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Megan Hart completely wowed me! I never read an erotic book that, aside from the explicit sex, is an emotionally powerful story

Megan Hart completely wowed me! I never read an erotic book that, aside from the explicit sex, is an emotionally powerful story. Romance Reader at Heart. True, but it's my pleasure and my purpose to know such things," she told him. "I wouldn't be a very good Handmaiden if I couldn't do something as simple as watch from the window for you to return.

PLEASURE AND PURPOSE is a compilation of three novellas set in a futuristic/fantasy world where men are able to request solace from females. Megan Hart always writes well, and this book is written beautifully. I don't always like her stories, but all three here worked, and this counts as a keeper for me.

The prince is spending the day with his father today. Is he very ill-behaved?" she asked, buttering a slice of simple-bread for him. "Cillian? Aye, he is, indeed. "Cillian? Aye, he is, indeed e's ever been so, as long as I've known hi. She studied her patron as he drank the tea she'd prepared, learning as much as she could about him by the way he spoke and moved. Observation was a subtle art but necessary, and could only benefit from practice. This morning, she noticed, Edward was taking his time over tea. Not rushed.

Pleasure and Purpose book. This was the first book I read by Megan Hart - but it will not be the last. Pleasure and Purpose has a very interesting storyline. Each story is as unique as the characters.

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Their greatest delight is giving pleasure'devoted as they are to fulfilling the desires of the mind, the needs of the soul, and the cravings of the body.

Pleasure And Purpose. By (author) Megan Hart. Hart is also the author of several contemporary romances including All the Secrets We Keep and All the Lies We Tell. She lives in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. Close X. Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter. Pleasure and Purpose. Download (pdf, . 0 Mb) Donate Read

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Introducing the women of the Order of Solace?three new novellas from the national bestselling master of erotic romance. The handmaidens of the Order of Solace are each named for the exquisite service that best reflects their true calling. Their greatest delight is giving pleasure?devoted as they are to fulfilling the desires of the mind, the needs of the soul, and the cravings of the body. Meet Stillness, called upon to soothe the conscience of a man in need of redemption after a shocking act from his sexual past. Then there?s Honesty, whose vow of Solace is to a prince looking for a submissive handmaiden. Instead, he gets the unexpected. And finally, Determination, a handmaiden confronted with a client lost in a haze of random sex and drugs. She has just the plan to literally whip her man into shape.

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These three novellas are set in an alternate universe which is vaguely European and historical, but hard to pin down in time (they travel by train but may not have plumbing/electricity). The three stories are connected through the heroes, who are childhood friends, and the heroines, who are all handmaidens of the religious Order of Solace.

The mythology of the stories and the religious order is that there is a holy family who have been divided forever, and when they are reunited, all will be right with the world. The holy family will be reunited when the God Sinder's quiver of arrows is full, and every time a person achieves a state of Solace, Sinder gets another arrow in his quiver. The handmaidens of the Order of Solace have been trained to do whatever is necessary to provide solace to their patrons. In these stories (being erotica), this involves sex, but it doesn't have to (for example, one of the handmaiden's prior patrons was a dying woman who needed to find peace/solace before her death).

The first story involves Stillness and Edward. Edward has a tortured past which has made him suppress his inclination toward sexual domination. Stillness has a tortured past that makes her crave pain/being dominated. Can you guess how they find solace? This was my favorite story of the three.

The second involves Honesty and Cillian, who is a prince of the land. He is looking for a sexual submissive like Edward found in Stillness, but Honesty isn't into BDSM. Nevertheless, while she may not be what he thinks he wants, it turns out she is what he needs. (They have sexy times, but this story is less about that than about the political intrigue surrounding Cillian at court. This story had more plot than the others.)

The third story involve Determinata and Alaric. Alaric, a submissive, has been abandoned by his mistress and is lost in depression and drug addiction. Determinata (Mina) literally beats him into shape.

Though I liked the writing, which was definitely a cut above the norm, I was uncomfortable with the patriarchal structure of this imagined society and with the idea of the handmaidens, who are essentially shipped off to each patron like mail order brides (though they're not actually supposed to stay with the patrons after the patron achieves Solace) whose entire purpose (or Pleasure and Purpose, after the title) is to serve their men. Reading these stories, I wasn't ever sucked into the fantasy enough to silence the feminist voice in my head (picture a tiny, cranky, Rosie-the-Riveter perched on my shoulder, whispering in my ear like the angel/devil characters one often sees in cartoons) which found this premise very uncomfortable, even distasteful.
PLEASURE AND PURPOSE is a compilation of three novellas set in a futuristic/fantasy world where men are able to request solace from females. A business transaction becomes so much more in these three novellas as Order of Solace maidens Stillness, Honesty, and Determinata are requested to bring solace to three very different gentlemen.


Stillness has been with the Order of Solace for a long time. She knows exactly what she needs to do in order to bring solace and tranquility to her master. Stillness has been requested by Edward and when she arrives, she finds her job difficult at first but when she is able to read Edward and find out why he requested her, she is able to work her magic. Stillness does her best not to fall in love with Edward - that is forbidden by her Order, but fate has other ideas.

Edward's guilt was predominant in this enchanting novella. He refuses to believe in redemption and it isn't until the thought of being without Stillness or Nessa, that Edward really takes a look at his life. He comes to a decision and he knows that his life means nothing without his Nessa in it. His redemption and forgiveness of himself was a long way in coming but I couldn't have asked for a better conclusion to his guilt. He was sexy, tender, and the perfect partner for Stillness - add in a bit of ménage action and this novella shined.


Honesty is just like her name. She is honest to a fault and if anyone doesn't want the truth then they don't need to ask her a question. Honesty comes from the Order at the request of Prince Cillian. He requested a maiden because he sees what a difference Stillness made in his friend's life. Cillian wants that sanctity for himself but when he meets Honesty he is disappointed. This lasts all of about ten minutes because Honesty has the hidden talent of making Cillian take a look at his own life and what needs to be changed. She does this seemingly effortlessly until Cillian has to be honest and admit that he can't live without her.

"Honesty" was a hard novella to read. Not because it wasn't good - it was excellent. It was almost tragic how Cillian was so messed up inside. I worried he would never be redeemable but he was and for that I have to thank the handmaiden Honesty. She took Cillian's life and turned it around for the better and in doing so, saved her life as well. Their love scenes were erotic and emotional - the heat was often intense and I hated for this novella to come to an end.


Edward and Cillian both have fallen in love with their Order of Solace handmaidens. Their lives are better and because of this, they request a maiden from the Order for their friend Alaric. Alaric has been devastated by a series of events involving a woman and has been unable to shake his depression. Determinata will have no man feeling sorry for himself on her watch and so she sets out to awaken the man that is Alaric. And she does. Quite dominantly.

Mina was exquisite in her determination to reach Alaric. Uncomfortable with his needs almost, Alaric desired a special type of woman - a dominant one. He needed a firm hand to breech the fort in which he held his heart. Let's say that Mina was exactly what he needed and she gave his exactly what he wanted. The results were scorching hot and very, very beautiful.

Three women, three men, three very different novellas. The tie in between the three was the friendship of the men. Each story was intertwined and effortlessly flowed from one novella to the next without a plot break like so many other anthologies. Megan Hart has penned a gripping and outstanding novel with PLEASURE AND PURPOSE. It was fantastical in its setting but realistic in his characterizations. The hero and heroine of each story shined and quite frankly, that's all I can ask for in a novel. When one makes me think about it after finishing, then I know it is a novel of worth - PLEASURE AND PURPOSE is such a novel. Megan Hart firmly establishes her way onto my keeper shelf with this one!

Natalie S.
Set in a mythical world which feels vaguely Victorian - gaslights and trains, but also has servants, courts and small princedoms. Megan Hart has invented the order of Solace, which sends women out to give moments of perfect solace to their patrons, in order to satisfy their religious mythology. I really liked the 3 tales which had 3 very different heroines and 3 men who are old school friends, but floundering in their current lives. Edward finds Stillness. the Prince finds honesty - which I actually found the least believable/satisfying of the three tales, and Alaric found his Lady, which tale I liked the most. Megan Hart always writes well, and this book is written beautifully. I don't always like her stories, but all three here worked, and this counts as a keeper for me.

A small side note - I didn't get this on kindle, where they are charging $11.99 for a download - way more than I would ever want to pay, but I got it in paperback, where it's discounted to under $6. I really do feel that it should never cost more on kindle than it does for a paperback, because there are none of the extra paper costs. But for $6 it's very reasonable and good value.
Pleasure and Purpose download epub
Author: Megan Hart
ISBN: 0425229696
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Erotica
Language: English
Publisher: Berkley (September 1, 2009)
Pages: 368 pages