May Contain Spoilers
Review by Poo Penny
First off let me say that I was not expecting a BDSM theme here. I maybe should start reading the descriptions of books a little more closely when they are sent my way.
This is a second chance romance, which generally I like. If you notice in the description, Grayson likes pain with his pleasure, well I guess maybe I was expecting some spanking. Not restraints, a club dedicated to bsdm, and all the bells and whistles that go with it. It wasn’t bad, but, it just is not something I enjoy. I can get into some spankings, or some light bondage tones, like in the moment I’ll tie you up with something I found lying around, but the scene where Eliza walks in on Grayson being an “alpha” is a little disturbing. Mostly because he is not enjoying it at all, so it’s just disturbing. Why put yourself through something that you are not enjoying? Hence, why I dnf’d this book at 50%.
If you do enjoy the bdsm scene, and like regency era romances, then give it a try! This is a short book, and I did like that it was the woman that was the stronger sexual personality, while Grayson was the one who wanted direction in the bedroom.
Review copy provided by publisher
About the book:
Disinherited by his parents and estranged from his wife, Fallen pleasure club co-owner Lord Grayson ‘Devil’ Deveraux long ago learned to place his trust in ledgers rather than people. But his ice-cold reserve hides the scandalous truth: he’s a man who craves pain with his pleasure, and a loving lady to instruct him.
Banished to the country when her whirlwind marriage collapsed, Lady Eliza Deveraux never knew why Grayson fell out of love with her: she’d tried so damned hard to quell her fiery self and be a proper, obedient wife. But when Eliza is forced to return to London and back into Grayson’s intoxicating world, banked passions reignite. Can a marriage built on secrets and pretense truly get a second chance?