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The Painted Heart: The Velvet Basement Series by [Holland, Elsa]
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Length: 388 pages Word Wise: Enabled Language: English

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A WOMAN WHOSE HEART WAS AS FIERCE AS IT WAS FRAGILE….AND THE MAN WHO BOUGHT HER TO WIN IT.

The enigmatic Hurley Twins were selling her...and Miss Elspeth James had no choice but to accept. She would have walkout out, left the Hurley twins, her beloved charges, her friends The Painted Sister but the girls were in serious danger. There were whispers of a Skinner...of secret bidding, astronomical prices for the beautiful tattooed skin minus the girl. If she accepted the deal to become the Painted Sister of the arrogant and infuriatingly handsome Mr Blackburn, she would be in a position to protect them. That, was worth doing the unimaginable for. That was worth fighting the way he made her body feel even if she hated him.

Mr Blackburn, an extremely wealthy self-made man, had connections at every level of society and he wanted more. Having a Painted Sister would raise him higher in the elite world of ‘The Collectors’, men who like him operated over and above the rules of society. Yet on meeting Miss James…he wanted more. He pushed her to sign over her virtue as well as become his Painted Sister, pushed her to override her distaste for him and taste what passion felt like.

The trouble was...she made him hunger for something he’d never wanted and never believed in…Could she love him? Would she ever reach out and touch him with the same need that thumped through his veins every moment of every day since the first time they met?

THE HEART DOESN’T RESPOND TO THE MIND AS A MASTER TO A SERVANT, IT WALKS ITS OWN PATH…IT DEMANDS EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING A PERSON IS AND EVERYTHING THEY THOUGHT THEY’D LEFT BEHIND.

**All the books in The Velvet Basement Series are stand alone and can be read in any order.**

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3154 KB
  • Print Length: 388 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1521006784
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Elsa Holland Books; 1 edition (8 April 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B06XKD29KF
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #121,929 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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Amazon.com: 4.7 out of 5 stars 18 reviews
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5.0 out of 5 stars This book is so good that you just don't want to leave the world ... 11 April 2017
By n - Published on Amazon.com
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Oh my! This book is so good that you just don't want to leave the world that Elsa Holland creates. Its my favourite book so far, and I say so far because I think this author is going to keep surprising me and I can't wait.

Elspeth is such a wonderfully strong heroine with a sharp wit coming through now and again she is a delight to read. For me, the star is Blackburn - this is how a dark and broody historical romance hero should be right. I take my hat off to Ms. Holland's bravery in pushing her reader with a character that has moments where you tell yourself you shouldn't like him but then who can resist? He is utterly seductive and charismatic.

Overall the book is a sublime mix of gothic, sensual and clandestine overtones - it's a must read.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read! 23 April 2017
By Holly Te - Published on Amazon.com
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Elsa Holland has done it again. Characters are well written and very appealing. Many unexpected twists and turns. I highly recommend this book / series. Can't wait to read the next book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sensational 21 April 2017
By Nik lep - Published on Amazon.com
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This a truely beautiful and engaging book. I couldn't put it down. It captured my heart and mind and I didn't want it to end. The female character was strong and sassy while Blackburn was moody and down right sexy, oh my goodness. A steamy romance with a conscious. Can't wait for the next book in the series. Go Elsa! your books are beautiful
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Elsa Holland is an excellent author; she knows how to capture your heart ... 18 April 2017
By Freedom - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is over the top scrumptious. From the first page it grabs you and doesn't let go until the final word. Elsa Holland is an excellent author; she knows how to capture your heart with beautiful luscious words and the characters are truly magnificent. Can't wait to see what she has in store for the future!!!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Story! 17 May 2017
By Jenerated Reviews - Published on Amazon.com
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Elspeth James’ world is safe and predictable. Mr. Blackburn recognizes there is much more to the upright Miss James as her inner fire taunts his cold exterior. When a seemingly straightforward business deal starts to blur the lines drawn are no longer about the exterior but painting hearts long isolated.

Elsa Holland opens reader’s minds to beauty that many might overlook with characters that are uncommonly alluring. Mr. Blackburn and Elspeth James were studies in contradictions as frailty vs. fortitude, glorious vs. monstrous, desire vs. denial struggled for balance in this work. Not only does this author confidently expose her characters inner darkness but she shows that it is essential to their being whole. This couple triggered each other as self-sabotage set the tone in how they approached their irresistible yet adverse gravitation to the other. Ms. Holland's grasp of her characters fears and shortcomings as she manipulated their flaws to present their relationship unfold was a ferocious emotional dance of domination that this author guided with expertise.

As with her other work Elsa Holland confronts the confines of traditional historical romance and introduces fascinating and introspective subject matter with portrayals and circumstances that are diverse and paradoxical. The Painted Heart is a story that will give readers an evolved outlook on love and its infinite designs.

*I was given an advanced copy. All opinions expressed are my own.*
*While part of a series this work can be read as a stand alone.*

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