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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Review: Arabella's Taming (Bridal Discipline Book 5) by Golden Angel


Print Length: 118 pages
Publisher: Golden Angel (May 29, 2018)

From Goodreads.com: Lady Arabella Windham, sister to the Duke of Manchester, has given up on ever attracting the positive attention of Lord Thomas Hood. After discovering he still sees her as the same hoydenish young woman she was in the past, no matter her current perfectly ladylike behavior, and realizing she will never match up to his infamous list of attributes for a wife, she throws caution to the wind and becomes more reckless than ever. 

Why bother being good if it's not going to even be noticed, much less acknowledged? 

When her return to feckless and indiscreet behavior results in disgrace however, it's Lord Thomas Hood who is caught up in the scandal with her. With a strong-willed bride determined to make her new husband dance to her tune and a stubborn lord determined to curb his new wife's imprudent ways, is a happily-ever-after even possible? 

This is the last book in the Bridal Discipline series and contains a strong alpha male, a sassy and rebellious heroine, and some heavy handed (and fun!) discipline. 


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My Rating: 3 stars out of 5

When I first saw this book, I have to admit I was intrigued. I love historical romance, and I have never shied away from a well done erotica novel, nor have I shied away from those that delve into BDSM elements. Needless to say, I was super excited to be chosen to read this one. 

And it wasn't all bad. I enjoyed the characters of Arabella and Thomas. I enjoyed her spunk, and the way she was able to stoke his ire, even as she brought out an entirely different (and more appealing) side of him. 

It was when Thomas first decides to punish Arabella for something that was as much his fault as it was hers, did I begin to lose interest in their story. It would have been one thing if Thomas had spoken to her, had made his intentions clear on the subject and then punished her if she had willfully disobeyed him. Instead he did something he knew would raise her hackles, and then punished her for responding in a way that he should have expected having known her most of her life. That seemed a more extreme punishment than what was necessary. 

I do believe there are people who will enjoy this novel (as evidenced by the 4 and 5 star reviews it has already accumulated), however this one was just not for me. I would be willing to give this author's new series a chance. 

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.


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                           Arabella's Taming is available from Amazon.com

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