At Her Service by Cerise DeLand

At Her Service by Cerise DeLand
Publisher: Totally Bound
Genre: Historical
Length: Short Story (86 Pages)
Other: BDSM, M/F, Anal Play, Toys, Voyeurism
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Reviewed by Tulip

The one man Elise Dumond has always craved is the one man she should not have in her bed—or in her heart.

Elise Dumond has always done her duty to her aging husband. But when the lovely Countess learns her dying spouse has paid a bounty to her childhood friend to father a child with her, Elise trembles at the prospect of being possessed by the famous knight who is now a legendary lover.

Simon de la Poer is determined to claim Elise in all the imaginative ways he has yearned for these past ten years. As he teaches her the joys of exotic pleasure, she revels in their passion. Their rekindled love burns fast and bright, inciting their enemies to try to tear them apart with lies—and murder.

I absolutely loved this sexy, medieval romance by Cerise DeLand.

The plot was interesting. Once, long ago, Simon and Elise were childhood friends. Then as young lovers they were forced apart by her father, who maried Elise off to an older man. Now her husband is dying and without an heir, so the Earl concocts a scheme for Elise to conceive a child with another man. He chooses Simon de la Poer who by now is a legendary lover, and the man that Elise still desires. Simon and Elise want each other and now they have her husband’s full approval to fulfill their every naughty desire. They begin a scorching erotic affair, that inevitably gets complicated by greed and political intrigue.

This was a short story, but incredibly rich and vibrantly descriptive. It is romantic because Elise and Simon were in love all along, and the author managed to convey those feelings, so there was a definite emotional connection. It was suspenseful with a betrayal and murder to keep it interesting. It was steamy, Elise and Simon made up for their lost time with lots of hot, vividly detailed sex. I did feel that Simon belonged more in a BDSM novel; he was a naughty dirty talker with some kinky tricks up his sleeve. Lastly, there was a bit of voyeurism, since Simon and Elise had sex while her husband was in the bed with them. This only happened the one time, but it’s still worth a mention.

All in all this short story was an incredibly sensual read, and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.

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