- Golden Angel LLC
- Release Date
- March 2014
- Book 1 of Domestic Discipline Quartet
BDSM, Erotic Romance, Historical Novel with Romantic Elements, Historical Romance
Edwin Villiers, Lord Hyde and only child of the Earl of Clarendon, didn't realize that women were sometimes disciplined with the birch until the day he was invited by his friend Hugh Stanley, Viscount Petersham and son of the Earl of Harrington, to witness the disciplining of Hugh's sister Eleanor. While he'd known Eleanor as a young girl she had grown up to a beautiful but spoiled young woman who, even at the age of 18, wasn't quite ready to make her debut. After being overly indulged by her mother for years, her father Lord Harrington has realized that he must take her in hand or risk her ruining the family's reputation with her willful ways once she's out in Society.
While watching the young lady receive a bare bottom birching Edwin finds himself having a reaction he'd never expected - a shocking arousal that awakens a new array of sensual desires in him. When Eleanor appears in Society a year later, having learned to pretend to the demure manners her father demands, Edwin starts to think about leaving his bachelor days behind and securing Eleanor as his wife. He knows that a sweet and generous person lurks beneath the spoiled manner she's adopted in recent years, and he's not at all adverse to administering the necessary punishments to bring back the Eleanor he once knew.
When Eleanor enters the marriage mart she already knows exactly what she's looking for: someone who will love her more than she loves him. After watching her parents' marriage she's seen the power her father wields over her mother, who is worshipfully in love with him. Eleanor wants the jewels, the silks, the dresses, and she absolutely does not want to lose her heart. The man she's looking for is kind, indulgent and will never threaten her emotional happiness. He's certainly nothing like her brother's rather rakish and dangerously handsome friend Lord Hyde, even if the man does make her feel strange yearnings that she's never experienced before.
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