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Lady Sophie Baxter must wed a wealthy lord by the end of the season, or risk the ruin of her family. However, her father does not have just any lord in mind. He's set his sights on Simon Fitzwilliam, Marquis of Ashton - a man known amongst the ton for being as cold and aloof as he is rich and powerful. While his frigid gaze and reserved demeanor prove intimidating, Sophie cannot help but wonder if there isn't more to the marquis than meets the eye.

Curiosity leads her to accept the marquis' suit, and before long she learns that Simon's secrets are far darker than she could have ever imagined. Darkest of all being the hidden chamber behind a locked door, filled with ropes, restraints, and implements of torture...a chamber her husband has specified she is never to enter.

Yet, Sophie soon discovers that what appear to be instruments of torment are capable of unlocking the most exquisite pleasure. Convincing him to teach her the ways of submitting to his dominance will be easy. Uncovering the secrets of his heart and soul will be one of the hardest things Sophie has ever done.

©2017 Victoria Vale (P)2017 Victoria Vale

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WELL WRITTEN ROMANCE

I was provided this audiobook through Audiobook Boom at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review.

Surprisingly sweet story that was well written and not too cheesy. Sophie is 24 and has waited long enough to marry in the face of her families monetary situation. Simon, Lord Ashley, has never met her but has observed her for months and knows her sweetness and loyalty are things he needs in a wife... someone that may be able to save him from himself. That is, if he doesn’t first destroy her and lose her forever.

Loved Simon Philips voice. All in all, a pleasant listen.

Two Thumbs!


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Surprisingly good

I had a few doubts going into this one but wanted to give it a go and I'm glad I did! Sweet bdsm romance and great characters. Enjoyable from beginning to end.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

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hot hot hot

a great book with a good plot!!! does not leave you wondering. ties up all the loose ends.

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  • Trisha
  • Arkansas, USA
  • 02-15-18

Scandoluously good

I really enjoyed this book. I blushed very hard at many of the scenes in the book. I would not hesitate to pick up another book by this author or narrator. It was amazing.

This review copy audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge.

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Hot Regency Romance

Very hot historical BDSM! Amazing story and complex characters. Amazing narrator as well, loved his accent! I received a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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Really Enjoyed this book

I was provided this audiobook through Audiobook Boom at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review.

Lady Sophie was chosen by Simon, the Marquis, who had seen her from afar. Simon has many demons, one of which is being a Dom.. and hopes that Sophie can shed some much needed light in his life.

As Sophie is introduced to BDSM, they both realize that she enjoys it, however, when rolls are reversed, Simon doesn't like it as much.

Overall, this is a good love story with some hot, steamy scenes included. You really feel for these characters, and I really enjoyed the book.. Looking forward to more from this author.

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Great!

I really enjoyed this book! Super sexy but with a really good story, I loved the characters and the plot. Very enjoyable!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. The fact that I was gifted this book had no influence over my opinion of it.

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  • geria
  • New York
  • 12-04-17

Enjoyed!!

Really enjoyed the story and characters. I loved that Simon believed that Sophie could begin light into his life. Very erotic and also had depth. I looking forward to listening to other books in this series now.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • Mary
  • TACOMA, WA, US
  • 11-27-17

Sweet Sexy story

This was a very sweet and sexy story set in Regency England.
Lady Sophie is a 24-year-old unmarried woman. Her family is in financial straits and it is up to her to save them. Lord Simon Fitzwilliam, Marquis of Ashton, has been watching Sophie for months, waiting for the chance to offer for her hand. To the Ton, Simon is a cold silent man, but he hides so much underneath.
I enjoyed listening to this story and felt the narrator did a great job bringing the characters to life. There were a few triggers that I was not prepared for such as forced incest and sodomy. Though these experiences of the character were instrumental in his adult proclivities.

Triggers: bondage, submission, questionable consent, child assault, incest and forced sodomy.

I provided this review in exchange for a complimentary copy of the audiobook from the author, narrator, or publisher.

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An unusual time-period setting for BDSM erotica

An interesting story and an unusual time-period setting for a BDSM erotic romance; I liked it. I enjoy the love after marriage plot line. Sophie was open to sexual intimacy with her husband from the beginning---wishing to have a full marriage rather than a “marriage of convenience.”

The book was well written and the plot intriguing. The characters were well developed, interesting, and appealing.

The narration was well done.

I received this free copy from the author/narrator and voluntarily offered an unbiased review.

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