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Title: Bound by Bliss
Written by Lavinia Kent
Series: Bound and Determined #2
Published by Loveswept
Publication Date: February 24th 2015
Genres: Erotic Romance, Historical Romance
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In Lavinia Kent’s luscious, erotic historical romance, a free spirit learns her true desires from a master of the heart, of the body—and of the sweetest discipline.
Lady Bliss Danser, daughter of the Duke of Mirth, is a scandal waiting to erupt. Which is why her highly conventional brother wants to saddle her with Stephan Perth, Earl of Duldon, the only man he thinks will marry her. Worse, Stephan keeps threatening to punish her, to teach her just how a woman should behave. His words may cause Bliss to tingle in the strangest places, but that doesn’t mean she likes the man himself.
Stephan has secretly desired Bliss for years, but he knows how close he is to losing his beloved. Careful not to rile her impetuous heart, he promises only to aid Bliss in her search for another fiancé. And if she’s determined to understand the male body first, he’s happy to comply in that regard as well. However, she must follow his rules or face the consequences. Slowly he takes Bliss to the darker, steamier side of his world . . . where she realizes that Stephan is everything she’s ever wanted.
Bound by Bliss is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Bound by Bliss is the second book in the Bound and Determined series by Lavinia Kent and I thought it was ok. I was looking forward to this book since I read the first one, Mastering the Marquess, which I also thought was ok.
The story centers on Lady Bliss Danser (didn’t care for the name, by the way) who was given an ultimatum by her brother to wed by summer’s end or be forced to marry his friend, Stephan, Earl of Duldon. Naturally, when a lady does not care for the ultimatum and does not like Stephan because she finds herself drawn to him. So what is a girl to do? Tell the Lord that she will NOT marry him and to have him find her another fiance instead! Unknown to her, Stephan has secretly desired her for a long time and decides to aid her in her quest but he also has a different motive. He wants Bliss all to himself.
As with the first book, I was torn about this story. I did not really like Bliss in the first part of the book and Stephan also did not feel as dominating as he was supposed to be. Sure, there was chemistry between the two, but I felt that it wasn’t until the book was almost done.
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Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2015 Goodreads Book Challenge
- 2015 Historical Romance Challenge
- 2015 Netgalley Reading Challenge