"A wild, amusing and often-satirical time travel romance"
While Christmas shopping, Kathy Bartlett's car
overheats along an isolated stretch of I-95 in New York.
The hairdresser concludes that cars and men are alike as
both overheat at the wrong time. As she starts to freeze,
she grabs a toy she dubbed Peter and wishes she was
somewhere else, preferably warm.
The next thing Kathy realizes is that two men in Kilts
speaking with deep Scottish accents are argueing their
sexual prowess. Afraid they may accost her to settle their
debate, Kathy takes a can of mousse out of her bag and
sprays the duo on their love guns. As the twosome flee
from their attacker, a third Scot appears who is not afraid
of the mousse because he noticed that some safely landed on
Kathy. Ian Ross introduces himself as THE PLEASURE
MASTER. He explains he is in competition with his two
brothers, who just fled from Kathy's wrath, over who is The
King of Sex. Kathy is even more stunned when he proves to
her that it is 1542. As Ian turns up the seduction, Kathy
begins to fall in love, but to his amazement so does Ian
because for the first time since he began pleasuring women,
a female cares how he feels.
THE PLEASURE MASTER is a wild, amusing and often-
satirical time travel romance that stars two wonderful
lovers and a fabulous magical matchmaker. The story line
is hilarious as the competition between the brothers heats
up the pages almost as much as the relationship between
Kathy and Ian does. As she did with AN ORIGINAL SIN, Nina
Bangs commits sub-genre heresy by adding humor and irony to
a torrid historical romance.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted June 19, 2001