Disciplined by the Duke by Alyson Chase #BlogTour #Review

Can she succumb to the hot sting of his hand and the gentleness 
of his kisses without revealing her true identity and darkest secrets? 

 DISCIPLINED BY THE DUKE
Lords of Discipline #1
Alyson Chase
Releasing Aug 15, 2017
Swerve

 

The day her sister murdered their abusive father, Elizabeth Wilcox stopped being a gentleman’s daughter. Willing to do anything to save her sister from the hangman’s noose, now she is a spy… A servant. A liar. A thief. A submissive.
Masquerading as a parlor maid and entrenched in the Duke of Montague’s estate, Liz is willing to risk all to uncover the secrets that would save her sister. But submitting to the duke’s peculiar brand of discipline surprises her with a heady mixture of pleasure and pain. Eager to relinquish control of her messy life, Liz soon craves the rough hands of Montague and his powerful, passionate attentions. Can she succumb to the hot sting of his hand and the gentleness of his kisses without revealing her true identity and darkest secrets? And what punishment will she face when he realizes her betrayal?
 

Liz’s sister killed their father and now sits in a prison. Liz is determined to keep her sister from being hanged and is willing to do anything to save her. The Earl of Westmore says he will help if Liz does everything he asks of her. Her final assignment is to pose as a maid in the Duke of Montague’s house and retrieve a letter. Sounds easy right? They have a chemistry that makes it hard for the Duke to stay away even though he doesn’t tup the help. Add in the vague connection she has to the Earl and he sees all these red flags.

For the most part, I enjoyed this story. The plot is unique and the actual story is fascinating. Reading the blurb, I was expecting there to be more BDSM which intrigued me of course. However, I found the steamy scenes to be lacking. There is a hint of BDSM but it’s not what was expected. If I read the next book in this series, I will readjust my expectations and I feel like I will enjoy it better.

Rating: 3.5 stars

Alyson Chase writes historical romances that are just a bit…naughty. She is a former attorney, and thought that her flair for dramatic and sexy writing was seriously undervalued in her legal career. She also writes under the name Allyson Charles. 

She lives in Northern California where the incredible weather and natural beauty so far outweigh the overcrowding and congested freeways. Also, the food in the Bay Area rocks. 
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  • Allyson Charles

    Thanks for taking the time to review my book! I really appreciate it. I also appreciate your perspective on the book not matching your expectations. I’ll talk to SMP’s marketing people about how we can do a better job on that for BOUND BY THE EARL.

    Alyson Chase/Allyson Charles

  • Lisa Filipe

    Thank you so much for sharing your lovely review! SO happy you enjoyed the story!