Banished by Victoria Knightly

BANISHED

Banished by Victoria Knightly
Erotic Tales of Long Livery Hall Book 3
Publisher: Torrid Books/Whiskey Creek Press
Genre: Historical
Length: Full Length (222 pages)
Other: M/F, F/F, Voyeurism
Rating: 5 stars
Review by: Lotus

Sir John Windlesham sends his fractious daughter, Virginia, away from home because she is pregnant with an illegitimate baby. He instructs two of his servants to go with her, but he is unaware that Colum Lanyon and Mary Ann Everdene are involved in a torrid, but awkward sexual relationship.
Although Colum wants to marry her, Mary Ann’s sexual preferences lie with other women. When she finds her way into the bed of a noble lady, the scene is set for a difficult showdown.

How could she tell the man who she’s engaged to that she won’t be marrying him when she enjoys their sensual escapades so much?

Mary Ann Everdene has to work through her predicament when she comes to her decision after witnessing her fiancé in the arms of Polly Vance, her sometimes lover. Mary Ann still loves Colum, yet she also enjoys her time with other women. Both Colum and Mary Ann are sent to St. Austell with Virginia Windlesham who is now pregnant with an unknown man’s baby. Everyone has their suspicions and theories about who the father of the baby is, but only time will tell the truth unless the father would come forward. In the meantime, Virginia is being sent away to live with her aunt to save the family from the complications of her indiscretion. Mary Ann and Colum are expected to care for Miss Windlesham and in turn miss out on being with Polly. All three are essentially “banished” from Long Livery Hall for a while.

I enjoyed seeing both Mary Ann and Colum stand up to Virginia and seeing Virginia being put in her place. At one point I was a bit upset with Mary Ann for not explaining a situation fully to Colum, but the ending still satisfied me. New characters are introduced including surprising relations. Plot twists and turns add to the enjoyment of this newest installment of the Erotic Tales of Long Livery Hall, although this book mainly takes place outside of the Long Livery Hall estate, but involves characters from Long Livery Hall.

For readers new to the series, Banished could be read as a standalone book since Ms. Knightly is great at explaining the ongoing situations sufficiently without boring readers of the previous books. I highly recommend Banished for an enjoyable erotic historical tale which keeps the reader engaged from beginning to end with its surprising delights.

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