by Amanda McIntyre
Description: They are his inspiration. He is their obsession. Icon, rebel, unabashed romantic… with a single look painter Thomas Rodin conveys the ecstasy of creativity—the pleasures awaiting the woman who can fuel his artistry. the Innocent: What did this master artist see in me? Genius abided in his soul, rapture in his flesh—I doubted not. To refuse him…my folly. To surrender…my sensual salvation. the Upstart: I chafed at the bonds of servitude until he set me free. I turned my back on all that I knew to follow him and found myself between two men—master and student—one whom I loved with my heart...the other with my body.
the Courtesan: I understood, perhaps better than any, his needs. I stoked the fires of his soul, the spark of his creativity— he made me a legend. But never could I forget his searing touch.…
Three transcendent tales of women bewitched by a master of seduction— a slave as much to his art as to his boundless passion.
The Good Stuff
- Very sensual
- Beautifully written
- Heartbreakingly sad at times
- writer has a gift for writing very sensual and seductive sex scenes -- and steamy
- Thomas is a delightful cad at time, mad artist at others and just a truly fascinating character
- The opening chapter is wonderful and gets you hooked right away
- Loved the spunk of the muse Sarah. She is very much like Thomas self involved but not evil or unkind
- Did I mention that there were some seriously steamy scenes, thinking hubby might just get lucky later
- It's historical and we know I love that in my romances
- The guy on the cover is yummy
- The story on the 2nd muse is a little weak story-wise, which is a shame as she is a fascinating character
- Liked the character of William and would have liked more on him, but that would have made the book way too long
"I consider myself a spiritualist, a believer in karma more so than doctrine. My passion lies in the tip of my brush, but my inspiration is women. They are my muses. I ask you, what creature in all the earth epitomizes such beauty and grace?"
"Thomas regards women with the same awe that other men reserve for the stars, or a sunrise.”
"Your hair is glorious. That deep russet—those mahogany undertones are positively scandalous!"
"I'd seen the face of a dear friend murdered by God knows who and God knows why, because she’d had no choice but to do what she did to survive. "
What I Learned
- a new term for prostitute - Ladybird
- Having a sensual affair with an artist sounds extremely decadent
- Artist's make very poor husbands
- Never judge someone by their profession (oldest)
- Sooooo not for the prudish
- Fantastic book for a cold winter's night or with a glass of wine in the hot tub (but I advise getting the book and not reading an e-copy in the water -- that could go bad)
- Fans of Bertrice Small, Jo Beverly, Mary Jo Putney will enjoy
I received a temporary e-copy of the book for an honest review from NetGalley