- Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
- Release Date
- November 2013
- Book 1 of Harwell Heirs
Erotic Romance, Historical Romance
Helena Phillips is attending her first London Season to find a titled husband. There she meets the object of all she desires, Nicholas Ramsay. The irresistibly sexy doctor isn't titled but from the moment Helena meets him, her life becomes a game of dangerous attraction and forbidden explorations.
When Helena refuses to renounce her newfound hunger for Nicholas, she's forced to enroll in an experimental study to cure hysteria. Budding technology—a vibrating machine—is supposed to be the perfect cure for her, but Helena can't shake the feeling that something is amiss.
Nicholas knows this "miracle cure" is nothing but a wicked ruse, cooked up by his nemesis. In order to prove his worth and his word, he will have to face his past, embrace his future and show her that pleasure is more profound with love.
Inside Scoop: Our devious doctor loves to explore his ladies' sexuality. He enjoys bondage, spanking, vibrating toys and watching—especially when it's multiple partners.
Sep 20, 2014 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
137 people found the following review helpful
When the upper crust of London's ladies complained of vague ailments, 19th century doctors would diagnose them with "hysteria." Treatments would range from the absurd to the downright dangerous.
Regina Kammer's THE PLEASURE DEVICE provides an insightful look into human sexuality in the 19th century. Helena Phillips is a debutante on the hunt for a husband, but she is looking for someone who will care about her pleasure.
Nicholas Ramsey is a doctor with a secret past who is fascinated by the lovely Helena. When he discovers that Helena is undergoing treatment for hysteria at the hands of an unscrupulous doctor, Nicholas has to decide if keeping his secret is worth losing Helena.
The author provides an amusing tale of sexuality broken down by these early doctors who really had no clue what they were talking about. Looking at the sexual experience from a medical standpoint, particularly at this time period, provides plenty of hilarious situations.
The author gets high marks for taking an unconventional approach to the storyline and shedding light on the origins of our modern day adult toys. This promises to be a very unusual series.
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