ROYAL AFFAIR by Parker Swift
February 2017, 2017
Forever Yours eBook $3.99
Royal Scandal Book 1
One seriously sexy son-of-a-duke . . .
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.
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REVIEWED BY JILL
3 stars for Royal Affair - book one in the Royal Scandal Trilogy by new author - Parker Swift. Book two is set for release in April and book three in June so not too much of a wait to see what happens. While this book plays on a few very well known other ones (FSoG, Cinderella) it does have some unique qualities too. I will be anxiously awaiting book two's release in April.
Lydia Bell was spending her summer in Canada working as a nanny when she met the most incredibly handsome man. While their interaction was brief it was intense and she decides to call him when she moves to London a few weeks later. Lydia agrees to a exclusive, discreet sexual relationship with Dylan Hale - one of the most beloved bachelor's in London's high society.
Dylan Hale is extremely wealthy, successful, intelligent and ungodly handsome so when Lydia Bell doesn't fall at his feet he is intrigued to say the least. While he knows it is unfair to ask her to keep things under wraps this is the only way they could survive the scrutiny of the press and his family. Dylan needs total control and promises to take care of Lydia in every way if she agrees to there unconventional arrangement.
While this book was very steamy and flowed well both the main characters could use a overhaul. Dylan was so arrogant/cocky it came across as him being a jerk not at all as being dominant. Then Lydia would just agree with everything he said like a doormat as opposed to submissive. While book one had it's issues I am hoping two and three will be great :)
We weren’t a foot inside when he closed the door behind him and said, “Turn around, damsel,” indicating I should face away from him. I complied, and he slowly came up behind me, running his hands along my bare upper back and down my arms. He unzipped the dress and pulled it off my shoulders so it pooled at my feet. I was naked except for my insanely high heels. Grabbing my hips, he pulled my naked ass into his front, and I could feel his hardness pushing against the seam of his trousers. “Can you feel how much I want you? How much I want this?” he said firmly, increasing his grip on my hips, pulling me even closer.
I tilted my head back and to the side to try to steal a glimpse of him, and he rested his chin on my shoulder. His hands wrapped around and palmed my breasts. He pushed them in and up, molding them in his palms, and he began to tug at my nipples, rolling them between his thumb and finger, teasing them to the point where pain met pleasure.
“I’m breaking all sorts of rules for you, aren’t I?” He was kissing my neck, sucking my skin, nipping it gently between his teeth, devouring me in motions that mimicked what he was doing to my breasts.
“What rules have you broken for me?” I asked, practically whispering, searching for steadiness in my breath.
He spun me around and lifted me by my ass in one swift move. I locked my ankles behind his back. “For starters I rarely sleep with the same woman twice, at least not in the same week. I don’t spend the night. Ever. And neither do the women I see. And I don’t invite women into my office. Ever. But I couldn’t resist with you. I’d been dreaming about having my mouth on that pretty pussy on that table for weeks. Picturing you just as you were.”
“Did it live up to the dream?” I nuzzled into his cheek, desperate to get to a place where he was naked, where I could feel his skin on my skin.
“The dream didn’t stand a chance.”
“Well, I wouldn’t want you breaking any of your rules, would I? I mean, maybe we better stop now, and you could sleep on my sofa. Or you can get back on your horse—”
“Not on your life, smartass.”
About the Author
Parker Swift grew up in Providence, Rhode Island, and then grew up again in New York, London, and Minneapolis and currently lives in Connecticut. She has spent most of her adult life examining romantic relationships in an academic lab as a professor of social psychology. Now, she's exploring the romantic lives of her fictional characters in the pages of her books. When she's not writing, she spends her time with her bearded nautical husband and being told not to sing along to pop music in the car by her two sons.
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