Ella has been chosen by Gethin. It’s his destiny to mate with her and he’s not one for the formalities of marriage or courtship. He’s driven by other forces, ones she’s yet to fully understand…
“Gethin, please, I’m not sure…” she bleated.
He rested his hand on the doorknob and turned to face her. “Do you trust me, Ella?”
She nodded. “Yes, my lord.”
“Then you are ready. You have driven me to the brink of madness these last two nights. You cannot possibly understand how hard it has been to keep from ravishing you. I must take you, now.”
She shrank a little. “Will you think less of me if I do not give you what you need?”
He dropped his hand and captured her face in his warm palms, drawing her closer. “You have it in you. You would not be mine if you didn’t. I will be gentle at the start. Then you must submit to whatever I demand. Your body will respond in ways you cannot imagine. Let it. Don’t doubt yourself, Ella.”
He sank his lips onto hers, pressing his mouth down. The measure of his willpower was apparent in the tangle of sensations that erupted the moment he touched her. While her bottom bore the burden of his disappointment, her lips tasted his pleasure.
Gethin broke free and opened the door. “There is no turning back, Ella.”
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.
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