Throughout their long engagement, James Camplyon, Earl of Somerset, has fantasized about Patience Hadley Mims’ silken skin and voluptuous curves. He expects his witty, beautiful bride to be timid on their wedding night. But Patience is far more than shy. She’s terrified.
James presents his reluctant bride with a box of risqué novels, ordering her to choose a passage each night for them to act out. Despite her fears, Patience thinks being bound and blindfolded will undo the hard-learned lessons of a lifetime. But she doesn’t count on her husband’s patient resolve to strip away the dark secrets threatening to prevent her from giving herself to him completely.
Warning: Light BDSM
The author Debra Glass has such skill. She offers an interesting look at 19th century romance with a BDSM twist that isn’t overly done so if you are new to the genre or are looking for something a little naughty but not overly such this is the perfect short read for you to get steamed up.
I definitely enjoyed the depth to the characters and the personal turmoil the female lead had to work through in order to free herself and be able to enjoy her husband intimately. The book was steamy, heart wrenching and heart warming all in the same turn. It offered everything and even more than expected for a short read. Glass packs a punch in a short novel she doesn’t overwhelm you with words and pack too much into a short read. She puts in just enough that you have felt like you just finished a full length novel in record time. The art of words is a craft and Glass is definitely a master of her craft.