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The Duke of Kylemore knows her as Soraya, London's most celebrated courtesan. Men fight duels to spend an hour in her company. And only he comes close to taming her. Flying in the face of society, he decides to make her his bride; then, she vanishes, seemingly into thin air.

Dire circumstances have forced Verity Ashton to barter her innocence and change her name for the sake of her family. But Kylemore destroys her plans for a respectable life when he discovers her safe haven. He kidnaps her, sweeping her away to his hunting lodge in Scotland, where he vows to bend her to his will.

There he seduces her anew. Verity spends night after night with him in his bed . . . and though she still dreams of escape and independence, she knows she can never flee the unexpected, unwelcome love for the proud, powerful lover who claims her both body and soul.


Making her scintillating debut, Campbell pens a captivating romance in which the Duke of Kylemore decides to buck society and make London's most celebrated courtesan his bride. RRegency noir--different and intriguing.S--Stephanie Laurens. Original.

About the Author

Anna Campbell decided to become a writer shortly after she learned to walk. Then she discovered romance novels and realized she just had to be a romance writer and tell stories about love and hope and triumph through adversity, not forgetting gorgeous, passionate men. After various jobs and as much travel as she could afford, including a stay of several years in the United Kingdom, Anna has now settled near the sea on the east coast of Australia.

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catie james, June 24, 2010 (view all comments by catie james)
PLEASE NOTE: I was well aware of the controversy surrounding this novel when I picked it up, which was at least half the motivation for doing so.

I'm torn on the rating with this one. I liked the characters - as each was deeply drawn and behaved in accordance with their respective personal histories. On the other hand, there are scenes where Kylemore crosses the line from seduction and undoubtedly rapes Verity.

Please also note, I don't intend to criticize Ms. Campbell's intentions or portrayal in CLAIMING THE COURTESAN, as Kylemore *does* realize and acknowledge the extremity, violence, and utter abhorrence of his actions - not that it makes them okay. I just find myself unsettled (and perhaps that was what Ms. Campbell intended).

The "forced seduction"/rape scenes were not - i.m.h.o. - arousing or titillating in any way (though - again, I don't believe they were meant to be). In general I find such depictions distasteful (at best) and am hard pressed to imagine a situation in which a rape survivor would fall in love with her attacker, regardless of circumstances. A great deal of trouble arises when simple-minded individuals allude to such works of fiction as justification of real-life actions, or "proof" of women's "true" desires.

In this case though, I find Ms. Campbell's novel as deft and sensitively portrayed as it could possibly be, given the story's set-up and the genre's requirement of a HEA. (Also note: This isn't a slam against romance. I *LOVE* romance novels. All I mean is to be categorized as such, the characters must receive their HEA or at least a HFN ending. Hence my final statement.)
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Campbell, Anna
Campbell, A.
by Anna Campbell
Romance - Historical
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