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To Tame a Countess (Properly Spanked #2)

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Take a rousing romp through 1790s England with this second of four Properly Spanked novels...

The Earl of Warren never considered himself the heroic type—or the marrying type. Unfortunately, while attempting to save the mysterious Lady Maitland from the clutches of a degenerate fortune hunter, he ends up shackled to her himself.

It was never in the plans, and worse, his bri
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237 pages
Published October 24th 2014 by Scarlet Rose Press (first published October 21st 2014)
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Anna (Bobs Her Hair)
Nov 15, 2014 Anna (Bobs Her Hair) rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Historical Erotic Fans
Oh, yes, this story was definitely "spankalicious.' Much better than Training Lady Townsend (book 1). Likeable hero and heroine. Good conflict. Funny. Emotional. I liked really this story!

It's interesting how the heroes of this series struggle with debauching their wives, which they had always resolved their needs with skilled courtesans/whores. The emotional, along with sexual, fulfillment exceeds their paid experiences. The heroine was afraid for her first time, but she was ignorant of what is
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Aղցela W.
Spoiler Ahead This was book two in the "Properly Spanked Series" and it was a really good book. Lord Warren who we met in the first book didn't want a wife while at a party at Lord Baxter's house he meets is young charge Lady Maitland who is a mystery to all and scared of her own shadow. Lady Maitland returned to England after the death of her parents in India and all she wants is to be left alone, but society calls that she be married and she doesn't want a husband she wants a cottage to live ...more
Nina & Georgana The Literary Gossip
Nov 13, 2014 Nina & Georgana The Literary Gossip rated it it was amazing
Shelves: e-reader, arc
Book two in Annabel Joseph’s Properly Spanked series, might be my favorite book of hers to date. Yes, you read that sentence right and let me tell you that was hard for me to wrap my head around too, because after all it is a historical spanking book and the reason I fell in love with Annabel’s writing in the first place was the BDSM and TPE elements in her books. But color me surprised, dress me in a petticoat and time warp me back to the 1700’s because I have fallen in love with a certain ...more
Becca
I loved this story! The combination of Regency romance with spanking naughtiness makes for a delightful read, and this one was so well done. Annabel Joseph writes punishment scenes that are not for sissies, and often rather hard for me to take, but in this book I appreciated her somewhat harder hand. *wink*

What I loved was a heroine who was innocent, intelligent, and willing to stand up for what she knew to be right. Despite numerous punishments, Josephine never became a doormat - although she d
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Melanie
I didn't enjoy this one as much as the first in this naughty series. It had a bit too many slaps than tickles for my personal taste...
Dina
3 1/2 stars
Pamela Fernandes
Nov 26, 2016 Pamela Fernandes rated it liked it
Warren and Josephine. Needless to say, Annabel writes this category very well. Warren is a good dom and Josephine is a bit flighty. This book is sizzling hot. Its gets into SM very easily and makes for an interesting read. I didn't like Josephine's character by the end, there was no justification to her keeep feeling the way she did, despite his assurances. The Earl goes out of his way to keep her happy and its never reciprocated except in her submission. But if you want a steamy read, Annabel ...more
Robin
Oct 28, 2014 Robin rated it it was amazing
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

I love historical romance and I love erotica, so put them together and I am one very happy reader. Add in the fact that the author is Annabel Joseph, and you have the recipe for a fantastic book.

To Tame a Countess takes all the typical historical romance plotlines (arranged marriage, innocent maiden, reformed rake) and turns it all just a little bit to the left
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ies
Feb 11, 2016 ies rated it really liked it
Shelves: pararom, eroro, 2016
ini edisi gw mo jalan ngantor trs kepentok, kaki nya memar dan berakhir dikosan eheheehehe.. .dan gw penasaran jg, abisan Warren kan kalau kata si Hunter tu lebih liar, nama nya kan Idylwild (aneh yak) dan beken dgn naman Wild Warren hmpfh, tp pas baca bukunya sukaa deh.. apalagi pas buku nya Hunter die jg bantuin Hunter buat buka mata kl istrinya tu cinta ama die, dan die jg cinta istrinya.. overall Warren justru yg paling "hangan" dibanding b4 ini menurut gw kwkwkw.. paling baek maksudnya ...more
Dar
Dec 07, 2014 Dar rated it it was amazing
Warren and Josephine were both a little flighty, but luckily they made that work for them by the end of the book!

Lord Warren attends a house party with his sister, the effervescent Minette, planning to spend his time in the palour playing cards and drinking. Circumstances don't quite allow that and he instead ends up with wife.

His wife isn't some proper English lady though, she was removed from England with her parents and grew up in the wilds of India and Africa. She knows nothing of English s
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Rene
Sep 15, 2016 Rene rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4T/5H
Mela Remington
Nov 17, 2014 Mela Remington rated it it was amazing
Although I have not been known to be a huge fan of historicals, I *AM* a huge fan of Annabel Joseph. When I heard she had a new historical spanking series coming out I knew i had to give it a try. She pulled me in with the first book in the series such that I was breathlessly anticipating the next book.

She did not disappoint. This was a delicious romp through Edwardian England with lots of naughty delicious fun. Warren is just the standoffish cad you'd expect, he wants his painted paid for girl
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Katherine
Apr 19, 2015 Katherine rated it it was amazing
Annabel Joseph is one of my favourite authors- I eagerly await each new release, and usually have it finished within a few hours of its being available (such is the curse of a fast reader).

She consistently lives up to my (now quite high) expectations, and To tame a Countess is no exception. Warren had me when he called Minette "mopsy"- there's just something about gentle brotherly love that really endears me to a character. I very much enjoyed the characterisation of Josephine- it's an unusual
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Elle  Silver
Jan 18, 2015 Elle Silver rated it really liked it
The writing was impressive. The writer lead me on a journey into the lives of two very different people who ordinarily wouldn't suit and managed to get them to fall in love. Warren is a worldly man and Josephine is a frightened little girl who doesn't understand the new environment she find herself in. Maybe that's why they work. I love how domineering Warren is and Josephine's courage is praise worthy. I don't think it is a story that I will have a hard time forgetting, but if ever I come ...more
Paige Turner
Oct 25, 2014 Paige Turner rated it it was amazing
I loved To Tame a Countess. This series contains both my favorite scenarios for a book, arranged marriages and a little kink. Annabel does a great job with both.
The Earl of Warren and Lady Maitland must fulfill their roles in society and marry so their reputation is upheld.
Despite having to marry, the two were able to form a bound with each other. I loved watching Lady Maitland grow from a scared girl into a woman.
Although her brother hated her constant chatting, I loved Minette. She's a girl
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Betty
Sep 13, 2015 Betty rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great second installment to this historical series!

This is Warren's story, one of Lord Townsend's childhood. friends and the brother of my favorite Minnette, her book is next in the series! Warren is only interested in a good time & being a good brother to Minnette until he happens upon Lady Josephine hiding behind a plant at a grand social event! Josephine is mourning her parents & recently arrived from exotic lands. The lady is deeply troubled by her past. That's all I'll say about the
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Aly is so frigging bored
4.5*
I liked this one more then the 1st book.

Warren was a bit self-absorbed, but he had good intentions. I liked Josephine a lot, she tried to be "good", but damn it was too hard sometimes! :)) Ms Joseph writes compelling characters and I love the flow of her stories, she always gets me to connect with her "people". I can't wait for Lord Warren's sister, I truly wish the book would be published even sooner *sigh*
Sissy's Romance Book Review For You
This is book two in the "Properly Spanked" series. This is a stand alone book so don't feel that you have to read the books in order! This is a very hot book! It finds the hero and heroine being semi-forced to the alter. The hereione has had a upsetting childhood with being moved around so much but not so loving parents, who died and left her alone. The hero, lost his parents at an early age too. I did feel like the hero was to hard on her but found that I liked him at the end!
Becca Reads
Nov 16, 2014 Becca Reads rated it it was amazing
I really love this historical novel of domestic discipline. Josephine is quite the puzzle and finally learning her secrets lets her odd behaviour make sense to the reader and Lord Warren. Glimpses were given of what to expect in the next two books and Arlington (Under a Duke's Hand) looks like his will be very fun. And we also get to know Minette, Lord Warren's sister, in this one. Her story will be next.

I don't remember historicals being this much fun to read!
K.J. Coakley
Nov 01, 2014 K.J. Coakley rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars
I was anxious to start this book and I really liked Warren from his role in the first book. However, the characters fell short for me. I couldn't get over the abrasive nature with which Warren regarded Josephine. It was well written, but just didn't quite click for me. I'm hoping the next installment will reel me back in.
Hilary
Nov 10, 2014 Hilary rated it it was amazing
I really enjoy Annabel Joseph's writing style and loved this book. The characters are fully formed and distinct. The way that Annabel writes is very visual and I could easily imagine how the characters look and "see" the world they live in. Every book I read if hers I always think is my favourite and this is just the latest one. I would highly recommend to anyone who is fond of this genre.
Theresa
Jan 06, 2015 Theresa rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bdsm
Another amazing read by Annabel!!!

So happy I caved and decided to read these historical masterpieces!!! I love this era. The costumes, the language, the men and their way to properly seduce their so very proper women.

Read this series!!!
Right now! Stop what you're reading and one click these!!!

Love,
This PROPERLY SPANKED Fan
Jimmy Smith
Nov 10, 2014 Jimmy Smith rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book

This is such a well written romance. I could not put it down and fell in love with the characters. It has just the right amount of intrigue and discipline. So far I enjoy all of Annabel Joseph's books and look forward to the next.
Stephanie
Oct 14, 2015 Stephanie rated it liked it
I have to give this one 3 stars because I just cannot stand a weak female main character. She acts entirely childish over and over for no good reason. That being said I still enjoyed reading the story and the writing was also good, I just can't make myself give it a better rating.
Timeforme
A good continuation to the series. I liked Josephine a lot and Warren was a good character in this book, as he was in the first. I thought that Josephine's childhood trauma was a bit overstated but still the she was an engaging character so I made allowances for that.
Michelle Robbins
Nov 21, 2014 Michelle Robbins rated it it was amazing
Amazing! Annabel Joseph writes the most amazing stories ever! Loved it! Looking forward to the next book!
IkeaGoddess
Apr 01, 2015 IkeaGoddess rated it it was amazing
The first book was hot, but this one was just as hot. I loved the main characters. I liked that it continues in the same circle of characters as the first, but can still be read as a stand-alone.
F.
An enjoyable historical read. Not that much of a plot just a young lady trying to find her feet in English society after having been raised non too gently in India and Africa. 3.5 stars
Lola
Aug 28, 2016 Lola rated it it was ok
While I always enjoy Joseph's writing, and found the characters and setting pleasant enough, somehow these just aren't working for me as well as some of her other books.
Jennifer Jeffery
Forget Lord Townsend I am in love with Lord Warren!!! Wow what a hot hot book!!! Loved everything about this book and highly recommended this book and series!!!!
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“Chapter One: Lady Maitland England, 1793 The Earl of Warren let his mind drift as his younger sister rambled on in a cheerful voice. Wilhelmina—or Minette, as everyone called her—could carry on a conversation for hours, no matter if the other person participated in the exchange. He had the questionable fortune to be sharing a carriage with her on a day-long journey to a friend’s home in Hertfordshire. “Will we be there soon?” Minette perched on the edge of her seat, craning to look out the window.” 0 likes
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