Grey's Lady

Natasha Blackthorne
Grey's Lady
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Release Date
August 2011
Book 1 of Carte Blanche Series
Erotic Romance, Historical Romance

Seeking sexual excitement and conquest, poor but beautiful Beth seduces wealthy merchant prince Grey Sexton, only to find herself the pursued as he seeks to own her body and soul.

Flouting the moral standards of Jeffersonian America, temptress Beth McConnell lets no man touch her heart. Her motto is love them once and leave them burning.

But when she boldly seduces Grey Sexton, a self-controlled merchant prince from New York, she finds herself too fascinated by his ice-over-fire nature to stay away. His possessive determination to own her, body and soul, threatens to expose her secret erotic life to public shame.

But Beth will only surrender her love to a man she can trust. And Grey's materialistic approach to relationships leaves her little reason to believe he can ever give her what she truly needs.

For these two cynical yet lonely people, can deep sexual intimacy work a miracle and lead to the opening of their hearts?

Book Review by Grace (reviewer)
Nov 08, 2011   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
152 people found the following review helpful
GREY'S LADY is the first book in the Carte Blanche series and it is a promising start. This short and sweet tale opens the series with a great plot and intense chemistry.

Beth McConnell, a woman who does not let any man get past her emotional barrier or one night with her, seduces Grey Sexton, a merchant from New York with mistresses aplenty. Beth finds herself fascinated by Grey and cannot stay away. But all Grey can offer Beth is a secure life as his mistress. Will Beth be able to accept that? Or will she walk away?

I was a bit concerned, I must admit, that because this novel was so short that the plot development would tumble out of the proverbial window. I am pleased to say that it did not. The chemistry between Beth and Grey, while always intense, develops slowly into something more substantial than plain old sexual chemistry. There were also many plot twists and turns and angsty moments that kept me turning the pages. I did feel the ending was a bit abrupt and I would have loved to have seen Grey's shift from wanting a mistress to wanting Beth as a wife. I like to see the "a ha" moment and I did not get that here.

This book caught my attention from the very first page and kept it for the entire 65 pages. I cannot wait to read the next book in the Carte Blanche series. Natasha Blackthorne is an author to watch.
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