Lady Katherine, the Dowager Countess of Winchester, has just come out of mourning for her husband, who she shared a companionable fondness with, if not a passionate marriage. Lady Katherine knows her duty, and fulfills it to perfection: she is, in every sense of the word, a lady. Or at least she always has been, until her late husband’s cousin, Thomas, comes from America to claim his new title as the Earl of Winchester.
Katherine is understandably unenthusiastic about meeting Thomas, who she suspects will be as brutish and “American” as they come. She confides her fears to a friend and, unbeknownst to her, Thomas is listening in. He is determined to give her a piece of his mind when he gets his first look at the Lady herself and is so smitten by her beauty that he can’t reveal himself.
So begins Lady Katherine’s Comeuppance, a wonderfully well-written book by Celeste Jones that will leave you turning page after page eagerly to find out what happens next. Her book is filled with delicious, tantalizing scenes in which Lady Katherine discovers her own sexual fulfillment that has been previously denied her. Thomas is every bit the “boorish” man she imagined, yet she is intrigued by him and finds her body responding to him in ways that are decidedly unladylike.
Yet, she can’t seem to stop her own attraction to him, even after landing over his knee on numerous occasions! Could her feelings for him be more than a means to fulfill her sexual yearning? Find out in Lady Katherine’s Comeuppance!
I love historical fiction, and this book was no exception! With vivid detail and beautiful writing, Celeste Jones brings these characters to life. You will find your own body responding to the advances of the new Earl of Winchester, just as you will sympathize with Lady Katherine and feel every swat of that porcelain hairbrush on your backside. A very compelling read! Get your copy today—you won’t regret it!
4.5 Stars [rating=4.5]