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Philip's Rules

Bridal Discipline
Narrated by: Brian Briar
Series: Bridal Discipline, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
Categories: Erotica, Fiction
4.5 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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Summary

Married once to a Baron who needed a young bride to bear him an heir, Cordelia Astley found herself in an untenable situation after his death, until Philip Stanley, the Marquess of Dunbury, asked her to be his bride. She knows he didn't marry her for love, but he was her white knight, and once they're married, she finds herself falling in love with him. It would be a fairy-tale ending if it wasn't for her stepdaughter, Gabrielle.

Having observed his cousins Hugh and Eleanor find happiness in their respective marriages, Philip doesn't see why his marriage should be any different. Especially since he managed to find a giving, submissive, delightful woman that drew him like no woman had ever done before. Everything would be perfect, except that she allows her stepdaughter to denigrate her and manipulate her. His method of correction for both Cordelia and Gabrielle isn't what either lady expected, but Cordelia finds confidence in his support and care of her.... If only she would put him first instead of Gabrielle, Philip's life would be everything he'd hoped.

A sexy spanking tale of desire, passion, and love, Philip's Rules is the first of a new series spin-off of the Domestic Discipline Quartet (you do not need to know the quartet to enjoy this audiobook).

Philip's Rules is an 80,000-word standalone novel set in Victorian times with a HEA and contains domestic discipline, spanking, birching, paddling, anal play and sex, the exciting danger of illicit situations, and some seriously delicious alpha men.

©2015 G. Angel (P)2018 G. Angel

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Enjoyable addition to the series

Having read all of a Golden Angel’s Domestic Discipline books it was good to meet up with some of the characters again in this book. Sadly I think this particular book is better read then listened to as I didn’t think the narrator was any good at doing female voices.

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  • Lady Deadpool
  • 12-06-19

great story. baaaad performance

The story was great! Well developed characters, good plot, fantastic fully played scenes!

However, the performance of the narrator was horrendous. You can't make out certain bits, It's like he was a first time narrator with zero experience, recording in his living room with nothing to cancel out the background noise. Unfortunately, it made the book hard to listen to.

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  • Marybeth
  • 09-11-19

Wrong narrator

I love this story and read as an ebook. I was unable to finish the audible version because of the narrator. I tried 3 different times to continue and I just couldn't. Love the story, just not the narrator for this story.

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  • JT
  • 25-10-19

Interesting story of domestic discipline

Domestic discipline is a genre I enjoy reading. The twist of this being Bridal specific and in a historical time setting is different for me. I enjoy this book from the beginning. It was equally sensual, humorous, strictly disciplined, and loving. I especially enjoyed Gabrielle's antics and her attempts to avoid responsibility. Brian Briar did an great job with the narration especially since there were so many different active characters. Looking forward to continuing this series.

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  • Lisa M.
  • 31-01-19

cute plot.

This had way more sex then I expected. But if you like lots of that you will be happy. I prefer much less but that is only my preference and I do not hold it against the story. The characters were typical but I liked them. I like historically set books and this was done well. Hearing a man do a womans voice was to comical at times and I think distracted from the story. I would prefer if they would have a man and a woman narrate. It would really help us listeners be in the moment of a scene instead of laughing at a guy trying to be a girl and vice versa. Hearing the man narrate sound effects was to funny. One particular scene used a certain kind of sex as punishment which was off putting because it tried to make it sound loving but it wasn't. This is an average story with average narration but worth the listen.

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  • Erin Lewis
  • 18-01-19

Enjoyable

Although historical novels are not normally a genre I read/listen too, I went in with an open mind. Both the author Golden Angel and narrator Brian Briar were knew to me.

Cordelia is a sweet, submissive woman, lost and alone after the death of her husband. When Phillip asks her to marry him, she truly has no idea what she is getting into and the life that she would lead.
I liked Phillips and could certainly see him swooping in to save Cordelia. Although Cordelia frustrated me at times and I was annoyed by the behaviour of Gabrielle, a spoilt brat who really needed to be taken in hand.

This was a fairly spicy book to listen to and there were certainly some extremely hot scenes. There are some elements of BDSM and Phillip was definitively an alpha male.

The secondary character of Felix was great and I am more than intrigued by him. All in all, a well narrated book that was certainly steamy.

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  • Diane Sidenberg
  • 31-07-18

Sound very poor

This was actually an enjoyable story and fairly erotic. The performance of the narrator was mediocre at best and he sounded like he was in a metal tunnel. Better narration and sound would have enhanced this book.

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  • B. Kissel
  • 20-03-18

Chaste Widow meets Chivalrous Marquis

If you could sum up Philip's Rules in three words, what would they be?

Sweet, Hot, Romantic

Who was your favorite character and why?

Felix, a sub character because he kept coming back and adding to the story in unique ways

What does Brian Briar bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

the way he says some words like marvelous

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Probably, but listened to driving to and from work

Any additional comments?

totally recommend

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  • Cindy
  • 16-03-18

Historical Romance

I love Golden Angel's Venus Rising Series so even though I had never read, or had any interest in reading, a historical romance book, I decided to give this book a try. I actually liked it better than I expected I would. I thought Gabrielle was a spoiled brat but I really liked Philip and Cordelia. I'm looking forward to listening to the next book in the series to follow the lives of these interesting characters. This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • Rainey Scribbles
  • 07-03-18

A follow up for the completed Domestic Discipline

What made the experience of listening to Philip's Rules the most enjoyable?

I had read the book earlier so this was just fun to listen to

What was one of the most memorable moments of Philip's Rules?

Gabrielle getting her just deserts

What about Brian Briar’s performance did you like?

Good voice

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No

Any additional comments?

It's a great follow up and it was fun to see Cynthia again