Aug 18, 2017

Disciplined by the Duke by Alyson Chase Review

Disciplined by the Duke
Lords of Discipline #1
By: Alyson Chase
Releasing August 15, 2017
Tour Host: Tasty Book Tours
Source: ARC provided by the publisher

Can she succumb to the hot sting of his hand and the gentleness 
of his kisses without revealing her true identity and darkest secrets? 

The day her sister murdered their abusive father, Elizabeth Wilcox stopped being a gentleman’s daughter. Willing to do anything to save her sister from the hangman’s noose, now she is a spy... A servant. A liar. A thief. A submissive.

Masquerading as a parlor maid and entrenched in the Duke of Montague’s estate, Liz is willing to risk all to uncover the secrets that would save her sister. But submitting to the duke’s peculiar brand of discipline surprises her with a heady mixture of pleasure and pain. Eager to relinquish control of her messy life, Liz soon craves the rough hands of Montague and his powerful, passionate attentions. Can she succumb to the hot sting of his hand and the gentleness of his kisses without revealing her true identity and darkest secrets? And what punishment will she face when he realizes her betrayal?

*ARC provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest and unbiased review* 

It was the synopsis for Disciplined by the Duke that caught my eye, even though I had read books with the simular storyline many times, the hint that it maybe a little more risque, had me wanting to read it, and while I did enjoy the book, in my opinion, it didn't live up to its promise.

From the beginning of the book, it felt like we jumped into the middle of the story, we didn't meet Elizabeth's sister until near the end. I just felt that if we could have had more back story in the beginning, the book would have flowed better.

With that being said, I did enjoy the character's, Elizabeth is definitely a relatable character, and you do feel her plight. Marcus is a not so stuffy Duke, with the love of using the F-bomb, way too much, and I loved his cast of friends! I just wish we had seen more of them. I had also wished this book had a little more of the risque side to it, but I think the amount of sex in this book with satisfy almost everyone.

As I said in the beginning, this book is very good, and the author did a very nice job, which is why I give Disciplined by the Duke 3.5 stars.

Alyson Chase writes historical romances that are just a bit…naughty. She is a former attorney, and thought that her flair for dramatic and sexy writing was seriously undervalued in her legal career. She also writes under the name Allyson Charles. 

She lives in Northern California where the incredible weather and natural beauty so far outweigh the overcrowding and congested freeways. Also, the food in the Bay Area rocks. 

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  1. Thank you for taking the time to review my book. I really appreciate it!

    Alyson Chase/Allyson Charles

  2. Thank you for sharing your honest review!