I thought I’d get it out and shake it all about…. my novel Good Manors I mean! And In today’s snog there’s a voyeuristic fantasy you’re going to want to see.
India Grace, a respected journalist, is assigned to the estate for a behind the scenes look at how it runs. It is the last place in the world she wants to be. Back when she was young and naïve she took a photo of old Lord Mallard, which led to her success and his downfall. She carries the guilt with her to the location and it’s constantly in the back of her mind when she meets the hall’s latest owner, Xander Patrick.
Xander’s father died when he was only thirteen, and he doesn’t hold many good memories of him. He helped his mum build Mallard Hall back up, and since her death struggles to keep it going single-handedly. The last thing he needs is a meddling journalist poking into estate business, especially when the meager profits are mysteriously disappearing.
The two try to keep their distance but find themselves drawn together in many unexpected ways. A meal leads to an investigation of secret passageways and from that India and Xander explore their attraction, using different rooms of the hall for their kinky games.
In the end India’s secret will have to come out, but will it bring the couple closer together or tear them apart?
Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of light BDSM and voyeurism.
Xander commanded India to strip for him, here’s what happened once her clothes were gone.
I tipped my head and met his gaze.
“You are fucking beautiful, absolutely fucking beautiful. I’d stand you in the grand hall for the visitors to admire if I could. You’d get a bit cold, though, and some people just can’t keep their hands to themselves.”
A flash of an image fluttered before my eyes, like a Polaroid dropping from a camera. Me, naked at the bottom of the grand stairwell. Arms demurely to my sides, thighs closed, head bowed in a classic pose and a hand covering my breast, squeezing it.
“Oh, you like that don’t you?” He grabbed my hand and pulled me down until I was level with his lips. “You do, don’t you?”
I nodded, cheeks hot, flesh cold except for the hand he was still holding.
“God, if I wasn’t turned on it’d be so much fun to play with you, to take you there, make you stand on the cold marble. Maybe leave you there. Watch you from afar. Fuck. I’d have to be the guy who gets handsy with you, though.”
He pulled me forward violently, and I stumbled onto him. He fell backwards, I bounced on top of him and he laughed.
“Another time. I’ll do that another time, right now I just want to fuck you.”
“Oh, please,” I gasped, pressing my pelvis down against his, “please.”
“God, the things I could do to you, the things I want to do to you, India.”
Xander gripped my face between his hands and kissed me so hard, so passionately that I forgot to breathe. When he pulled back, I gasped in the air, my lungs bursting, my heart beating excitedly. I needed oxygen but I wanted his kiss more. Reaching forward for another kiss, he caught me off balance, gripped my hips and pushed me over onto my back. I squealed as I came to rest on the very edge of the mattress, an inch farther over and I’d have fallen off.
“That was close.” He nuzzled into my neck, kissed along my jawline then down into the dip between my collarbone and throat. I gripped at his sides, holding on for dear life as his clothed body pushed down against my skin.
“I’m completely spoilt for choice, India, I don’t know what to do next.”
Do me! I screamed the words in my head but I didn’t let them escape because if Xander had dominant tendencies I knew that would then be the last thing he’d do. Dominant equaled awkward fucker. Intriguing, sexy, hot as hell but bloody awkward all the same.
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Reviews for Good Manors:
” The sex scenes are off the chart hot and if BDSM is your thing then you’ll seriously be in your element. Keep the tissues handy too as your heart strings will be well and truly pulled. Pure Blisse!” Karen Shenton on GoodReads
“Full of sexy encounters and a gut wrenching confession Good Manors is a great page turner.” Alison Grieg on GoodReads