- File Size: 954 KB
- Print Length: 286 pages
- Publisher: Swerve (August 15, 2017)
- Publication Date: August 15, 2017
- Sold by: Macmillan
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0716WT5TG
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #264,453 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Disciplined by the Duke (Lords of Discipline) Kindle Edition
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Elizabeth Wilcox has been under the Earl of Westmore’s thumb for the last miserable year of her life. But with her sister held at Newgate and with each passing day, harder and harder to reach her, Elizabeth will make a pact with the devil to get her out. So if she finds her self stealing a few things here or there, her conscience is pricked but her determination to save her sister trumps it.
What should have been an easy job of posing as a maid to the Duke of Montague and retrieving a letter with a distinctive seal should have been easy enough. But when you add in state secrets, treason and a combustible chemistry with the lord of the house, things are anything but simple.
Marcus, the Duke of Montague has never had a problem resisting the help. For his darker tastes, there have always been women who would accommodate him. But Liz isn’t like anyone he’s ever dealt with, maid or lady. She’s curious, outspoken and makes him feel alive for the first time in a long while. But his work with the Crown has made Marcus more suspicious then most and Liz’ arrival plus her vague connection to Westmore send up some read flags.
What I liked:
The story was surprisingly well thought out and represented. I enjoyed both Liz and Marcus. Neither were your cookie cutter protagonists. They were complex and flawed and at times I had to push my limits but ultimately their actions and decisions were explained and I rooted for their HEA.
The story is a bit kinky but nothing OTT – it might even be considered too tame by some standards. I liked it, it had some spice but BDSM is a tricky terrain to navigate and I thought the author did great giving us just enough to titillate but not overwhelm.
I came to love the MCs and the secondary characters were great to keep the story light and funny at times. Loved the starchy butler and the sassy cook :) As for Liz’ sister, Amanda, and Marcus’ friend, Julius, I can’t wait to see how their story pans out. I’m bracing myself for a more deeply emotional read there due to Amanda’s history but I so want to see them overcome it and reclaim some happiness with each other.
What I didn't like:
There wasn’t much I didn’t like about this one. There are some subjects that are only slightly mentioned at that can be triggers for some (I’ll include a spoiler tag below) and the H, although not a manwhore, does make too many references to past lovers. The comments are vague and not at all detailed but rather used to highlight his kink in the bedroom and also used to make him distance himself from Liz a few times.
I get that the times and their social statuses come into play but I do remember a few times, scrunching up my face whenever Marcus thought about finding OW to make him forget about Liz. It didn’t take away from my overall enjoyment of the story but it could have happened a little less and I probably wouldn’t even have remembered it. Lol :)
The voyeurism scene when Liz is caught by Marcus. Not so much because of the scene they are watching (pretty non-sexual – at least on one side – spanking) but the chemistry between Liz and Marcus is at it’s highest at that point and I loved how tangible their connection was. Come to think of it, all the intimate scenes with Liz and Marcus were memorable. This author really knows how to write a sexy scene with both emotional and physical impact.
I am definitely keeping my eye on this author and the next in the series!
* * *ARC provided for an honest review* * *
Liz is trying desperately to save her sister who in locked up in prison for killing their father. The Earl of Westmore happen upon Liz when she was upset about her sister's imprisonment. The Earl offered to help her get her sister free if she but do a few 'things' for him. Of course Liz aggregated and did all of the illegal things he asked her to do but now the Earl has one last task for her to do. The Earl promises that this will be the last and her sister will be saved from being Hanged.
The Earl wants her to steal a letter with information that will help advance the Earl. Liz is to go and work as a Chambermaid in the Duke of Montague's house...there she will steal a letter to complete her job for him. Liz was once a sheltered Lady but now she doesn't feel so sheltered. Liz's physical innocents is still there but her mental is not longer.
Liz is taken back by how much Marcus does not at all appear to look like a Duke. Marcus does not dress as you would think one would and a normal Duke wouldn't be so strong. But Liz fights any feelings she has because she needs to save her sister at any cost.
Marcus is a man who observes people and looks for their secrets or differences. As someone who likes questionable sexual habits he has made it a priority to know if something isn't what it seems.
Liz in on of those things...she doesn't appear to be what she tries to say she is. In addition, Marcus has become fascinated by Liz and wants her...but can he have her?
Liz has the goal of freeing her sister, which can only be done she thinks if she steal from Marcus to satisfy the Earl.
I love historical Romance and you really don't see to many with BDSM tone to them. So this was a nice surprise...I wish we saw more of them. Overall Loved the Book...there was a few times I felt Liz might have done things differently and I really liked Marcus.
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