Set in Victorian England, this erotic BDSM novel features a courtship between a young woman and a dashing rake.
Gabriel, Earl of Cranborne, is in need of a wife--preferably a sweet, submissive, well-trained wife who could run his household during the day and obey him in the bedroom at night. When he meets Miss Vivian Stafford at a friend's wedding, he finds himself drawn in by the exact traits he was looking for in his own wife and immediately moves to make her his own. Once the betrothal papers are signed, he arranges for her to attend Mrs. Cunningham's Finishing School. This very special school will prepare her to be the wife of an Earl . . . and also prepare for her the very specific demands and discipline she'll receive from her new husband at night.
In this unabashedly spicy Victorian erotic romance, a young woman is sent to an exclusive finishing school so she can be molded into a perfectly submissive wife. On her 18th birthday, Miss Vivian Stafford, daughter of an impoverished baron, is informed that she is to wed infamously rakish Gabriel, Earl of Cranborne, her previously secret benefactor. As part of the contract, she must undergo additional training. By day, she learns to manage a household; by night, she is gradually introduced to both pain and ecstasy, and taught to enjoy spanking, bondage, and oral sex, an erotically charged process that brings out sensual tendencies she never dreamed possible. Meanwhile, she and Gabriel slowly become better acquainted, allowing their relationship to blossom. By the time Gabriel himself joins in the instruction, Vivian is just about ready for his dominance, though the two must still observe a modicum of propriety until their imminent wedding. The tone of this tale is set primarily by the sexual awakening of the innocent yet passionate Vivian as she flourishes under her unconventional education, but her chemistry with Gabriel makes this a satisfying emotional journey as well as a sizzling sensual tale. This is a perfect update of the Victorian erotic novel for the modern reader.