Author: Jaye Peaches
Publisher: Stormy Night Publications
Rating: 4 *'s
Synopsis: After the passing of her husband, the elderly Duke of Brokenhurst, twenty-two-year-old Sophia chafes at her family’s expectations during her lengthy mourning period. When she is free to re-emerge in society at last, at her grandmother’s insistence she entertains the courtship of Nathaniel Hartwell, a distant cousin of the old duke and the man next in line for the title.
To her shock, Sophia learns that Nathaniel has spent the last eight years living as a trapper and fur trader in the mountains of Canada, isolating himself from the world after the tragic death of the woman he loved. Though he is a rough, uncivilised man, his devilishly handsome looks and commanding presence excite her in a way nothing ever has before.
Sophia sets out to transform the new duke into someone suitable for polite society, but when her comments become disrespectful and mocking Nathaniel takes issue with her behaviour. Almost before she knows it, she is over his lap and her aristocratic bottom has been bared for a sound spanking.
Knowing that it is the right choice for all concerned, Nathaniel asks her to be his wife, but despite the fact that their marriage begins as one of convenience he is determined to show Sophia the intense pleasure a strong man’s dominant lovemaking can bring her. Though her spoiled attitude occasionally earns her a bright red, well-spanked bottom, as the weeks pass her desire for him grows ever stronger. But can love truly bridge the gulf between people from such different worlds?
Publisher’s Note: Sophia and the Duke is an erotic romance novel that includes spankings, sexual scenes, anal play, and more. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.
My Review: I usually stray away from historical novels because I find them slow and boring. Sophia and The Duke kept me wrapped in its pages from the beginning. I love watching Sophia try to transform Nathaniel into a man fit for society. Sophia and The Duke is a perfect example of what happens when people from two different worlds come together and try to make a relationship last.
What starts as a relationship of convenience turns into a budding romance full of lust, spankings, and the need to be wanted. This is my first book that I've read by Peaches but it sure won't be my last! Peaches has a way of writing that draws you despite the fact that the genre may be out of your comfort zone.