Saturday, June 13, 2015

The Duke and The Domina : Warrick The Ruination of Grayson Danforth by Jenn LeBlanc

Lulu is a true artist with a whip.  She had created wings on the back of her sub and was going to photograph them when she tripped on her tripod and hit her head.  She is thrust back into time and in the arms of Grayson Locke Danforth, Duke of Warrick.

Grayson was the third unwanted son and he never wanted to be the Duke of Warrick.  He was sent to India by his father when it was discovered that Gray needed pain.  Gray has to marry the daughter of his father's best friend, the Duke of Exter, to satisfy a contract.  When Lady Cecilia cracks her head, Lulu is transported into her body.

Lulu wakes up in a strange time and in a strange body.  Gray needs the money that Lady Cecilia's dowry will provide and Lulu needs the protection.  While they have a marriage of convenience, they both discover that through each other they can achieve their true desires as they learn to trust.

This was the first book by Jenn LeBlanc that I have read.  I fell in love with Gray.  He was a tortured soul that was ashamed of what made him what he was.  I wanted to step into the book and probe deeper into his character.  I was on the fence with Lulu.  Part of why I why I was ambivalent was there could have been so much more dept to the character.  There was very little history given.  I wanted to know what made her tick.  Why did she become a switch and yet work as a professional Dominatrix?

That said, I truly enjoyed the book.  I liked the idea of time travel because of couples being accidentally separated through time.  The story was well written and very easy to follow despite being the third in a series.  I am hoping that Gray and Lulu are in upcoming novels so we can know what happens.  Does Lulu ever heal to the point she wants to have kids.  After all, Gray is a Duke and he needs to have an heir.

I found it amazing that the author has illustrated her novels and is a truly talented photographer.  I took a lot of time and browsed her website.  Awesome photos that are tastefully done yet totally sexy.
I received this novel as an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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