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Genre: Historical Erotica Romance

Series: The Self-Made Man series #1

Source: Received for an honest review from the publicist and/or author.



  • Series: The Self-Made Man series
  • Paperback: 306 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (April 22, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1499203608
  • ISBN-13: 978-1499203608


From bestselling erotic romance author, Monica Burns, comes the story of a man willing to submit, and the woman with the strength to heal his soul.
One man’s submission to pleasure
As a solicitor seeking justice for victims of violence, Tobias Lynsted must maintain control at all times while working in the seedy underworld of London’s East End. The darkness of his world creates a need for the intimacy and release he can only find in the forbidden pleasure of submission in the House of Dark Pleasures. The kind of pleasure where a powerful man has the freedom to let go of his control for a few sweet moments of oblivion under the command of a lovely Domme. But when a blackmail scheme forces him to marry, the last thing he expects in a wife is a woman who will satisfy the darker side of his nature and make him yield to her command.
One woman’s awakening
Lady Jane Grisham has no desire to marry, but choosing marriage over a life of destitution is an easy choice to make. Although Jane knows love is for the foolish, Tobias awakens her most wicked and darkest of desires, but he’s also a threat to her secret life in the BDSM establishment, the House of Dark Pleasures. In the sinful world of domination and submission, Jane finds refuge from the repressive constraints of society by making a man surrender to her will. Her face hidden behind a mask, Jane uses her blossoming skills to make Tobias surrender not only his body, but his secrets as well. But she quickly discovers that the greatest test of her strength is trusting Tobias with her heart.
A passion that overcomes the darkness of the past.
HIS MISTRESS by Monica Burns is an exciting Historical  Erotica Romance set in 1892 London. Volume 1 in “The Self-Made Man series”, and what a beginning. A quick read to me. I read it in one setting.
A lady with dark desires, meets a gentleman with a tortured past who also enjoys dark desires. A marriage of convenience and blackmail is just the beginning in this tale of submission, sensuality, bondage, dominance, and the power of love to heal old wounds.
Meet, Tobias Lynsted, a solicitor seeking justice for victims of violence in the underworld of East End, London. Through, blackmail, Tobias meets the woman of his darkest fantasies, he just doesn’t know it yet. And Lady Jane Grisham, a lady with dark secrets, who chooses marriage over a life of destitution, meets the man of her darkest dreams.
Together, they form a bond, that is so much more than sex, and submission.
Filled with hot sex, BDSM, domination, secrets, regrets, deceit,  lies, and finally love and romance. It’s not just about sex and domination, as Tobias, and Jane, learn….when the heart gets involved it’s all about coming to grips with one’s past, letting on and finding your HEA. Loved it!!
Ms. Burns writes with finesse, passion, emotion, and her sex scenes are well written, with taste and emotion. I look forward to the next grand adventure in the “Self- Made Man” series. If you enjoy Erotica, romance, and finding a great tale to curl up to, than, HIS MISTRESS, is just the book. Received for an honest review.
REVIEWED BY: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More