Thursday, June 4, 2015

Book Review, Giveaway: The Duke’s Bedeviled Bride by Nina Mason


Today, we are featuring The Duke's Bedeviled Bride, book two in the erotic historic Royal Pains series by Nina Mason. The series, set in Scotland and England during the Restoration period, is available in e-book or paperback.




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Here's the blurb:


The tawdry tale of the Duke and Duchess of Dunwoody continues…

Maggie Armstrong, the long-lost illegitimate daughter of the heir presumptive to the throne, is bedeviled by her husband's limited definition of fidelity. After observing him in a ménage à trois at the court of King Charles II, she is determined to bring him around to her way of thinking—by any means necessary.

Robert doesn’t mind being punished for his transgressions. Rather, he enjoys being whipped, especially by his beloved bride. Unfortunately, her heart might not belong to him alone. His younger brother, who he’d sent abroad to clear the way for himself, is coming home sooner than expected, and Maggie’s feelings for Hugh may not be as dead as her husband had hoped.

Both duke and duchess soon learn, to their peril, Hugh Armstrong is not the honorable man they’d been led to believe. Insanely jealous of his brother’s situation, Hugh will stop at nothing to strip Robert of all he holds dear—including his life.

But the real danger for Robert and Maggie is not the villainous Marquess, but the growing friction betwixt Catholics and Protestants in Restoration Era Great Britain.

Can their love survive the trials that await them?


My Rating:


Favorite Quotes:


“If only she’d take him over her knee and spank him the way his mother used to do.  He always felt cleaner afterward.  Like a dirty shirt freshly laundered.”

“Robert fixed his brother with an incinerating glare.  If only he could reduce that conniving weasel to ash on the spot.”

“‘Loving does not make a man weak.’  Robert stared into his brother’s fading eyes.  ‘Giving his heart completely to a woman – whether she is his mother or his wife – is the bravest thing a man can do.’”

My Review:


I adore Nina Mason.  She is an ingenious and sneaky tutor as she has managed to teach me not only Scottish and English history lessons, but a religious history lesson as well.  Certainly my elderly mother can no longer berate me for wasting my time reading fiction!  This is my second Nina experience and I continue to find her writing entertaining, intelligent, and clever.  Her narrative is so clear and crisp, her words run like a movie reel in my head.  This volume is far more serious and drama filled than the first jaunty outing, although she does not disappoint when the time comes for the sizzle and spice.  I am undoubtedly hooked.  More please.

Empress DJ


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Here's a little about the author:

Nina Mason, author
 Nina Mason is a hopeful romantic with strong affinities for history, mythology, and the metaphysical. She strives to write the same kind of books she loves to read: those that entertain, edify, educate, and enlighten.

She is the author of The Queen of Swords, a darkly erotic Scottish paranormal romance/urban fantasy; The Tin Man, a political thriller; Devil in Duke's Clothing, an erotic historical set in 1680 Scotland; The Duke's Bedeviled Bride, the follow-up to Devil in Duke's Clothing; Starry Knight, the first book in a new PNR/UF series; and Dark and Stormy Knight, book two in The Knights of Avalon series.

Born and raised in Orange County, California, Ms. Mason currently lives in Woodstock, Georgia.

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