“Shall we begin?” When spoken by my new husband, these three little words fill me with terror and anticipation.
In private, King Henry rules my body like he rules his country—with unrelenting control and passion. I crave his orders, his punishment, his commands. Outside the bedroom, we’re strangers caught in a web of lies and decadence.
Our marriage is a sham, a business arrangement devised to save my life and secure his crown. He doesn’t love me. He loves my body, controlling it, shaming it, worshipping it. To survive the dangers at court, I need to be smart, but it’s hard to think straight with a man like Henry between my legs.
Each night, he locks the bedroom door, determined to teach me a new lesson. Obedience, patience, trust. I lie awake in bed waiting for the sound of his footsteps and the latest installment in pleasure and pain. My heart pounds when the hinges creak and his broad shoulders block the door. I’m not ready, but I can’t wait to feel his hands on me. He shoves his bowtie into my mouth, binds my hands to the headboard, and whispers in my ear…“Shall we begin?”
From USA Today bestselling author Jeana E. Mann comes this dark, contemporary romance filled with twists, turns, and unprecedented heat.
The Rebel Queen
King Henry's mother and Everly's father made two of the worse parents ever. I've got to admit I anxiously awaited their punishment for their selfish, cruel, and evil ways. Kudos to the author for providing retribution to satisfy my bloodlust for justice. I especially enjoyed the way Henry finally put his mother and his devious ex fiancée in their places, allowing Everly to wield his power and control over them.
While there were many graphic scenes between this couple that incorporated BDSM, the scenes were not overdone and did not go on and on and on. The author had a good sense of timing and pacing with the intimate scenes they shared. Not really over the top, but it was very evident how Henry was unwillingly falling for Everly.
I also liked the way Nicky pulled through for both Henry and Everly.
A very satisfying read full of political intrigue, betrayal, and suspense. I enjoyed the tale this author wove and the way it was all pulled together at the end.
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The Rebel Queen
I was confused with how Henry treated his Princess since he acted so differently before she married him. Henry finally realized that his future Queen was an amazing woman and he couldn't help but give her his heart. They found their happy ending and they became great royalty. I'm glad the BDSM scenes were kept a minimum as his princess appeared to be foolish too many times. I'm glad she finally grew strong...it's a lovely love story and I recommend it....APril H, FL
I paid 4.99 for book and it will only play thro page 69It had a lot more chapters but wouldn’t play