The gossips always whisper about the
scandalous Lord Blaize Minshom, but now the rumors are
positively flying that Lord Anthony Sokorvsky has thrown
Minshom over for a woman. Minshom may pretend not to care
what people say about him, but he is irritated he made a
fool out of himself. To make matters worse, his estranged
wife has just shown up on his doorstep. Jane is the one
person in the world who can tie Minshom up in knots
(figuratively speaking, of course) and even after seven
years apart, she is still the only woman he has ever truly
desired…which is why he’s determined to send her back to the
Jane is equally determined to bring her
wayward husband home with her. Tragedy may have torn them
apart, but she’ll be damned if she lets Blaize lock her out
of his life forever. Their marital battle will take them to
the most scandalous sections of London, where passion reigns
and the price of pleasure may very well be their hearts.
One of the things I love the most about
Kate Pearce’s books is that I’ll never know what to expect.
That being said, I wasn’t sure how she would pull off a love
story for the villainous Lord Minshom without drastically
changing his character. Simply Insatiable is
better than anything I could have imagined. It’s
heartbreaking, spellbinding, and devastatingly erotic.
Minshom, who took a dastardly turn in
the previous House of Pleasure book, Simply Wicked,
is like many of Ms. Pearce’s heroes in that he is
intriguingly complex. He tries so hard to convince
everyone, even himself, that he is a bad person that he
generally succeeds. I won’t reveal why Minshom believes
this of himself because that would spoil the emotional
impact of the story. Ms. Pearce doesn’t actually change his
personality to make him a hero; she simply shows different
facets of his character. As for the woman who so thoroughly
captures Minshom’s heart, Jane is a fantastic heroine.
She’s intelligent, sensual, and never backs down from
Minshom. It takes great strength and tenacity to take on
Minshom and his inner demons and Jane does so admirably.
The two of them set the page ablaze with passion, for it
wouldn’t be a House of Pleasure novel if the story wasn’t
I should also mention that Simply
Insatiable features an engaging subplot regarding
Captain David Gray, who fans of the series will remember
from Simply Shameless and Simply Wicked. I
won’t give away David’s hero, but I was every bit as excited
to see him get his happily ever after as I was Minshom and
As a love story, Simply
Insatiable can be read as a stand-alone book.
However, for those who have not yet read Simply Wicked,
beware of spoilers. Each House of Pleasure book has only
made me yearn for more, so if there’s one thing I didn’t
like about Simply Insatiable it’s that I am
now hungry for the next book, Simply Forbidden. All
in all, I loved the captivating Simply Insatiable.
It’s everything I could want in a story and I do hope Ms.
Pearce writes many more books for this extraordinary series!