I was gifted this book in exchange for my honest opinion and a review. Mistletoe Ménage is a hot sizzling romantic tale and really the title says it all. Molly Ann Wishlade is a brilliant writer every book she writes is outstanding in so many different ways. It is the year of 1816. where we meet Anne Blackburn is a wealthy and curvaceous thirty-two year old widow and she moves in the highest of social circles of London’s ton. Anne has sworn she is never ever going to marry again. But she has this yearning deep down inside of her to find and learn more about the very pleasures of the flesh. She has but once felt that very kind of passion that use to burn inside of her to be set free it had happened six years ago before she married. Edward Moore had once loved Anne with all of his very being. Then he leaves London to get his father’s approval to marry her, unbeknown to him Anne is approached by Lord Moore’s lawyer. He tells her that she has to forget Edward or he would run the risk of being disinherited. So she marries Alfred Blackburn to set her true love Edward free. Now there is this incredible artist in London with a very mysterious secretive patron. Mr. Guy Harper he furnishes the ladies he paints with more than just a pretty canvas with there image he gives them …. erotic extras.... Anne knows her life needs spicing up and on the advice of a friend she commissions a portrait of herself and gets so much more than she could have ever bargained for. But will this mistletoe ménage become an embarrassment or lead her to her very own happy ever after? A sexy sinfully decadent book with a painfully yet beautiful written romance, Molly Ann Wishlade sure knows how to get us all hot and bothered and riled up all at the same time. I just loved this story line and the setting it was set in, you don't get over whelmed with all the modern day ifs and buts it allot simpler but yet more dangerous. And the character's O my they are simply divine. Guy is a sweet endearing loveable kind of man I found he had all the qualities that we women find easier too fall in love with. He has a big heart and yes he falls in love with the very woman his patron wants revenge on.... Edward is a man bent on revenge at first he seems so cold and heartless then we learn why he is the way he is and he learns quick why Anne did what she did. He soon changes and love shines through beautifully. Anne she is so naïve and sweet she wants to have some fun and cheer up her drab life which she soon does and then some, she learns quick. I adore how she takes her new adventure of the erotic arts to the fullest. Yet deep down she is missing something … no someone. My Favourite excerpt, “Where have you been?” Edward snapped as he sprang to his feet. Guy laid his hat and jacket on the chair on top of Edward’s then offered a conciliatory smile. “I have begun to seduce her, as you wished.” Edward stared at the younger man. His face was flushed and beautiful with youth and happiness, and his eyes sparkled silver-blue like the snow under the crisp winter sun. He reached out and caressed Guy’s cheek, rasping his thumbnail against the stubble on Guy’s skin.” I loved everything about this book in fact its left me wishing for more. 4 Out Of 5 Hearts From Cariad Books
It is 1816. Anne Blackburn is a wealthy and voluptuous thirty-two year old widow and she moves in the social circles of London’s ton.
Anne has sworn never to marry again. However, she yearns to find out more about the pleasures of the flesh and the passion she experienced six years ago before she married.
Edward Moore loved Anne. When he left London to seek his father’s blessing to marry her, Anne was approached by Lord Moore’s lawyer. He told her to forget Edward or he would be disinherited. She married Alfred Blackburn to set Edward free.
Now there is an artist in London with a mysterious patron. Mr. Guy Harper provides the ladies he paints with erotic extras. Anne commissions a portrait and gets more than she could have imagined in her wildest dreams.
But will her mistletoe ménage become a painful humiliation or lead to her very own happy ever after?
Be Warned: menage sex (MMF), anal sex
“Where have you been?” Edward snapped as he sprang to his feet.
Guy laid his hat and jacket on the chair on top of Edward’s then offered a conciliatory smile. “I have begun to seduce her, as you wished.”
Edward stared at the younger man. His face was flushed and beautiful with youth and happiness, and his eyes sparkled silver-blue like the snow under the crisp winter sun. He reached out and caressed Guy’s cheek, rasping his thumbnail against the stubble on Guy’s skin.
“How was she?”
Guy glanced at his feet and cleared his throat.
“Guy?” Edward’s heart pounded hard beneath his white cotton shirt as an idea began to unfurl in his mind. “Guy?”
The artist met his gaze and smiled. “She is…as you described. Beautiful, cultured, well-mannered. Though she was also…”
“Tell me!” Edward was surprised at his own tone. He had sent Guy out to Anne, knowing she was a widow now. She had been widowed eighteen months, in fact, but he’d been abroad when her husband had passed, and only returned six months since with Guy in his employ. As a widow, previously married to a much older man, Edward hoped she would now be ripe for the picking. All his memories of Anne were of a tender, voluptuous, sensual woman ready for marriage and mating. He had held back from taking her during their courtship in spite of his burning desire to make her his as soon as possible. He had been prepared to wait until they were safely wed before he bedded her, but then she had given herself to another. A fat, greasy businessman who was surely no match for her elegance and beauty. Yes, it was true that she had no family name to match his own, but he had not cared a jot for that. After seeing his parents’ loveless marriage, Edward had harbored no intentions of marrying for money and social connections. Perhaps he had been a romantic, a dreamer, a fool. Yes…he had been a fool because he had believed that she loved him as much as he loved her. She had broken his heart in two.
As he would hers. With Guy’s assistance.
“I went to her home as agreed, Edward. It didn’t take much to encourage her to allow me to sketch her.” Guy didn’t finish his sentence but Edward knew what he meant. Anne had allowed the artist to see her naked, in all her milky-white-skinned beauty as he had longed to do. Well, he would see her thus. And soon. But it might take one or two more visits from Guy first.
“But you did not…”
Guy shook his head. “No I did not take her fully. I kissed her and caressed her and tasted her. She really has the sweetest flavor, like honey-cake and madeira wine.” Guy licked his lips and Edward pulled him into his arms and kissed him hard. He pressed his tongue between Guy’s teeth and plundered the younger man’s mouth, desperate to find some trace of Anne. Guy responded to him, running his hands down over Edward’s behind, and squeezing his firm cheeks until Edward knew that they’d continue this until they were both spent.
Edward pulled away and stared into Guy’s eyes. “Will she surrender? Do you really believe she will?”
Something flashed across Guy’s face and Edward wondered at it for a moment. Was it guilt? Regret?
“I believe that she will, Edward. I truly believe that. She is lonely and needy. I don’t think she has been loved as a woman should. She is not like the others.” His golden eyebrows met above his aquiline nose as he frowned. “They are grasping, clawing, and it’s all about them. But Anne Blackburn, she responded so sweetly and so tenderly that it was hard to leave her. The others I could not wait to escape from once I had attended to their needs but with Anne…”
Edward swallowed hard. He could see in Guy that same affection growing for Anne that he had once felt. Was it because Guy was his lover and they were in some way similar in their tastes? Guy did not usually lust after women. He had lain with women of the ton for Edward’s sake so that his plan would work, but when they took a woman together it was Edward who desired the female presence most. Guy just seemed to go through the experience to please his patron. So Edward was surprised that Guy actually seemed to be attracted to Anne. Yet he should not be, because she truly was beautiful in an innocent yet worldly way. She was a walking oxymoron of naïve experience and virtuous passion—a spring waiting to be tapped like the one in Bath which offered restorative properties and improved health to those who drank from it. Would Edward’s mind and body improve under Anne’s tender ministrations? Lord knew that he had not been right since he lost her. He had never again experienced that same joy and hope that she had given him during their brief courtship. And though he knew that he wanted to hurt her, he also knew that a life without her in it would be a dull life indeed. But crush her he would to avenge himself for the way she had torn his heart and life to shreds.
“Undress, Guy.” Edward pulled off his own clothes and watched as his lover did the same. When they were both naked, Edward pulled Guy to him and kissed him again, this time more tenderly than before. Guy ground his hips into Edward so that their erections met and their mutual arousal intensified.
Edward reached around his lover and slipped his finger between the artist’s tight buttocks, sliding it into the tight heat that he longed to penetrate with his cock. Guy gasped against Edward’s mouth. “Let me suck you first.”
“Yes.” Edward allowed Guy to lower him to the bed, then he surrendered to the hot mouth and tongue of his lover, his pleasure all the sweeter because he knew that the very same lips had so recently caressed the woman he loved.
Molly Ann Wishdale's MISTLETOE MENAGE is a well-written erotic historical romance that did a great job of transporting me to Regency England and introducing me to an interesting trio of characters—the wealthy widow, Anne Blackburn, artist Guy Harper, and Anne's former love, Lord Edward Moore. The pace of the story moved quickly and I found the plot engaging, but I finished the book feeling that I wanted more. I wanted to know the characters a little better, especially Anne. I wished for a few more details about her life and history so that I could connect with her on a deeper level. Perhaps that desire was merely due to the shorter length of the story. I did enjoy the characters and their romance enough to want to learn more about each of them. I recommend MISTLETOE MENAGE for those seeking a short, well written, and very spicy historical read. When wealthy and independent widow Anne Blackburn commissions a painting from Guy Harper, an artist known for his techniques as a lover as much as for his talents in portraiture, she finds that Guy has ulterior motives for seducing her. Guy's patron is pulling the strings and when he's revealed, will Anne find herself in the midst of a scandal or a blissful menage?
Anne Blackburn is a widow who has been in mourning for her late husband. Although her husband treated her like a queen he didn’t fulfill her desires or sexual needs. She has a yearning and tries to express this to her dear friend, Lady Jane Faulkner. Lady Jane Faulkner is a high society woman and is Anne’s confidante and friend. She is always looking for the next bit of gossip. She finds out about an artist that not only does portraits but also fulfills his clients’ sexual wants too. Guy Harper is the artist that gives his clients more than a painting. He fulfills their sexual dreams and fantasies. This story starts with Anne and Lady Jane being at a Ball. They start discussing Mr. Harper and Lady Jane introduces Anne to Guy Harper. Anne decides to commission him for some work and is intrigued about what is in store for her. She still pines for her first love but wants to explore her sexuality with Guy. This book was very short but it grabbed me at the beginning. I liked the interaction with Anne and Lady Jane as true friends who can confide in each other. I also liked the dynamic between Guy and Anne. There is a mystery to Mr. Harper that is interesting to see. This story is a very good read. I gave it 3 Hearts.
Ah I loved this book. This is the story of Anne, a widow, her first love Edward and an artist, Guy who provides 'extras' for his models. I love Molly's stories, the characters are brilliant and always extremely likeable and the chemistry is always smoking hot. Anne is a wonderful character, vulnerable but innocent and strong. The two male leads are sexy and very charismatic. Edward has a grudge to settle with Anne but he never stopped loving her and as Guy spends more and more time with her he falls in love with her too. The intimacy with Guy and Anne is hot but when all three of them collide it is absolutely smoking, Molly's chemistry is just flawless and I devoured this book in one sitting. This is a perfect, christmas sexy story