Published: September 1, 2005

Publisher’s Blurb:

When Julia Westgard commissions a nude portrait of herself, her rebellious behavior puts her at odds with the Marlborough Set’s most notorious rake, Morgan St. Claire. From the first moment Morgan sees Julia’s portrait, he’s determined to have her. But the woman he meets is a far cry from the image on canvas. What starts out as a simple exercise in seduction quickly evolves into a quest to reveal the true Julia Westgard. With each sensually, erotic encounter, he employs every seductive weapon at his disposal in hopes of making Julia see she really is the woman in Love’s Portrait. Rating: Contains graphic sexual content, adult situations, and explicit language.


Tags: Romance, Historical, Erotica

Time Frame: England 1892

Rating: 3.5 stars

Heat Level: 3


Love’s Portrait is the story of two people in love. Both are cynical against marriage for different reasons. Having lost a wager, Julia agrees to a night of passion with Morgan. However, by the end of the night Morgan wants more, he wants a lifetime. Julia refuses to give up her independence to man – again.

Morgan sets out to win Julia’s heart and who her that he can be trusted.

I enjoyed this story immensely. Ms. Burns painted a wonderful backdrop by which these two people find each other and love.  I enjoyed watching Julia become her own person and learn to stand on her own two feet. I also enjoyed watching Morgan realize life is more than hotels and work.

Ms. Burns did a wonderful job of showing how Morgan and Julia had to struggle to find each other. I look forward to reading more books by Ms. Burns.

**At the time of this post, Love’s Portrait is available for free on Amazon.


I am a happily married mother of three very busy children.  Most of my time is spent chauffeuring my kids to their various activities. I cram reading into any spare moment I have. Some days I can have an hour or two and others I’m sneaking in quick reads while waiting on the kids to finish their soccer or gymnastics practice. I like to read a wide variety of genres but I definitely prefer romance. I can’t really pinpoint a favorite author as it changes on a regular basis. I absolutely love finding new authors and giving their stories a chance to be heard. We all have a voice in our heads writing stories and those voices should be given a chance to be heard.


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