The Velvet Chair
(Velvet Lies #1)
Publication date: February 6th 2017
Genres: Erotica, Romance
“Oh, darling. You’re going to be so easy to conquer.” His finger reached under my chin and pulled my face back to meet his. “I can’t wait to strip you out of that dress and watch you crawl around my home naked. I’m going to spank that delectable ass with every damn pervertible I can find. Hairbrushes, wooden spoons, spatulas, and I might even try a damn baking sheet. That ass of yours is always going to be prettily pink and perfectly swollen while you’re under my roof.”
My name is Mark Matthews. I own half of London, and the part I don’t own, I’m working on.
Life was all going swimmingly well until Michael Redcliff entered my life, demanding that I marry his daughter. Actually, swap demand for blackmail. He’s got goods on me that I want no one else to see, so for the time being I need to be his little lapdog.
I’ll marry his daughter. I’ll give him all the status, money and power he can handle… for as long as it takes me to get a divorce. You see, I can’t renege on our little arrangement – but she can. I give her a week. One week and she’ll be screaming the place down for her legal counsel.
I am never wrong.
Move over Christian Grey, Mark Matthews has arrived!
I will be honest and tell you guys that though a lot of people were upset about the BDSM in Fifty Shades, I really thought it was quite tame. Yes, it was kinky at times, but nothing to frankly make a fuss about imho.
However, The Velvet Chair has gone where Fifty Shades never did, it is darker, way more explicit and Brutal with a capital B. Mark Matthews is a stubborn, somewhat entitled prick who is so angry that the most basic higher brain functions such as observation, analysis and reasonable deduction escape him. (Once you read the book, you will see why I said that!!!!)
At the beginning of the book, we discover that he is forced through blackmail to marry Jennifer, all of her father’s doing and it looks like that Jen was coerced into it as well, but how I am not entirely sure.
This is the part where I should mention that though The Velvet Chair is book 1 of the Velvet Lies series, it seems that this book is actually following from The Pony Tales (That I have not read) and is acting apparently as book 7 of that series and a spin off?
Now I will honestly say, that I was not aware of The Pony Tales which if I am not mistaken focuses on Jen and I think this is where she and Mark meet and the whole thing of them being forced together comes from. But when I say this, you can read and enjoy The Velvet Chair quite easily.
I admit, I did not expect the kink to be at this level, so sensitive souls beware! But I really liked Jen quite a lot; and though I want to kick his alpha ass, Mark had his moments too which made him slightly less despicable.
I am not going to talk about the ending, but I can tell you that it was a shocker!!!
So now, I need book 2 stat cause girl needs to know what happens next, and I kinda would like the read The Pony Tales books as I would like to know all that happened before, you know me I am curious kitty and I cannot bear to miss out on a series.
The Velvet Chair is not for the faint hearted, but I actually enjoyed that really dark descent and I cannot wait for Mark to eat crow! You should read the book and you won’t blame me when I say that!
Christina Mandara is a USA TODAY bestselling author and tends to write dark romance with lashings of kinky naughtiness. Her favourite pastime is travelling, and if it involves sun, sea and… sand then it’s all good.
In her spare time she’s usually cuddled up with a good book, exploring the countryside or baking in the kitchen. In fact, she loves her kitchen so much she’s one of few woman who wouldn’t mind being tied to it! Her first and foremost love is writing, however, and more often than not you’ll find her on a laptop spinning tales of romance, erotica or dark, paranormal fantasies.
She’s a big fan of BDSM in all of its glorious forms, and her favourite item in the toy closet (a box simply isn’t big enough) is her riding crop.
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