Lady Janet Fraser didn’t earn her reputation as Scotland’s most notorious sinner by following the rules. A former mistress of King James IV, she’s content to live her life from pleasure to pleasure. Even if those pleasures—and people—are forbidden.
People like Sir Lachlan Ross, given the moniker The Highland Beast, a man as intimidating in battle as he is in size. A beast she discovers secretly wishes to be tamed and submit to her dominance.
Or like her new ward, Lady Marjorie Hepburn, a convent-raised virgin with a desire to be taught all the sensual secrets of the marriage bed. Things that Janet is fully willing to teach her, again and again. There’s much for her to learn.
And forbidden pleasures like the three of them together in one bed.
But Lachlan and Marjorie both have ties to the king. As wicked lusts are indulged and affection unexpectedly grows into love, breaking the rules this time could mean all of their undoing…
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When King James IV brought home his very young English wife, Lady Janet, the king’s favorite former mistress; Lachlan Ross, one of the kings most trusted warriors and his friend; and Lady Marjorie Hepburn, his new ward are sent away from Stirling Castle to a new estate granted to Lady Janet. Lady Janet was to be Marjorie’s temporary guardian and care for her until the king found her a husband. Sir Lachlan was to protect both ladies as they traveled and at their new home. Simple, right? Not so much. The attraction these three had for each other was overwhelming. The chemistry, red hot! Janet promises to teach Marjorie, who was raised in a convent, everything she could about how to please her husband. Lachlan and Janet are having a spirited affair of their own. Panting yet? As it turns out, each of the three of them was having trouble keeping hands off the other two. Their happily little arrangement was wonderful until a would-be kidnapper’s death and the rather powerful rejection of some would be lovers annoyed the haughty new you Queen Margaret. She, of course, feels entitled to cause trouble for the trio. What will the Queen do? How will things work out for the them?
This is quite a sexy read. The three lovers, the most notorious sinner in Scotland, the Beast of the Highlands, and a convent-raised virgin, enjoy a sizzling relationship. The story aside from their relationship was simple, but was a perfect fit. I love the characters, especially our main trio. It was interesting to watch them move from lust to love. It seems they may even be able to form a family. I enjoyed this story. If you like sexy tales that are a little unusual, I recommend this one to you.
I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley. My review is voluntary.