Properly Spanked Series by Annabel Joseph
As always, Annabel Joseph delivers a beautifully written, kinky romance series. Each book is better than the last and draws the reader further and further into this historical kinky wonderland. You will be immersed into a world where the men hold all the power (1790s England) and the gentler sex gets spanked. Oh to live in that world! Well, with this series, one can live there vicariously, and enjoy all the benefits.
I fell in love with all the characters, which is very rare—to find a series where you love every single book and all the characters. But Annabel Joseph has a talent for making her readers fall in love just as her characters fall in love. Of course, let's not forget the kink, because we all know I'm a perv. There's spanking, figging, and power exchange. Oh and virgins! I recommend this to everyone, after all, I was skeptical about historicals before discovering Annabel. ~ Lina [April 2015]
The Properly Spanked series has come to an end (maybe). I'll admit I wasn't a huge fan of historicals before this series but now...HOOKED! Annabel knows how to bring the details of the past right into modern times. The gentlemen are sophisticated and charming. The ladies are proper and elegant. That is, of course, until they misbehave and meet the hands of their husbands. On their bums.
I loved this entire series. Each book was better than the last with the final book being my favorite. Panty sopping, #diddle-worthy details will leave you aching for the next word. Amazing series, characters you will fall in love with and an explosive storyline that you will surely miss sleep over.
Magnificent!!! ~Theresa [April 2015]
Favorite Quotes for Training Lady Townsend
Aurelia burst into laughter at his now-familiar piratical expression. “You’d spank me for absolutely any reason, and we both know it. For blinking too many times in a minute. For breathing. For wearing the color blue.”
“For mocking your husband,” he said, pulling her down over his lap.
Favorite Quotes for To Tame a Countess
Favorite Quotes for My Naughty Minette
“I don’t want to come there,” she replied. “I think I would rather go to my room, or take a walk in the garden. Shall we go and have a walk in the garden together? I believe you need it. Outdoor strolls can be ever so calming for choleric humors. You know, it’s not a good idea to discipline a person when you’re angry. My brother always waited until he calmed down before he punished me for something, especially if it was a serious offense. Or an irritating offense. Would you say you are more irritated or angry at the moment?”
Favorite Quotes for Under a Duke’s Hand
Properly Spanked Series Reading Order
Training Lady Townsend:
Take a rousing romp through 1790s England with this first of four Properly Spanked novels…
The Lady Aurelia has been promised in marriage to the Marquess of Townsend since she was four and he was fourteen. Unfortunately, she grew up into a pillar of propriety while her betrothed grew up into a renowned rake. Of course, no one would expect such an unsuitable match to go forward…which is why they find themselves at a loss when circumstances force them to the altar and into each other’s arms.
Hunter, the beleaguered marquess, believes he’ll survive the uneven match by continuing to frequent his well-trained coterie of whores and courtesans, but Aurelia’s powerful father has other ideas. When he blocks Hunter’s access to the only women shameless enough to cater to his decadent needs, the marquess informs his new wife that something will have to be done.
That “something” will be the immediate commencement of her erotic training…whether she wants it or not.
This 70K word novel contains acts of punishment and discipline, anal play, and other sensual practices.
To Tame a Countess:
Take a rousing romp through 1790s England with this second of four Properly Spanked novels...
The Earl of Warren never considered himself the heroic type—or the marrying type. Unfortunately, while attempting to save the mysterious Lady Maitland from the clutches of a degenerate fortune hunter, he ends up shackled to her himself.
It was never in the plans, and worse, his bride doesn’t want him. Rather than feel grateful, Josephine begs to be released from the marriage so she can accomplish her dearest goal—to be left alone. Troubled by an unconventional childhood, scarred by painful memories, Josephine acts out until Warren has no choice but to begin a disciplinary program to bring her to heel.
Although his spankings are firm, painful, and plentiful, he makes little progress in taming his wild countess. But her wildness pleases him in the bedroom, where they spend hours at uninhibited play, fulfilling licentious and carnal lusts. While Josephine struggles to understand her feelings toward her authoritative husband, Warren must decide if having a tame wife is worth the anguish of damaging her already vulnerable heart.
My Naughty Minette:
Take a rousing romp through 1790s England with this third book in the Properly Spanked series…
The Earl of Augustine has always thought of Lady Minette as a sister, but when a nocturnal adventure goes horribly awry, he’s forced to make her his bride.
Now his friend Warren is furious with him, the jilted Lady Priscilla is spreading ugly gossip, his father’s illness is worsening, and Minette is…well…being Minette. Flighty, exuberant, and utterly irascible, she wants a true marriage, when all August can see is the impish girl he rescued from scrapes as a child.
But Minette has idolized Lord August for years, as long as she can remember, and she’s determined to make their union a passionate and fulfilling one. She launches caper after caper in an effort to capture his attention and awaken his masculine hungers. Unfortunately, all she seems to accomplish are repeated disciplinary sessions over his lap.
Can she make August realize she’s the love of his life in time to save their crumbling marriage—and her smarting backside? Or will he hold her at arm’s length forever, refusing to acknowledge the powerful emotions she stirs in his heart?
Under a Duke's Hand:
Take a rousing romp through 1790s England with this fourth and final book in the Properly Spanked series…
A duke as wealthy and powerful as the Duke of Arlington requires, by matter of course, an elegant, perfectly pedigreed bride. Unfortunately, he must settle for the king’s choice: Miss Guinevere Vaughn, the rough-edged daughter of a border baron. She’s pretty enough for a Welsh hellion, but she hasn’t the necessary polish to succeed in London society. When Aidan explains that she’ll need to improve her manners—and her disposition—he finds himself locked in a vexing battle of wills.
Gwen never asked to wed a duke. Her new husband is haughty, inflexible, and demanding, and makes no secret of his disdain for her upbringing. No matter how hard she tries to please him, she’s never good enough. He disciplines her with an iron hand, and then expects her to submit to his vile whims in bed. Not that his whims are…completely…vile...all of the time. It’s only that her husband doesn’t love her, and she wants him to love her.
If only her feelings were not so complicated.
If only life was not so difficult Under A Duke’s Hand …