Book Review: Veronica Courtesan by Siobhan Daiko

Title: Veronica COURTESAN
Author: Siobhan Daiko
Genre: Erotic/ Historic
I watch him watching us, imagining how he would take me.
I send him the message with my eyes.
This is who I am. 
I am Veronica Franco. 
I am a COURTESAN.
I court the cultural elite for fame and fortune, giving my body to many. 
And I’m good. So very good. After all, I was taught by my mother, and mother always knows best. 
How else to please the future King of France than with the imaginative use of Murano glass? How else to fulfil the desires of all yet keep my sense of self-worth?
But when disaster strikes and my life begins to unravel, I’ll have to ask myself one question:
Is it too late to give my heart to just one man?
Set in Venice 16th Century.

 

 

Advisory: sensuously erotic. 18+
 
SGMyReviewThis book was highly erotic and not for the faint of heart when it comes to explicit sex scenes. However, I think you’ll find that Veronica is a smart woman who does not do things without thorough thought. A symptom of the time, perhaps. This book is set in Venice, Italy in the 16th century. Consequences of life of that time leads to heartbreak and losses, and the sacrifices of the life of a courtesan. Reading this book I found that it was actually less about the ‘sex’ and ‘skills’ of a courtesan, and more about a woman who was trying to make it in a world where women were objects and to survive, you had to rise above and be the object desired. The quote in the book about equality added a nice touch to causes that are still being fought in the 21st century, as they were in the 16th!
Read this if you’re after a historical, erotic novel of love, losses, and sacrifice.
Siobhan Daiko is an author of romantic historical fiction and a new series of erotic novellas featuring famous courtesans – strong women who held their own in a man’s world. A lover of all things Italian, Siobhan lives in the Veneto region of northern Italy with her husband and two cats. After a life of romance and adventure in Hong Kong, Australia and the UK she now spends her time, when she isn’t writing, enjoying the dolce vita near Venice. 
 
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