Darker than Love (Black Lace Series)
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Darker than Love (Black Lace Series)

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by Kristina Lloyd
     
 

Clarissa is set to marry Lord Marldon, the depraved and gleefully cruel earl to whom she’s been promised. When her friends try to scupper the proposed marriage, Clarissa, oblivious to their plan, falls in love with Gabriel, a beautiful Italian artist. Marldon hears of the blossoming relationship and kidnaps Clarissa, imprisoning her in his Piccadilly mansion

Overview

Clarissa is set to marry Lord Marldon, the depraved and gleefully cruel earl to whom she’s been promised. When her friends try to scupper the proposed marriage, Clarissa, oblivious to their plan, falls in love with Gabriel, a beautiful Italian artist. Marldon hears of the blossoming relationship and kidnaps Clarissa, imprisoning her in his Piccadilly mansion and subjecting her to his darkest desires. When Gabriel attempts a rescue, he too is taken captive and the young lovers find themselves at the mercy of the debauched lord.

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"A lush Gothic romance with plenty of sensually depraved goings on . . . life- and love-affirming as all good erotica should be."  —Forum magazine

"Kristina Lloyd is one of my favorite writers . . . Her atmospheric style sends me into orbit."  —Alison Tyler, author, Naughty Stories from A to Z

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780352332790
Publisher:
Virgin Books
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Series:
Black Lace Series
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
4.25(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Kristina Lloyd is a historian and the author of Asking for Trouble and Split.

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Darker than Love (Black Lace Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1875, young and naive Clarissa Longleigh is coming to London to meet her fiancé Lord Alexander Marldon for the first time. She has dreamed of him ever since she learned of the arranged marriage. She pictures him as dark because her father Charles said so and handsome as her personal Prince Charming should be as he loves and honors her. However, she is a bit concerned that her country ways may embarrass a city sophisticate like her Alexander. --- He fits are description perfectly as he is dark, handsome and sophisticated. However, she soon learns she may have wished for the wrong thing, as her Alex is also a sexual predator who is a sadist. Alex has plans for his beautiful fiancé to turn her into his sexual slave as he believes that the body is what binds people not some concept called love. Married, he begins his assault on her soul claiming that and her body belongs to him. When he learns she has befriended Gabriel the artist without his permission, he locks her away in the dungeon of his estate where he will educate her on forces much stronger and DARKER THAN LOVE starting with imprisoning the Italian painter who failed at his rescue attempt. --- This is a deep erotic historical romantic suspense that stars a debauched aristocrat, his naive spouse, and the painter who loves her. The triangle is cleverly played so the audience can compare the different ways Alexander and Gabriel treat Clarissa thus the heated XXX moments from bondage to straight sex and more are key elements to the story line. Readers who appreciate a well written torrid tale in which love battles sexual deviation will want to read this superior sub-genre Victorian. --- Harriet Klausner