A Measured Risk (Regency Risks #1)

by Natasha Blackthorne

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A Measured Risk by Natasha Blackthorne

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*** NOTICE: This is edition one of a rewritten and republished work. This is not the version of A Measured Risk that is available in the Kindle Store. The text does not match. ***

Erotica Romance ~ Light BDSM ~ Rubenesque / BBW ~ Regency Historical

He is her most dangerous temptation and now he is demanding her submission. Dare she take the risk?

Book one in the Regency Risks Series
Emotionally scarred in the horrific accident that took her husband's life, Lady Cranfield is imprisoned by her lingering terror of horses and carriages. She longed to be closer to the fascinating Earl of Ruel. She sensed intuitively that he could teach her how to overcome the terrors that held her in bondage.

And now she's willing to risk almost anything-her reputation, even her virtue-to find out. But what he proposes startles her.

When the shy, studious and socially awkward young widow approached him, Ruel instantly sensed she would be the sweetest, most submissive experience of a lifetime-if only he can gain her total and complete trust. He makes her a non-negotiable offer. His help in return for her submission and obedience.

But Lady Cranfield grew up neglected by her ducal parents, raised by servants and then later ignored by her handsome, charming husband. She's learnt to protect her heart at all costs and she trusts no one but herself.

How can the jaded Earl of Ruel break through her self-protective defences and show her how to love when he has spent his lifetime avoiding that tender trap?

What other people are saying about A MEASURED RISK"Jonathon was pure male and super hot...a perfect mix of passion, dominance and submission...Well written and wonderful escapism...A highly recommended read." ~ Best Selling Author Sam Crescent

"...a too-die-for alpha hero who loves to dominate the heroine...definitely one of the best erotic romances I've read this year...Jonathan Lloyd, the Earl of Ruel, is my new Christian Grey!" ~ Author Dana Delamar

"Wonderful erotic romance! I absolutely loved this story. It's rare to find a real, sweet love story in a BDSM romance. This one's definitely a keeper!"
 ~ Author Deborah Court.

Excerpt from A Measured Risk

"Why did you run away?" His deep voice settled in her belly, rich and warm, like crème brûlée on a cold winter's night.

"Because I wanted you to follow." She tried to sound sophisticated and seductive, but her voice choked
off on the last word.

Ruel placed his hand on the shelf above her head and blocked her path to the door. His tall, solidly muscled body leaned over her, surrounding her with the sumptuous, sinful scents of tobacco, Scotch whisky and something masculine and undeniably dangerous. A slow, sensual smile stretched his hard mouth.

He appeared different. Softer. More approachable.

At the change, her insides seemed to flip over.

"Well, sweeting, getting us off alone was a very inspired idea." He touched one of her fallen ringlets. "I am bored to distraction with endless hunting and fencing."

As he slowly wrapped the curl around two fingers, he brushed her collarbone. Fiery sparks tingled down her spine, so intense that she shivered...

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Reader Advisory: A Measured Risk is a work of erotic or "hot" historical romance, set in the English Regency. It is not meant to be an accurate portrayal of or guide to how people recover from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It is also not meant to be a portrayal of modern BDSM or Dominant/Submissive lifestyles.

A Measured Risk contains anal sex, spanking, light bondage, Domination/submission themes and brief F/F touching. The sensual romance between Anne and Jon centers and develops around an emotionally intense, character driven plot that features frequent explicit sex and graphic sexual language.

This book is published in British English and uses British spelling.

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