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The CourtesanAfter surviving Waterloo Captain Jack Carrington returns home to take up his family duties and find himself a wife Until he encounters Lady Belle the most beautiful and celebrated courtesan in all of LondonAfter the death of her long term protec Beautiful story heart wrenching at times

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FREE PDF Â BOOK The Courtesan Í ❃ [EPUB] ✻ The Courtesan By Julia Justiss ➜ – Helpyouantib.co.uk After surviving Waterloo Captain Jack Carrington returns home to take up his family duties and find himself a wife Until he encounters Lady Belle the most beautiful and celebrated courtesan in all of After surviving Waterloo CaptTor Belle intends to spurn the entreaties of her London admirers and retreat to her country manor Then a fencing match gone wrong with the arresting Jack Carrington upsets all her careful plansWho is the mysterious Belle A jaded Cyprian seeking This novel was published by HN Harleuin in 2005 It was mentioned on a romance forummessage board that the heroine was raped in this That caught my attention because I had no idea that authors were still putting rape in novels I didn’t know it was ‘allowed’ for lack of a better word So I got the book started reading it sometime in 2006 and uickly got bored with it I traded the book without having gotten very far in it and later regretted it Three years later I got it again and just now reread it The story takes place in England in the 1800s Belle 22ish blonde blue eyed is a courtesan prostitute to noblemen and her lover died less than a month before The hero is Jack I must say this was one of the slowest and most boring books that I’ve ever read Words can’t really describe how let down I feel The first two thirds or so was just Jack recovering from his wound at Belle’s To me that just wasn’t believable There was no reason at all for Jack to have been taken to Belle’s when he could have gone to a friend or family members home to recover Why would you stay at a known prostitute’s home And adding Jane to the story was pointless simply because it did noting for it Jane wasn’t mentioned much after she came to live with Belle And the stuff with Kitty thinking her sister dead well it just wasn’t needed I do think the rape was thrown in just for shock value and the strange thing was it wasn’t shocking at allShe could have had the rape take place midway though the story and the rest could have been Jack helping Belle ‘recover’ and them falling in love with each otherI won’t be trying this author again Overall I was terribly disappointed with the story It could have been such a great love story; man falling for ex fallen woman and all that pretty stuff This wasn’t a bodice ripper though it did have one bodice ripper like scene near the the end with the rape

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A new protector A kind friend who helps those in need A mistress of sensual delight who can lead a man into irredeemable folly Though Belle is a woman Jack can neither afford to keep nor dare to marry he is willing to risk everything to find out Both a sweet romance with a fairy tale ending and a dark story of rape and abuse The Courtesan is a well written regency historical Our heroine Constance is a well bred girl left abandoned at an inn after the death of her mother Tricked into living with a licentious peer she becomes his courtesan for 6 years blackmailed into staying at his side or risk exposing her sister to scandal When Bellingham dies the Lady Belle seeks to escape all men's notice which of course makes her noticeable especially to returning war hero Captain Jack