Tricked and trapped into marriage, there is no escape for this Duke but there is revenge...
Lydia hopes to escape her home using the only way available to her – a respectable marriage. Her qualifications for her new husband are not long. Unfortunately, the gentlemen of the ton do not seem interested in a bluestocking spinster and she's forced to take desperate measures.
The Duke of Manchester has been tricked and trapped into marriage with Miss Lydia Stafford, and she won't tell him why. She is willing to submit to a harsh penance rather than reveal her secrets.
Imprisoned in a battle of wills, is there any hope for love and a happily-ever-after?
Bridal Discipline Series
1. Philip's Rules
2. Gabrielle's Discipline
3. Lydia's Penance
4. Benedict's Commands
5. Arabella's Taming
Good story that combines historical romance and BDSM in an entirely plausible way. The characters are well done and none of them are presented as perfect even as they try to overcome their flaws and the romance and learning to trust each other is well done as well.
This book is somewhat intense in the penance area. It's hard not to care for Isaac and Lydia Stafford. Her secrets about her Stepfather and his blackmail about her sister Amy. The path to falling in love was hard fought but worth it for the bright future. A great addition to the series.....April H, FL
The writing was not bad however, it was definitely not my type of scene. I’m not into pain and torture and this was a little to much for me.