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M/FF: hand, strap, spoon, paddle, wooden cutting board, anal.
* This is the size of the book according to the Kindle. I have no idea what unit this is.
Marco Donarati, the Count of Parma, had no interest in taking a new wife. He got his pleasure from the working ladies, and that suited him just fine. Marco’s greatest passion is reserved for his fledgling winery, and therefore he cannot bring himself to refuse when Italy's leading wine maker, Don Edoardo Dante, offers him a source of funds with which to improve his vineyards. In return, the Count reluctantly agrees to make Dante’s red-headed daughter Lucia the next Countess. When he makes the deal, Marco never suspects that he might actually grow to care about his lovely young wife. Passionate and eager to please, Lucia must navigate her new role as Countess to a husband who holds her at arms' length. When the Count becomes guardian to her twin sister as well, things really heat up. Tested by trials, betrayals, and jealousy, Lucia and Marco must find their way together and often the quickest route is with her bent over his knee for a bare bottom spanking. Will her wholehearted submission and love be enough to break down her husband's resistance and win his heart for her? This story contains graphic sexual scenes, some anal play, and both consensual and non-consensual spankings, including domestic discipline in a historical setting. If such material offends you, please do not buy this book!
As a reader of spanking fiction, I tend to gravitate toward novels that feature domestic discipline in a monogamous relationship. I certainly don’t normally go for stories involving incestuous threesomes. I now know, if done properly, I can completely enjoy a book outside of my comfort zone. Thank you, Renee Rose for expanding my horizons.
The second half of this book involves Lucia’s twin sister, Celia. Celia seeks the comfort of her twin sister after a dreadful incident and is welcomed into Marco’s home with open arms. The two girls find trouble at every turn and employ particularly devilish ways when trying to make it up to Marco. I must admit that when I starting reading this part of the story, the romantic in me was a little disappointed. But, when I started to see how this unusual and complex relationship started to unfold, I was pleasantly surprised. Marco wasn’t like so many dominant male characters in this genre; he didn’t sit on a moral high horse and refuse temptations on the basis of principle. He instead devoured the forbidden fruit while reassuring his wife that she was in control of the situation and could stop it at any time without consequence. He wasn't always so accommodating, however, and spanked both Celia and Lucia unmercifully hard whenever they over stepped their boundaries (which was fairly often).