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Deeper than Desire

Another erotic romance from Cheryl Holt & St. Martin's Press.


Reviews for Deeper than Desire

...Compelling Page Turner ...

"Holt knows the hidden longings of the heart and plays into them with this sexy, titillating love story. She offers three sizzling romances: the sensual young lovers, tender love between mature characters, and a very sexy liaison. Add some suspense, abductions, a mad villain, and an exciting climax and you have all you need in an erotic romance."

— Kathe Robin, Romantic Times Magazine

"Cheryl Holt will ravish her reading audience with this well written tale. Her clever plot will lure the reader on, as she seduces one to continue reading page after page. Filled with sexual tension and loaded with secondary story lines, one comes away satisfied. If a delightful taste of erotica is what you are looking for, you will find you senses replete in DEEPER THAN DESIRE."

— Nan Doporto,

"Regency romance fans will enjoy this erotic tale of forbidden love that feels and is right. Cheryl Holt turns up the heat with this superior historical."

— Harriet Klausner, The Best

"Compelling...passionate...Ms. Holt's beautiful love story is a jewel that deeply embeds itself into a woman's heart."

— Courtesy, The Best

What fans are saying

What fans are saying about Deeper than Desire

"What a book!"

— Danielle, USA

"Deeper Than Desire is everything I look for and expect when I read a romance novel. "

— Faith, USA

"Loved it! ."

— Kendra, USA

"I couldn't put it down and finished it in a 24-hour period with no sleep!"

— Jen, London

"You brought me a ton of pleasure, reading about their adventures. Thank you and please keep writing these wonderful stories."

— Marge D , USA

"I am loving it! You've got another hit on your hands."

— Charina, NY , USA


Awards for Deeper than Desire

Reviewers' Choice Award Nominee
Best Sensual Novel of 2004
Deeper than Desire


With her family in dire straits, Olivia Hopkins reluctantly agrees to seek a marriage proposal from the aging Earl of Salisbury. But the plan goes awry when she finds an erotic volume in the earl's library. The book sets Olivia's body on fire. She simply cannot put it down--until she is caught red-handed by the Earl's devilishly handsome son--a man who quickens her pulse and stirs her imagination with thoughts she's never dared entertain...


Phillip Paxton can't believe his good luck. Catching Olivia with the scandalous volume offers a superb chance to humiliate the father he despises. Using the book as bait, Phillip lures Olivia into an electrifying affair that explodes into unbridled lessons of passion. Phillip never expects to become enamored with his ravishing pupil. But what begins as a rakish scheme soon becomes a genuine affair of the heart--one that Phillip will protect at any cost...