Katrina had refused all the eligible beaux in the county but spying the Earl of Wiltshire as he defiled the Duchess (obviously very much to her pleasure) at her own party sparked something within her that could not be explained. There was no way she was up to the sport that Bram Barclay was renowned for even if she felt aroused by the tryst she witnessed. She needed to put a stop to his play and with her “connection” to Allistair Allenby, the author of many tongue wagging articles in the paper, she would expose the man for what he was, a disreputable rogue. A quick disguise and an introduction as a maid in his home would give her the access to get the information, but what is revealed is more than she ever expected or wanted, and everything she ever desired wrapped up in the arms of one man. Sinfully falling into this man’s arms and bed might have been a mistake, but falling in love with him would give him a place in her heart forever. But the latest edition of the scandal rag containing the article will no doubt give him cause to cast her aside.
The Duke knew from the start that Kitty Hartley was in fact Miss Katrina Hartford but something about the way she came to him and submitted to his wishes despite her obvious reluctance stirred him like no woman before her. Why was she disguising herself as a maid? Did she crave the taboo pleasures he gave to others or was there more to her than he could put a finger to? She submitted quickly to his hand but there was more that he needed from her, more that he wanted from her than any other before. He could not stop himself from taking what she offered and bringing her to his bed but when he finds himself wanting and demanding that she become his bride her reluctance only spurs him on. The scars on his back might be unable to be healed but his soul could once again be whole with the love of one woman. If he could only find a way to make her submit to not only his discipline but to his love as well.
Wow. Just wow. Sinful. Delicious. Scandalous. Exciting. Arousing. This book not only sparked a necessity to throw off the covers to cool down but made the basis for some very erotic dreams. Bram was sexy and demanding with his latest “pupil” as he soon opened the virgin Lady up to the intimacies and pleasures of the BDSM lifestyle. The desire and the willingness of Kitty as she succumbed to the passionate relationship Bram introduced to her was very well developed and made it very easy to wish for a little taste of it for myself. I was more than delighted to indulge in this escape and would have really loved to have a bigger bite of their passion and heated sessions.