I am alone.
When Ivy Leavold is left destitute by her brother's death, she is taken in by her cousin's brooding, tortured widower--Julian Markham. Handsome and possessive, it's not long before Ivy falls for him. But Mr. Markham has dark secrets, secrets that may put Ivy in danger...
I am afraid.
As Ivy unravels the mystery surrounding her cousin's death, she falls deeper and deeper in love with Julian, who opens her body and her mind to his indomitable will. But even as he draws pleasure and desire from her night after night, Ivy can't shake the feeling that their passionate affair may end in violence...
And I am completely his.
So begins the riveting Markham Hall trilogy from USA Today Bestselling author Sierra Simone--a tangled tale of love, betrayal, and murder. This volume includes The Awakening of Ivy Leavold, the second book, The Education of Ivy Leavold, and the third book, The Punishment of Ivy Leavold. And then enjoy a final glimpse into Julian and Ivy's lives in the bonus novelette, The Reclaiming of Ivy Leavold!
4* I really enjoyed this book but have been putting off the review as i had no idea what to write. This is quite strange. so I'm just gonna do something unusual for me and follow a guide.
This book is about Ivy LeoVold, a young lady who has been orphaned, her brother has gambled away the families money and now Ivy must rely on her dead cousins husband to provide somewhere for her to live. Her cousin Violet was married to Mr Markham and she died during the honeymoon period of the marriage. now Mr Markham is looking after Ivy but everything doesn't appear as it seems. I loved how the Kinky lifestyle was written in this book. we have seen various books with BdSm themes but a historic Erotic novel was perfect in my eyes. I MUST ADMIT MY FEELINGS WERE STRONG WHILST READING regarding Mrs Brightmore the housekeeper, i did wonder if she was behind all the odd things happening. i read this book as i adored PRIEST by SIERRA but this book although very good just wasn't in the same league as priest.