Monday, May 4, 2015

The Duke and The Domina: Warrick The Ruination of Grayson Danforth (Lords of Time #2) by Jenn LeBlanc

The Duke and The Domina: Warrick The Ruination of Grayson Danforth (Lords of Time #2) by Jenn LeBlanc 

Grayson Locke Danforth, in his wildest of dreams, would never have expected two things. 

The first was to be recalled from India by Queen Victoria where he worked for the quiet purposes of the crown. He must now become the Duke of Warrick after the tragic deaths of his father and brothers. However, tragedy is entirely in the eyes of the beholder and Grayson never wanted the title, or to return to his family. Grayson wanted to remain invisible, an outcast, a man in exile for the way his body and mind behaved. 

The second was to be forced into marriage with a woman from the 21st century.  Lulu is no mere woman, however, she was a switch and worked as professional Dominatrix. When she wakes up in a strange house, a strange world, a strange body, she isn't quite sure what to think and is certain she's dreaming. Until the next day, when she's married off to a man she cannot control her want of. 

Lulu and Warrick begin a life together that she could never have imagined. A life she could never have hoped for after being taken from everything she ever knew. Trust doesn't come easily to either of them, but it's the only thing they have. 

Grayson will have to give in to his need to submit in order to get his wife to open up and allow him to possess her fully in return. 

It's a cautious dance between two people who have never known trust, or love.

My review:
When I got this book I hadn’t read the one before it The Rake and the Recluse : REDUX (Lords of Time #1) because it was initially released as a serial.  I believe it made the beginning of this book read a little slower as I scurried to catch up.  Once I figured out who the players were in relation to each other the pace picked up.  This is an intelligent, well written, erotic historical/time shift that will enthrall you as it did me.  The dance between Warwick and Lulu is balanced precariously shifting to and fro as you wait for them to get balanced or get truly hurt.  The secondary characters, those introduced in The Rake and the Recluse : REDUX (Lords of Time #1), are fun and provide a lightness that this story needed.  I liked them enough that I am now going back to read the first one.  If you like your historical romance with a bit of kink this book is for you.
A gifted copy was provided by author/publisher for an honest review

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