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4.0 out of 5 starsSome secrets need to be kept
Reviewed in the United States on March 27, 2016
We return to the special, secret Little finishing school at the Ashby. Eliza discovers that her training might be in vain when the man who placed her there decides that she is not the one he wishes to wed. Her emotions are torn and her trust broken. When Charley Lockwood spies her outside in the gardens, his interest is piqued. Looking for a finishing school for his own sister, he had no idea that two separate schools exist beneath the same roof. He discovers he has hard choices to make once he meets Eliza and falls head over heels. As a journalist, he knows the story he is actually living would be both a boon to his career and a nightmare for those who have chosen the lifestyle the Headmaster offers. Will love truly conquer all or will more than hearts be broken when the article comes out?
This is another story in the ongoing Ashley series. Ashley is half true finishing school and half training academy to prepare "littles" for their papas. This installment is a bit different than the others I've read so far. Eliza is a little who was brought in by her finance but he called off the wedding so she is left adrift. Charley is an up and coming journalist looking for a school that will give his younger sister the advantages needed to make a good match. He accidentally stumbles on Eliza and is intrigued, curious, and a bit concerned. While it turns right round in the end I didn't feel this one was quite up to a five star rating. Charley is often insensitive using his career to first bully his way in the door in the first place. Then again thinking about his career more than the people who he should be caring about like his sister and his new little Eliza he buts both of them and many others at risk. Also, while I know that no kink has a one true way I was never sure where Eliza really stood in her own feelings. At times she seems to embrace and seek out her little life but the next is really being pushy and aggressive in her relationship with Charley. Like I said it seems to turn out okay and I want the best for both MC's as they define their own relationship I missed the more loving relationship I seek out in an age-play story.
5.0 out of 5 starsCROSSING THE LINE INTO A SCANDAL
Reviewed in the United States on March 28, 2016
We have returned to Ashby Chateau, and the story revolves around Eliza Stead, with her betrothed, Preston, backing out of the engagement and leaving this little one in a state of panic and confusion. Mr. Charley Lockwood is seeking to enroll his sister into the finishing school at Ashby and crosses over a locked gate and coming across Little Eliza in the garden crying. What happens when a newspaper man sees something he considers a scandalous story? Will this be the end of Ashby for the “littles,” as well as, the finishing school for young ladies? “No one would suspect a fine establishment to have such a scandalous little secret.” Changes are coming to Ashby, can they survive? Some secrets are best left in private.
This is a Victorian age-play story with consenting adults entering into an agreement towards marriage and living an unique lifestyle where young ladies refer to their husband as Papa, and they are submissive as treated like a little girl, not having to worry about adult cares. Little Eliza becomes sick to her stomach with dealing with adult worries, so this is the perfect little life for her and her new Papa.
5.0 out of 5 starsA fantastic sexy romance that will delight any romantic erotica lover.
Reviewed in the United States on June 29, 2016
Little Secrets is the third book written by two talented romance authors. A steamy story that focuses on young woman Eliza that is betrothed and enrolled in the ashby a finishing school for young ladies to become disciplined littles. I have read both of the other two stories by these authors and anxiously picked up little secrets. This story does not disappoint. With a strong male lead, Charley is a favorite of mine in all of the ashby books. This novel does not have to be read in order to enjoy the story. Lots of adventure, discipline, love, and steamy sex scenes sure to delight any romance reader.
What a sweet AP story. I was hooked from page one and I felt so sad for Eliza. But as the saying goes, everything happens for a reason and it seemed to play out exactly that way. It did take me quite a while to warm up to Charley but eventually I did. Together they were perfect. A very sweet romance!
4.0 out of 5 starsWelcome back to the world of the Little s!
Reviewed in the United States on March 26, 2016
Little Eliza has finally found her very own Papa,and what a Papa he is! Eliza and Charles Lockwood struggle to grow their connection as Papa and Little due to the restricting rules of The Ashby. Their patience is rewarded as Headmaster Hartley begins to make plans to expand The Ashby to include naughty wives who need discipline and regression as well. Looking forward to all the new Littles this new story line will encompass!Little Eliza has finally found her very own Papa,and what a Papa he is! Eliza and Charles Lockwood struggle to grow their connection as Papa and Little due to the restricting rules of The Ashby. Their patience is rewarded as Headmaster Hartley begins to make plans to expand The Ashby to include naughty wives who need discipline and regression as well. Looking forward to all the new Littles this new story line will encompass!
4.0 out of 5 starsWell worth the read. A nice ap story. I recommend it.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 30, 2016
A sweet story, well written, but I thought that the feelings of the characters grew too quickly to be true. All characters are well written and very human with plenty of flaws. The scenes are hot and sweet and the discipline real. Eliza's feelings about spankings are honest. Charley takes to his role very quickly and is a nice daddy. It is a shame that the story is not spread over months rather than weeks as it would have made it more believable.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 3, 2016
While Eliza's character and situation is well explored and touching, especially at the start when her old papa deserts her, Charley does not get the same treatment. It is infuriating how short-sighted and selfish he is without any thought of the consequences of his actions.
Full of inconsistencies and sadly lacking in any rationale for the events that the plot entails. Beyond fantasy to downright implausible. I also found this poorly researched and missing so much detail that it did not create any sense of 'place' nor even much character development. Silly book, silly story