Review: Mastering The Marquess (Bound And Determined #1) by Lavinia Kent

July 25, 2014 Review 0

Review: Mastering The Marquess (Bound And Determined #1) by Lavinia Kent

One night of fierce passion and unbound pleasure leaves two strangers craving much more in Lavinia Kent’s sumptuous novel of sensual discovery.

The time has come for the widow Louisa, Lady Brookingston, to move on, but she refuses to remarry at the cost of shaming her late husband’s memory. Their six years together were wedded bliss—even if a war injury prevented him from fulfilling his marital duties. Only one woman can help Louisa: Madame Rouge, the discreet proprietress of a club where London’s elite explore their wildest fantasies.

Geoffrey, the Marquess of Swanston, has no intention of agreeing to deflower an anonymous virgin. But when Madame Rouge tempts him with the absolute power he’ll have over a woman who knows nothing of carnal delights, he’s intrigued. Control is the one thing he cannot resist—and control is what he loses during his night with the blindfolded beauty. He longs to take her further, to leave his mark upon her perfect behind, but the mystery woman refuses to see him again. Instead Geoffrey reluctantly agrees to take a wife, the widow of his dear friend, Lord Brookingston—fating them both to a wicked surprise.

Mastering the Marquess is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.

Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from other Loveswept titles.

Title: Mastering the Marquess
Author: Lavinia Kent
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Bound by Bliss, Sarah's Surrender
Series: Bound and Determined #1
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Bound by Bliss, Sarah's Surrender
Published by LoveSwept
Source: Publisher
Published: July 29, 2014
Genres: Erotic Historical Romance
Pages: 395
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Stars: three-half-stars
Flames: four-flames

Oh my!  Do the sparks fly with Louisa,  Lady Brookingston, and Geoffrey, the Marquess of Swanston – even when they are Grace and Charles.  These two can burn up the sheets, or the wall, or the desk.  *sigh*  Geoffrey had a difficult time keeping his hand off of Louisa, which was kind of fun.  You see, everyone thinks Geoffrey is a very controlled, proper gentleman, who may not have ever made love to a woman.  There was some speculation, but no one knows – well almost no one knows – least of all his family.   After all, he is too busy managing the estates and the rest of the family’s lives to have any fun for himself.  But, little do they know.

Louisa sure has an interesting time finding out just what makes the Marquess of Swanston tick.  First he gives her the wedding night she never had with her first husband – twice.  *sigh*  The first one was spectacular, even when she didn’t know who he was.  The second and real one, was pretty amazing too, even if not quite as fulfilling.  Louisa’s journey from naïve widowed virgin (yes, dear reader, she was a widowed virgin!) to everything the Marquess of Swanston wanted in his wife, (even though he didn’t know he wanted it) was an entertaining romp.

Now if these two would have actually sat down and talked to each other sometime before the final third of the book, well I guess we wouldn’t have had near as entertaining of a book.  The escapades these two had on the way to their happy ever after!

I thoroughly enjoyed this couple.  I loved how the author depicted their bodies and/or subconscious recognizing and wanting each other even when their brains weren’t aware of it.  The story was entertaining and engaging.  I was left wondering though, was this  an Historical Romance?  I felt the language was a bit too modern.  What clued me in about the possible historical era was the horses and carriages for travel and the gowns.  I loved the descriptions of the gowns.  Author did an entertaining job of showing us those.

Overall, I liked this book.  I will look forward to reading more of this series.  After all, Geoffrey has five siblings.

 

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