Instead, her father marries her off to her brother's best friend, the devastatingly handsome, authoritative, and devilishly dominant Lord Edwin Hyde.
It doesn't matter that he makes her entire body tingle when he kisses her, or brings her to heights of pleasure she's never known, or how he disciplines her when she plays nasty tricks on him - like throwing a dinner party which only includes dishes with ingredients he despises - she's not willing to give up on her version of marriage without a fight.
Pain and pleasure struggle for dominance the same way husband and wife do in this relationship.
I'm a huge fan of Victorian/Regency romances and Victorian/Regency erotica, but as I've been reading I've noticed that there are very few books that give me the romance and the domestic discipline and the hot sex all in one book. There are a few but mostly each book focuses on just the romance or just the discipline with some sexy-time thrown in. So I wanted to make my own attempt and really combine all three things. I consider this book my "test" run, because it's too long to be a novella but I'm not sure I consider it a full length book. It's my introduction for myself and for you into this world... if you like it, then hopefully you'll get the rest of the Quartet =) Eleanor and Edwin's story continues in the next book and Irene and Hugh's truly begins. I've really enjoyed writing this first book and I can't wait to continue the series, hopefully you'll enjoy reading!
He must steal a lady…then steal her love.
Desiring a man and never being noticed as more than his best friend’s little sister has Lady Ellie Trentbury finally consigning herself to the truth. She must move on, and preferably with a man who lives far away from her home in London where she need never be reminded of the duke who stole her heart. An elopement with an honorable American shipping merchant sounds perfect.
The Duke of Ashten has no choice but to bound into his best friend’s carriage when he discovers little Ellie is inside and intent on eloping with a man to Gretna Green who she barely knows. He can’t allow her to make such a terrible mistake, yet convincing her might mean giving into his desire for the golden-eyed enchantress who has followed him around since he was a lad.
Her pouty lips and bountiful charms can no longer be ignored, only convincing her of the truth of his intentions will mean jeopardizing both his sanity and a lifelong friendship as well.
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Warning: Sexy SEAL? Check. Sassy heroine determined to seduce him? Check. Scorching hot sex bound to make you blush? Double check. A threesome and some man-on-man action? Triple check. You've been warned.
Esme has never lacked for admirers, but having Lord Windermere’s company goes a long way to ease the pain of losing her suddenly betrothed lover. And when Windermere suggests an affair, Esme is intrigued by the blazing-hot connection even while knowing their relationship has no future beyond his house party.
But as with any temptation, it’s a bargain they’ll soon regret.