A Victorian mystery and erotic romance.
After a chance meeting, young Viola Pritchard finds herself married to the enigmatic Sir Anton Valise. The innocent Viola falls fast for her new husband. She loves him and only wishes to please him and be the wife he wishes her to be. She’s surprised to find that she craves Anton’s passionate and dominant lovemaking, and even lusts for him to take her in more erotic ways.
Determined not to repeat mistakes from his past, Anton tries to keep Viola at a distance. Her sweet submission and unflagging loyalty prove to be his weakness. The baronet introduces rules to ensure his new wife will remain obedient, not trusting that her intentions could be so pure.
When Viola discovers a series of secret rooms and a diary left behind by Anton’s late wife, she unearths a chilling mystery. With tension between the couple rising, Anton and Viola’s relationship reaches a crisis point. Can Viola crack the armor around her baronet’s safely guarded heart?
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5* Amazon Review
This was perhaps one of the best books I’ve ever read in the D/s genre (and I’ve read many!). Viola’s Heart Strings is an erotic, well-written tale about a young woman who meets and falls in love with a baron who has particular tastes: the need for control, obedience, and submission. As Viola learns to obey her husband, he teaches her to embrace her own sexuality inherent in her submission, and thus begins their sensual, sometimes dark, heavily erotic evenings of sexual pleasure. Though gentle and kind, her husband remains aloof, and Viola yearns to discover the secret he keeps from her and his mysterious past.
This book is deeply erotic but tastefully done, filled with mystery and intrigue, and unabashedly sensual in the exploration of power play, self giving, and love.
By far a new favourite for me. I’m so glad I read the review of J. Henry on amazon (I agree completely with her) because it was one of the best books I’ve read about introducing a bride to Domestic Discipline. I found at beginning the courtship was rushed, especially for the century, but it will suit the story well a little further on when love between spouses will become crucial for the story. Not only the new bride will feel a debt for her husband, but also she will be challenged by her husband’s late wife’s memory. Then her desire to become the best submissive wife will be mixed with her own pleasure while being possessed by a caring but strong husband. The historical romance is top notch and the sex is fabulous while remaining erotic and tasteful.
5* Amazon UK
Fabulous erotic story of concealed desire and irresistible passion. Characters really pulled me in. A great read, especially for those who like their history spicy and their heroes dark.
5* Manic Readers
I always enjoy Peaches’ books. She has a variety of time periods, sections of the world, & her love & sex scenes are always hot & imaginative.
Viola is an impoverished companion to a demanding rich woman when she meets Sir Anton in Nice. Anton is on a grand tour trying to forget what happened to his first wife, plus attending to various business matters on the continent. He decides that viola might be a good fit for him. He’s looking for a submissive wife who will accept his kinks & look good on his arm. He’s hardly prepared for Viola’s inquisitive nature, which causes him to teach her quickly about his demands.
There are a few villains, a lot of sex, & final retribution as Viola & Anton discover each other’s secrets & lies, & eventually become more than master & submissive. I liked these two, & the mystery was pretty good too.
This was a good read. I enjoyed the author’s writing and the progression in the leads romance was great. I also enjoyed the mystery element in it. I’m not a fan of books with spanking and BDSM but in this book it wasn’t over done so I appreciate that.