    This story annoyed me from start to finish:

    1, There was way too much inner dialogue and it was very repetitive.

    2, The heroine survived a very abusive marriage and the author thinks it`s romantic to pair her up with a guy who is a steamroller and doesn`t respect her at all? Really? Yes, the hero says he respects her and yes, he says he sees that she is nervous and yes, he eventually knows why she is afraid but his actions are close to abusive – at least considering what the heroine has been through.

    3, I did not see love anywhere on the pages. I could see how the hero lusted for the heroine but why the heroine would want him I never understood. He did not come through as attractive at all. He was a bully and a bully was the last thing this heroine needed.

    4, How many times did the hero say he wanted her to be “just like in the painting”? I thought that was almost offensive.

    5, The story should have been edited shorter. I found myself skipping paragraphs because they just kept repeting what had already been said so many times before.

    6, I kept wanting the heroine to tell the hero to take a hike. The hero found it very attractive that she “stood up to him” but honestly – I couldn`t see that she ever did that.

    7, I just hate it when heroes say (in so many words) “I hear that you`re saying no but your eyes/breath/heart beat says yes so I will kiss you anyway.” *groan*

    I`ll stop here before this review gets too long. As always when I`m writing a less than favorable review I feel bad about it. Especially when it`s for a book without many reviews. I know the author put a lot of work into the book – as all authors do. But I honestly couldn`t write a more positive review for this book – and I was looking for saving graces because I wanted to give it a more than fair chance.

    I`m sure a lot of people will find this book very romantic. I`m just not one of them.

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  3. J. Ortiz
    22 of 27 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Not just a love story., February 10, 2012
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    This is a really interesting story where both characters struggle with aspects of their past to find love and happiness. While some aspects of the story can be a little frustrating because you just want to see them happy, Monica Burns writes great characters who deal with their struggles in believable ways. You may not always like what the character does, but it always makes sense within the framework of the story and how the characters are developed. If you haven’t read any other books by Monica Burns, this one will get you hooked and looking for more.

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