Can she succumb to the hot sting of his hand and the gentleness
of his kisses without revealing her true identity and darkest secrets?
DISCIPLINED BY THE DUKE
Lords of Discipline #1
Releasing Aug 15, 2017
The day her sister murdered their abusive father, Elizabeth Wilcox stopped being a gentleman’s daughter. Willing to do anything to save her sister from the hangman’s noose, now she is a spy… A servant. A liar. A thief. A submissive.
Masquerading as a parlor maid and entrenched in the Duke of Montague’s estate, Liz is willing to risk all to uncover the secrets that would save her sister. But submitting to the duke’s peculiar brand of discipline surprises her with a heady mixture of pleasure and pain. Eager to relinquish control of her messy life, Liz soon craves the rough hands of Montague and his powerful, passionate attentions. Can she succumb to the hot sting of his hand and the gentleness of his kisses without revealing her true identity and darkest secrets? And what punishment will she face when he realizes her betrayal?
This was my first read by author Alyson Chase but I do love to delve into historical romances. I was nervous about this one because one of the things I like most about historical romance novels is the innocence of the heroine and the almost naive mood of the book – I was worried adding some kink as described in the synopsis would ruin that effect for me.
This author manages to add enough spice to satisfy the dirty book lovers in us while keeping all the charm and character of a classic historical romance novel. I knew after the first chapter that I was going to love this book. Elizabeth’s character is so young and sweet, but fiercely loyal and determined to do everything possible to save her sister. Whereas Marcus the Duke, is so regal and moral that he struggles daily with his attraction to his newest chambermaid. I loved the surrounding characters as well – and I honestly can’t wait to read Rothchild’s story; each character added so much depth to the book. The pacing was good, and it wasn’t an exceptionally long read so you can probably finish it fairly quickly. Even if you are unsure how you feel about kink in your regency romances, you should give this a try – I do not think you will be disappointed!
Alyson Chase writes historical romances that are just a bit…naughty. She is a former attorney, and thought that her flair for dramatic and sexy writing was seriously undervalued in her legal career. She also writes under the name Allyson Charles.
She lives in Northern California where the incredible weather and natural beauty so far outweigh the overcrowding and congested freeways. Also, the food in the Bay Area rocks.
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