Responsible drinking is not the theme of this week’s post. Oh, no, I wouldn’t lecture anyone. But there are times when somebody has to step in and make a point.
Gethin, Ella’s secret husband, has hosted a small gathering. For Ella it hasn’t gone too well. Lady Matilda is a difficult guest and Ella can’t help herself.
Ella uttered a feeble excuse about a headache and stormed out of the room.
“I apologise for Miss Bailey’s behaviour,” Gethin said through gritted teeth. “She is young and has had little guidance from a responsible, sober adult.”
Matilda slurped on her glass of port. “Oh, I agree. Sir William, tut, a sad situation. His wife was a delightful woman, and he was devoted to her.”
A little before midnight, Sir Richard herded his wife to their carriage. She tottered on her feet, zig-zagging across the hallway, and when stepping into the carriage, she almost lost her balance and fell backwards. Richard placed his hands on his wife’s well-endowed bottom and gave it a shove, and she shot forward into the carriage.
Behind Gethin, Felix chuckled softly.
A Regency spanking romance with a twist.
Eighteen-year-old Ella Bailey knows that if she is to have any hope of a good match, she must marry quickly before her father completes the ruin of her family’s fortune and good name with his wanton living. Her situation is made worse when a wealthy viscount expresses interest in her hand and she accepts his invitation to a party, only to have the supposed gentleman first seek to seduce her and then attempt to force himself on her.
After his efforts to despoil her are thwarted, the spiteful cad does his utmost to slander Ella’s character with scandalous accusations. With her reputation in tatters and nowhere else to turn, Ella seeks solace in the arms of the enigmatic Gethin Powell, a rich, handsome lord known for his lack of concern for the expectations of high society.
Gethin takes a strong interest in Ella, but he makes it abundantly clear that he is a man who expects to be obeyed in all things. Living under his roof as his woman will mean submitting to his authority, surrendering her body to his desires, and baring her bottom for his stern chastisement whenever he deems it necessary.
Ella soon discovers that Gethin’s sexual appetites are both fierce and insatiable, but as he thoroughly lays claim to her naked, blushing body, she is deeply ashamed to find herself hungering for more. But even as their passion for each other grows deeper, an old and powerful secret waits to come to light. When Ella learns the truth about Gethin, will it tear her away from the man who has taken her as his mate?
Publisher’s Note: His Lordship’s Mate is an erotic romance novel that includes spankings, sexual scenes, anal play, elements of BDSM, and more. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.