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A Measured Risk (Regency Risks Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Natasha Blackthorne , Jon Rauch
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Erotica Romance ~ Light BDSM ~ Rubenesque / BBW ~ Regency Historical ~ Character Driven Story ~ Drama ~ Shy Heroine ~ Novel Length 86,000 Words



He is her most dangerous temptation and now he is demanding her submission. Dare she take the risk?

Book one in the Regency Risks Series

Emotionally scarred in the horrific accident that took her husband's life, Lady Cranfield is imprisoned by her lingering terror of horses and carriages. She longed to be closer to the fascinating Earl of Ruel. She sensed intuitively that he could teach her how to overcome the terrors that held her in bondage.

And now she's willing to risk almost anything-her reputation, even her virtue-to find out. But what he proposes startles her.

When the shy, studious and socially awkward young widow approached him, Ruel instantly sensed she would be the sweetest, most submissive experience of a lifetime-if only he can gain her total and complete trust. He makes her a non-negotiable offer. His help in return for her submission and obedience.

But Lady Cranfield grew up neglected by her ducal parents, raised by servants and then later ignored by her handsome, charming husband. She's learnt to protect her heart at all costs and she trusts no one but herself.

How can the jaded Earl of Ruel break through her self-protective defences and show her how to love when he has spent his lifetime avoiding that tender trap?


Editorial Reviews

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4.5 Stars from Literary Nymph Reviews Only

"Ms. Blackthorne did a good job with the period background, while giving a peak into the scandalous part of the Regency time period... I am looking forward to reading more of this series." ~ Amazon Nymph, May 16, 2012

From the Author

This book is published in British English and uses British spelling.                        

Product Details

  • File Size: 1170 KB
  • Print Length: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Hearts Aflame Press; 2 edition (September 26, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FJBI2K0
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #60,737 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Worthwhile Investment September 6, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Anne Bourchier, Lady Cranfield, has a crippling secret she's trying to hide from the world. That is until she meets Jonathan Lloyd, Earl of Ruel. In Jonathan, she sees a possible solution to her problem, if only she has the courage to trust in him.

Trust is a big issue in this book, as with many romance novels. But in this case, this Regency-period tale takes it a step further, into a place many people wonder about but are a little afraid of: BDSM.

The BDSM and Anne's introduction to submission are handled very well. It is generally realistic and compelling. We are drawn into the personalities of the characters and want to see them work out their needs, both as independent beings and as a couple.

The pace, setting, and plot development for this novel were well done. I found the characters to be well-rounded and believable. It was a very enjoyable book and I have no reservation about giving it a 5-star rating. Get yourself a copy and get ready to be transported.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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Like Natasha Blackthorne's other historical romance, a Measured Risk isn't your ordinary bodice ripper...why? Because these chicks are taking off theirs off eagerly and that is not a bad thing at all. Still an erotic romance, A Measured Risk is more BDSM. Our female lead Anne is submissive and Jon, our male lead is of course the dominant.

Lady Anne Cranfield has lost her husband in a terrible carriage accident and is now emotionally scarred. Whereas she use to love being around horses, she now has a terrible type of phobia around both horses and carriages because of the accident; she is now physically trapped living with her husband's cousin and wife. On a day she decides to take a walk towards the stables, she comes across the Earl of Ruel, Jon and is totally taken away with his strength. She senses something in him and un-wittily agrees to have him teach her to overcome her fears in exchange for her total submission.

Jon, Earl of Ruel is totally taken away with Lady Cranfield as well. He's always been attracted to her dark beauty and couldn't understand why she was married to her husband, as in his opinion they weren't properly matched. He knew Anne was submissive, but trying to get her to actually submit was a fight he wasn't quite prepared for.

I loved everything about this story, it was so good. But want I loved most was Jon patience with Anne. He was a strong male lead and very dominant, but his patience with her was just...I can't even explain it. I mean just reading this story, you knew this man as dominant as he was, was falling in love with this woman.
Anne was submissive to Jon in the bedroom, but she fought him outside of it. And I could understand that. She grew up with parents who were never around...raised by her nanny.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding historical that's both sweet & hot! July 21, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
A Measured Risk by Natasha Blackthorne is a beautiful and captivating historical erotic romance that will carry you away to Regency Era England and into the life of a young woman who is crippled by fear and has closed herself off from the world.

I very highly recommend this book! The author took me away to another time and place, with a story that completely consumed me. I was lost in Regency Era England and did not want to come back to reality. I adored both Lady Cranfield and the Earl of Ruel.

I am hopelessly in love with the Earl of Ruel and I don't care if he's a fictional character! Experience the elegant, and frequently excessive life of the privileged during this romantic era. This story is a bit different than other Regency Era stories you have probably read. The heat level is high and the story has a bit of a twist that makes it fresh and unique. I still don't want to leave the world of Lady Cranfield and the Earl of Ruel.

I've been wanting to read Ms Blackthorne's books for a while and this is the first one I have had the opportunity to read. I was expecting a great read, but it totally exceeded my expectations! I have become an instant fan of her writing and I cannot wait to get my hands on more of her books. If you like historical fiction and enjoy erotic romance, then I strongly encourage you to check out her books!

A complimentary copy was provided for an honest review.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another fabulous story from Natasha Blackthorne December 11, 2013
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Wow I just love a strong man and an equally strong woman who likes to be submissive. Toe curling good love scenes aplenty in this story. And a very sexy happy ending!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this book. November 18, 2013
By Gloria
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I enjoyed reading about these two characters, both strong in the own life experience. Liked the setting and their interaction with each other.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent love story July 25, 2013
By Lynelle
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Beautifully written this love story had all the components for a good and entertaining read. Fast paced with a well developed plot to keep you guessing till the last page.
With strong characters the enticing sexual encounters kept the blood hot and the pulse racing so that you did not want to take a break until the very end.
Fear the main topic as our heroin learns to trust, love and allow some one to come close enough, breaking the ice and made her feel wanted, needed and loved.
I loved how Jon's character stepped to the plate and with patience and skill helped Anne to conquer her fears, giving her the courage to step out and submit to his whims, admitting that she needed him as he needed her and in so doing deciding what the out come would be. Taking charge without offending or breaking her down.
A book I can recommend to those that likes a good blood boiling romance.
Money well spend.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I am so glad that I bought this book!!!
It was so intense, I loved this book so much, this is another hit by Natasha, I am really loving this author. Read more
Published 16 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Returned to Historical Romance
My return to this type of story in a long while and I was very pleased with this writers touch. The forbidden romance of this era is enthralling and well expressed by this author,... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Lyn
5.0 out of 5 stars Reviting
This kept my attention and made me want to keep turning pages. Characters are well developed and believable. If you crave submission , you'll not find this story lacking.
Published 1 month ago by Kate
5.0 out of 5 stars Gifted by author for an honest review
He is her most dangerous temptation and now he is demanding her submission. Dare she take the risk? Is she willing to risk almost anything-her reputation, even her virtue-to find... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Enjoyed/I will be reading more of the author's books.
Published 1 month ago by Linda G Brown Sawyer
4.0 out of 5 stars Good balance of relationship building to make the romance seem...
Though this is not a genre I typically read, I thought this book was well written. The author does a good job of making the romance believable in that Anne and Jon become very... Read more
Published 1 month ago by amtmcm
5.0 out of 5 stars Hot, sexy, and crazy
I loved the story,but it would have been nice to see Jon get bossed. Natasha story was hot, now on to part 2 Trust Me.......
Published 1 month ago by patricia
2.0 out of 5 stars Same Old, Same Old
This book was good for about the first third after which it became incredibly boring. I knew this was an erotic novel, but it seemed as if the H and h were doing the same sexual... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Germaine
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read!!!
You talk about erotic. I can't image that happen that day and time. This book was everthing erotic and more. Not for the faint at heart.
Published 2 months ago by J salone
3.0 out of 5 stars Not my favorite!
It was a little off the wall. Maybe the sexual part of it was a little much. It was not a believable story. I like books that I think they could be real.
Published 4 months ago by Cheyenne Collier
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More About the Author

Escape into the past with intensely erotic, emotionally driven love stories. Natasha Blackthorne writes character-focused historical erotica romance featuring strong internal conflicts played out in non-traditional and unconventional situations. Her stories are most frequently about the intimate journey of the characters as they learn to open their hearts to love.

Her heroines are not perfect ladies. They are wildflowers and wallflowers who enjoy flirting with the forbidden. Whether they are bold or shy, her heroines' strong desires and deep emotions drive the plot and drive their heroes to the point of no return.

"I haven't been disappointed with a Natasha Blackthorne historical romance as of yet...the men, yes..they are strong and dominant, but they also support their women in everything. These men are written with strength and purpose... Thank you Natasha for helping me love historical romance once again." ~ Salacious Reads

"Natasha Blackthorne has become one of my favorite authors, I love her wonderfully sweet, strong, terribly damaged characters." ~ Kimberly, a reader.


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