His Lordship's Mate

Jaye Peaches
His Lordship's Mate
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Stormy Night Publications
Release Date
December 2016
BDSM, Erotic Romance, Historical Romance, Paranormal Romance

Eighteen-year-old Ella Bailey knows that if she is to have any hope of a good match, she must marry quickly before her father completes the ruin of her family's fortune and good name with his wanton living. Her situation is made worse when a wealthy viscount expresses interest in her hand and she accepts his invitation to a party, only to have the supposed gentleman first seek to seduce her and then attempt to force himself on her.

After his efforts to despoil her are thwarted, the spiteful cad does his utmost to slander Ella's character with scandalous accusations. With her reputation in tatters and nowhere else to turn, Ella seeks solace in the arms of the enigmatic Gethin Powell, a rich, handsome lord known for his lack of concern for the expectations of high society.

Gethin takes a strong interest in Ella, but he makes it abundantly clear that he is a man who expects to be obeyed in all things. Living under his roof as his woman will mean submitting to his authority, surrendering her body to his desires, and baring her bottom for his stern chastisement whenever he deems it necessary.

Ella soon discovers that Gethin's sexual appetites are both fierce and insatiable, but as he thoroughly lays claim to her naked, blushing body, she is deeply ashamed to find herself hungering for more. But even as their passion for each other grows deeper, an old and powerful secret waits to come to light. When Ella learns the truth about Gethin, will it tear her away from the man who has taken her as his mate?

Publisher's Note: His Lordship's Mate is an erotic romance novel that includes spankings, sexual scenes, anal play, elements of BDSM, and more. If such material offends you, please don't buy this book.

Book Review by LiaL (reviewer)
Apr 19, 2016   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
137 people found the following review helpful
She has few choices left. Her father is a drunk and losing their fortune rapidly. Rumors surround her. Not many men will take a chance on her until she meets the mysterious Lord Gethin. He wants her but he won't accept less than her complete submission. Marrying him will either be her ultimate salvation or lead to her complete destruction.

Ella Bailey is a young girl who has few options. She needs a husband to keep her safe. Her father has been a drunk for years and has lost most of their wealth and possessions. Her sisters are married and have abandoned her. She thinks one man will propose but he has other designs on her. When she is left without any good options, Lord Gethin Powell offers her his marriage and protection. It comes with the warning that she will always need to submit to his desires and his sexual needs are great. It doesn't take her long to realize this man has some major secrets and that life with him will never be simple.

Lord Gethin Powell is a mysterious man who disappears for long periods of time. He has plenty of secrets and he is slow to reveal them to Ella. When he sees Ella, he knows he has found the mate he has been seeking for so long in his journeys across the world. He is a wolf shifter and has lived for a long time without finding the mate that will complete him. His secrets protect him but also isolate him. He senses that Ella has the submissive nature and strong sexual desires that will provide him with what he seeks in a mate.

Historical paranormal stories are not frequently offered. It is an interesting combination that is even more unique when you add BDSM to the mix. Gethin has a strong sexual appetite and he expects his mate to be available any time he wishes and comply with all his demands. He is a true dominant and wants her to show her submission. When she is not quick to comply or dares question him, he punishes her with spankings. He is not violent and abusive but he is very controlling. Ella does respond to the erotic aspect of his demands and discovers that she is very open to his desires.

Historical romances are a favorite genre of mine and I have enjoyed them for thirty years. Paranormal and fantasy are more recent favorites of mine. I have only had the opportunity to read a few stories that combine the genres. This novel is more of an erotic romance due to the strong focus on BDSM and the sexual needs of the main character. Gethin is very focused on having his physical needs met in order to select a mate.The sexual acts and punishments are not violent in nature. The relationship between the two takes longer to develop due to his secretive nature but is strengthened by their time together. Ella discovers her own sexuality and voluntarily and wholeheartedly engages in the activities with her husband for their mutual pleasure. It is a well written story that combines the best elements of the genres.
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