Slave to Fashion by Debra Glass
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Length: Short Story (140 pages)
Other: M/F, BDSM, toys, spanking
Rating: 5 Cherries
Reviewed by Honeysuckle
A taste of the forbidden…
Georgiana Talbot intends to remain a spinster in order to ensure her younger sisters debut and find husbands. But when she encounters a devilish Scot who ignites a searing fire within her, Georgiana realizes just how much she has denied herself regarding the pleasures of the flesh. Determined to learn more, she concocts a daring scheme.
A touch of the taboo…
Seducing the haute ton’s premier modiste into buying linen from his mills is foremost on Blane MacLaren’s mind. Until his need to bend the brash beauty to his will drives him to enter into a scandalous agreement—Georgiana will purchase his linens if he will tutor her in an array of dark delights and forbidden pleasures. Yet nothing could have prepared him for the effect his very willing student will have on him—or how far a harmless lesson in lust can go.
When fashion meets passion Georgiana will have to decide if she can give up control to experience the love and sensuality she has long denied herself.
Georgiana Talbot is the premier modiste to the ton and firmly on the shelf by her own design. She has four younger sisters that she’s determined to see married and settled. Thanks to an outdated law of primogeniture she and her female relatives are left practically destitute until Georgiana takes matters and fashion plates into her own talented hands. With help of a clever assistant and some well dressed ladies, Georgiana’s designs are all the rage. Georgiana’s plans are quickly and irrevocably thrown off course when Blane MacLaren, Lord Lockerbie, makes a proposal she’s helpless to refuse.
This time period is truly unique to all other eras. The way they dressed, danced, talked and the rules…there are rules for everything. Step back in time with author Debra Glass and enjoy the sweet tension filled courtship of Georgiana and Blane. But don’t tell them they’re in a relationship, it’s just for show and they don’t even like each other…mostly.
Ms. Glass has a beautifully vivid writing style that brings the reader right into the scene whither it is on a crowded ballroom in London or the peaceful shores of Loch Dungeon. The story moves at comfortable and natural pace that will keep you engaged from the beginning to end. The dialogue is spot on for the time period including our hero’s Scottish dialect. There are a couple of funny situations that keep the story light even as you watch the tension and attraction between Georgiana and Blane grow. All this leads up to a truly satisfying conclusion to their story that will touch your heart and leave a smile on your face.
Ms. Glass has a love for history that shines through her writing. If you crave a fantastic Regency romance with a side of steamy BDSM heat, you will love Slave to Fashion. A fabulous story that easily earned a five cherry rating.