The Ravishing of Lady May by Charlotte Lovejoy
Historical Romance - May 3rd, 2011
Margaret Mayberry grew up in convent as an unwanted orphan, unaware of her noble heritage until the Countess of Wilyse comes to claim her. Overjoyed to be rescued from her dreary existence, Margaret left the convent, eager to taste all the luxuries and new experiences that the Tudor Court has to offer. Unknown to Margaret, Lady Wilyse plans to use the virginal Margaret to seduce King Henry and snatch the power from Anna Boleyn. But Lady Wilyse did not count on her brother, the rakish Earl of Blackford to join them in their journey to London. To Margaret, the earthy temptation offered by Jasper might be too much for her to resist...
A blatantly erotic novel, The Ravishing of Lady May is at best a collection of steamy, explicit scenes strung together with a thin plotline. May, Margaret's nickname, is a shallow character. It's hard to really feel for her because it feels like she's too eager to sleep with a guy, ANY guy. Jasper, as the main lead, is a pretty standard alpha male who's wants to "teach" May everything about sex. Lady Wilyse is the most interesting character in my opinion, simply because she does not appear to be who she is in the beginning.
If you are looking for a novel with more meat, than this book might not be for you. If you are looking for something simple to read with lots of hot love scenes, then this is definitely it.
Reviewed by Pauline from the Bookaholics Romance Club