- Title: Master of Pleasure
- Author: Delilah Marvelle
- ISBN: 9781939912039
- Page: 197
- Format: None
The greatest divide between a man and a woman is not the one society sets before them but the one they set before themselves After Miss Leona Olivia Webster had allowed herself to fall in love with a dashing childhood friend who had left her scorned and pregnant, she is done chasing her happily ever after Shunned by society, she dedicates herself to raising her young sThe greatest divide between a man and a woman is not the one society sets before them but the one they set before themselves After Miss Leona Olivia Webster had allowed herself to fall in love with a dashing childhood friend who had left her scorned and pregnant, she is done chasing her happily ever after Shunned by society, she dedicates herself to raising her young son and putting money in their pockets She doesn t expect to be drawn to her latest master, a brooding man of hulking presence who carves random messages into walls with his Persian blade as a means of starting a flirtation.Malcolm Gregory Thayer, the earl of Brayton, may have dedicated himself to a life of religious virtue after leaving the monastery due to dark tendencies, but after meeting Leona, he begins to yearn for the life that had never been his When he meets a retired French courtesan who invites him to embrace what he has long feared, he seizes the opportunity to become the man he always wanted to be His new mission is clear He intends to finally serve the one thing he never had his heart.
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I love Delilah Marvelle’s books because she is not afraid to embrace darker themes that are rarely found in traditional historical romance and this book is no exception.The Prologue is very explicit and often brutal but it is essential reading to understand why Malcolm has become the man he is.Malcolm Gregory Thayer, Earl of BraytonThere is something so fascinating and compelling about Malcolm. He is big and gruff but also kind, generous and compassionate…a complete contradiction. There is a [...]
My dearest Reader,Sometimes, what we believe is the worst part of ourselves turns out to be the one thing that introduces us to a whole new way of life, including the love of your life. Meet Malcolm, a dashing rough and gruff soul who never thought he was gentle enough in nature to be able to handle the one thing that does require brute strength: love. Meet Leona, a determined, bright eyed woman who isn't about to settle for less than everything. Of coursee has to learn to compromise. It is my h [...]
Estoy enojada. Estoy TAN FUCKING enojada en este momento. I can't believe this bullshit. I mean, el libro empezó bien, ellos dos me gustaban como pareja y Malcom parecía un tipo decente. PARECÍA. Hasta que se convierte en un pedazo de mierda. Es el segundo libro que leo de la autora y vuelve a hacer lo mismo, sus personajes femeninos son fuertes e independientes que se terminan enamorando de imbéciles machistas. Malcom es completamente asquerosos, despreciable. No tiene en cuenta los sentimi [...]
You are never going to get a "vanilla" romance with DM and I knew this going in. But pain and sex rarely works for me in a romantic setting, so therefore I had a hard time connecting with the hero in our story. I was looking forward to this hero's HEA because we had to wait a LONG time for it to get here. Don't get me wrong, I love DM and will continue to support her work, this just didn't work as well as I wanted it to.
I loved this book and the banter between Malcolm and Leona and their first meeting: "Thank you, sir." She offered a smile. "I must say, I was rather impressed with how you stuffed that banknote up his nose." A satisfied light came into those blue eyes. He inclined his dark head. "I did it with pride." Malcolm sometimes has to tell his woman how it is, "you kissed me, Leona. And I wholeheartedly kissed you, too. That makes you mine. Regardless of whether I ever touch you again, or not, you are mi [...]
WARNING: This historical romance is cotton candy with a razor on top. If you are easily offended by dirty humor and graphic sex, this book is not for you.After Miss Leona Olivia Webster had allowed herself to fall in love with a dashing childhood friend who had left her scorned and pregnant, she is done chasing her happily-ever-after. Shunned by society, she dedicates herself to raising her young son and putting money in their pockets. She doesn't expect to be drawn to her latest master, a brood [...]
Don't you just love coming full circle? The very first book I ever reviewed was by Delilah Marvelle and, unfortunately, I was not a fan. I was also quite green around the gills with reviewing in general and had no idea that ARCs generally came to us reviewers before the last major edits were finished. I thought I was receiving a finished product and was kind of in shock. Only after Delilah Marvelle herself messaged me and explained the entire thing, then very graciously sent me a copy of the act [...]
A few things you can always count on when one delves into a Delilah Marvelle title, moral conflict and steamy sensuality. I never need to read a blurb or see a cover before I grab one of Ms. Marvelle's reads, I just grab and read, and I am never disappointed. Here we have Malcolm Gregory Thayer, the Earl of Brayton, who after spending time in a monastery to attempt to curb his darker proclivities, comes face to face with temptation itself in the form of the socially shunned Miss Leona Webster. M [...]
This series continues to pull away from the School of Gallantry that it is named for. And in this book I felt that was a disservice. Brayton is a close personal friend of Nasser, the Persian prince who would have married Clementine in Night of Pleasure and he is living with Holbrook's brother. Plus the only reason he even went to the School of Gallantry was to help him come to terms with his desire to feel or cause pain during sex. Without this, the only reason that Brayton "gets over" his issue [...]
Intense and dark!Master of Pleasure written by Delilah Marvelle! This historical romance is different compared to her other stories in her School of Gallantry series. Even, if it's dark and intense, I enjoyed it very much. The author really touched some very delicate subjects, such as BDSM, sexuality, religion. But each time, she wrote the scenes with finesse and the graphic sex, was very well written. It's the story of Malcolm and Leona. Malcolm had spent time at a monastery because of his dark [...]
Reading Ms. Marvelle's are like eating a slice of rich cheese cake with a side of chocolate strawberries. They are always rich and decadent. I love a character that fights himself on having true happiness because he feels his own happiness would be too harmful for his partner. Malcolm has been fighting his true nature for years and has not been truly happy. When he meets the vibrant energetic Leona Webster he may be willing to show his true himself to be hers. Leona Webster is not a simpering Mi [...]
Another Winner! Ms. Delilah Marvelle never disappoints. I love her School of Gallantry Series. Miss Leona Olivia Webster had a very hard life. Her life changed when she met Malcolm. A man with a multitude of kindness and giving. Malcolm Gregory Thayer, Earl of Brayton was mentioned in the other books as a force not to be messed with. I love his stoic personality and the simplicity of his words. His logic that he was not good enough and not normal. The discipline that he had to maintain to remain [...]
Master of Pleasure is the fifth of the School of Gallantry series, although it can be read as a standalone novel. It follows the story of Malcolm Thayer, earl of Brayton, as he seeks help to control his pain-seeking personality, and Leona Webster, unwed mother and damsel in distress. Having read previous School of Gallantry novels, I knew that this book was going to be a Regency historical with a twist. I knew to expect sexy times, despite it being anachronistic to the time period. I am a fan of [...]
ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I'll start this off by saying that I have not read the other books in this series and this is the first I've read anything by Delilah Marvelle.I saw it categorized as erotic romance, but it's not really, it has a couple of erotic scenes, but it's largely a historical/regency romance. I certainly didn't know what to expect when I picked this up. I didn't get the impression that I needed to have read any of the other books in the series t [...]
First let me say that this is not a traditional historical romance. Thank you Delilah Marvelle for pushing past the boundaries and taking your readers into a story that is unique, powerful, intense, emotional and a joy to read. For most of us we do not associate pleasure and pain as going together. Our hero Malcolm does. Just a warning, the prologue is very graphic and parts obscene, but it is an intricate part of the story and explains why Malcolm feels the way he does. He believes that he cann [...]
Anyone who know my taste knows that Mrs. Delilah Marvelle is one of my all time favorite authors. I have Never been disappointed in any of her books. I love how she writes a love story with a HEA ending but you get plenty of HEAT! I feel so lucky and Happy that I was contacted to review this book for Free in exchange for my honest review. (With a book this good it so easy to give a Great honest review)So lets get started. You have 25 year old Miss Leona Olivia Webster who was engaged to her good [...]
What a very entertaining story, Malcolm, the Earl of Brayton believes that love is not for him, although he may come across as a gentle giant, his darker tendencies are just to dangerous and scary for him to consider a relationship with anyone so he keeps women at a distance to keep them safe. Until he meets Leona Webster, then he wishes he could have more.Miss Leona Webster had loved once and was left alone and pregnant. Never again, she happy now raising her son and working for what she can. U [...]
Not my favorite book of the series but good nonetheless.
I'm not sure how to categorize this book. I'm not even sure how to summarize it. Master of Pleasure by Delilah Marvelle is Book 5 of the School of Gallantry series and the first one to deal with sado-masochism.I must admit that the prologue of this book grabbed my attention. The young Maxwell Gregory Thayer is basically a prisoner in a French Monastery specializing in beating abnormal tendencies out of its male "students". Maxwell wonders about the intelligence of corralling all these depraved b [...]
A worthy hero with dark issuesAmazingly hard book to write that covers the need for pleasure mixed with pain. Malcolm, Lord Brayden the hero fights his impulses desperately wanting to be normal. He is intrinsically honorable, loyal and fair. Although he's a Earl, he has up till now avoided England and become a Admiral in the Persian Fleet. Forced back to the land of his birth, he not only has to confront his demons but is expected to help his close friend and Prince, including attending the Scho [...]
Did not like the writing, story or characters.
Review originally posted at fictionvixen/review-masterI like Delilah Marvelle historical romances because they aren’t the usual run of the mill regency love stories. There’s always something just a little bit more sensual, just a little bit darker and this author I not afraid to embrace out of the norm themes. As soon as I opened Master of Pleasure and read the prologue I knew this might just be one of the darkest of hers I’ve read.Master of Pleasure (School of Gallantry #5) by Delilah Mar [...]
Disclosure: I received this review copy from the author. Thank you to Delilah Marvelle for the opportunity. Yes, this is an honest review.* * *The review copy I received stated that it was an uncorrected proof and that there might be changes to it when it is finally published. I'm very curious about those changes, because, as I read my copy, I could see the "rough draft-ness" to it, but I could also tell that this book has a lot of potential.Malcolm has a very dark backstory: he was sent away by [...]
This book surprised me – in very good ways. Considering how dark some of the themes it starts with are – Malcolm being sent to a brutal French convent for sexually deviant boys, the pain-inflicting relationship he has with his twin – there were several moments at the start of this book that made me laugh. A lot. The humour is pretty dark, but undeniable.Then things move forward and along comes Leona, and the humour continues – the bit with the bear and young Jacob shouting that he wants [...]
Originally published at Rookie Romance.Woohoo, it's Brayton's story! This mysterious man has appeared in the previous School of Gallantry books, and is one of the characters whose story I was most curious to read.The story starts with a young Malcolm in a monastery as a punishment for a moral crime that he didn't commit, but he accepted this punishment to try and save his brother from himself. It's quite clear that Malcolm doesn't belong at the monastery, he's honourable and kind whereas most of [...]
I got this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. So thanks Netgalley for giving me the chance to read this book. I LOVED IT! This story is so different that it sucks you in within the first couple of pages, at least it happened to me. “Master of Pleasure” is the 5th book the “School of Gallantry” series by Delilah Marvelle. Before that I read “All I want for Christmas is a Duke” and enjoyed it. So this story starts already differently. We are in a convent in France wh [...]
* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.Originally posted on Adria's Romance ReviewsCome take a walk on the darker side of romance with Delilah Marvelle.Malcolm Gregory Thayer, the Earl of Brayton lives a lonely life, though he is a titled man with time on his hands, he has sworn to live a life of religious virtue out of fear of his dark tendencies.After falling in love with the wrong man, ending up pregnant and then being left by said man, Leona Olivia Webster should h [...]
Master of Pleasure (School of Gallantry Book #5) by Delilah MarvelleWhew! This book was STEAMY! It’s the first book I have read in this series, but it can definitely stand alone. This story is really about Malcolm and his journey to self-discovery.We meet Malcolm doing penance for a religious crime he didn’t commit in a monastery in France. Corporal punishment is a regular occurrence for him, but it is his attitude towards pain that is fascinating. He is a man with two very deep sides. On on [...]
Master of Pleasure was a steamy, emotionally deep, and very enjoyable book. It was definitely different in a way that made it unique and a cut away from standard romances. I thought it was great and I really liked it.Leona was a lovely heroine. Strong and determined to take care of her son above all else, she definitely wasn't a wilting flower. She was slightly oblivious because, despite all the hints that Malcolm was trying to give about his desires, she was still shocked when he out and told h [...]
I need to start by sharing two important truths that will absolutely color this review. Truth One: I adore Delilah Marvelle. Lady of Pleasure was a 5-star read and even though I didn’t love Night of Pleasure, I left that book truly excited for Brayton’s story. Truth Two: I do not enjoy any elements of BDSM. At all. In fact, I actively avoid books with these themes. Unfortunately, it’s a prominent part of this book. It’s not in the blurb, but the hero’s sadomasochism is the primary conf [...]
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