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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Lessons of Love by Jolynn Raymond. Lessons of Love is an old fashion bodice ripper, full of passionate love scenes full of fire, and old fashioned discipline for those who refuse to obey. One with a beautiful, spirited heroine, and a dark, cruel rogue whose heart must be tamed.
He takes her as his, and the battle of wills begins. One that has been fought for ages between a man who has no intention of ever f Lessons of Love is an old fashion bodice ripper, full of passionate love scenes full of fire, and old fashioned discipline for those who refuse to obey.
One that has been fought for ages between a man who has no intention of ever feeling love, and a woman who must teach his heart to feel or be forever adrift in a life of cruelty. In Louisiana, Jolie Dupree lives an oppressive life ruled by her strict and unloving stepfather. She has the luxuries of plantation life, but feels suffocated under his watchful eye.
Fate brings an abrupt change in the form of Cole Jameson, a man full of wealth but short on acceptance into society. He needs the cloak of respectability to hide behind, and silence the rumors of girls gone missing while in his company.
His business of selling genteel women to rich men with unsavory tastes, must not be discovered. When he comes upon the lovely Jolie bathing in a secluded glen, he sees in her the answer to his problem. A young bride with an old family name will provide an aura of propriety. She is a girl from a suitable family, but also one who is not loved. She's perfect for his scheme.
He carries her home, bound, wet, and almost bare, with a story of saved virtue, and is granted her hand in marriage. Cole is a man who has never loved and has no plans to start. He doesn't give a care for the women whose lives he shatters, but Jolie isn't just any woman. Her beauty bewitches him even as her stubborn will defies him time after time. He weds her with plans to make her an ornament on his arm and a slave in his bed.
He will teach her how to please a man with a hard hand and an unfeeling heart. Will Cole be able to keep his cold heart and continue with his business of white slavery, treating his new wife as cruelly as he does all his captives?
Or will Jolie's fiery spirit and beauty break through the ice that surrounds his heart and put an end to his cruel ways? Get A Copy. Kindle Edition , 1st edition , pages. More Details Other Editions 2. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Lessons of Love , please sign up.
Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Lessons of Love. Jul 06, Cat The Curious rated it it was ok Shelves: cover-sucks , dnf , had-potential , maybe-it-s-just-me , curse-the-bdsm-genre. Sorry I just can't do this. I tried over and over. It started great and just turned into all sex for me and the sex writing sucked.
Maybe it's me and I just am too impatient because my friends gave this good reviews. Although some might not consider it BR, I thought it had many elements similiar to BR and added blackmail as well as fun. View all 3 comments. Aug 05, Caroline rated it did not like it. Twisted I am not against some spanking, but how any woman could think about loving a white slave trader is beyond me.
I would have bashed that man's head in, stolen some cash and RAN. It's not even sexy, it's messed up. Apr 06, Lorraine Lesar rated it really liked it. I had read the reviews of this book before downloading, but was not prepared for the brutality of it. I know that in the past, wives were possessions of their husbands and had no say what so ever, rape was common and not an offence, thank god things have changed!
At first, I could not believe that I was actually reading this book, but the book becomes compulsive and you have to see what happens, even though, you know its going to be bad. Due to the authors style of writing, you become involved a I had read the reviews of this book before downloading, but was not prepared for the brutality of it.
Due to the authors style of writing, you become involved and feel for the characters and even, to some extent, begin to understand why Cole is the way he is.
Be warned, this book if very sexually explicit and a very unsavoury storyline of young girls being abducted for white slavery. Believe it or not, this is a romance and the ending is a happy one, obviously, a lot of the nasty stuff in "pushed under the carpet" to achieve this end with Cole becoming a reformed character and in love with his wife. Jun 25, Jane rated it it was amazing Shelves: ebooks-owned , adult-fiction , historical-romance , pages.
Lessons of Love goes both ways in this story; both main characters find love and make a commitment to each other.
Jolie the young girl that grew up with no love from her stepfather after the death of her mother and is desperate to be loved. Cole grew up without love and came to regard women little more than objects and a way to gain wealth. He is involved in many unsavory business dealings and is looking for a woman for his wife to give him respectability. He found a handful with Jolie when he t Lessons of Love goes both ways in this story; both main characters find love and make a commitment to each other.
He found a handful with Jolie when he tired to mold her into the woman to be seen as a proper wife as a pretty display object. She challenges him, keeps his interest and meets his every need as a man to become the love of his life. The action started in the first chapter and continued to the end to keep me turning the pages to find out what would happen next as these two mismatched lovers learned to truly love one another. Jul 07, Sotia Lazu rated it really liked it. Lessons is a dark love story between two people who at first glance couldn't have been more wrong for one another.
Products of their time, they come together explosively, their sharp edges slowly filed until they each become what the other needs. This book isn't always an easy read; there's violent, non-consensual sex, a seemingly evil leading man, and a woman trying to survive at a time when she's considered nothing more than property.
If, however, you like bodice rippers and redemption archs, w Lessons is a dark love story between two people who at first glance couldn't have been more wrong for one another. If, however, you like bodice rippers and redemption archs, which I do, you need to read it. This book was actually a bit different than I expected. It is very much like the old bodice rippers from the past. Cole starts out as an anti-hero and evolves into something else entirely.
Jolie, though a little shrill for my tastes, still manages to be an engaging character. What I loved was the way the writing continued to move the story forward through some interesting twists and turns.
The heart of it is that the heroine was able to basically fully reform the hero by her love. It's a standar This book was actually a bit different than I expected. It's a standard romance trope a la Fifty Shades of Grey. I'm not sure where other reviews at least the amazon ones got the idea this was harsh.
It's not harsh at all - in fact it falls for me very much on the lighter end of the spectrum. Almost all the sex is fairly vanilla - though there is a small anal scene it's not hard core at all. However view spoiler [ he does a complete due to the love of the lady and completely reforms.
To me this took it a bit too far because I don't know that I believed this evolution from a guy who had done what he'd done for so many years. I like a different type of pussywhipping LOL Overall I did like it - and my rating reflects more my feelings on Cole's evolution and how that occurs than anything else. I also was looking forward to this being a bit more harsh and it didn't have any of those elements on "screen".
My love of writing began in my early 30s and has been a passion ever since. I love to read, write, travel the world, and am a history buff. My love of history makes its presence in the books I write. They are often set in centuries past. I am a lover of art, architecture, and the study of diverse world cultures.
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