• Submitting to the Marquis: A BDSM Erotic Regency Romance

  • Scandalous Ballroom Encounters, Book 4
  • By: Victoria Vale
  • Narrated by: Simon Philips
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (200 ratings)

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Submitting to the Marquis: A BDSM Erotic Regency Romance

By: Victoria Vale
Narrated by: Simon Philips
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Publisher's Summary

Lady Sophie Baxter must wed a wealthy lord by the end of the season, or risk the ruin of her family. However, her father does not have just any lord in mind. He's set his sights on Simon Fitzwilliam, Marquis of Ashton - a man known amongst the ton for being as cold and aloof as he is rich and powerful. While his frigid gaze and reserved demeanor prove intimidating, Sophie cannot help but wonder if there isn't more to the marquis than meets the eye.

Curiosity leads her to accept the marquis' suit, and before long she learns that Simon's secrets are far darker than she could have ever imagined. Darkest of all being the hidden chamber behind a locked door, filled with ropes, restraints, and implements of torture...a chamber her husband has specified she is never to enter.

Yet, Sophie soon discovers that what appear to be instruments of torment are capable of unlocking the most exquisite pleasure. Convincing him to teach her the ways of submitting to his dominance will be easy. Uncovering the secrets of his heart and soul will be one of the hardest things Sophie has ever done.

©2017 Victoria Vale (P)2017 Victoria Vale

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Decent story if you can get past the narration

I'm sorry I really wanted to like this as I love regency romance but for the first 10 minutes or so I had an ongoing argument with myself as to whether or not it was one of those text to talk things, the narrator is so robotic. Which makes it especially hard to get into a romance novel. The story was nice if not a little formulaic but sweet and I was willing to stay and listen for the outcome. Would have been better as a read.

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Hot Regency Romance

Very hot historical BDSM! Amazing story and complex characters. Amazing narrator as well, loved his accent! I received a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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WELL WRITTEN ROMANCE

I was provided this audiobook through Audiobook Boom at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review.

Surprisingly sweet story that was well written and not too cheesy. Sophie is 24 and has waited long enough to marry in the face of her families monetary situation. Simon, Lord Ashley, has never met her but has observed her for months and knows her sweetness and loyalty are things he needs in a wife... someone that may be able to save him from himself. That is, if he doesn’t first destroy her and lose her forever.

Loved Simon Philips voice. All in all, a pleasant listen.

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Surprisingly good

I had a few doubts going into this one but wanted to give it a go and I'm glad I did! Sweet bdsm romance and great characters. Enjoyable from beginning to end.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

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Really Enjoyed this book

I was provided this audiobook through Audiobook Boom at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review.

Lady Sophie was chosen by Simon, the Marquis, who had seen her from afar. Simon has many demons, one of which is being a Dom.. and hopes that Sophie can shed some much needed light in his life.

As Sophie is introduced to BDSM, they both realize that she enjoys it, however, when rolls are reversed, Simon doesn't like it as much.

Overall, this is a good love story with some hot, steamy scenes included. You really feel for these characters, and I really enjoyed the book.. Looking forward to more from this author.

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Sweet Sexy story

This was a very sweet and sexy story set in Regency England.
Lady Sophie is a 24-year-old unmarried woman. Her family is in financial straits and it is up to her to save them. Lord Simon Fitzwilliam, Marquis of Ashton, has been watching Sophie for months, waiting for the chance to offer for her hand. To the Ton, Simon is a cold silent man, but he hides so much underneath.
I enjoyed listening to this story and felt the narrator did a great job bringing the characters to life. There were a few triggers that I was not prepared for such as forced incest and sodomy. Though these experiences of the character were instrumental in his adult proclivities.

Triggers: bondage, submission, questionable consent, child assault, incest and forced sodomy.

I provided this review in exchange for a complimentary copy of the audiobook from the author, narrator, or publisher.

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This is a “must “listen to!

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this audiobook. I can’t fault anything about it. It had an excellent storyline, with a mystery about Simon’s past. Sophie was just the perfect match for him and she proved herself to be strong in a surprising way. There were some very tender moments as well as some very hot moments. As for the narrator, Simon Phillips, oh my! did he bring the story to life. His deep, resonant voice made the scenes so much more intense. It isn’t often that I prefer an audiobook to actually reading the book, but this has to be on a par with reading. I will certainly listen to this again. It was difficult to put down. I received a copy and have voluntarily reviewed.

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Decent story, Terrible narration.

The narrator for this was terrible. No emotion or inflection at all and a pause between every single sentence. It felt like a listening to a robot. If you are interested in this, read it, don't listen.

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Touching!

I like the way he narrate. I could feel the pain the characters go through.

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William Shatner called and wants his voice back

The narrator sounds like William Shatner with a British accent. He has no inflection in his voice, all the characters voices sound the same even the girls. His speech is choppy and halting.

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  • Bev
  • 03-22-21

fantastic book.

After listening to a few of Victoria 's book I just had to find this one. thank you.
really enjoyed listening to this book x

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  • P18cle
  • 11-03-22

Narrator

Narrator is terrible. There is no emotion in his voice, taking a book that should have been erotic to one that didn't excite at all. It did remind me to listen to the samples before purchasing, but I had just found Victoria Vale and liked the others I purchased, that had a good Narrator that I thoughtlessly just went ahead a purchased this one. Remember always listen to the sample.