The Persuasion of Molly O’Flaherty
(The London Lovers Book 1)
Release Day: October 21st
One playboy billionaire.
One heartbroken heiress.
One sham marriage.
What could go wrong?
That’s what notorious playboy Silas Cecil-Coke thinks as he returns to England to persuade Molly O’Flaherty to marry him. Certainly, their brief fling last year ended in heartbreak (and a black eye,) but matters are different now. Molly must marry to save her company, and if she must, Silas is determined that he’ll be the man she chooses.
But between the bitter memories and the competing suitors, Silas discovers that wooing a bride is no easy task, unless, of course, he decides to stop playing fair…
***The Persuasion of Molly O’Flaherty is a 40,000 word novella and is the first of the London Lovers duet. It is not necessary to read The Seduction of Molly O’Flaherty first. It is intended for mature audiences only.***
Well damn. I think I finally figured out what makes Sierra Simone’s characters so desirable. It’s not just that she writes flawed, relatable, redeemable men and women. It’s that they say and do things that continually question our values and moral judgments. They bring our pearl clutching to a whole new level because we may fan ourselves and say, “I would never!” While deep down we are saying “Oh hell yes I would!” They become so lifelike because we are all dealing with these complex situations and her characters may do things that go against the grain but they continually question and acknowledge it. They know they did a repugnant thing or let their baser desires tempt them to do “bad,” but don’t we all? And that, my friends, is sexy as hell.
Of course, The Persuasion of Molly O’Flaherty has all of these moral dilemmas and complex characters that we long for and expect from Ms. Simone. Along with the hottest, left-hand worthy sex around. As if she’d give us anything less than that!
Molly is a woman who has endured unspeakable acts to save her family’s company and to build an empire. In a time and place where women were controlled by men, she’s an anomaly with her fierce independence and fiery spirit to match her glorious red hair. She’s trying to hold on to what she’s built while the laws of the land are stacked against her. She’s taken ownership of her healthy sexuality and will never let a man dominate her again. Or so she thinks.
In comes the delightfully charming Silas with his blue eyes and dimples and easy going charm and voracious sexual appetite. He’s been a friend and casual lover for over a decade. He was always a safe bet for her because she could call the shots sexually … Until the switch flipped and he completely and irrevocably dominated her in a time when she needed it the most. They pushed and pulled each other in ways that we don’t often see in romance. This is other level writing y’all. Watching these characters grow as their boundaries are pushed and burst open had me melting and sighing and left-handing it. A lot.
I can never really articulate the hotness that happens in Sierra’s books. Molly and Silas have this crazy chemistry that makes your lady bits tingle and your heart beat faster. You want them, need them, beg for them to get it on! Please for the love of all that’s good and holy, just do it! Ah but the buildup feels so good. And I mean you-need-a-break-to-take-care-of-business good. Plus there is choking. Jesus. I never realized how hot that could be. And the scene at the end? Goddamn.
But once again we get much more than just hotness and sexy characters. There’s a nefarious plot happening behind the scenes threatening to ruin all that Molly has built and to destroy their chances at happiness and a life together. What will happen in book 2? Will they overcome these obstacles? Will those douchebags Cunningham and Hugh burst into flames and die a thousand deaths? Let’s hope so. Because I need these two to be safe and blissfully happy together.
Go one-click this book and get lost in the London Lovers series! I think you’ll love it as much as I did!
Ohhh Miss Simone!! How is it possible that I can fall more in love with you every single time I finish one of your books?!?! Because you deliver masterpieces each and every time!! And I have fallen under the spell of Silas. And your writing. Your thoughts, mind, words. EVERYTHING!!
We first met Molly O’Flaherty from The Markham Hall series. If you have not read about Ivy Leavold, then you need to get on that!!! Because, HOLY FUCKING HOTNESS!!! Who knew historical romance could be so naughty. Not this gal!!! When I first met Miss Molly, I had conflicted feelings towards her. I liked her. Then I didn’t. Then I did. Then I wasn’t sure. But once getting her full story, I LOVE HER!! She is one strong bad ass of a lady. And there’s Silas. Ahhhh. Sexy, sweet, dirty and Ohhh so perfect Silas!! These two have had a history. For 10 years. They have been friends. And have “played” together throughout the years. But what happens when friendship turns into more? What happens when one is betrayed? And what happens when one is faced with an ultimatum? This book is filled with passion, angst, jealousy, choices, heartbreak, and of course, the hottest of the hottest sexy times ever. Sierra Simone never fails me. Each book she writes just gets better and hotter and dirtier and kinkier! I thought the infamous parlor scene, and then the hotel scene was HAF, but oh no. Wait Til you guys read one of the most erotic scenes I’ve ever read. Such as this….
Sierra has a way with words. Her writing is timeless. It’s like you almost forget what era you’re reading about. The writing is that powerful that you forget everything else and it’s like you become part of the story. And then when you finish, and blink and come to, you are left with a feeling that’s indescribable. Sierra hit it out of the ballpark with this story, and I’m frantically refreshing my kindle, checking to see if the next installment magically pops up! If you haven’t 1-clicked this yet, DO IT NOW!!
When I read The Markham Hall series by Sierra Simone I decided I wanted to live in that time period. She re awakened my love for historicals with the lush detail in her writing. Well… I’m moving there. I’ll miss you all madly because there’s no internet. Hm. I didn’t think about that. I guess I’ll make do because there is something about a filthy talking man wearing breeches and a cravat that just does it for me. It’s classier or some shit. Haha. I’m so sorry, I couldn’t resist saying that. Okay, moving on.
I devoured this story, start to finish, and lost myself completely in Silas and Molly. We met both characters in The Markham Hall series and I was very intrigued with their kinkiness and wanted to know more about them. Well, I finally got it. The prequel, The Seduction of Molly O’Flaherty, sets up the emotion between Silas and Molly and there are some unexpected feelings revealed between these two. Who knew? Not me!
The Persuasion takes place 8 months later and Molly is in a pickle when we meet back up with her. As is the norm for that time period, she seems to have no say in her future. What is that all about? That is a huge con for living there but… pretty dresses. In spite of that, she’s a strong heroine who runs her own shipping company and finds herself in a predicament of losing everything she’s worked for. She has to get married at the demand of her shareholders. Not to mention Silas returns and now she has to deal with unresolved feelings for him. I was fascinated with Molly and her need to always be dominate. Who can blame her, though? I loved that Molly was intelligent and not a wilting wallflower. The only man who seems to be able to get Molly to relinquish her need for control is Silas.
Silas. Ah, Silas. Ok, so I have to say this, Silas is my new favorite character from Sierra Simone. He’s bored with the lifestyle he’s been living and ready to have something more permanent… with Molly. He has a plan to help her save her company but Molly isn’t exactly keen on this idea for reasons I can’t reveal. I adored him. He has this playful sweet side rounded out with an “I will choke you while I f@ck you and you will love it” side. That’s what I like. I couldn’t get enough of these two.
Sierra Simone is one of those writers you know will not disappoint you. And The Persuasion of Molly O’Flaherty exceeded all of my expectations. It had multi-dimensional characters, beautiful imagery, and there was angst. More angst than I expected.
Will they reunite?
Will Silas help Molly keep control of her company?
Will she cave to evil Mr. Cunningham and meet his demands?
Will Molly top Silas from the bottom?
I’m tellin’ you, angst was everywhere. And looks like I’ll have to live with that angst until The Wedding of Molly O’Flaherty comes out. Yep, there’s a big cliffhanger. Sigh.
Last thing, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that once again Sierra Simone secured herself in my erotica top spot. She is anchored to that spot so tightly, I think she’s a permant fixture there. I don’t know how she does it but her sex scenes are always so unique… and sensual and filthy. Her writing makes me feel things. Yes, not gonna lie, those things. And she helped seal my decision that I want to live there because not only do they have sexy corsets and pretty dresses they have mazes that have this…
I love mazes! And if that doesn’t make you want to pick up this series and move there with me, well, I’ll be sad wearing my sexy corset all alone there. Don’t make me sad! Read this series, please, I know you will love it as much as I do.
About the Author
Sierra Simone is a former librarian who spent too much time reading romance novels at the information desk. She lives with her husband and family in Kansas City.
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Coming soon …
The Wedding of Molly O’Flaherty
(The London Lovers Book 2)
Release Date: November 23rd
One empty bed. One bold plan. One tragedy that changes everything. *** Silas Cecil-Coke is not a man who is easily dissuaded. So when Molly leaves his bed without a word of goodbye, he is even more determined to save her from her enemies and claim her as his bride. But neither of them are prepared for the betrayals and tragedies that await them before they can even approach the altar…
***The Wedding of Molly O’Flaherty is a 40,000 word novella and is the second of the London Lovers duet. It is intended for mature audiences only.***