Ella, an independent young lady who lives with her drunken father, has been asked to be ready to leave at nine O’clock in the morning. She’s had a little lie in instead (so hard to resist isn’t it?). Now, when Gethin, the man who wants to marry her arrives to collect her, she hasn’t packed.
“These are your excuses? What of my simple request to be ready?” He tipped her chin up and she rolled her eyes away, avoiding his sharp gaze. He sniffed her, a quick intake of air through his nostrils. The scent remained there. He had not been tricked, she was the right girl for him. Perhaps it had yet to blossom. The quicker he seeded her with his cum, the better. However, he had to wait a little longer.
She pouted. “I’m not sure why it is important to be ready at precisely nine o’clock. Is not time a transient thing? I can do so now, give me an hour or two.” She turned away and he grabbed her trailing arm.
“You disobeyed me and there are consequences.”
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.