Lady Katherine Drummond plays by society’s rules, even after the Ton turns on her. Shunned by her peers, she keeps up appearances by day but allows her true self out in the privacy of The Market. There, in the arms of one man, she comes alive. So much so, she signs a contract to be his for six months. Despite never having seen his face and knowing him only as Sir, she fears losing her heart to the man who breaks through her defenses.
Lord Raymond Tarkenton, the Earl of Heathington, despises being one of the most sought after bachelors of the Ton. He could never ask a woman of his circle to submit to his sexual needs, and a mistress would never be an option. For now, one masked woman at The Market holds his undivided attention. When he realizes that his masked lover and Lady Katherine Drummond are one and the same, he must find a way to convince her that they are bound together by more than the straps at her wrists and the contract they signed. He must reveal himself and his love to her. But will she accept him for more than a sexual escape.
(A few spoilers, so if you don’t want a few key plot points revealed, stop reading now.)
Sometimes the story of Love Revealed is a bit cliched. A woman scorned by society because her husband had the syphylis and died. A bachelor who thinks he’ll never find a woman he will ever want to marry. And what a coincidence they both have had sex together while masked and never even recognized each other. Ok, this sounds a bit snarky, but Love Revealed is actually a surprisingly good read. The story itself is well written and Mowbray brings some very nice bondage play into the mix.
As a person who identifies as a dominant, sometimes reading about male Doms can be annoying. But this didn’t happen at all while reading this novella. Both characters were likeable and seemed to be so into each other I found myself rooting for them to end up together. As far as BDSM this falls in the mild to medium range. This would be good for a reader who loves historicals and likes their BDSM middle of the road. A nice, solid read.
Reviewed by Elizabeth