Review: The Devil’s Submission by Nicola Davidson

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.

Grade: DNF

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?