Lady Primrose Black has a dilemma. Her father-in-laws dying wish is that she reunite with her estranged husband and produce an heir. She hasn't laid eyes on Lord Black since their wedding night five years ago, when he left Scarborough Hall in a rage. Nevertheless, she resolves to find him, knowing once she does she will have to use every method at her disposal to entice the rake she never stopped loving.
Viscount Adam Black harbors dark needs and he will accept no less than his wife's complete and utter surrender. Each sensual encounter leaves Primrose wanting more but as she submits to her husbands every decadent desire, she resolves not to lose him again. For the secret that drove Adam away still haunts him. And this time it could prove fatal for them both.
Inside Scoop: This nineteenth-century heroine explores her naughty side in this Victorian romance with BDSM elements.
A Romantica® historical erotic romance from Elloras Cave
Author: Debra Glass
Published: 18 December 2013
Genres: BDSM, Erotic Historical Romance
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What a fun and unusual historic romance this was! Debra Glass put two characters together that had several difficulties to overcome as they worked their way through the story laced with murderous intent, dominant tendencies and several racy scenes.
Set in Victorian England, Glass managed to build the world with appropriate societal expectations, and provide a solid reason for Primrose to seek out her estranged husband and return him to the family. The two have a solid connection, fraught with their own insecurities and Adam’s deep secrets: while he believes his wife to be one of the several American heiresses seeking a title, she is consumed with romantic dreams and hopes of a loving marriage.
With the relationship redefining itself on Adam’s terms, noting the easy arousal of his wife when he tests out his more dominant side, the story takes a sensual twist that is free from the angst surrounding the old Earl’s health and his desire for Adam and Primrose to produce an heir. With help from an unexpected source, a cousin who would have been Primrose’s husband had her father had his say, the plot to remove Adam from his inheritance is unearthed with deadly intention.
Glass manages to craft all of the characters with depth, using conversations and interior points of view to display their connections and emotional turmoil. While several secrets are revealed, the strongest sense of togetherness comes from Primrose’s acceptance and love for Adam, and his reactions to the trust she shows in her wholehearted acceptance in her submission to him. Secondary characters are defined with input from Primrose, her innocent approach to life works as a red herring to hide the nefarious intention just below the surface of those who would seek to have her marriage fail. I really enjoyed this story and hope that Glass continues to pen her own sensual and sexy versions of historical romance.