“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.
I love this book. I enjoyed reading Everly coming into her own. She is a strong and compassionate character with a little bit of bend. Her husband King Henry is ruthless, strong and domineering. I enjoyed seeing Henry tempering his ruthlessness with his love for Everly. This duet was wonderful and I couldn’t put it down. I finished both books within days. I am looking forward to reading more from Jeana Mann.
Can’t wait until Nicky’s book.
Angsty and Steamy
I really liked this book. It was a really great continuation of The Royal Arrangement. Of course many times I wanted to shake the main characters for being silly but in the end they had a happy ending that was so sweet and I really appreciated the 2 epilogues! :)
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