I think my expectations/hopes for this book were too high and it suffered accordingly. It was light on plot – really, really light on plot – and started with most of the interesting part of the H/h relationship already in the past. It read more like a brief couple of chapters from a longer book.
There was a lot of sex, of course, and it was as steamy as advertised. a lot of the characterizations just didn’t ring true for me, though, and as someone who reads a lot of BDSM romance as well as nonfic on the subject, certain aspects were slightly off to me (for example – I sincerely doubt Charlie would have sent Eliza off to use a cane in her very first scene with Grayson! Yowch!) Your mileage, as they say, may vary.
I also had some difficulty suspending belief when it came to how all the characters in the book were like “oh, you operate/live at a kinky Regency era sex club? NBD.”
Things I loved: It was great to have the H as the submissive for once. The writing itself was great, cheeky and fun.
I think it’s a good read for someone looking for a hot, fast, fun romp. Nice way to spend a rainy Sunday night! I would also be happy to read more by this author as her writing style itself was light and fun.
*Disclaimer: I received a free advance copy from NetGalley in return for an unbiased review.*