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The Manuscript

(The first book in the Sinful Gentlemen series)
A novel by

Claire Fallon is destitute and desperate. Reluctantly, she agrees to become the mistress of the reclusive but deliciously handsome Viscount Ranleigh, even though the man has absolutely no idea she has been hired to warm his bed. Much to her chagrin, another part of her duties involves translating an ancient manuscript that ends up being little more than an apothecary's guide to recipes for sexual adventure... Justin Howard has made a mistake, and he has paid a price. His wife is a promiscuous tart he can't escape...or can he? After his new assistant arrives to help him with his scientific experiments, he finds Claire not only opens a world of sensuous and uninhibited delights, but a determination to free himself from a situation that he can no longer tolerate. A scientist and an ingenue prove love matters more than scandal and it is possible to find some intriguing ideas for passion in The Manuscript...

Genre: Erotic Historical [contains graphic sexual content and adult language]
Length: Novella (16,000 words)

5 Blue Ribbons: "The Manuscript was my first foray into the world of ebooks and I have to admit that I was very pleasantly surprised. Ms. Wildes' language is rich and colorful, fully immersing the reader in the story and period of the day. It must be noted that the love scenes are fully descriptive and intimately detailed. Yet even here, Ms. Wildes' turn of phrase is still very much in keeping with the period of the piece and does not seem out of context.
I thoroughly enjoyed this tale and was even prompted to visit Ms. Wildes' website for a peek at her other stories of daring ladies, devilish gentlemen and good old-fashioned romance. If any of those elements fit your checklist for a good book, then The Manuscript is for you." --Deborah Kimpton, Romance Junkies

5 Stars/Hot: "The Manuscript is the first in Emma Wildes' The Sinful Gentlemen Collection. In this story, Ms. Wildes has once again has shown her ability to present new variations of romance in all of its infinite forms. The problems of Justin's promiscuous tart wife, Caroline, adds just the right amount of tension to this exciting romance story. Justin and Claire add a wonderful chapter in exciting romance series. The story is very erotic and arousing, and makes Claire and Justin more than just written lovers. I found myself envying Justin and wishing Claire was a real person in my life. The romance between Claire and Justin is filled with steamy passion. Ms. Wildes' writing style is fresh and very enjoyable. The plot and flow of the story makes a wonderful reading experience. Be prepared to feel your passions grow as you read the beautifully written love scenes." --W.O. Cable, Just Erotic Romance Reviews

5 Stars/Excellent: "Emma Wildes has the unique ability to draw the reader into her stories and make them feel invested in the happiness of her characters because they share so much of themselves. She also creates the most unique storylines that never fail to surprise the reader. Most novellas leave the reader thinking that, had the story been longer, it would have been more enjoyable. That is not the case with Ms. Wildes [in The Manuscript] as she takes the opportunity to fill every page with sentiment, and when the story ends, you just can't help but think it was perfect." --Kerin, Euro Reviews