Title: Training Lady Townsend
Series: Properly Spanked #1
Author: by Annabel Joseph
Take a rousing romp through 1790s England with this first of four Properly Spanked novels…
The Lady Aurelia has been promised in marriage to the Marquess of Townsend since she was four and he was fourteen. Unfortunately, she grew up into a pillar of propriety while her betrothed grew up into a renowned rake. Of course, no one would expect such an unsuitable match to go forward…which is why they find themselves at a loss when circumstances force them to the altar and into each other’s arms.
Hunter, the beleaguered marquess, believes he’ll survive the uneven match by continuing to frequent his well-trained coterie of whores and courtesans, but Aurelia’s powerful father has other ideas. When he blocks Hunter’s access to the only women shameless enough to cater to his decadent needs, the marquess informs his new wife that something will have to be done.
That “something” will be the immediate commencement of her erotic training…whether she wants it or not.
This 70K word novel contains acts of punishment and discipline, anal play, and other sensual practices.
It was a very fun story, as all stories from Annabel Joseph.
I liked how Hunter helped Aurelia enjoy life and have fun, though he was an asshole about things from time to time... Aurelia ended up being a great heroine, confident in herself and in what she wanted. They had their small misunderstandings, but in the end they TALKED and resolved everything.
I think the time period wasn't chosen that well. This straight laced were mainly the Victorians from what I know, but since she doesn't go into detail about the time period it doesn't really matter.
All in all, the love scenes were well written, Ms Joseph has a great imagination in using all available "instruments", the main and supporting characters are people who have the same problems that we do(more or less) and I can't wait to read the next books in the series.