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When her home situation becomes unlivable, Lydia hopes to escape through a marriage and her qualifications for her new husband are not long. Unfortunately she's a too-old bluestocking with nothing to tempt a man into wedding her, but desperate times call for desperate measures.

The Duke of Manchester has been tricked and trapped into marriage with the quietly stunning Miss Lydia Stafford - he just doesn't know why. She's not a fortune hunter, she's not a social-climber, and she's still a virgin.

While she appeals to him on many levels, how can he trust a woman who trapped him into wedlock and won't explain herself? Isaac tells himself he could never love a woman who trapped him, but what if she had good reasons for doing so? What if, despite her secrets, he fell in love with her?

This book has 101,000 words, contains a trapped alpha male with a heavy hand for discipline, a distressed and desperate young lady, and the creative use of ginger. Heat level - incendiary.

©2016 Golden Angel LLC (P)2018 Golden Angel LLC

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Absolutely enjoyed 😍

Enjoyed reading this book and loved how the story was brought to life by the narrator. Enjoyed all the books so far in this series.

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Excellent series

This series is brilliant. I’ve really enjoyed it. With great characters and written brilliantly it’s a winner for me. Great performance from Sky.

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  • 🎧 Jhommie Kem-ing
  • 30-05-19

Lydia's Penance by Golden Angel

I found myself bound in this series and I've been enjoying it. Definitely worth the while tough the narration could improve just a little bit.

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  • Drifter
  • 30-12-18

Excellent Audible book and story!

Once again Golden Angel has written a book that will not disappoint the reader. She takes us on an emotional rollercoaster. Lydia resorts to tricking Isaac into marrying her in order to get out of her home. Then she must protect her sister which threatens her marriage. Even Isaac's spankings don't reveal the secret.

I received this Audible book in exchange for a review. The narrator is a great storyteller. Golden Angel creates a world of drama with lighthearted moments in it. She also emphasizes the importance of friendship and family.

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  • Blondie
  • 26-01-21

Lydia’s Penance

Lydia and Isaac are perfect together, and it was easy to see how they fell in love with each other and easy to connect with the characters. Lydia is a strong but submissive woman who family means everything to. Isaac is a strong Dominant.

This is my favorite book from Golden Angel’s Bridal Discipline series. This series is best read in order and after the Domestic Discipline series, because so many of the characters from previous books make an appearance here too. I would recommend these books to anyone who loves domestic discipline and historical erotic romance together.

This narrator is not my favorite her voice is easy to listen to but at times it felt a bit robotic and not real smooth; however, she did not ruin the book for me the way some other narrators have.

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  • Robin Puckett
  • 22-01-21

Yes!

Yes, I enjoyed this story!!! I didn't want to stop listening! Historical BDSM has become my new genre!
I did receive this free audio book and am giving an honest review!!!!
Definitely worth a listen!!!

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  • Kitty ranma
  • 24-12-20

Bland narrative

Great book. But the narrative leaves a lot to be desired. I will probably listen again.
This audio book was given to me for free at my request from the publisher or author or narrator and I provided this unbiased voluntary review.

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  • Andrea W.
  • 24-05-20

the heroine is infuriating

this would be a great book if the heroine wasnt so unbelievably timid and cowardly. i literally have rolled my eyes during this book more times than i have in my entire life..

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  • Rainey Scribbles
  • 20-12-19

Jump into the Bridal Discipline series

I admit that I fell in love with the cover because the art work is just beautiful. Have you checked it out? But I do also love the entire series and this entry is just amazing. Although if you have never read/ listened to any other book in this series you would be completely lost.

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  • JT
  • 10-11-19

Talk aboiut steam in the Victorian Era

Golden Angel nailed steam when she wrote this book. Sky Wildmist does an outstanding job with the narration in every aspect. Lydia's secrets are more than just the one that causes her to marry Issac. Those secrets make this an incredible novel. I will not write a spoiler here...but I will say that readers who enjoy intensity will really enjoy this book. It goes in a direction that is a bit more intense than most Victorian Era domestic discipline books tend to turn. Read at your own risk..this is a steamy red cheek plus some read.

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  • Barbara Evans
  • 26-01-19

Entertaining

Exciting, entertaining book in series. Good writing, reading and listening. Golden Angel is so talented you will want to give her a listen.