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- Print Length: 124 pages
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- Publisher: Josie Litton Books (August 9, 2017)
- Publication Date: August 9, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0738FFC2T
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His Lordship's Downfall: Part Two Kindle Edition
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Part 2 is not as explicit or shocking in the few intimate acts contained within, but has a wonderful start. It does end with a HEA, but would have like a more detailed ending and more one or two more lessons in humanity / feelings to try and demonstrate something strong enough to get him back on track. These are the reasons why I gave it 4 stars iso 5.
Here is a brief recap to the start:
Lord Adrian wakes up after being drugged by Jane. He is shocked as the things done to his person is slowly revealed. He has been collered, caged, and pierced in two places. He is also made aware that certain percautions have been taken to equal the size and strength differences, but he is not really focused on listening to what she has to say. He have to learn the hard way a couple of times. He also is shocked that his most loyal and trusted servant agrees with her and supports her efforts. Adrian continues to struggle with how his world has spiraled out of his control, when he learns that she has been completing some of his missives for the past few weeks. Everything has aligned to give her about a month to help him get back on track. The ones that have known him since childhood agree that as a boy he showed so much promise, but now when some believes he is the last good hope for the entire empire, he is off track and out of touch.
I am going to stop there so I don't accidentally provide a twist or revelation.
I volunteered to read and leave a honest review for an ARC of this story.
First, I have to say the writing is superb. Josie Litton is quite talented, but I'm afraid i didn't enjoy this installment of His Lordship's Downfall very much.
In the first book, Lord Adrian acquired his pet. He did horrible, sadistic this to her, but at the same time, she had signed a contract to be his pet, so she knew what she was in for going into the game. There was a bunch of talk in the first book of this "power" Jane had over him and, when coupled with the almost sacrificial ceremony he performed, it gave the book a somewhat supernatural feel. None of that carried over into the second book. None of it.
It picks up right where the monster of the cliffhanger left off, and now Lord Adrian is under Jane's power. Utilizing her own tech, he's been fitted witha specialized torque to incapacitate him should he misbehave. Oh, and let's not forget she's had him pierced and caged while he was unconscious as well. My how the tables have turned.
The entire book is basically an art in learning his lesson so that he may, hopefully, see the error in his misogynistic ways. She treats him as a sex slave, takes over all the decision making in business and home, and proves that women are more than pets and playthings.
It's well done, if you're into that sort of thing, but I'm not, and I don't enjoy reading about men in submissive and/or humiliating roles. I've read a lot of "but he deserved it!" and I keep coming back to that itty bitty problem that makes that whole argument untrue. Sure, he was a jerk. Yes, he treated her like nothing more than a sex toy...BUT, she did sign that contact. She signed up for it, even went through training to prepare for it, but he should be punished because???
And i get that it's bigger than that. They're trying to make a difference politically, being about women's rights, etc. I just didn't enjoy the way it was done here.
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