The Lady (Dirty Heroes Collection #15)
by Golden Angel
Set in Victorian times, The Lady is an erotic historical romance. It’s been on my e-reader since the 28th March 2020 but just never quite made its way to the top of the TBR pile.
Whilst this wasn’t a terrible read, there wasn’t particularly any plot to speak of and there were quite a few typos and misplaced words. I do not tend to notice editing issues so it tells you something that I did in this one.
The focus very much was on the smut and if you’re ok with that then I do recommend it as it’s pretty good quality filth. I found the two main characters pleasant enough, though for the life of me I couldn’t tell Tramp’s two henchmen apart. It’s a fairly kinky read and includes both spanking, humiliation and some scenes of dubious consent. The latter doesn’t bother me, as a rule, but what DID specifically earn my ire was the author victim-blaming the heroine!
Early on there is a scene where Henry (Tramp) stripped Delilah and molested/groped her without consent. This wasn’t a problem. The heroine “boxed” Henry’s ears in response so he started to spank Delilah. Again not a problem. As she was laid over his knee, Delilah considers how she was out of order to physically assault Tramp, even though it was provoked by his behaviour/assault. That wasn’t ok with me. It felt as though the author was gaslighting the heroine 😂. The “hero” can do what he likes but if the heroine fights back she is out of order and needs punishing? Bull-crap.
I did manage to lay that early annoyance to one side and enjoyed the rest of the book. It’s perfect if you’re looking for a hot, naughty, quick read.
Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/51862744-the-lady
Genre – Historical Romance
Synopsis – To stay safe in a world she’s never known, this lady will pay a steep price…
Adored. Cherished. Pampered. Lady Delilah Darling lives an enviable life. But when cruel hands drive her away from home and into the dangerous streets of London, she’s suddenly frightened, vulnerable, and alone. Desperate for safety, Lady Delilah stumbles right into the arms of Henry Gaunt, the irresistible overlord of the London Underground.
Known as The Tramp to his contemporaries, Henry rules his dark world with both charm and violence, bending the willing and breaking all others. Intent on claiming the newly fallen Lady Delilah for his own, Henry offers her protection for a price. Now Delilah is leashed. Claimed. Mastered. And as she accepts her fate as The Tramp’s pet, she’s left with one question: will she also be loved?
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