Title: Love’s Portrait
Publisher: Indie Published – Maroli SP Imprints
Length: 199 pg
2005 Reviewers Choice Award
When Julia Westgard commissions a nude portrait of herself, the painting is much more than a rebellious act. It’s an attempt to regain her self-worth after years of a loveless, repressive marriage to her late husband. But the private portrait puts her directly in the path of Morgan St. Claire, one of the Marlborough Set’s most notorious seducers. A man who doesn’t take no for an answer.
From the first moment Morgan sees Julia’s portrait, he’s determined to have her. But the woman he meets is a far cry from the image on canvas. What starts out as a simple exercise in seduction quickly evolves into a quest to reveal the true Julia. With each sensual encounter, he employs every erotic weapon at his disposal in hopes of making Julia see she really is the woman in Love’s Portrait.
“…Burns’ excellent love scenes and bold romance will have readers clamoring for more.” — RTBOOKReviews – 4 Stars
“Wow. Just wow. This is a story to wrap yourself around on a long, cold winter’s evening. You’ll even be able to turn down the heat (leaving more funds available for the book budget!), as this scorcher provides plenty of steamy passion all by itself.” ― Fallen Angel Reviews – Recommend Read
“Love’s Portrait…will set your heart and body on fire…” — Romance Junkies – 4.5 Blue Ribbons
eCataromance 2005 Reviewers Choice Award “…a fabulous heroine, a gorgeous hero and plenty of heart-stopping passion and sizzling romance to keep you reading well into the night.” — eCataromance
“Ms. Burns has another feather in her cap with this erotic historical! It speaks of ardor, lust and emotional entanglements.” — The Romance Studio
“Morgan raise[s] seduction to a fine art (pun intended). His obvious enjoyment in every moment and every touch will pull you in and let you share that enjoyment.” — Just Erotic Romance Reviews
“Reading sensual historical romance from Monica Burns is like savoring the taste of a very fine and rare wine.” — Romance Designs