What the Mistress Did
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...more
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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 ...more
Historical/ Erotica/ BDSM.... f/m (most), f/f (less), f/f/m (once)
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 ...more
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.
Marianne is an intriguing and complex char ...more
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 ...more
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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 ...more
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 ...more