The Lady's Tutor (The Lady's Tutor #1) by Robin Schone

The Lady's Tutor (The Lady's Tutor #1)

Married young to a man hand-picked by her father, Elizabeth Petre is an ideal Victorian lady. She has borne two sons and endured sixteen years of selfless duty in a passionless marriage. Craving a man's loving touch yet loyal to her wedding vows, Elizabeth is determined to seduce her coldly indifferent husband. She knows of only one man who can teach her the erotic secrets of love.The bastard son of an English countess and an Arab sheik, Ramiel D...

Details The Lady's Tutor (The Lady's Tutor #1)

TitleThe Lady's Tutor (The Lady's Tutor #1)
Release DateAug 1st, 1999
GenreRomance, Historical Romance, Adult Fiction, Erotica, Historical, Erotic Romance

Reviews The Lady's Tutor (The Lady's Tutor #1)

  • Eastofoz
    This story was excellent! It starts so slowly, just barely giving you enough so that you hold your breath in hope that something will happen between Saphyre and Elizabeth making you turn those pages well past a “reasonable” reading hour.Everything takes place around the lessons in seduction that delectable Lord Saphyre gives the morally upright Elizabeth but not once in the whole first half of the story does he lay a finger on her. The tutori...
  • Kristen
    3 to 3 1/ 2 starsThe Lady's Tutor is a well written, thought-provoking, sensual, and well researched book; however, I had a difficult time staying focused and interested in the plot. For some reason, it just didn't capture my attention the way The Lover or Gabriel's Woman did. That said, the sexual tension throughout this story was superbly done. I enjoyed this book but perhaps was not in the mood for its heaviness. I may revisit it again when I'...
  • Kinga
    What. Was. That.Oh god, please stop saying 'vulva'.(view spoiler)[The heroine's husband (the chancellor of the exchequer) is having an affair with her father (the prime minister) who also likes to dress as a woman, they are also grooming her sons for that future. It's also a family tradition as the heroine's father was the lover of her maternal grandfather. The hero was raped by his half-brother whom he then murdered. Towards the ending the hero'...
  • sraxe
    I've lowered the star rating from a three to a one since I originally read it. The author uses the ~evil gays~ trope, making all the bad people being men who rape/sexually assault other men and even boys. (I'd tried to be fair when rating and reviewing it originally because I'd enjoyed other parts of it, but eff this BS.)-----Previous review: Mar 16/15Infidelity is pretty much the kill-switch for me in romance novels...unless, of course, there ar...
  • Adrienne
    Oh I'm trying deperately to put the words together for a review of how this book made me feel, for something so luscious and evocative I really do need to do it justice, but really don't think I can. I'm late coming to this book and reviewers before me have given details of the plot etc, so I'm not going to repeat what has already been said. What I will say tho' is this book had a profound affect on me..slightly shifted my way of thinking if you ...
  • Wendy
    Ramiel the "Bastard Sheikh" sure knows how his way around a lady's body and bed. He was gorgeous attentive and "swoony" too. I found Elizabeth endearing with her sexual innocence. But what a life she had to endure with a "bastard" Edward for a husband. What kind of husband, tells his wife that he finds her repulsive while she tries to seduce him? That to me, was just cruel. All in all it was a good read and I enjoyed it.
  • Quinn
    The Lady's Tutor reminded me a little bit of Passion by Lisa Valdez, in in so far as it was able to effectively combine graphic and at times wordy erotic scenes with very satisfying romance, set in an historical era. If you didn't like Passion, then odds are you may not like this one, either.The premise sounded interesting and unusual - a Victorian lady, trapped in a passionless marriage but unwilling to betray her wedding vows, seeks assistance ...
  • Heather *Awkward Queen and Unicorn Twin*
    This was kind of a different romance. For one thing, the heroine was a married mother of two, and the love interest wasn't her husband. For another, it was steeped in certain aspects of Arabic culture that aren't usually in the genre at all, let alone so interwoven in the story.At first, despite the overwhelmingly sexual nature of the plot, the story was pretty clinical. Elizabeth analyzes everything and takes notes on the things Ramiel teaches h...
  • Wollstonecrafthomegirl
    I read this book a looooong time ago, in the time before GRs when I was still in the halcyon days of my earliest romance reading. Since then I’ve thought of it often and have long meant to reread and review it. Suffice to say, it’s - er - ropier and weirder than I remember. Usually if I’ve read a book more than once that might indicate that I would recommend that book but here I don’t think can here. Let’s start with the good stuff - th...
  • Wendy
    I discovered Robin Schone by reading some well written reviews almost by accident and was intrigued. Erotica is not a genre that has ever interested me, but having started this novel I became fascinated. This is not a smutty, kinky, shallow tale, but rather a deeply dark, sensual love story with some very serious 'goings on' - this tale is not for the faint hearted.Elizabeth Petre is a wife and mother, her husband an influential high ranking and ...
  • LuvGirl
    This book was dreadful! The premise of the story was really interesting, but it turned out to be stupid and boring if you can believe that. It just wasn't done right. It wasn't executed in a way to hold the readers interest. Many of the OTT things that happened read like it was only done for shock value and nothing else, and felt utterly disgusting - and I'm not talking about the erotic love scenes between the hero and heroine. Why did the author...
  • L8blmr
    I really enjoyed this book. Yes, it was very "clinical" (a description I've read by people hating it for this factor), somewhat like a "how-to" manual ... in the beginning. How else could the author handle a very experienced man teaching a barely experienced woman to seduce and beguile her husband in bed? However, things changed once the H/H began falling in love. And there was actually a well-developed subplot involving peripheral characters tha...
  • Pamela(AllHoney)
    Elizabeth Petre feels her marriage is boomed and wants to learn how to "spice" it up. She hires a tutor.As mentioned in previous reviews it starts off slow. I had mixed feelings about it. I'm not a fan of cheating in romance. But is it cheating if love is not involved? **Shrugs** Anyway, overall it was a good read.
  • Ashley
    This was ridiculous, over the top, and sordid. But I enjoyed it and found it well-written, so no shame, no shame.
  • Jane
    One of My Most Favorite HistoricalsI've just finished rereading this book and guess what? I love it even more than I did the first time I read it. This is one of those books where all the elements just come together to make a near perfect read.The Lady's Tutor is set in Victorian England when women were expected not to express anything so crass as emotion, good or bad, especially if you were the daughter of the prime minister and the wife of a hi...
  • Nisha
    This is an odd book to classify. Maybe 'Erotic Historical Romance' would be the best title. I don't know what I was expecting from it when I started reading, but it was definitely a good read. The story was quite intriguing though easy to guess. Intriguing because of the setting, I think. Its a modern day story that takes place in a historical setting. There are the psycho relatives, a hero with a tragic past, a heroine with her own tragic presen...
  • KatLynne
    Another fantastic read by one of my favorite authors. Loved this romantic, erotic story. A definite keeper!
  • Amy
    I did not know what to expect from this historical/erotica novel published over 10 years ago, but I was pleasantly surprised. It's a lesson in seduction, of the rawest, truest form. For 16 years, Elizabeth has been in an arranged, loveless marriage. She has never experienced a loving, sexual relationship with her husband. While she has two sons, the sexual act to create them was a "wham bam I'm done" in the dark moment and it has been 12 years si...
  • Lady Wesley
    WARNING: If you want to enjoy the surprises that this book cleverly reveals, don't read the more critical reviews here on Goodreads. There are many which should have spoiler labels but don't.Elizabeth, a proper Victorian lady, wife of the Chancellor of the Exchequer and daughter of the Prime Minister, hopes to repair her loveless marriage, so she seeks out Ramiel, the infamous Bastard Sheik, to give her instruction on how to please a man. He is t...
  • Crista
    First of all, let me say that this is a difficult book to rate and review. There are parts of this book that deserve a 10 star rating in my opinion, but there are also components that left me feeling "dirty" and "horrified" and make me not recommend the book at all. I'll try not to include spoilers for those who will read this book after reading this review. First the good. As far as sensuality, I've never read anything like this. Surprisingly th...
  • maricar
    Rarely does a story like this ever stand above its own genrefrom the first page to the last, everything is so hot-hot-hot! but beyond the sizzling scenes (and yes, they really DO sizzle...), one can find such a tender emotion coming from Ramiel. it was simply beautiful, no other word for it, to witness how he changed from simply being an instructor on the pleasures of the flesh to becoming the hero of Elizabeth. Elizabeth is such a compelling wom...
  • Erin
    When you want quality trash, I have learned that Robin Schone is the place to go. A friend of mine lent this to me after I told her I hadn't read any good trashy historical romance in ages, and I was skeptical. I mean, who can keep up with the Mary Jo Putney and Kathleen Woodiwiss love from my youth?Robin Schone can, baby! For me, I need to have some emotional connection to the characters. I need them to be damaged and broken, and only the power ...
  • EB
    What the everloving fuck did I just read?
  • Michelle K
    3 1/2 hearts out of 5Robin Schone is a very different type of writer. She is not very typical in her romance stories and her style is all her own. I have not yet read anyone like her. The first book I read of hers was “Gabriel’s Woman” and I was so confused. But every time I dropped the book to give up, I was drawn right back to it. Once I got used to her style, I got very involved. She typically writes historical romance with erotic twists...
  • Jess the Romanceaholic
    Guh.What I liked:*True-to-the-times attitudes about women and sex, including the idea that she could be committed to an insane asylum for "nymphomania" just because she wanted to experience passion and *gasp* orgasms.*The UST. Oh holy HELL the UST *falls over* So yeah, this is erotica. There's a looooot of explicit sex. However, the whole first half of the book is positively dripping with UST (yes, that pun was intended lol)*The smexin once it di...
  • A Voracious Reader (a.k.a. Carol)
    *Book source ~ A review copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.Elizabeth Petre is the perfect politician’s wife. She supports her husband’s climbing career to Prime Minister, she helps her mother with her father’s job as Prime Minister and she loves her two sons more than anything. However, she’s lonely. Her husband hasn’t touched her since she became pregnant with her youngest son and she’s determined to seduce her husban...
  • The FountainPenDiva, Old school geek chick and lover of teddy bears
    Erotic Romance for Adults Robin Schone has quickly become one of my favourite romance authors. She writes novels of emotional depth and searing sexuality, with characters who are not perfect in either body or spirit. Yet in every piece of fiction Ms. Schone writes has as its overall theme, the redemptive power of love.Elizabeth is a woman typical of her era. She's the proper wife of a politician, the daughter of a politician, and the mother of tw...
  • Aimee
    I very rarely like a historical romance. I almost never LOVE one. This one I LOVED! The relationship between Ramiel and Elizabeth was beautiful. Separately, they were tortured in their own ways. There was such RAW emotion...and it was utterly believable! Not to mention that a few of the love scenes scorched!I liked how the story stayed focused on the two of them and didn't wander like some other's have done. I'm so sick of a book that's in 4 and ...
  • Vikisha
    This is the first novel I've read from Robin Schone and it won't be the last. This book effected me on a viseral level. Elizabeth's story is the story of so many women from the past, present and future. Being a loveless marriage, doing one's duty and finding that it's not all what it cracked up to me. Women are allowed to be mothers, grandmothers, daughters, and etc except being just a woman. There is adage known as Chi Ku. It means "eat or eatin...
  • ~ Lei ~ Reading Is An Adventure ~
    After 16 years of a very lonely marriage, Elizabeth seeks Ramiel out and asks him to tutor her in lovemaking so that she can seduce her husband. She does not plan to be unfaithful to her husband with Ramiel. Elizabeth and Ramiel become close and Ramiel realizes why Elizabeth's husband Edward resists any efforts she makes, yet he does not share his suspicions with Elizabeth. Many secrets and lies come out and Elizabeth learns them all and ultimate...