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The Punishment of Ivy Leavold

(Markham Hall #3)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  1,119 ratings  ·  95 reviews
I ran as far as I could, but I knew he would find me. In fact, I counted on it.

I counted on him punishing me too.

Once Ivy Leavold learned the truth behind the night of her cousin's death, she knew should couldn't stay with Julian Markham any longer and fled to London on what was supposed to be the day of their wedding. But Julian Markham is not the kind of man who takes
Kindle Edition, 146 pages
Published March 9th 2015
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Sophia Triad
I knew what he was going to do as soon as he lifted the hem of my dress and tugged the interfering clothes away. I should have said no. I should have said that we had to keep away from each other until we could make decisions about our future. But the tired apathy was blasted away in his intense presence, leaving only a quickening pulse and a growing hunger in its wake. So what I said instead was, "Someone will see..."

Someone fan me please to cool down...

This book will definitely push your limit
♥ Jx PinkLady Reviews ♥
This series is KINKY and layered with the most wonderful element of intrigue and suspense. It's a story that at it's heart is about love and BDSM desires so an open mind is essential to enjoy the reading experience.... and wow.... it's so well written and beautiful. I'll get my thoughts together and post a full review soon.

5 "Punish Me" Stars.

Ivy has come a long way since first arriving at Markham Hall. She was such a solitary woman before meeting Julian Markham. Book three opens with the separation of Ivy and Julian due to Ivy's doubts about her sexual preferences and proclivities.

During their separation, Julian is determined to win back Ivy and starts to court her traditionally until the night of the Baron's masquerade party. During that evening, Ivy accepts her self-inflicted punishment of denial and accepts Ju
Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
Jun 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
HOT DAMN... Review to come!!!
Sher❤ The Fabulous BookLover
**4.5 Punishing Stars**

In book three we got to read Julian's POVS and I fell even more in love with him. It got even more erotic and it definitely pushed some of my boundaries, but I so enjoyed it!

Mar 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
In this, the final part of Ivy and Mr Markham' s story we finally get all of the answers to the dark mystery surrounding the death of his last wife. But we get lots more smut too, with their sexual deviancy crossing from naughty to full on kink in this instalment.

This picks up immediately after the events of the second book and Ivy has moved in with her long lost aunt while she decides whether she's willing to embrace her inner submissive. She feels obliged to act like a fine, upstanding lady ju
Mar 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Mercedes by: CC
Shelves: kindle-unlimited
The conclusion to Ivy and Julian's story was great! This trilogy was very well written, and I continue to be impressed with the beautiful blend of sexy-times and murder mystery in this story.

Julian was very nearly a perfect hero in my opinion. He was good looking, dark/broody at times, he was deliciously aggressive in the bedroom, and yet he still possessed some gentlemanly valor. He was an intriguing character and I was excited that we got a few chapters from Julian's perspective in this final

May 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Myla by: CC
Saving the best part for soon
Kay (❦ ᴗ ❦ ✿) BooksandMe
What I think of Julian?

Ah, more of Mr. Markham. But, of course! Considering in this book, there is a dual POV. I’m just blown away that I am able to peek in Mr. Markham’s mind. His thoughts, what he is thinking, and of course, my favorite part and favorite position of him when he is thinking. I wish he would just think more. LOL
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As the mystery of Mr. Markham is unraveled, I was left an emotional wreck with Ivy’s decisions and the result of it to Julian.

I didn't
Kitten Mercer
I couldn't put into words how freaking great this series was. Devoured it within days and I just couldn't get enough. Certainly one of my top reads this year. 5+++ stars!!!
Feb 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Ivy Leavold has nowhere to go. Her brother has died, and left her penniless. Her only option is to accept the kind offer of going to live with her late cousin’s husband; Julian Markham.

Julian Markham is a serious, handsome and possessive man. He reeks of domination, and it doesn’t take Ivy long to fall under his spell.

I’m not a big fan of historical romance, and this may not truly reside within that genre if I was a diehard fan. But to say I was completely under Mr Markham’s spell too, would be
Jun 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Review to follow at the end of the entire series.

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Kat Desi
Dec 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Kat by: Dana aka ♥Belladonna♥
After Mr Markham's confession about her cousin's death at the end of The Education of Ivy Leavold, Ivy Leavold decided to give herself some space to think and went to London to live with her aunt.

“Something twisted inside me then, something sharp, and I couldn’t bring myself to examine it head on. I didn’t need to. I already knew what it was. It was love and it was pain and it was the realization that I wanted nothing more than to be with Mr. Markham and he wanted nothing more than to be with me
Jun 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This series is HAWT!!!! I love Mr Markham's alpha sexiness, but I love how much he adores/loves Ivy even more. Who knew sexy in the late 1700s was so blantantly hawt n sexy???!!!
Apr 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
That was just so so good
I loved Julian pov chapters beyond words he’s quickly become one of my favorite historical heros ever
This story has touched my heart
Jul 13, 2015 rated it it was ok
What a freaking disappointment...

It didn't worked for me at all...i swear,the first book was amazing...In this one they just acted like horny hormonal teenagers with bipolar feelings "Oh i love you but i can't be with you but still...i will fuck you.YOLO" I rolled my eyes too many times.And that's a bad sign. Sierra...Why?!

The only scene that i really really loved was table scene (the one at the Baron) because of course,there was Silas.And the ones where he only just talked...God dammit i love h
Natalie M
I adored this series!! The writing is smart and highly entertaining (oh, those kinky parties!) Ivy took some time away from Julian in this book to sort herself and I admired how strong she was. I was hoping their separation wouldn't last long though, because they are definitely one hot couple. I enjoyed the twists that were revealed and I will definitely be reading more from this author in the future.
Absolutely loved this series! So glad we'll get more Silas and Molly in the future!
Candi~Dirty Laundry Review
Feb 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
So I just finished the final book in Ivy and Julian’s journey. And what a perfect ending. Yes. We had some hiccups, and some soul searching, and some punishing. A mystery and suspense. And sexy times. Good lord the sexiness. With each book I would find myself asking “how is Sierra going to top the sexy times in this one?!?!” But let me tell you this. She does. Every. Single. Book. Each book holds some kind of taboo. And in The Punishment, there is a certain part. Let’s just say it was probably o ...more
'Q' aka CoCo
Mar 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Mystery solved

Well that was certainly a surprise! I was not expecting that and it was a well written twist of events, a great ending to this trilogy. Ivy struggled with her identity in this installment, which is where the loss of star comes in from me. While I don't mind a little inner turmoil, much of this book was dedicated to her vacillating between being with Julian or resigning herself to a lifetime of loneliness. Ivy and Julian had such chemistry, I would've much rather read about that. Wh
I really liked the Baron! Can we have a series on him please?
Venus Blancia
The chills and feels doubled when Sierra Simone included Julian's POV.
The final in this historical romance series...(not counting the novella that follows..)

I can say I finally read an entire historical romance series. And might I say, it wasn't bad, but definitely not my fave genre. Although, it was kinky, as hell..

The mystery is revealed about what happened to Julian's last wife, but mostly this is ivy being scared of her true self and who she has became once she and Julian started having sex. She is scared of her inner desires. Julian has to woo her again and c
Tiffany Johnson
Jun 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Ivy steps back and reevaluates her relationship with Julian and the "darkness" within her, trying to decide if she wants to embrace her need for fear, submission, and punishment. We finally find out what truly happened to Violet as well! Sierra always surprises me with her sexy times and this one is no different :)
-  Michelle Claypot_Reads
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sierra Simone writes some of the best kink I have ever read. It's not just beautifully filthy but she always nails the mental and emotional side of submission too. The dining table scene in this one - Perfection!
Mar 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019

#historical #erotic #dual-pov #part-of-a-series #bdsm

Enjoyable but pretty obvious with the bad guy.

Nov 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Just gah !

So good i cant even say it ... Loved the series and i am waiting fot the next one to jump right in
Jun 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
When I read that book 3 was called The Punishment, I wondered what on Earth did Ivy do (it was before I finished The Education). But then I got to the point where she didn't turn up to her wedding and I thought - hey girl he is going to smack your backside for that!

Our lovely wildcat goes off to claim kin in fancy London, with fancy London frocks and fancy London parties. Ivy!

Barons. Dances. Hello Silas. Hello Molly.

Come on Mr Markham claim your girl.

"I was still her teacher, she was still my
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4.5 Stars

(Leigh reviewed books 2 & 3 together)

Who knew that Regency England could be so scorchingly hot underneath all of that formality?

In the final two books of the trilogy, we follow Ivy as she questions the role Mr. Markham played in the death of his wife and whether she should leave him despite the love they feel for one another. I wanted to reach into the book and yell “NO!”

These two people were perfectly matched. Ivy came to Markh
Liz F
Apr 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Ahhh the end of the series! This is Book 3 of 3!

This is another one that I'm loosely calling a book. This one is 124 pages and in my opinion, that is novella territory. Surprisingly, it still felt like a whole book. Weird.

I was so thrilled to read Ivy and Julian's happily ever after. That's not a spoiler, is it? I mean, isn't that why we read these books... for the HEA? But I digress. The full story of Julian's second wife comes out and it was just as I had suspected. Reading all those romantic
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“I slowly sunk in, using one hand to gentle and stroke Ivy as I did. I wanted her to know how much I worshipped her. I wanted her to feel every inch of my need for her. I wanted her to come while I was so deep inside of her that she couldn’t tell where she ended and I began.” 3 likes
“Because, despite everything, I wanted to be his little slut still. If he had ordered me to my knees to suck him off right there on the ballroom floor, I would have.” 2 likes
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