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What the Mistress Did

3.74  ·  Rating Details ·  34 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews

Oh, the delicious peril of deception…

Lady Marianne Gillingham has no intention of ending her affair with David Dunscombe, Earl Harrington, despite his pending nuptials. She craves his attentions, and he satisfies her deepest yearnings.

Yet, when his fiancée, the sweet, innocent and oh-so-very young Annabelle Frazier, appears on her doorstep to demand the end of the assoc

Kindle Edition, 136 pages
Published (first published October 25th 2011)
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Blue Ribbon Rating: 4 out of 5
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Lady Marianne Gillingham is both irritated and amused when the virginal Miss Annabelle Fraiser demands that Marianne break off her affair with David, Lord Harrington. Marianne cedes the field but warns the soon-to-be Lady Harrington that her experience in the marriage bed will surely be unsatisfying, for David will never do to her what he has done with Marianne.

It’s not long after Annabelle and David wed that the new Lady Harrington is back – and
Nov 07, 2016 qrbooks rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.7 stars
Historical/ Erotica/ BDSM.... f/m (most), f/f (less), f/f/m (once)
136 pages

For erotica, this is very well-written. The character development of the narrator and watching her mind in action is actually quite interesting. All of the sex scenes weren't entirely my thing, but they were done well for what they were. If I were straight or bi with a stronger penchant for BDSM, maybe I'd of rated this one higher. It's told in first person point of view from the very reflective and somewhat mela
Apr 05, 2012 LVLMLeah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bdsm, historical, f-f-m

What a treat this book was. First, it’s extremely well written erotica. Written in first person present tense, the thoughts and feelings of the main character, Marianne, are deeply nuanced and expressed in a gorgeous way. Second, it’s a rare femdom D/s, BDSM story, which I like to read if well done. Third, it’s a historical f/f/m, which is also hard to find. What the Mistress Did was an all-around great read for me and lucky find.

The characters:

Marianne is an intriguing and complex char
Riane Kinky Book Reviews
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Lady Marianne Gillingham is a widow having an affair with the Earl of Harrington, David Dunscombe. When Annabelle, David's young and innocent new fiancé, appears on her doorstep demanding that she end the affair, Marianne enjoys sharing a bit of information with the naive little Annabelle. She tells her that her husband will come to her bed every night, do his duty the same way every night, and she will always wonder what he's not sharing with her. Once Annabe
Rating: 3.5 stars / Grade: B-

Disclaimer: I am not a professional reviewer, nor was I solicited for this review. My ebook was purchased at I read and comprehended the entire text of this book at least 1 time prior to reviewing.

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"What the Mistress Did" is probably some of the most elegantly written erotica ever penned. It stumbles mainly in its paltry storytelling outside the actual erotic content. Given the
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
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I’m not usually a fan of historical erotic romances; however, this one pleased me in many ways.

Lady Annabelle was the opposite of Marianne. She was warm, and passionate, and not afraid to show what she was thinking or feeling. She never hid behind masks. Where Marianne needed to dominate and to cause pain in order to feel pleasure, Annabelle was tender and submissive. As a couple, they were perfect for each other. Their love scenes r
Aղցela W.
Jul 01, 2014 Aղցela W. rated it really liked it
Shelves: menage, f-f, 100-200pg, m-f
I enjoyed this book Marianne is confronted by her lovers soon to be bride. David finds pleasure in Marianne, but he marries Annabelle. When Annabelle tells her to leave David alone she tells her that he will not find pleasure in her Annabelle doesn't believe her. Marianne stops her affair with David and he marries Annabelle anyway and she returns to Marianne for help when David won't teach her how to please him. Author Anya Delvay takes readers on two journeys; Annabelle’s and Marianne’s. Under ...more
Dec 06, 2011 Kathy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you are in the mood for a historical romance with substance, emotion and lots steamy sex, then you should pick up a copy of What the Mistress Did by Anya Delvay. To read my review in its entirety, please visit http://www.bookreviewsandmorebykathy....
Sarah Paulson
Feb 24, 2013 Sarah Paulson rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotic-romance
I was hoping this book would focus more on the relationship between the wife, husband and mistress, sort of like a polyamory situation.....not so much. It was sex, sex, and more sex but little plot or depth. I was very disappointed.
Jill Sorenson
Apr 08, 2012 Jill Sorenson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not sure how to rate this. Somewhere between "not my kink" and "really good story." I'll try to write a longer review soon.
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