Posted by: Jennifer | March 1, 2008

Simply Sexual – Kate Pearce

Pearce, Kate. Simply Sexual.(New York: Kensington, 2008). ISBN – 9780758223548.

Main Characters: Lord Valentin Sokorvsky and Sara Harrison

Date: 1815

Related Works: This is part of Kate Pearce’s Regency House of Pleasure series.

  • Simply Sexual – story of Sara Harrison and Valentin Sokorsky
  • Simply Sinful – story of Peter Howard and Lady Abigail Beecham

Description from book:

Sexual satisfaction

Ten years as a sex slave in a Turkish brothel left Lord Valentin Sokorvsky with an insatiable appetite for sex. Now the time has come for him to marry, but finding a woman who can satisfy his lustful desires proves a challenge . . . until he meets Sara and all he can think about is havingher lie under his rock-hard body, begging him to taste and touch her. . .

Sensual seduction

Sara Harrison knows she should be shocked and scandalized by Lord Sokorvsky’s bold advances, but instead she is secretly aroused by this sensual, seductive man. For beneath her calm and composed manner is a wanton woman who longs for a man’s intimate caress. She is most willing to be educated in the art of sensuality, to receive and give pleasure and to succumb to the wild desire that knows no limits . . .

My Thoughts:

In this book, John Harrison offers one of his daughters as a bride for Lord Valentin Sokorvsky – a man that John saved from a Turkish brothel. When Valentin arrives at the Harrison home, he is immediately taken with the oldest daughter Sara. The two have an immediate and strong physical connection. Despite John’s reluctance to give Sara’s hand in marriage to Valentin, he believes he has no choice because of his looming debts. As such, Valentin and Sara are married – and quickly begin trying to fulfill each other’s most intimate fantasies.

One thing that I really enjoyed about this book is the fact that Kate Pearce found an intriguing way to incorporate the sexual relationship between the two main characters into the overall plot. The intimate moments between Sara and Valentin and how they deal with sexual needs and desires are a main part of the story. Because of his years in a Turkish brothel, Valentin has, what he believes, are excessive physical needs – needs that he doesn’t think is wife could handle or would even want to handle. Sara, however, is determined to be the sole source of her husband’s sexual satisfaction. And, boy, does she make every effort to deal with all of her husband’s desires. She journeys with Valentin to Madame Helene’s House of Pleasure several times. She watches others at Madame Helene’s play out several different scenes, allows other to watch her and Valentin, and accepts another man into the marital bed. Sara is unafraid of her own desires and is definitely able to match her husband’s insatiable appetites.

I loved this story and its characters. In fact, I have already read this book twice. It was a great story – and I found it highly erotic. I love Sara and Valentin’s relationship. They are perfect complements for each other (and for Valentin’s best friend Peter Howard as well). Now, I need to find some of Kate Pearce’s other books to read!

Read first February 29, 2008



  1. So glad you enjoyed it!
    And I hope you’ll be pleased to know that Peter’s book “Simply Sinful” comes out in November this year, so you get to revisit the um ‘interesting’ relationship between the 2 men from a different angle and see what happens to Peter 🙂

    btw-if you read e-books, Peter turns up in a minor role in my EC book “Antonia’s Bargain”

    Have a great weekend!
    Kate P x

  2. Thank you for the information! I do read ebooks – and will add Antonia’s Bargain to my list of items to read. I will also be looking forward to Simply Sinful.

    Thank you very much for writing Simply Sexual. I know it has become one of that I will keep on my favorites shelf!!!

  3. […] Simply Sexual – story of Sara Harrison and Valentin Sokorsky […]

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