- File Size: 2057 KB
- Print Length: 339 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Hearts Aflame Press (March 21, 2013)
- Publication Date: March 21, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00BZJZZW8
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #270,097 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Her Mystery Duke Kindle Edition
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It's the early 1800's London and Jeanne is a struggling writer, making ends meet and supporting her insane father's confinement with the "help" in return for sexual favors, of a few men while she writes. She has the promise of a publisher, and extremely modest life but an independent one. Then she stops to help a man who could be either deranged or ill. Not knowing and fearing for his safety she takes him to her garett room. Thus begins a tender, extremely sensual relationship with a man who draws lines in the sand that Jeanne eagerly welcomes as she learns what true sexual freedom means for her.
The book shows a wonderful progression of an unusual relationship between Jeanne an David, especially with the social gap between them. He begins to want more than to put her in the jewel box of a mistress, and to be with him she eventually accepts. But she resists his desire for her to change and be more involved in his life, especially his political crusade on behalf of the insane. This almost breaks them apart. The ending is a lovely one, and it doesn't tie up all the issues with a halcyon outlook. It's pretty clear they will still have challenges to work through, but together.
The sex was seriously erotic and totally appropriate. David was a very thoughtful and firm dominant lover to Jeanne's flowering and opening submissive. For me the best dominant is an observant and thoughtful one with, and a good BDSM story has to have this type of dominant man, in control of his own desires, highly aware of and responsive to his submissive's needs and cues, and insistent on honest communication of feelings from both sides. After reading A Measured Risk and after Reading her Mystery Duke, I had the same desire - I want a man like that for my own!
I loved Jeanne Darling (she was a darling!) An authoress of children's stories on her own, poor and surviving due to gentlemen's favors (after her care and then subsequent death of her insane Father.) I also love David Somerville, the stuffy, alpha Duke of Hartley who also turned out to be such a tender soul.
Jeanne was finding out her passion for writing "children's fairie stories" was about to be published after one more story, when David appears on the streets of Whitechapel (not his part of town for sure!) due to what we are led to believe at first is Parliament intrigue (the Duke is a member) but later find out it is something else entirely (I can't say!) The Duke appears with a feverish amnesia calling Jeanne by the name of Therese (his previous mistress) and what can a girl like Ms. Darling do but to take charge of his well-being and nurse him back to health! This book had quite a few twists. Love that!
I also love the BDSM elements which were told in a couple's exploratory fashion which was quite believable. It was nice to see Ms. Darling admit her sensual nature to David. He doesn't shame her for this of course! Oh no, he wants to train her! With her approval naturally!
The ending was sort of unexpected (at least for me) so it made this story even better.
Tender moments, HOT BONDAGE, feisty heroine, A Duke who realizes just in time what an exemplary woman he has. Everything a good erotic historical novel should have. Thanks Ms. Blackthorne for a great read! ;)
Its sexy, sensual and erotic. Natasha adds some light BDSM that makes you burn. It's smoking hot you'll be fanning yourself while you melt in your seat.
Natasha is like a master chef with her writing. She blends all the perfect ingredients to make a unforgettable, unique and exceptional book.
I enjoyed the characters in this book. The storyline was very engaging.
This book is a must read, you will NOT be disappointed