4.75 out of 5 Kinks ~ ARC Review: Markham Hall Series Bundle by Sierra Simone

I was given this book by the author for an honest review

From a little lamb to a dirty wildcat!    Yeah, like many others I sought out this story after reading PRIEST.  I want to devour everything that Sierra Simone has written.  Then I saw the caption:  Yorkshire 1879.  Ah no, it’s a historical romance.  No no no no.   This iMarkham Hall 2s my first historical romance as an adult.  I use to read them as a teenager.  However, I wanted to know if it could be erotic and how much?  So, I decided to take a peek inside.  The book covers did not do this story justice.  They are beautiful covers but what lurks between the pages would burn your Kindles.    This is not your mother’s historical romance.  If you ever wanted to jump back on the historical romance genre, these are the books to start.  I am so glad I didn’t turn away from this erotic romance told in 1879 with no electricity, no cell phones and no cars.   You can still get your KINK on with candlelight, carriage rides and ribbon.

Masters. Mystery. Intrigue. Sex. Submission.  It’s amazing how so much sexual activity lurks behind closed doors in the mid-1800s.  Who would have thought the polite ladies and gentlemen of high society knew how to indulge in a little kink. Sierra Simone brings the same heat as expected.   If you haven’t experience her writing yet, I leave you with one word:  PRIEST

The Awakening of Ivy Leavold    4 out of 5 kinks

I started the Markham Series without reading the synopsis. I wanted to experience the story without any preconceived notions.  The story opens with Ivy Leavold, arriving at Markham Hall.  She is forced to depend on the kindness of strangers afterIvy Leavold her brother’s death.  To pay his debts, the family home is sold and the only person who would take her in, would be her late cousin’s widow, Julian Markham.  Julian Markham is the wealthy owner of Markham Hall.  Unfortunately his first two (2) wives untimely death leaves him under a cloud of suspicion that he may be responsible for their death.   Even with this knowledge, Ivy finds herself succumbing to passion and sexual awakening in the arms of Julian Markham.   The little shades of circumstantial evidence against Julian plus Ivy’s desire to love him …keeps you wanting more details to surface. Everyone is the household seems to have a secret.  I don’t know if this will continue to be a mystery/suspense romance or not, however I can’t wait to read the next book.

The Education of Ivy Leavold      5 out of 5 kinks

OMG! First of all, I’m so glad I am reading this series as a boxed set. I could NOT have possibly waited for Book #2 after that cliffhanger. Man oh Man, Julian is in love.  When I say he is in love, HE IS IN LOVE.  His declaration was EPIC! He can be dripping with sweetness (pun intended) one minute and a filthy, dirty talking alpha male in neck-breaking speed the next minute. Is it sincere?  Is it a smoke screen?  Is it a ploy? I’m not so sure yet.   But I will tell you this:  Ivy is getting a helluva education in all things kinky.  Plus, the author included one of my favorite go to kinks into the story line. I can’t tell you. I will not tell you. I want you to read it with as much surprise as I did.  I hate spoilers!!  Who knew the 1880s could rock it like this! But all hell breaks loose when Ivy learns the truth about Julian.   Keep reading!!!!

The Punishment of Ivy Leavold    5 out of 5 kinks

I learn a new term this week hanging out with fellow book readers who love to get down and filthy dirty in their kindles.  The term is “A One Hand Read”.  Yeah, this phrase describes this series perfectly.  If you are not familiar with the term google it.  This story kept getting hotter and hotter.  I have no idea how a man can go from “Now lick me until I come” to falling on his knees crying in tears.  Ivy Leavold is running from herself.  She is angry with herself. She is angry that Julian makes her want things – things women in polite society should NOT want.   In the meantime, Julian knows he has found the perfect woman.  After the deaths of his previous 2 wives, he knows Ivy is the one for him.  Because she is unable to accept her true nature, he begins to woo her like a gentlemen.  As he continues to woo her, more details about Julian’s past begins to surface.

The Reclaiming of Ivy Leavold   5 out of 5 kinks

Ah, Julian, poor Julian! They say all good things must come to an end.  Unfortunately, Julian is not exempt from his current situation even in Yorkshire 1879!  He wants his wildcat back.  So what should he do about that?  The Ivy he claimed and mastered was missing.  After Ivy issues him a challenge with ‘go ahead” he decides enough is enough.  This final chapter of Ivy and Julian gives you a glimpse behind the curtain of Happily Ever After.   It was a great finish to a great book.

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  1. Thanks, Lola! I’ll have to check these out. I’m not normally one for Historical Romance myself, which is hilarious given that I’m an archaeologist, but I guess that’s why – the history is always WRONG and it distracts me!! Anyway, these sound well worth a look!! x


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