Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Publisher: Berkley Sensation
Date published: November 2010
ISBN: 978 0425237007
Romance Erotic Historical
Trade Sized Paperback
Reviewed by Pam
Obtained via publisher

There are three erotic tales using old fairy tales in this book. The author has twisted them into an adult form and three confirmed bachelors may find themselves tied in knots.

The Marquis New Clothes: This is the tale of widowed Aimee De Miran, who must find a ring that has slipped into a courtiers pocket, to save her cousin Louise from Renault, the bad tempered Kings Lieutenant and General of Police. The only problem is Adam de Vey, Marquis de Nattes. Adam is known for his prowess in bed with the ladies of the Versailles court, so Aimee feels a little trapped, but agrees to search. What she doesn’t know, is that he’s secretly fancied her for many years, even while she was married.

Passions flare and Aimee and Adam begin an affair, while she searches for the ring. He’s trying to find out why she wants to mess up his armoires.

The Lovely Duckling: Emilie de Sarron was burnt as a child, and had been derided by her peers, despite none of them ever actually seeing her scars. She has spent many years since the incident in hiding, but has never forgotten the incident and how Joseph d’Alumbert had let his friends make her think she was ugly.

Emilie arrives at a masquerade where anything goes, including public sex. Shocked but wanting to try it out, she dons her costume and mask then waits to see what will happen. Joseph recognizes her and pretends to be his twin brother, Vincente, determined to change her perception of not being beautiful, plus wanting her to see he’s sorry. What he hadn’t bargained on was the feelings he’s grown for Emilie.

The Princess And The Diamonds: Princess Gabrielle is on a mission to save her brother from ruin, by gambling with her father’s diamonds. Mathias Tesson, Marquis of Montfort has been ordered by the Lieutenant General and the King, to spy on the gamblers playing Basset as too many players had lost everything.

A young man appears to be the latest person likely to lose, but Mathias soon realizes he is actually a beautiful woman. A game of hide and seek ensues as he tries to learn her real name. Falling in love was not his intention, but he finds himself doing it anyway and is left wondering who she really is.

Ms. DiPasqua has brought these adult tales to life in a fascinating way. They are interesting to read, very, very hot, but also deeply sensuous and romantic. If you like your heroes to be hot in and out of bed, you’ll love these erotic historical tales. Beautifully written sex scenes will keep you turning the pages well into the night. These tales are ones you won’t want to share with your mother. The heroines are all interesting, especially Emilie who has kept herself hidden away for so long. She is no longer a duckling but a beautiful swan that has lost her inhibitions by the end of the story. The princess had such an unusual ending I have to admit it was a surprise ending I hadn’t expected.

If you love historical tales with a twist, THE PRINCESS IN HIS BED, is a book you’ll really enjoy reading. Ms. DiPasqua has written a very sensual set of tales with great characters. She has interesting heroines and very sexy heroes who will I’m sure beguile you. Plus each story is different with characters so well written, the great sex scenes are almost a bonus.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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