Review: Teach Me by Cassandra Dean


Teach Me by Cassandra Dean
Release Date: February 20, 2012
Publisher: Decadent Publishing Company, LLC
Page Count: 85,000 words, 225 pages
Source: ebook provided by the publisher

Ever curious, Elizabeth, Viscountess Rocksley, has turned her curiosity to erotic pleasure. Three years a widow, she boldly employs the madame of a brothel for guidance but never had she expected her education to be conducted by a coldly handsome peer of the realm.

To the Earl of Malvern, the erotic tutelage of a skittish widow is little more than sport, however, the woman he teaches is far from the mouse he expects. With her sly humor and insistent joy, Elizabeth obliterates all his expectations and he, unwillingly fascinated, can’t prevent his fall.

Each more intrigued than they are willing to admit, Elizabeth and Malvern embark upon a tutelage that will challenge them, change them, come to mean everything to them…until a heartbreaking betrayal threatens to tear them apart forever.


Review:  Teach Me captures your attention right from the start with Elizabeth waiting in a brothel for the Madame to arrive to give her guidance on erotic pleasure only to have James, the Earl of Malvern, appear unexpectedly at the door instead. They embark on a journey where James teaches Elizabeth everything she needs to know about giving and receiving pleasure.

I really enjoyed getting to know both characters. Elizabeth seemed quiet and shy on the surface but underneath she was courageous, determined and willing to go outside of her comfort zone. James on the other hand appears cold and hard however having been deserted by his mother at a young age and pushed into decadence by his degenerate father at an early age, he is actually very scared to let someone close. It was nice to watch their relationship develop from a cold, business transaction into a warm, tender romance neither expected.

Be prepared to experience a wide range of emotions. I found myself laughing, crying, blushing and even yelling at times. This was my first Cassandra Dean novel and I look forward to reading hopefully many more in the future.

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