To Tame a Countess

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To Tame a Countess [Download] ➸ To Tame a Countess By Annabel Joseph – Polishdarling.co.uk Take a rousing romp through s England with this second of four Properly Spanked novelsThe Earl of Warren never considered himself the heroic type or the marrying type Unfortunately, while attempting t Take a rousing romp through s England with this second of four Properly Spanked novelsThe Earl of Warren never considered himself the heroic type or the marrying type Unfortunately, while attempting to save the mysterious Lady Maitland from the clutches of a degenerate fortune hunter, he ends up shackled to her himself It To Tame ePUB Ù was never in the plans, and worse, his bride doesn t want him Rather than feel grateful, Josephine begs to be released from the marriage so she can accomplish her dearest goal to be left alone Troubled by an unconventional childhood, scarred by painful memories, Josephine acts out until Warren has no choice but to begin a disciplinary program to bring her to heel Although his spankings are firm, painful, and plentiful, he makes little progress in taming his wild countess But her wildness pleases him in the bedroom, where they spend hours at uninhibited play, fulfilling licentious and carnal lusts While Josephine struggles to understand her feelings toward her authoritative husband, Warren must decide if having a tame wife is worth the anguish of damaging her already vulnerable heart.


10 thoughts on “To Tame a Countess

  1. Anna (Bobs Her Hair) Anna (Bobs Her Hair) says:

    Oh, yes, this story was definitely spankalicious Much better than Training Lady Townsend book 1 Likeable hero and heroine Good conflict Funny Emotional I liked really this story It s interesting how the heroes of this series struggle with debauching their wives, which they had always resolved their needs with skilled courtesans whores The emotional, along with sexual, fulfillment exceeds their paid experiences The heroine was afraid for her first time, but she was ignorant of what is Oh, yes, this story was definitely spankalicious Much better than Training Lady Townsend book 1 Likeable hero and heroine Good conflict Funny Emotional I liked really this story It s interesting how the heroes of this series struggle with debauching their wives, which they had always resolved their needs with skilled courtesans whores The emotional, along with sexual, fulfillment exceeds their paid experiences The heroine was afraid for her first time, but she was ignorant of what is considered perverse and within the norm She enjoyed the naughtiness Her husband, the hero, was grateful I anticipate Minette s romance Her brother, the To Tame a Countess hero, will struggle with her pairing, who happens to be a debauchery loving friend Grade B


  2. Aղցela W. Aղցela W. says:

    Spoiler AheadThis was book two in theProperly Spanked Seriesand it was a really good book Lord Warren who we met in the first book didn t want a wife while at a party at Lord Baxter s house he meets is young charge Lady Maitland who is a mystery to all and scared of her own shadow Lady Maitland returned to England after the death of her parents in India and all she wants is to be left alone, but society calls that she be married and she doesn t want a husband she wants a cottage to liSpoiler AheadThis was book two in theProperly Spanked Seriesand it was a really good book Lord Warren who we met in the first book didn t want a wife while at a party at Lord Baxter s house he meets is young charge Lady Maitland who is a mystery to all and scared of her own shadow Lady Maitland returned to England after the death of her parents in India and all she wants is to be left alone, but society calls that she be married and she doesn t want a husband she wants a cottage to live in for the rest of her life When she meets Lord Warren she is terrified of him he is big and handsome and she just wants to be left alone Lord Warren knows that Lord Strafford wants her for her land and money that inherited from her parents When she tries to walk to town on her own she gets lost in the woods and Lord Warren comes to her aid and spanks her for going off on her own When they get back to the house and Lord Baxter sees them Warren has no choice but to marry her and either of the want to be married This was a really good book Josephine is not use to being in society and she only wants to wear black Josephine has a lot to learn no one told what happens on the honeymoon and she is shocked that she likes the things that Warren does to her Warren knows that he has a lot to teach is young wife including how to act in public and he spanks her when she does things wrong like disappearing the day before the ball that Warren is giving to introduce her Minette who is Warren s sister that he raised helps Josephine hide at Lord and Lady Townsends house Warren is really mad at his sister and his wife and all three lady s get spankings Josephine was raised by neglectful parents who really didn t want a child they traveled and the people of India thought she was half tiger and people made fun of her and that is why she is the way she is The book had some really hot sex scenes after all Warren was a rogue and a rake before he got married with visits to houses of pleasure like the rest of his friends, but with Josephine she brings out the lust in him and although she wouldn t admit it she loved the things that he did to her except the ginger in the but This book was really good and at times I felt bad for Josephine The book was well written with no errors in grammar or spelling I am looking forward to reading the next book about Minette and August


  3. carol carol says:

    Thoroughly enjoyed this good story by Annabel Joseph of the Baroness Josephine Maitland, brought up in India, and outside of social conventions of aristocratic Regency England, and of Earl Warren, known as Warren in preference to Idyllwild his given name, understandably Warren, previously a man who preferred the batchelor life of the wealthy, with wine, gambling, and loose women, out and about with his aristocratic set Here he finds himself acting the hero and marries, and decides to give it Thoroughly enjoyed this good story by Annabel Joseph of the Baroness Josephine Maitland, brought up in India, and outside of social conventions of aristocratic Regency England, and of Earl Warren, known as Warren in preference to Idyllwild his given name, understandably Warren, previously a man who preferred the batchelor life of the wealthy, with wine, gambling, and loose women, out and about with his aristocratic set Here he finds himself acting the hero and marries, and decides to give it a go, training and taming his bride to know how to behave in high societywhich leads to both their lives being turned upside down.The experiences of Josephine as a child in India, I felt for, and the hero in Warren I adored The, ermpunishments and funishments, were well written, painful, and or, often erotic too, which has to be said, Annabel is well known for I loved how this panned out and how Annabel made explicit some very important things about people s make up, their nature and characteristics versus nurtureand whether or not they should be changed or attempted to be changed How many people do this to each other How often it has relationships go bad ways and doesn t have the conclusion this does Cameo moments with the Townsends stars of first of the series and a setting up for the third also hinted at I look forward to reading them all.Negatives, as with the prior book in this series, there s use of an American food that would never be found in Regency Britain However, the biggest thing that made me blanch were two names, luckily passing characters, Lady ChastityChastity was not a name found in Regency times,an expected virginal state of the unmarried woman and never to be mentioned in publicthe use as a name would have provoked outrage Yet, it has become popular, but only since the 1970 s not 1770 s, and then there s poor Lord Goss Goss meanings are awful, look at urban dictionary and traditional ones, at best to gossip, worse to hawk phlegm and spit, and also slang for genitalia, so her stinking goss pussy shortened I expect from gross I have said this before, if writers set stories in a foreign country and different time setting then it is best to get a knowledgeable beta reader from said country, and one familiar with the times Had these minor issues been picked up I would have had this in 5 star instead of 4 star.However, don t let my niggles put you off as it is a lovely story overall


  4. Nina ~ Valentine PR & Literary Managment Nina ~ Valentine PR & Literary Managment says:

    Book two in Annabel Joseph s Properly Spanked series, might be my favorite book of hers to date Yes, you read that sentence right and let me tell you that was hard for me to wrap my head around too, because after all it is a historical spanking book and the reason I fell in love with Annabel s writing in the first place was the BDSM and TPE elements in her books But color me surprised, dress me in a petticoat and time warp me back to the 1700 s because I have fallen in love with a certain Lord Book two in Annabel Joseph s Properly Spanked series, might be my favorite book of hers to date Yes, you read that sentence right and let me tell you that was hard for me to wrap my head around too, because after all it is a historical spanking book and the reason I fell in love with Annabel s writing in the first place was the BDSM and TPE elements in her books But color me surprised, dress me in a petticoat and time warp me back to the 1700 s because I have fallen in love with a certain Lord To Tame a Countess is the story of Lord Warren and Lady Maitland Warren is one of four scoundrels in this series that is being tamed by the establishment of marriage In book two, Warren finds himself in a precarious position with Lady Maitland and the two must be wed Their love is not instant but their affections are I loved how these two broke the mold of the times and discovered one another in the confines of a room on their honeymoon and from there their love bloomed It was innocent and honest and their discovery of one another was written beautifully.Lady Maitland was raised overseas with parents who traveled the world, and her biggest fear is being scrutinized under the eyes of the ton Her nightmares are actually her reality and my heart went out to her when she opened up to Warren divulging her biggest fears Her upbringing was less than ideal and she is almost uncivilized in the manners of society and must be taught how to be a proper English wife, married to a very prominent Lord.and let me assure you she fails him on many, many occasions And this is where the spanking comes in, to discipline her to learn how to interact in society.and before you ask, Lord Warren is a master spanker Lord Warren falls into that category of men that I love because he had all the characteristics that I find so, so attractive He had a wit and charm and sense of humor about him that you don t find in many of Annabel s men right away He was beautiful and strong and a true Alpha yet he had such a gentle nature about him and his brotherly love for Minett earned him extra points Warren teaching Lady Maitland the ways of marital rights and how to please each other were some of my favorite scenes Warren was a gentle lover, by Annabel s standards, which made him so damn yummy Lady Maitland was a star pupil and the pleasures she found laying underneath her husband were off the charts hot.Annabel continues to write books that captivate me page for page I laughed and cried in To Tame a Countess and cheered for this lovely couple There is never redundancy in her books and even though this is in a series, books one and two were completely different I loved seeing the rest of the scoundrels and can t wait for the next two stories I definitely want membership into The sore bottom club with Lord Warren doling out my punishment Five stars is not enough for this book, but that is all I seem to get.so I will imagine it as five shining stars with a cluster of little ones around it AJ, you have done it again You are my baga lika You belong with me always, at my side


  5. Becca Becca says:

    I loved this story The combination of Regency romance with spanking naughtiness makes for a delightful read, and this one was so well done Annabel Joseph writes punishment scenes that are not for sissies, and often rather hard for me to take, but in this book I appreciated her somewhat harder hand wink What I loved was a heroine who was innocent, intelligent, and willing to stand up for what she knew to be right Despite numerous punishments, Josephine never became a doormat although she d I loved this story The combination of Regency romance with spanking naughtiness makes for a delightful read, and this one was so well done Annabel Joseph writes punishment scenes that are not for sissies, and often rather hard for me to take, but in this book I appreciated her somewhat harder hand wink What I loved was a heroine who was innocent, intelligent, and willing to stand up for what she knew to be right Despite numerous punishments, Josephine never became a doormat although she did try for a time Her story had a touch of My Fair Lady to it, although there were no diction lessons I found her responses believable within the fantasy world of Regency romance.Our hero was a bitdifficult for me because at times his actions were outrageously selfish, but he had a good heart Warren eventually came to love and appreciate the unique woman he had married while accepting her foibles Even better, he never became a besotted pushover in the process.This story was well balanced and held my interest throughout There were some laugh out loud moments, my favorite one during the honeymoon when Josephine learns to reciprocate the gift of oral pleasure view spoiler Josephine figured if having her lady bits slapped lightly felt good to her, then it would be something Warren would enjoy as well hide spoiler I must be a wicked, wicked woman, because I couldn t stop laughing for several long minutes after that one


  6. Dina Dina says:

    3 1 2 stars


  7. Melanie Melanie says:

    I didn t enjoy this one as much as the first in this naughty series It had a bit too many slaps than tickles for my personal taste


  8. Irene Irene says:

    This has to be one of the better spicy reads in Annabel Joseph s BDSM themed Properly Spanked series Set a few years before the Regency period, To Tame A Countess stars Warren, an agreeable hero He truly is the brother of Minette, a popular society darling, because he is equally pleasant and charming, if not as chatty, to our heroine Josephine And she needs a bit of sunshine after having recently returned from India as an orphan I enjoyed Warren and Josephine s story They are a compelling c This has to be one of the better spicy reads in Annabel Joseph s BDSM themed Properly Spanked series Set a few years before the Regency period, To Tame A Countess stars Warren, an agreeable hero He truly is the brother of Minette, a popular society darling, because he is equally pleasant and charming, if not as chatty, to our heroine Josephine And she needs a bit of sunshine after having recently returned from India as an orphan I enjoyed Warren and Josephine s story They are a compelling couple to follow with honest obstacles they need to work out together All the stories in the Properly Spanked series are about 230 pages but the characterization is powerful You get the characters and you believe them Warren is the nice hero, charming and respectable, and he finds himself in a marriage with Josephine, a mysterious and serious lady with unresolved trauma in her past Warren wants a wife that can help him with his career, to play ball as a society hostess Josephine feels herself ill prepared for the task, feeling that she herself is unaccepted The turning point between Warren and Josephine is great how Josephine stands up for herself and for what she believes is right at dinner, and how Warren realizes he screwed up and tells it to her It is a touching moment, and I got emotionally carried away when Warren tells her she tamed him when all the while he was trying to tame her It is especially sweet because the major conflict for half of the stories in this series is about disciplining a heroine not fitting into society It is nice to see that there is room here for the hero to acknowledge, discipline be damned


  9. Sarah Sarah says:

    Delightful, I love this series Annabel Joseph is my favourite erotic romance author, and while I don t identify with her historical heroines as much as I do the contemporary ones, I love the built in power dynamic of historical marriages enough to make up for it This whole series is definitely less consensual than her contemporaries, so I d avoid it if you are into that, but personally I dig it This is both a romance between the Earl of Warren and his new wife, Josephine, and a dirty story ab Delightful, I love this series Annabel Joseph is my favourite erotic romance author, and while I don t identify with her historical heroines as much as I do the contemporary ones, I love the built in power dynamic of historical marriages enough to make up for it This whole series is definitely less consensual than her contemporaries, so I d avoid it if you are into that, but personally I dig it This is both a romance between the Earl of Warren and his new wife, Josephine, and a dirty story about spanking and other forms of punishment Definitely recommend of both those things interest you


  10. Rara Rara says:

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.I love historical romance and I love erotica, so put them together and I am one very happy reader Add in the fact that the author is Annabel Joseph, and you have the recipe for a fantastic book.To Tame a Countess takes all the typical historical romance plotlines arranged marriage, innocent maiden, reformed rake and turns it all just a little bit to the left I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.I love historical romance and I love erotica, so put them together and I am one very happy reader Add in the fact that the author is Annabel Joseph, and you have the recipe for a fantastic book.To Tame a Countess takes all the typical historical romance plotlines arranged marriage, innocent maiden, reformed rake and turns it all just a little bit to the left to create something original and endlessly endearing This book is the second installment in Ms Joseph s Properly Spanked series The series follows a group of titled gentlemen who are well known for their lascivious pursuits and their determination to avoid matrimony When the Earl of Warren heads off with his sister to a house party, he has no plans on marrying But after meeting the beautiful and mysterious Lady Maitland, he finds himself intrigued Then through a series of unexpected circumstances, the two find themselves married Now they must learn about each other and find their way amongst the conventions of the ton I have loved every book of Ms Joseph s that I have read and To Tame a Countess is no exception It s Ms Joseph s ability to create characters with depth and emotions that speak straight to my heart that captivates me with each page Warren is an absolutely fascinating character who grabbed my attention from the first pages We first see his softer side as he deals with his younger sister who is a handful He managed to be forceful, yet gentle, with her while letting her know how much he cared for her He was the same with Josephine Of course the fact that he was handsome, rich, titled and alpha certainly didn t hurt.Josephine had a difficult childhood which had serious repercussions on her as an adult As her story was revealed, my heart couldn t help but break for her pain I was so pleased to see her find confidence and poise as Warren s wife Ms Joseph was able to showcase the often difficult emotional journey that Josephine was experiencing while still keeping the story upbeat Josephine blossomed under Warren s hands and I loved that despite her husband s bedroom practices, she was able to maintain her sweetness and innocence.It wouldn t be an Annabel Joseph book without steamy, hot erotica and even though To Tame a Countess is an historical romance, Ms Joseph didn t skimp on the spice Warren introduced his wife to a wide variety of kink Who knew that lords and ladies of the past were so kinky It was a joy to see Josephine embrace all the bedroom antics and find such pleasure and joy in her husband s arms Warren appreciated his luck in finding a woman who could not only accept but enjoy his style of lovemaking To Tame a Countess can stand on its own without reading the first book in the series, but why not read both Then you can have double the fun and double the entertainment Luckily, there are twogentlemen who need to find their soul mate And since Ms Joseph continues to impress me with each book she writes, I can t wait to read the next book in this delightful series


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10 thoughts on “To Tame a Countess

  1. Anna (Bobs Her Hair) Anna (Bobs Her Hair) says:

    Oh, yes, this story was definitely spankalicious Much better than Training Lady Townsend book 1 Likeable hero and heroine Good conflict Funny Emotional I liked really this story It s interesting how the heroes of this series struggle with debauching their wives, which they had always resolved their needs with skilled courtesans whores The emotional, along with sexual, fulfillment exceeds their paid experiences The heroine was afraid for her first time, but she was ignorant of what is Oh, yes, this story was definitely spankalicious Much better than Training Lady Townsend book 1 Likeable hero and heroine Good conflict Funny Emotional I liked really this story It s interesting how the heroes of this series struggle with debauching their wives, which they had always resolved their needs with skilled courtesans whores The emotional, along with sexual, fulfillment exceeds their paid experiences The heroine was afraid for her first time, but she was ignorant of what is considered perverse and within the norm She enjoyed the naughtiness Her husband, the hero, was grateful I anticipate Minette s romance Her brother, the To Tame a Countess hero, will struggle with her pairing, who happens to be a debauchery loving friend Grade B


  2. Aղցela W. Aղցela W. says:

    Spoiler AheadThis was book two in theProperly Spanked Seriesand it was a really good book Lord Warren who we met in the first book didn t want a wife while at a party at Lord Baxter s house he meets is young charge Lady Maitland who is a mystery to all and scared of her own shadow Lady Maitland returned to England after the death of her parents in India and all she wants is to be left alone, but society calls that she be married and she doesn t want a husband she wants a cottage to liSpoiler AheadThis was book two in theProperly Spanked Seriesand it was a really good book Lord Warren who we met in the first book didn t want a wife while at a party at Lord Baxter s house he meets is young charge Lady Maitland who is a mystery to all and scared of her own shadow Lady Maitland returned to England after the death of her parents in India and all she wants is to be left alone, but society calls that she be married and she doesn t want a husband she wants a cottage to live in for the rest of her life When she meets Lord Warren she is terrified of him he is big and handsome and she just wants to be left alone Lord Warren knows that Lord Strafford wants her for her land and money that inherited from her parents When she tries to walk to town on her own she gets lost in the woods and Lord Warren comes to her aid and spanks her for going off on her own When they get back to the house and Lord Baxter sees them Warren has no choice but to marry her and either of the want to be married This was a really good book Josephine is not use to being in society and she only wants to wear black Josephine has a lot to learn no one told what happens on the honeymoon and she is shocked that she likes the things that Warren does to her Warren knows that he has a lot to teach is young wife including how to act in public and he spanks her when she does things wrong like disappearing the day before the ball that Warren is giving to introduce her Minette who is Warren s sister that he raised helps Josephine hide at Lord and Lady Townsends house Warren is really mad at his sister and his wife and all three lady s get spankings Josephine was raised by neglectful parents who really didn t want a child they traveled and the people of India thought she was half tiger and people made fun of her and that is why she is the way she is The book had some really hot sex scenes after all Warren was a rogue and a rake before he got married with visits to houses of pleasure like the rest of his friends, but with Josephine she brings out the lust in him and although she wouldn t admit it she loved the things that he did to her except the ginger in the but This book was really good and at times I felt bad for Josephine The book was well written with no errors in grammar or spelling I am looking forward to reading the next book about Minette and August


  3. carol carol says:

    Thoroughly enjoyed this good story by Annabel Joseph of the Baroness Josephine Maitland, brought up in India, and outside of social conventions of aristocratic Regency England, and of Earl Warren, known as Warren in preference to Idyllwild his given name, understandably Warren, previously a man who preferred the batchelor life of the wealthy, with wine, gambling, and loose women, out and about with his aristocratic set Here he finds himself acting the hero and marries, and decides to give it Thoroughly enjoyed this good story by Annabel Joseph of the Baroness Josephine Maitland, brought up in India, and outside of social conventions of aristocratic Regency England, and of Earl Warren, known as Warren in preference to Idyllwild his given name, understandably Warren, previously a man who preferred the batchelor life of the wealthy, with wine, gambling, and loose women, out and about with his aristocratic set Here he finds himself acting the hero and marries, and decides to give it a go, training and taming his bride to know how to behave in high societywhich leads to both their lives being turned upside down.The experiences of Josephine as a child in India, I felt for, and the hero in Warren I adored The, ermpunishments and funishments, were well written, painful, and or, often erotic too, which has to be said, Annabel is well known for I loved how this panned out and how Annabel made explicit some very important things about people s make up, their nature and characteristics versus nurtureand whether or not they should be changed or attempted to be changed How many people do this to each other How often it has relationships go bad ways and doesn t have the conclusion this does Cameo moments with the Townsends stars of first of the series and a setting up for the third also hinted at I look forward to reading them all.Negatives, as with the prior book in this series, there s use of an American food that would never be found in Regency Britain However, the biggest thing that made me blanch were two names, luckily passing characters, Lady ChastityChastity was not a name found in Regency times,an expected virginal state of the unmarried woman and never to be mentioned in publicthe use as a name would have provoked outrage Yet, it has become popular, but only since the 1970 s not 1770 s, and then there s poor Lord Goss Goss meanings are awful, look at urban dictionary and traditional ones, at best to gossip, worse to hawk phlegm and spit, and also slang for genitalia, so her stinking goss pussy shortened I expect from gross I have said this before, if writers set stories in a foreign country and different time setting then it is best to get a knowledgeable beta reader from said country, and one familiar with the times Had these minor issues been picked up I would have had this in 5 star instead of 4 star.However, don t let my niggles put you off as it is a lovely story overall


  4. Nina ~ Valentine PR & Literary Managment Nina ~ Valentine PR & Literary Managment says:

    Book two in Annabel Joseph s Properly Spanked series, might be my favorite book of hers to date Yes, you read that sentence right and let me tell you that was hard for me to wrap my head around too, because after all it is a historical spanking book and the reason I fell in love with Annabel s writing in the first place was the BDSM and TPE elements in her books But color me surprised, dress me in a petticoat and time warp me back to the 1700 s because I have fallen in love with a certain Lord Book two in Annabel Joseph s Properly Spanked series, might be my favorite book of hers to date Yes, you read that sentence right and let me tell you that was hard for me to wrap my head around too, because after all it is a historical spanking book and the reason I fell in love with Annabel s writing in the first place was the BDSM and TPE elements in her books But color me surprised, dress me in a petticoat and time warp me back to the 1700 s because I have fallen in love with a certain Lord To Tame a Countess is the story of Lord Warren and Lady Maitland Warren is one of four scoundrels in this series that is being tamed by the establishment of marriage In book two, Warren finds himself in a precarious position with Lady Maitland and the two must be wed Their love is not instant but their affections are I loved how these two broke the mold of the times and discovered one another in the confines of a room on their honeymoon and from there their love bloomed It was innocent and honest and their discovery of one another was written beautifully.Lady Maitland was raised overseas with parents who traveled the world, and her biggest fear is being scrutinized under the eyes of the ton Her nightmares are actually her reality and my heart went out to her when she opened up to Warren divulging her biggest fears Her upbringing was less than ideal and she is almost uncivilized in the manners of society and must be taught how to be a proper English wife, married to a very prominent Lord.and let me assure you she fails him on many, many occasions And this is where the spanking comes in, to discipline her to learn how to interact in society.and before you ask, Lord Warren is a master spanker Lord Warren falls into that category of men that I love because he had all the characteristics that I find so, so attractive He had a wit and charm and sense of humor about him that you don t find in many of Annabel s men right away He was beautiful and strong and a true Alpha yet he had such a gentle nature about him and his brotherly love for Minett earned him extra points Warren teaching Lady Maitland the ways of marital rights and how to please each other were some of my favorite scenes Warren was a gentle lover, by Annabel s standards, which made him so damn yummy Lady Maitland was a star pupil and the pleasures she found laying underneath her husband were off the charts hot.Annabel continues to write books that captivate me page for page I laughed and cried in To Tame a Countess and cheered for this lovely couple There is never redundancy in her books and even though this is in a series, books one and two were completely different I loved seeing the rest of the scoundrels and can t wait for the next two stories I definitely want membership into The sore bottom club with Lord Warren doling out my punishment Five stars is not enough for this book, but that is all I seem to get.so I will imagine it as five shining stars with a cluster of little ones around it AJ, you have done it again You are my baga lika You belong with me always, at my side


  5. Becca Becca says:

    I loved this story The combination of Regency romance with spanking naughtiness makes for a delightful read, and this one was so well done Annabel Joseph writes punishment scenes that are not for sissies, and often rather hard for me to take, but in this book I appreciated her somewhat harder hand wink What I loved was a heroine who was innocent, intelligent, and willing to stand up for what she knew to be right Despite numerous punishments, Josephine never became a doormat although she d I loved this story The combination of Regency romance with spanking naughtiness makes for a delightful read, and this one was so well done Annabel Joseph writes punishment scenes that are not for sissies, and often rather hard for me to take, but in this book I appreciated her somewhat harder hand wink What I loved was a heroine who was innocent, intelligent, and willing to stand up for what she knew to be right Despite numerous punishments, Josephine never became a doormat although she did try for a time Her story had a touch of My Fair Lady to it, although there were no diction lessons I found her responses believable within the fantasy world of Regency romance.Our hero was a bitdifficult for me because at times his actions were outrageously selfish, but he had a good heart Warren eventually came to love and appreciate the unique woman he had married while accepting her foibles Even better, he never became a besotted pushover in the process.This story was well balanced and held my interest throughout There were some laugh out loud moments, my favorite one during the honeymoon when Josephine learns to reciprocate the gift of oral pleasure view spoiler Josephine figured if having her lady bits slapped lightly felt good to her, then it would be something Warren would enjoy as well hide spoiler I must be a wicked, wicked woman, because I couldn t stop laughing for several long minutes after that one


  6. Dina Dina says:

    3 1 2 stars


  7. Melanie Melanie says:

    I didn t enjoy this one as much as the first in this naughty series It had a bit too many slaps than tickles for my personal taste


  8. Irene Irene says:

    This has to be one of the better spicy reads in Annabel Joseph s BDSM themed Properly Spanked series Set a few years before the Regency period, To Tame A Countess stars Warren, an agreeable hero He truly is the brother of Minette, a popular society darling, because he is equally pleasant and charming, if not as chatty, to our heroine Josephine And she needs a bit of sunshine after having recently returned from India as an orphan I enjoyed Warren and Josephine s story They are a compelling c This has to be one of the better spicy reads in Annabel Joseph s BDSM themed Properly Spanked series Set a few years before the Regency period, To Tame A Countess stars Warren, an agreeable hero He truly is the brother of Minette, a popular society darling, because he is equally pleasant and charming, if not as chatty, to our heroine Josephine And she needs a bit of sunshine after having recently returned from India as an orphan I enjoyed Warren and Josephine s story They are a compelling couple to follow with honest obstacles they need to work out together All the stories in the Properly Spanked series are about 230 pages but the characterization is powerful You get the characters and you believe them Warren is the nice hero, charming and respectable, and he finds himself in a marriage with Josephine, a mysterious and serious lady with unresolved trauma in her past Warren wants a wife that can help him with his career, to play ball as a society hostess Josephine feels herself ill prepared for the task, feeling that she herself is unaccepted The turning point between Warren and Josephine is great how Josephine stands up for herself and for what she believes is right at dinner, and how Warren realizes he screwed up and tells it to her It is a touching moment, and I got emotionally carried away when Warren tells her she tamed him when all the while he was trying to tame her It is especially sweet because the major conflict for half of the stories in this series is about disciplining a heroine not fitting into society It is nice to see that there is room here for the hero to acknowledge, discipline be damned


  9. Sarah Sarah says:

    Delightful, I love this series Annabel Joseph is my favourite erotic romance author, and while I don t identify with her historical heroines as much as I do the contemporary ones, I love the built in power dynamic of historical marriages enough to make up for it This whole series is definitely less consensual than her contemporaries, so I d avoid it if you are into that, but personally I dig it This is both a romance between the Earl of Warren and his new wife, Josephine, and a dirty story ab Delightful, I love this series Annabel Joseph is my favourite erotic romance author, and while I don t identify with her historical heroines as much as I do the contemporary ones, I love the built in power dynamic of historical marriages enough to make up for it This whole series is definitely less consensual than her contemporaries, so I d avoid it if you are into that, but personally I dig it This is both a romance between the Earl of Warren and his new wife, Josephine, and a dirty story about spanking and other forms of punishment Definitely recommend of both those things interest you


  10. Rara Rara says:

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.I love historical romance and I love erotica, so put them together and I am one very happy reader Add in the fact that the author is Annabel Joseph, and you have the recipe for a fantastic book.To Tame a Countess takes all the typical historical romance plotlines arranged marriage, innocent maiden, reformed rake and turns it all just a little bit to the left I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.I love historical romance and I love erotica, so put them together and I am one very happy reader Add in the fact that the author is Annabel Joseph, and you have the recipe for a fantastic book.To Tame a Countess takes all the typical historical romance plotlines arranged marriage, innocent maiden, reformed rake and turns it all just a little bit to the left to create something original and endlessly endearing This book is the second installment in Ms Joseph s Properly Spanked series The series follows a group of titled gentlemen who are well known for their lascivious pursuits and their determination to avoid matrimony When the Earl of Warren heads off with his sister to a house party, he has no plans on marrying But after meeting the beautiful and mysterious Lady Maitland, he finds himself intrigued Then through a series of unexpected circumstances, the two find themselves married Now they must learn about each other and find their way amongst the conventions of the ton I have loved every book of Ms Joseph s that I have read and To Tame a Countess is no exception It s Ms Joseph s ability to create characters with depth and emotions that speak straight to my heart that captivates me with each page Warren is an absolutely fascinating character who grabbed my attention from the first pages We first see his softer side as he deals with his younger sister who is a handful He managed to be forceful, yet gentle, with her while letting her know how much he cared for her He was the same with Josephine Of course the fact that he was handsome, rich, titled and alpha certainly didn t hurt.Josephine had a difficult childhood which had serious repercussions on her as an adult As her story was revealed, my heart couldn t help but break for her pain I was so pleased to see her find confidence and poise as Warren s wife Ms Joseph was able to showcase the often difficult emotional journey that Josephine was experiencing while still keeping the story upbeat Josephine blossomed under Warren s hands and I loved that despite her husband s bedroom practices, she was able to maintain her sweetness and innocence.It wouldn t be an Annabel Joseph book without steamy, hot erotica and even though To Tame a Countess is an historical romance, Ms Joseph didn t skimp on the spice Warren introduced his wife to a wide variety of kink Who knew that lords and ladies of the past were so kinky It was a joy to see Josephine embrace all the bedroom antics and find such pleasure and joy in her husband s arms Warren appreciated his luck in finding a woman who could not only accept but enjoy his style of lovemaking To Tame a Countess can stand on its own without reading the first book in the series, but why not read both Then you can have double the fun and double the entertainment Luckily, there are twogentlemen who need to find their soul mate And since Ms Joseph continues to impress me with each book she writes, I can t wait to read the next book in this delightful series


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