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This ebook includes CARNALLY EVER AFTER, a short story (15,000 words/50 pages), EPIPHANY, a bonus epilogue (3,400 words/11 pages) and an excerpt from Jackie's upcoming release, THE LESSON PLAN (6400 words/21 pages).DESCRIPTIONJilted at the altar, Lady Louisa Bennett seeks the solace of a quiet, empty chapel and instead finds Alistair de Roche, her fiancé’s best man and theThis ebook includes CARNALLY EVER AFTER, a short story (15,000 words/50 pages), EPIPHANY, a bonus epilogue (3,400 words/11 pages) and an excerpt from Jackie's upcoming release, THE LESSON PLAN (6400 words/21 pages).DESCRIPTIONJilted at the altar, Lady Louisa Bennett seeks the solace of a quiet, empty chapel and instead finds Alistair de Roche, her fiancé’s best man and the subject of her fantasies from the moment she met him. Alistair knows bedding his best friend’s betrothed is well beyond the pale, but Louisa has haunted his dreams for months. Soon, Louisa and Alistair are caught up in a consuming love affair that threatens their families’ plans and their own hearts. Can they find a way to live happily, and carnally, ever after?CARNALLY EVER AFTER was previously released under the same title by Cobblestone Press. The bonus epilogue, EPIPHANY, is available for free in the anthology TWELFTH NIGHT....

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Carnally Ever After Reviews

  • Barbara
    2019-01-15 08:43

    This was a good story of a jilted bride and the best man. Alastair wanted Louisa but was engaged to another. Louisa gets jilted and Alastair is there to pick up the pieces. They both have their duties but their love and lust are able to overcome. Did like the novella in 12th Nights to catch up with them. Very apt for their story.

  • Wendy
    2019-01-02 05:07

    A little hot number this one.

  • Clare
    2019-01-13 06:43

    3 1/2 starsI don't really read historical romance but this was a good one. Although, some of the language was not used in the 1800's I was able to look past it.

  • Angela
    2019-01-14 01:49

    Carnally Ever After is a quick erotic read that was ultimately satisfying; I did have some issues with it, however they didn't detract from my overall enjoyment too much. At a mere 68 pages, per my Kindle, the story flies by and there is - surprisingly - an actual story packed in here too.See full review at my blog or booklikes

  • Victoria Vane
    2019-01-05 07:51

    I will say first that the author is an excellent writer. If you are seeking historical erotica this would absolutely and wonderfully fit the bill.

  • RIF
    2019-01-10 03:09

    Manages to be erotic, a bit funny and pack in a tender love story-get the one with the bonus epilogue for full effect.

  • Ƥʋиʏα [Punya Reviews...]
    2018-12-31 06:05

    My review contains spoilers and they're are mostly my thoughts as I went with the book...Carnally Ever After was a fun little novella, I must say! It had me giggling all through the way. But there were those scenes that had me shaking my head, too. Even though the initial novella was too short for me, I really loved the bonus epilogue. JB is an excellent writer no doubt.Louisa has just been jilted at the altar by Lord Grenville. Alistair, the best man and Grenville’s best friend, is angry over the whole thing. Then it’s revealed that Alistair always wanted Louisa but both men ended up engaged with the wrong woman since those were arranged by their respective parents. Yes, Alistair is also engaged to a proper English rose, Miss Palmer. He was sitting alone somewhere in the church after that debacle when Louisa comes to find him. Grenville is a debauched rake and gambler and now it turns out, irresponsible as well. Alistair always knew that Louisa isn’t really Grenville’s type, who likes slender women. But to Alistair, Louisa is a Goddess. There hasn’t been anyone more attractive than dark haired, eyed and generously curvy Louisa. Miss Palmer is tall and slim, very beautiful and yet, she doesn’t do anything for Alistair. While Alistair is in this state of mind, we find that Louisa has been fantasizing about him as well; his golden good looks no doubt. She wasn’t very fond of her jilted bridegroom, but acceded because of her father. Right now, Louisa can’t bring herself to be sad about it. As the novella rushed on, this turns into that, and Alistair ends up revealing his fantasies to her, then and there. Louisa is also up for the challenge as she asks Alistair to ‘prove her’ how attractive he finds her.Then, hmmm... they go to Alistair’s bachelor apartments and, well, hmmm... they proceeded to do some kinky stuff... and it caught me by surprise seeing how Louisa was still a virgin. Alistair finds a way to spare her virginity, in case Grenville is dragged by his father to the altar.Don’t ask me anything but it had me shaking my head. Aaaanyway, Louisa’s much needed self-esteem returns, thanks to Alistair’s attentions. She now resolves that she’s not going to marry Grenville no matter what and tells her father that too! *clap clap* Alistair on the other hand, was thinking some stuff. Grenville isn’t happy about the whole thing, and no intentions of marrying Louisa for you-know-what(I wanted to kick him, no likey this guy). One thing still caught me by surprise. How wasn’t it a big gossip when Grenville and Louisa’s marriage was supposed to be such a big event, and so many people attending? There was no mention of the scandal or any such thing. I couldn’t really believe this.While I was ruminating on that, Louisa does something that again, caught me by surprise... Hmmm... it wasn’t her plan as to why she did it, but the ‘instrument’ she uses to deflower herself. Hmmm, I wasn’t sure if I should laugh or cry, be embarrassed or be plain horrified!Louisa’s plan was to become Alistair’s mistress, because she doesn’t think she’ll be able to find anyone like him and he being engaged... well, you get the picture.I should’ve been annoyed but I wasn’t. Probably because it was a novella and Alistair surprised me by telling her later that she’d be the mistress of his life. It was sweet, I give him that.There’s a very small epilogue at the end, which was ok IMO. Then, I had to get the free anthology, 12th Night. I read and loved the bonus epilogue,‘Epiphany’.This takes place 2 yrs after the main story. Louisa has just had the heir to the Holyfield earldom. She’s obviously shy and embarrassed about the changes motherhood has wrought on her body. She’s been fending off sex with lights on. But Alistair is plain crazy about his wife, and wouldn’t hear ‘no’ on that regard anymore. He’s determined to show her how sexy he still finds her... Ooh, lala! I’ve read novellas/novels with settings like this, and have always found them plain HOT. No exception to Epiphany. A superb show to their HEA! My recommendation is, read the bonus epilogue afterwards or better yet, get the re-released version that has the bonus epilogue added to it. Either way, don’t miss it.Lemme quote something from here:She smiled as she recalled thinking when she first heard the word c*ck that it was an apt name for such a showy organ.Alistair followed her gaze, the corners of his mouth pulling down in a mock frown. “I pray you are not thinking again how ‘little’ my contribution is.”Overall, 4 stars.Carnally Ever After is followed by Behind the Red Door, which contains 3 more stories that are loosely connected to each-other. I’m hopping on to read that one now!PS: I still don’t see the phrase ‘nascent erection’ should annoy anyone.

  • Crazy for Books (Stephanie)
    2019-01-13 09:47

    Provided by NetGalley for an honest review.Louisa Bennett has been jilted at the alter by Lord Granville. So when she starts bashing herself for being too full figured and what man would want her, Granville's best man, Alistar de Rocha decides to show her that he's the type of man who would want her. Even though he's engaged to another. They spend the hours that her family uses to renegotiate her dowery to get better acquainted. Though Alistar wants her and has since the moment he met her, he doesn't believe he can have her. Mostly because her family is dead set on having her married to a better titled gentleman than he, though he's financially more well off.Louisa has learned something being with Alistar. That she can't marry someone just for her family's sake and that she will do anything to be happy. Even proposing to be Alistar's mistress. But Alistar wants her more than she can know and they run off together.It was well written, I just wasn't enthralled with their story.But when I read the sneak peak pages for The Lesson Plan, I had to have it. I bought it and read it right away.

  • April
    2019-01-05 06:54

    Louisa Bennett was left at the altar by Greenville, a man she doesn't care to marry in the first place. His best man, Alistair de Roche, is there to comfort her. They want each other, but know that no one can find out. Louisa knows she is still going to have to marry Greenville, and Alistair is set to be wed very soon himself. After their first time together, she decides to defy her family's wishes, even if it is just to be his mistress. Carnally Ever After was a quick, hot historical read about learning not to settle for who others think you should. They may not approve, but everyone deserves to be happy with the person they love. I loved the epilogue! I think it made me enjoy the story as a whole a lot better. I liked the story itself, but I could really relate to the epilogue. I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  • Emily (Mrs B's Books)
    2019-01-05 08:57

    **Copy Provided by Netgalley and Circe Press for an honest review**A naughty little read that is set around 1816 and starts with a jilted bride wondering if the man she was told to marry did not want her because of her size.Unbridled and unsaid lust for her fiancés best friend becomes more when he too declares that actually he has wanted her since the first time that her saw her.Its sweet and tender and spicy hot and the extra epilogue was really sweet in the way that Alistair showed her exactly what he thought of Louisa and her body hang-ups.Recommended if you want a really hot quick read.

  • Maggie Hesseling
    2019-01-09 04:12

    A great little story about two people that are so attracted to each other that they throw over their respective intended for each other. Focusing on the female character's issues with hr body (she things she's too fat) and the gentleman's arousal towards her (he things she's generous and voluptuous).It also contains two great endings.The cucumber scene was surprising, though. Not exactly uncomfortable to read- more almost pointless. He states that he will not deflower her, so she does it herself. When she tells him , he immediately deflowers her 'properly'.However, the interaction between the characters makes up for it, as their lust for each other sweeps the reader away.

  • Christiana
    2019-01-06 09:00

    Carnally Ever After is a short spicy sweet treat about Louisa who has been abandoned at the altar and the best man at her wedding who has been infatuated with her. They seize this opportunity to proclaim their feelings for each other and end up discovering how well they suit. I love Jackie's writing and this short work delivers. It's nice to see a heroine with body image issues find a man who loves her for who she is. The epilogue was very touching. I'm reading Behind the Red Door next which features the original bridge groom and what happens after Carnally Ever After.

  • Peggy
    2019-01-07 06:52

    Novella. Fun story with a plump heroine who's jilted at the altar. She and the best man turn out to be a good match.

  • Killian
    2018-12-29 08:59

    I stopped reading at "nascent erection". I stand by that decision.

  • Sarah
    2018-12-23 09:44

    Really quick read, took me 2 hours, but it was cute. Could easily be drawn into a full length novel, but the author caught you up to speed pretty quick.

  • Monique
    2019-01-01 06:07

    3.5 - 4 Stars Loved the last scene. HOT!