When the king brings these two people together, wills clash and hearts pound. Xavier must first show Io that trust is possible before his demands for obedience can be met. Io must trust that obedience does not mean subjugation. Together they will give and take in the name of pleasure, pain and love.
I have to say, this book caught me off guard once I started reading it. Did I love it? Not really, but I enjoyed it a fair amount. Enough that I did look up to see if there was a second book in the series. Which, thankfully there was or there would have been a lot of questions that I would have had about this book.
I did like how this is a different type of read for me, because of the time-frame that it was set in. I did enjoy it and was really able to get into the story. I also enjoyed Xavier and Io’s characters – they were both strong, yet weak in their separate ways. Yet that provided the perfect balance between the two I believe.
This author is a new-to-me author, but as I said before, I will be sure to be reading book 2 in the series and looking more into this author in the future. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a different type of read!