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One of the world's most beloved stories as it has never been told before, Unmasqued is a novel of breathtaking historical erotica. His exquisite obsession... Christine Daa? heard rumors of the hideous Phantom said to haunt the great Opera House in 19th-century Paris. But its youngest and brightest star knows something no one else does-the truth. For in the darkness she thr One of the world's most beloved stories as it has never been told before, Unmasqued is a novel of breathtaking historical erotica. His exquisite obsession... Christine Daa? heard rumors of the hideous Phantom said to haunt the great Opera House in 19th-century Paris. But its youngest and brightest star knows something no one else does-the truth. For in the darkness she thrills to the deep velvet timbre of his arousing voice, and quivers to the soft strokes of his leather-gloved fingers. He is real. Her inspiration. Her Musique d'Ange. Her liberator. Her erotic awakening... Condemned to the catacombs below, Erik has desired his obsession from the shadows, careful to keep his identity, and his secret, in the dark. Only he understands Christine's extraordinary talents and her beauty. Only he can pleasure her like no man has before. But his sensual power comes with a price-and a risk to everyone who stands between them. For Christine too is succumbing to her most forbidden and dangerous desires-and to the Phantom who's making them all come true.


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One of the world's most beloved stories as it has never been told before, Unmasqued is a novel of breathtaking historical erotica. His exquisite obsession... Christine Daa? heard rumors of the hideous Phantom said to haunt the great Opera House in 19th-century Paris. But its youngest and brightest star knows something no one else does-the truth. For in the darkness she thr One of the world's most beloved stories as it has never been told before, Unmasqued is a novel of breathtaking historical erotica. His exquisite obsession... Christine Daa? heard rumors of the hideous Phantom said to haunt the great Opera House in 19th-century Paris. But its youngest and brightest star knows something no one else does-the truth. For in the darkness she thrills to the deep velvet timbre of his arousing voice, and quivers to the soft strokes of his leather-gloved fingers. He is real. Her inspiration. Her Musique d'Ange. Her liberator. Her erotic awakening... Condemned to the catacombs below, Erik has desired his obsession from the shadows, careful to keep his identity, and his secret, in the dark. Only he understands Christine's extraordinary talents and her beauty. Only he can pleasure her like no man has before. But his sensual power comes with a price-and a risk to everyone who stands between them. For Christine too is succumbing to her most forbidden and dangerous desires-and to the Phantom who's making them all come true.

30 review for Unmasqued: An Erotic Novel of The Phantom of The Opera

  1. 4 out of 5

    Katie(babs)

    Some books are like car accidents. You stop, look, and continue on your way, but deep down you really want to know what happens next. Colette Gale’s new interpretation of The Phantom of the Opera goes way beyond morbid fascination and straight into revulsion. I can only imagine that Gaston Leroux is spinning in his grave. Most people know the classic story of the chorus girl who becomes a singing sensation due to the Angel of Music. Her Angel is actually a facially scarred man who hides in the d Some books are like car accidents. You stop, look, and continue on your way, but deep down you really want to know what happens next. Colette Gale’s new interpretation of The Phantom of the Opera goes way beyond morbid fascination and straight into revulsion. I can only imagine that Gaston Leroux is spinning in his grave. Most people know the classic story of the chorus girl who becomes a singing sensation due to the Angel of Music. Her Angel is actually a facially scarred man who hides in the depths of the Paris opera house and has become obsessed with his student to the point of near madness. After the opera's resident diva is scared by the opera ghost, Christine Daee is given the opportunity to become a star. As soon as she completes her first performance, her teacher comes to her not as an angel, but as a man...and shows his gratification at her triumph by using his hands on her in very sexual ways. Erik, as she comes to know him, shows his appreciation many times over, including the use of some interesting props - a mirror, a harp - to introduce her into the delights of his new way of teaching. He assumes through music and some very inventive, and thoroughly S&M based lovemaking that she will come to love him regardless of the mask he wears to hide his deformity. Christine wants to know what Erik looks like under his mask, but when she eventually takes it off, is horrified by what she sees. A multitude of other characters are intended to add flavor to the story. Madame Giry, the dancing teacher of the chorus, is a blatant nymphomaniac. In order to keep Erik a secret, she gives her body to both of the managers of the opera. Like the sex between Erik and Christine, the sex between these three is S&M sex. And then there are the new owners of the opera, the Changy brothers. When Raoul, the younger brother, sees Christine on the stage, he quickly becomes enamored and wants to marry her. But older brother Philippe is appalled and prefers that Raoul become her protector so he too can enjoy Christine’s charms. The brothers share everything - including Philippe’s wife - so when Christine joins them, she too partakes in their little parties (orgies). Philippe is also into S&M, but he's more nasty and unpleasant about his proclivities. Little brother Raoul - who in the original version of the story is the hero - will do whatever big brother wants. Christine finally comes to the conclusion that she loves Erik - or rather the fantastic nookie they share. Unfortunately the Changy men stop Erik and Christine's escape and they all engage in an S&M scene that I found chilling. One specific scene in particular disturbed me: The brothers tie up Erik, and as he watches helplessly, Christine is forced to engage in a ménage a trios. Raoul also tries to debase Christine by forcing her to perform a certain sexual act on him...and then on Erik. I found no redeeming qualities to any of these people, even Christine. She endures constant sexual traumas; her mind says "no", but her body says "yes". Please. I also found her indecisiveness between Raoul and Erik annoying because it seems to based mostly on who makes her “pip” feel the most pleasure. And Erik, who should be the most seductive of them all, is so one-dimensional that if he had disappeared from the story, I would have not missed him in the least. There are not many books that I can say have made my stomach turn, but Unmasqued is definitely one of them. If Gale had written a more contained story between Christine and Erik - even if Christine was also involved with Raoul at the same time - I would have been more accepting. I am a fan of erotica in general but this was an unsettling, never-ending sadomasochistic tale filled with amoral characters. I will at least give Gale some credit for trying to give the fans who always wanted Christine and Erik to be together their ultimate fantasy. But it wasn’t enough and instead, I can only recommend Leroux’s masterpiece, which has romance, undying love, and horror that will give you chills a good way.

  2. 4 out of 5

    MAP

    I bought it because it was Phantom of the Opera, and I stupidly buy anything Phantom of the Opera. It was bad. It was so bad, it hurt me physically and emotionally. I was embarassed for it, I was embarassed for myself for buying it, I was embarassed for the paper it was printed on. I once saw someone critique a piece of fan fiction (FAN FICTION), in which they accused the fiction of having "anyone" syndrome - the characters could have been replaced by ANYONE and the plot would still have worked - I bought it because it was Phantom of the Opera, and I stupidly buy anything Phantom of the Opera. It was bad. It was so bad, it hurt me physically and emotionally. I was embarassed for it, I was embarassed for myself for buying it, I was embarassed for the paper it was printed on. I once saw someone critique a piece of fan fiction (FAN FICTION), in which they accused the fiction of having "anyone" syndrome - the characters could have been replaced by ANYONE and the plot would still have worked - the story didn't hinge on the characters being themselves. And that's a problem. Yeah, that's this book, pretty much. Sexy people having sexytimes, and if we want to throw a mask on one and claim it's POTO, sure why not, people will buy that schlock. Ya know, POTO is pretty naturally erotic on its own - that's how it managed to spin off into so many different directions. You really DON'T have to try this hard.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)

    I mean, this was terrible. But did anyone honestly expect anything else?

  4. 5 out of 5

    Amanda

    Update: Read this a second time and still love it! ~~~~~ The GR reviews on this one are mixed but I'm on the higher end of them. I loved this book. Not only am I fan in general of erotica, I'm especially a fan of well-written erotica. However, it was my love of the actual Phantom story and my long held belief that Christine truly was in love with Erik, that she simply wasn't strong enough to deal with the intensity of her feelings. My only irritation with the book (and it wasn't even enough to ta Update: Read this a second time and still love it! ~~~~~ The GR reviews on this one are mixed but I'm on the higher end of them. I loved this book. Not only am I fan in general of erotica, I'm especially a fan of well-written erotica. However, it was my love of the actual Phantom story and my long held belief that Christine truly was in love with Erik, that she simply wasn't strong enough to deal with the intensity of her feelings. My only irritation with the book (and it wasn't even enough to take it down a star) was that I would get to an especially exciting part with Erik and Christine, and then I'd have to wait a chapter while the author switched to some scene with one of the other characters. Talk about frustrating. But in hindsight, it may have just added to the book's appeal. Loved it and am floating on C9 because someone finally saw the same (general) story I did.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Robin

    I read in reviews that the ending is different from the stage version, which is why I decided to give it a try. I never liked the way the show ended...I always wanted her to end up with the Phantom. =) However....this book is nothing but smut. I really was looking for more content dealing with Christine and Erik's relationship, but not like this. All this book consisted of was how many people can you do it with and how many ways can you do it. The fact that Christine DOES end up with the Phantom I read in reviews that the ending is different from the stage version, which is why I decided to give it a try. I never liked the way the show ended...I always wanted her to end up with the Phantom. =) However....this book is nothing but smut. I really was looking for more content dealing with Christine and Erik's relationship, but not like this. All this book consisted of was how many people can you do it with and how many ways can you do it. The fact that Christine DOES end up with the Phantom in the end isn't really enough to redeem it in my eyes. I suppose it could be considered a fair read if you're really bored.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Melanie

    I love love love PoTO!!! But I always wished Christine had ended up with Erik instead of Raoul (who always seemed kind of weak compared to the passionate Phantom).. Which is why I really enjoyed this book.. The sex scenes were very hot, and well written.. I kind of liked the fact that you had sex scenes between secondary characters as well as between the MCs.. Ok... they were all a tad unbelievable, lol.. but this is erotica, right?! The only thing I didn't enjoy is how she still gets turned on by I love love love PoTO!!! But I always wished Christine had ended up with Erik instead of Raoul (who always seemed kind of weak compared to the passionate Phantom).. Which is why I really enjoyed this book.. The sex scenes were very hot, and well written.. I kind of liked the fact that you had sex scenes between secondary characters as well as between the MCs.. Ok... they were all a tad unbelievable, lol.. but this is erotica, right?! The only thing I didn't enjoy is how she still gets turned on by Raoul, and even a little by Philippe.. It's especially because of her reaction to the latter that I bumped it down from 4.5stars to 4*...

  7. 5 out of 5

    Shannon The Show Stopper

    If you're a fan of erotica, you should probably read this book. If you're a fan of the stroy Phantom of The Opera, you should probably read this book. If you're a fan of both, well then, you MUST read this book. You'll probably never look at a harp quite the same way ;-D Colette Gale is one of my favorite authors of erotic fiction. Taking my love for classic stories and putting an erotic spin on them....What's not to love?

  8. 4 out of 5

    Cindy

    So much potential, so little execution. The author attempts a retelling of The Phantom of the Opera without actually reading it. I'm thinking that she felt it wasn't necessary for the audience she was writing for. This should have been subtitled '...novel of the Phantom of the Opera MUSICAL'. There were several points that diverged in Webber's (excellent) retelling and the author chose his versus the original. There were other things that annoyed me and seemed to indicate sloppy writing. I got c So much potential, so little execution. The author attempts a retelling of The Phantom of the Opera without actually reading it. I'm thinking that she felt it wasn't necessary for the audience she was writing for. This should have been subtitled '...novel of the Phantom of the Opera MUSICAL'. There were several points that diverged in Webber's (excellent) retelling and the author chose his versus the original. There were other things that annoyed me and seemed to indicate sloppy writing. I got cross-eyed when she would be discussing foods and in a list of items would slip in fromage, possibly in an attempt to convince the reader that she knew French. It would have been more believable to have the entire list in French but no - for example, this quote "street vendors calling out to sell fromages and fruits and bread" or "...platters of cakes and fromages and bread, bowls of glistening grapes...". Guess she couldn't be bothered with looking up other French words. The erotic bits were too overblown and melodramatic (if I ever read the word 'pip' again in this context, it will be too soon). Overall, this was simply not worth the effort and I thought several times of just dropping it into the DNF pile but persevered as I thought it had to get better. It didn't.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Kylie

    While this book takes elements and characters from the original Phantom of the Opera, the Erik of this book is more Lloyd Webber's than Leroux. For a start, only half his face is deformed. Colette Gale then manages to take almost everything that was attractive to some women about the Phantom, that made him so seductive and intriguing, and make him into a cliched angst ridden hero. In honesty, I preferred the dangerous maniac Erik to this one, and was more attracted to Raoul (portrayed as almost While this book takes elements and characters from the original Phantom of the Opera, the Erik of this book is more Lloyd Webber's than Leroux. For a start, only half his face is deformed. Colette Gale then manages to take almost everything that was attractive to some women about the Phantom, that made him so seductive and intriguing, and make him into a cliched angst ridden hero. In honesty, I preferred the dangerous maniac Erik to this one, and was more attracted to Raoul (portrayed as almost insanely obsessed and in love with Christine). However as an 'erotic' novel, it does what it says: retelling the story (with changes) through a string of sexual encounters. If you're a fan of the classic novel or of Susan Kay's novel you may well not like this at all, as I didn't.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Zaina

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Loved it. I always thought that Christine should end up with Erik (The Phantom).

  11. 5 out of 5

    Kelsa

    Unmasqued is an erotic novel re-telling the tale of the Phantom of the Opera with Erik, the opera house phantom, being the misunderstood and sometimes villainous hero. The story follows Erik lurking in the shadows as Raoul, the Vicomte, attempts to court the beautiful Christine. This worries and angers Erik, because Christine's talent not only attracts the Raoul, but his elder brother Philippe, the Comte, as well. I have never read a novel with a serious BDSM motif before. The sexual control and Unmasqued is an erotic novel re-telling the tale of the Phantom of the Opera with Erik, the opera house phantom, being the misunderstood and sometimes villainous hero. The story follows Erik lurking in the shadows as Raoul, the Vicomte, attempts to court the beautiful Christine. This worries and angers Erik, because Christine's talent not only attracts the Raoul, but his elder brother Philippe, the Comte, as well. I have never read a novel with a serious BDSM motif before. The sexual control and dominating nature of the characters is very different from what I'm use to reading. It was exciting at times and others it was a little terrifying. Erik's character controlled Christine, it seems, out of self preservation more then anything. He was to afraid to let Christine see the hideous half of his face, so controlling her sexually allowed him to be with her and remain in control. Christine definitely shows that she was more then happy to oblige her strict tutor in more then singing lessons, because even though Erik tied her up, pleasured her, and essentially forced himself on her, he never really forced anything. It's difficult to describe their relationship in the beginning. Phillippe was a whole new character, no, monster I think is more accurate. His twisted sexual desires went farther then I what I was comfortable reading the first time around. There were moments where I was generally appalled at Phillippe's dark, twisted behavior to where I had to put the book down. The last three quarters of the novel were like this. Thank God there was a happy ending or I would have given Unmasqued a drastically lower grade. I have never read the original Phantom of the Opera, or seen the musical film adaptation. From other reviews I have read, this book is greatly similar to the musical version. I've seen both good and bad critiques because of this. Many people were irritated that this wasn't historically accurate, others were excited by the romantic change up. For me, the whole point of a re-telling is to entertain and that is exactly what Unmasqued did for me. I was entertained. I was also shocked. So much of this book was new territory for me and I think that is what I enjoyed most about it. I'm curious to see about what other twisted re-tellings Ms. Gale has in the works.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Rachel

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This book was very good, but there is alot of sex and sexual relations. If you are a phantom buff like I am you will enjoy this book and the some difference it has. In the book instead of being with Raoul, Christine ends up with Eric (aka the Phantom) If you don't know french it may be a little hard because there are some french words in the book considering that it takes place in Paris, France in 1818. Like the normal Phantom there are many different themes in the book, but it has a different f This book was very good, but there is alot of sex and sexual relations. If you are a phantom buff like I am you will enjoy this book and the some difference it has. In the book instead of being with Raoul, Christine ends up with Eric (aka the Phantom) If you don't know french it may be a little hard because there are some french words in the book considering that it takes place in Paris, France in 1818. Like the normal Phantom there are many different themes in the book, but it has a different feel than the normal pahntom. I would highly recommend this book to the Phantom lover.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Anna

    This book has been sitting on my shelf since it was released. I decided to read it since my friend AmyC was gonna read it. It's an Erotic retelling of the Phantom of the Opera. Which is the only reason I picked it up, cause I loved the movie. But this retelling is very much different than the movie or the musical. It's thrilling, fast paced, steamy and quite frankly a better ending then the original.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Kristel

    Yum!! I loved this version of Phantom!! It's got the hot sex and great story line with a twist! I recommend this book to any one who loves a great erotic book; phantom at that! However be warned there's bondage and madness! Haha!! I loved it but towards the end it was a bit distasteful. Still one of my favorite phantom novels! Go get it!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Benita Vehnom Ruiz

    Great read, soooo not like the original (classic) story but a great twist to it. I felt bad for Eric in the classic because he never got his HEA, so when I read this version and saw that Christine really did like him and want to be with him I couldn't help but feel happy for him. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves a little twist to a classic read.

  16. 4 out of 5

    AGustavia

    Yet another "erotic romance" Always hated how the play ended...so now I have a different ending along with some very hot sex scenes...all in all a fun romp. I also forgot to mention that you will never see a harp in the same way once you read this book ...evil grin

  17. 5 out of 5

    Vikki

    If this were a movie, it'd be titled "Phantom of the Porno". Lots of sex, little bit of plot and recognizable characters. Mostly well done, but a few moments that made me want to forget this was connected in anyway with the amazing tale of the Opera Ghost. All in all it was a hot read.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Cassy

    Possibly my favorite telling of The Phantom of the Opera. Not because of the sex content, but rather how it ended. I've never been satisfied with the ending to the original so it's no surprise I prefer to read this version over and over again.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Jeannie Mancini

    Angels of Music Unbound The story of the Phantom of the Opera is a well known one. It has been recreated on paper, music, film and for the stage, over and over. Colette Gale has once again breathed life into the legend of the Opera Ghost, the Angel of Music, by telling his tale in a more romantic, erotic way. The author pretty much retains the basics of the original tale, taking the character s of Christine Daae and Erik de Chagny to new heights. Christine Daae, a budding opera singer one day fin Angels of Music Unbound The story of the Phantom of the Opera is a well known one. It has been recreated on paper, music, film and for the stage, over and over. Colette Gale has once again breathed life into the legend of the Opera Ghost, the Angel of Music, by telling his tale in a more romantic, erotic way. The author pretty much retains the basics of the original tale, taking the character s of Christine Daae and Erik de Chagny to new heights. Christine Daae, a budding opera singer one day finally gets her chance to stand solo on stage, singing the lead aria for Romeo and Juliet. For months she had been coached in secret by none other than the mysterious Opera Ghost, whose only wish is to see her shine in the limelight. Winning the applause she craves, Christine takes the crowds by storm and becomes the most wanted new opera diva France has ever seen. We all know the story of how Erik falls in love with her and kidnaps her to his underground lair, warding off her courting boyfriend Raoul who has come to marry his childhood sweetheart. Erik becomes obsessed with Christine and claims her for his own, forbidding her to see any other man but himself. Colette Gale has imagined a whole new world of the luxurious Opera House and has added depth and sensuality to both Christine and Erik like we have never seen before. The writing is polished and exquisite. Opulent descriptions of lavish opera house surroundings and of Erik’s underground palace, combined with scenes of tender sweet love and erotic interludes of lust and carnal sex, make this novel a multi-faceted shining gem. The story is suspenseful and nothing short of intense. Readers will be holding their breath as each page turns, caught up in the rapture these two lovers present. You will hear the keen notes of passionate music from the Angel’s violin, harp and piano, as Erik plays his instruments that add to the seduction of his captured Christine. You will feel the sensuality of the historic costumes; satins, lace, silks, and velvets as the players dance and preen in and out of these delightfully wicked scenes of decadence, deceit, debauchery, and through one dalliance after another. This is a very visual book, so incredibly detailed and evocative of 19th century France. This is not your average romance novel. It is a remarkable, and memorable, serious tale of passion, murder, family betrayals and forbidden love. Where Gale’s true talent lies though is in her ability to create a blend of tender sensual intimacy, with soft erotica and carnal sex that goes above and beyond the norm. The sexual adventures throughout this story are far from vanilla. There is great creativity here within the erotica realm scenes and I found this factor alone to be such a breath of fresh air. This erotic novel is quite different and will evoke many opportunities for the reader to feel the depth of love, intimacy and ravenous need that Erik and Christine have for each other. This might not be a book for the light of heart due to the advanced and unusual erotica scenes graphically depicted, but if you are bored with the average cat and mouse tame love stories and want something in between the average genre paperback romances, and offensive hard core degrading porn, this book is for you. A Fantastic debut, highly recommended for adventurous readers. I can’t wait to read the next two installments of this series that will involve more erotic adventures with Maid Marion and the Count of Monte Cristo!

  20. 5 out of 5

    Susan

    A week plus after I put this book away unfinished and traded it away, I'm still so disappointed with this book. I've never left a book unfinished and trading it has ensured I never will because I certainly won't seek this one out again. I'm no prude. I have no problem with erotica, but the sex scenes in this book weren't very titillating and there was so much focus on characters other than the primary three of the traditional Phantom of the Opera story. The characterizations were so far astray fro A week plus after I put this book away unfinished and traded it away, I'm still so disappointed with this book. I've never left a book unfinished and trading it has ensured I never will because I certainly won't seek this one out again. I'm no prude. I have no problem with erotica, but the sex scenes in this book weren't very titillating and there was so much focus on characters other than the primary three of the traditional Phantom of the Opera story. The characterizations were so far astray from how these characters are typically depicted. Madame Giry, in particular. She's described by Leroux has having virtually no teeth yet somehow the reader is supposed to buy her being a unstoppable sex kitten running around the Opera House with sex toys at her quick disposal. I'm not much of a Raoul lover, but the writing of his character (and that of his brother's) just left me scratching my head. I was looking forward to a tale of Christine's sensual awakening. That wasn't delivered. Very disappointed. A truly awful waste of my money and I'm sorry I purchased it.

  21. 4 out of 5

    C.

    My husband picked up this book from morbid curiosity and I can only blame myself for doing the same. I don't usually read erotic fiction of this kind, but the subject matter of the Phantom of the Opera, one of my all time favorite classics, was too much to pass up. I can't comment on the genre, because I don't read it, but I recognize that the book was an attempt to put a twist on a classic story. It didn't work for me at all, but I am too close in my adoration of the original and have made too My husband picked up this book from morbid curiosity and I can only blame myself for doing the same. I don't usually read erotic fiction of this kind, but the subject matter of the Phantom of the Opera, one of my all time favorite classics, was too much to pass up. I can't comment on the genre, because I don't read it, but I recognize that the book was an attempt to put a twist on a classic story. It didn't work for me at all, but I am too close in my adoration of the original and have made too much of a character study of the Phantom to find this book even remotely accute in his portrayal. I understand that wasn't the point, but even knowing that couldn't get me past it. I did find it funny how everyone in the book wanted to bed Christine. And it was interesting to see from what version of PotO the author took her plot points. I caught references not only to the original fiction, but to the stage musical and the latest movie musical. Read in the spirit of seeing the classic tale's continued evolution, I can say that it was a curiosity.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Ladiibbug

    This came my way in a box of books from a friend. Being a bookaholic, I couldn't pass it along without giving it a whirl, even though The Phantom of the Opera never interested me much. Not having read the book, I have a mental image of the old b&w movie, where, to my memory, the Phantom is a half-mad, creepy guy who kidnaps a woman (Christine) he has falled in love with. In this book, Eric (the Phantom) is known to Christine, as he is her "Angel of Music", who has been acting as her voice coach. T This came my way in a box of books from a friend. Being a bookaholic, I couldn't pass it along without giving it a whirl, even though The Phantom of the Opera never interested me much. Not having read the book, I have a mental image of the old b&w movie, where, to my memory, the Phantom is a half-mad, creepy guy who kidnaps a woman (Christine) he has falled in love with. In this book, Eric (the Phantom) is known to Christine, as he is her "Angel of Music", who has been acting as her voice coach. They become friends, although he never allows her to see him. Eric is an accomplished musician, and despite his facial scarring, of sound mind. Well, he does spirit Christine away to his underground lair, but she's willing. I enjoyed the story but skimmed over the BDSM and sex. Now I'm curious as to how closely the story in this book matches the original book. I just may seek out the original book and be the last person on the planet to get on the Phantom bandwagon!

  23. 5 out of 5

    cobwebbing

    This is exactly as bad as you'd think, possibly worse. Just read some fanfics instead.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Megan

    I picked this book up awhile ago because it is about The Phantom of the Opera. Being the huge Phantom Phan that I am, I couldn't resist one that promised all the passion that I have always believed existed between Erik and Christine. And it did not disappoint! I was a little nervous about reading it, since it is my first Erotic novel, but I'm glad I took the chance! This had such a unique take on the story that I couldn't help but fall in love with it. Some versions have Raoul, while others have I picked this book up awhile ago because it is about The Phantom of the Opera. Being the huge Phantom Phan that I am, I couldn't resist one that promised all the passion that I have always believed existed between Erik and Christine. And it did not disappoint! I was a little nervous about reading it, since it is my first Erotic novel, but I'm glad I took the chance! This had such a unique take on the story that I couldn't help but fall in love with it. Some versions have Raoul, while others have Philippe- this one has BOTH Chaney brothers. And Erik has a deep, dark secret that makes perfect sense! If you are a Phan like myself then this is a must read! If you like Raoul- then pass this one up.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Sara Hemenway

    I don't think anyone should be surprised when they read this book that there are sex scenes. It says right on the cover that it is an erotic novel! I LOVE the Phantom of the Opera, and I enjoyed this simply for that reason. I always thought that The Phantom and Christine should have gotten more intimate. Apparently Andrew Lloyd Webber, who wrote the musical version, agreed because he followed it up with Love Never Dies. I'm still not sure how I feel about that production. Obviously this book is no I don't think anyone should be surprised when they read this book that there are sex scenes. It says right on the cover that it is an erotic novel! I LOVE the Phantom of the Opera, and I enjoyed this simply for that reason. I always thought that The Phantom and Christine should have gotten more intimate. Apparently Andrew Lloyd Webber, who wrote the musical version, agreed because he followed it up with Love Never Dies. I'm still not sure how I feel about that production. Obviously this book is nothing groundbreaking. But all of Colette Gale's "Seducing the Classics" books are fun. Definitely naughty, but fun.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Bernice

    I love The Phantom Of The a Opera and I love erotica but this one was a little to violent for me. The story was very interesting and I feel satisfied knowing what happened with the characters. The story was great I just have trouble reading rape or abuse scenarios, granted I wouldn't call them explicit horrid rape scenes it's still a little to rough for me.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Jae Knight

    I love this book! Beautifully written and the sex scenes are hot! Not to mention I got the ending I have always wanted. Definitely one of my favorites.

  28. 4 out of 5

    DoS

    I had given a rating to this one but I still don't know how I feel about it.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Stacey

    I've read several retellings of The Phantom, but none like this! I will have to read the other two Colette Gale has written along the same lines. A delightful surprise.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Night

    I couldn't even get past chapter one.

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