From the back of the book:
It is at the request of Lord Gabriel Delessan that a Handmaiden of the Order of Solace is delivered to his grand manor house, a weathered stone mansion every bit as intimidating as he. Young and ingenuous Tranquilla Caden arrives to begin her new position of service 0 she is devoted to fulfilling every demand of her new master, to stimulating his mind, to stirring his soul, and to arousing his body.
Yet something happens that Quilla never counted on: she is falling hopelessly in love with the enigmatic man she is required only to service. A man who already has a wife. But that isn’t the only family secret her master holds – and it certainly won’t be the last to threaten Quilla’s most cherished and impossible desire.
This is a fantastic book. It takes place in an alternate universe (I think – there are a few things I couldn’t exactly figure out, but they didn’t hurt the story at all). The Order of Solace is a religious group of nun-like women who give themselves over in service to a master in order to provide pleasure and solace. They are to answer needs before they are known. It is a powerfully emotional book. The different dynamics between characters is amazingly done. I loved how Ms. Hart wrote deep into the secondary characters instead of them just being on the periphery. I can’t wait to read more by this author!
the book girl gives NO GREATER PLEASURE a 5/5!
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