Behind the posh British accent, Dylan Hale possesses a down-and-dirty sexiness. Off-the-charts gorgeous, a ruthless architect . . . and did I mention he’s a future duke? Every time we touch, it’s wildfire. All need and lust and heat. But Dylan has rules: just sex, no one can know, and in the bedroom he gets complete control. All I have to do is follow the rules, because falling in love with Dylan Hale is all it would take to screw everything up . . . royally.
Dylan and Lydia’s story continues!
Royal Scandal Series
Book 2: Royal Disaster
Book 3: Royal Treatment
Genre: Romance – A royally sexy comedy
Stand-Alone: Mostly – if you don’t read the last few paragraphs that set up the next book then it’s a complete story
Part of a Series: Yes – Book One of Royal Scandal
Steam-Level: Kindle-melting, panty-soaking hot
Royal Affair is book one in the Royal Scandal series and although a complete story the last few paragraphs lead in to book two. Normally I hate cliffy’s but this one is okay because 1. it tells a complete story and doesn’t leave you hanging in the middle as some stories are known to do and 2. I have the next one so can jump right in and see where the story progresses.
Lydia is a British-born American who moves to England in order to pursue a career in fashion. Along the way she meets, secretly dates and falls for Dylan a protective Marquess with secrets, scandals, and control issues. The chemistry between Lydia and Dylan is fiery and explosive. I love Lydia’s cheekiness and her pushing of Dylan’s limits. The emotions that go with their secret affair run the gamut and Parker Swift does a fantastic job of portraying the happiness, hurt, love, anger and everything in between. My heart went out to Lydia at times and I would have loved to have Dylan’s POV as well at certain times (but that would probably weaken the story so maybe no). The writing and story sucked me in and did not let go until I was spit out at the end beaten up but smiling knowing that it was worth it.
Also, this book is hot. Hot, hot and oh so sexy. The sexuality in this books pushes limits and boundaries with love – a perfect exploration of D/s relationships. It was way better than 50 Shades in portraying this type of relationship between lovers. Dylan pushes Lydia’s limits, explores her/their sexuality, and knows exactly what she needs when she needs it. Nothing is ever forced or coerced. Perfect!
I received this book for free from the author/publisher via NetGalley and I’m voluntarily giving my honest review.
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