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The hottest lessons require the strictest discipline…Study in Seduction, Book 1Five years after losing her husband, Carla Jonas has finally decided to go for her dreams—all her dreams, from studying literature at Oxford to exploring a secret desire to be dominated and disciplined. A desire she never knew she had until six months ago, when a mysterious masked man pleasuredThe hottest lessons require the strictest discipline…Study in Seduction, Book 1Five years after losing her husband, Carla Jonas has finally decided to go for her dreams—all her dreams, from studying literature at Oxford to exploring a secret desire to be dominated and disciplined. A desire she never knew she had until six months ago, when a mysterious masked man pleasured her at a fetish party.She’s stunned when she meets her new college professor. Not only is the gorgeous French academic, Alex Lemaitre, notoriously strict, this isn’t the first time they’ve met. She’d know that exotic accent anywhere—he’s her masked lover. Except he won’t even admit he was there that night.There’s no mistaking the sexual attraction smoldering between them, and when he issues her a challenge, she’s more than up for it. Even when his unique tutoring methods drag her far beyond her comfort zone.But as he leads her on a journey of sensual discovery, she’s not sure if any degree of submission will find its way into his guarded heart, or if she’ll end up with her own heart broken. Product WarningsContains an intense relationship between a hot French professor and a smart woman who knows what she wants from him. Also features desktop discipline, fantasies fulfilled, secrets revealed, and motorbike sex....

Title : Dark Blue
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ISBN : 9781619218222
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 402 Pages
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Dark Blue Reviews

  • Elizabeth
    2019-02-15 14:21

    Wonderful erotic romance from author friend Natasha Bond, with *the* most gorgeous Hot Prof hero Alex Lemaitre! An intense, extremely sensual and thoroughly addictive read. Review to follow.

  • Hilary
    2019-01-22 17:19

    I hugely enjoyed this erotic romance from Natasha Bond (who, declaration of interest time, is known to me), even though it takes me beyond my usual romance comfort zone (which I guess I can say is extended now!). I loved the storyline, the settings and the grown-up, warm and intelligent characters whose stories I really wanted to know. So much in this novel that is to my taste: Oxford and Provence, intelligent verbal sparring, Metaphysical poets (and a provocative take on Jane Austen). Carla, who fulfils her ambition to go up to Oxford at the age of 34, meets Alex Lemaitre, the hottest imaginable professor of English. Their tutor-student relationship is risky and wrong, full of dangerous and sexy games, but it was far easier for me to care about them as it is so very much a meeting of equal ages and minds as well as bodies. Both have secrets in their pasts, and the story of their hedonistic path beyond pain and pleasure to a future together has wit and depth of emotion (I laughed out loud in places, and felt, well, a slight prickle behind the eyes in others). It's a great beginning for this author.

  • Fiordiligii
    2019-01-20 17:22

    I really, really, really wanted to like this story, mainly because I am sucker for a professor / student plot. Throw in some great writing, hot poetry and great sexual tension and I normally would float on cloud nine. However, while there was a lot of erotic tension, the sex itself felt somewhat distant and fast, usually ending rather too abruptly. Also, I understand that the hero, Alexandre, has some emotional hang ups, but most of the time he appeared cold and sadistic, as if he was playing with Carla, the heroine, and not in a good way. Carla is a great character, she, too, has to deal with a troubled past, a cheating deceased husband and desires that aren't really conventional, but what makes her shine like a beacon, was her strength and fortitude to face her demons. C-

  • Diana
    2019-02-04 17:15

    Delicate dominate storyline. European setting enlightening. Felt like the end of the story was somewhat rushed or anticlimatic or too neatly tied up. Maybe I expected some huge conflict between the characters. Otherwise, it was a delightful story.

  • Tania Smith
    2019-02-14 11:23

    First time reading this author. Have to say surprised me. Enjoyed this story a lot. Well constructed characters, felt their connection. Looking forward to the next one.

  • Alexandra
    2019-01-29 17:28

    Todo muy lindo pero vine en busca de un libro BDSM - erótica y creo que leí un romance rosa chicle.

  • Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
    2019-02-07 13:27

    Leigh‘s review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews3.5 STARSReview copy provided for an honest reviewDark Blue was a mix of emotions for me. I couldn’t put it down, but I’m not sure how I really felt about it.The romance between Professor Alex Lemaitre and returning student Carla Jonas was complex and steeped exploration; in both of them trying to discover the needs they each had, to discipline or accept such discipline. To control through sexual domination or be controlled. Alex was a multi-faceted hero in that he was dominant and caring, while at the same time being hard and aloof. He was a likeable, if somewhat confusing, character. I did not feel as much of a liking for Carla. She seemed to only have a backbone at certain times. She was bold enough to return to school and live out her dreams after the death of her husband, but afraid to stand up to her family. Assured enough to confront Alex about whether he was the masked man she met at a fetish party, but afraid to read an erotic poem aloud in class.The story itself was written in a very lush manner. The references to erotic poetry, the enchantment of the Oxford setting, and the British sayings immersed the reader in an English flavor which was charming. However, I just felt that in some manner, the sex and the plot itself fell short.The build up to the relationship between the characters was erotic, but during the actual sex scenes, I felt it was too rushed. I wanted more detail to understand the emotions between these two. Also, a mystery stalker was introduced into the plot, whose identity seemed to be resolved too obviously, and the allusions to Alex’s past seemed to hint at darkness, but I found the actual explanations to be, frankly, anti-climactic.A story with a sexy hero where discipline and BDSM were woven into a mix of erotic poetry, and a forbidden relationship between a professor and his student, Dark Blue had a lot of potential that I feel was not fully tapped. A second book has been released in this series with Alex’s brother, whom we have already met, so I am interested in hearing about his story. I just hope that Ms. Bond explores the full potential that Alex’s brother’s story has to offer. Dark Blue could have been wonderful, and while definitely worth reading, I can’t help but feel that it fell short of what it could have been.

  • Victoria Rainey
    2019-02-15 16:24

    Night Owl Review***4 1/2 Stars***Original Review Published here: Blue is the first book in the Study in Seduction by Natasha Bond. Five years after her husband’s death, Carla Jones is studying at Oxford University. She also wishes to explore domination and submission. She meets a man at a fetish party who she has trouble getting out of her head and months later finds out its her new Professor Alex Lemaitre. The attraction between them sizzles whenever they are in the same room together. Carla is unique she is older than the other students at Oxford. She leaves a career in journalism to pursue a career in literature. She is a strong woman who has had a rough life. Her husband was cheating on her before his death and she has not told anyone what he did. Alex Lemaitre is a professor at Oxford who specializes in erotic literature. While he is attracted to Carla, he pushes her harder that most because he thinks she can rise to the challenge. The chemistry between Carla and Alex is blistering hot. The sex scenes were hot and spicy. I loved that both Carla and Alex tried to fight there attraction even though that Carla wanted to know if Alex was her masked man at the party months earlier. Overall, I can’t wait to read the next book in the series. I really liked this book. While this book was set in England the English slang was easy to understand and not confusing in the least.

  • Lara Prado
    2019-01-16 12:32

    Si bien soy un poco reacia a estas historias en un principio, con 50 sombras aprendí a no negarme rotundamente desde un comienzo sin embargo, la historia fue un simple OK. ¡ Y NO ENTIENDO COMO! Tenia todo, pero todo para que me guste y creo que las tres estrellas se deben básicamente a eso, porque que el protagonista masculino, siempre hermoso por supuesto, sea francés, viviera en londres y enseñe literatura, ya lo hacia ideal. A eso sumarle varias escenas en la costa azul, uno de mis lugares favoritos en el mundo. Sin embargo a cada pagina me parecía más y más de lo mismo, no sentí la pasión ni conexión ni nada, no me sorprendí ni una sola vez. Fue, como dije, un OK con un lindo chico francés.

  • SaturNalia
    2019-02-09 18:16

    Carla is a widow and a freshman in collage. Alex is her hot new English professor. They met at a kink party, before the semester started, and he made her orgasm. They enter into a secret relationship pretty quickly. She meets his diabolical family in France, receives threatening notes, and deals with her own family issues. Alex didn't help her with any of it. They were two seperate entities, even though they were in a relationship, and she managed crisis after crisis on her own. I didn't feel the spark between Carla and Alex. The sex was rushed and over before it even began.

  • FioreRubi
    2019-02-15 12:18

    Linda historia!, muchos problemas que tuvo que enfrentar la chica., pero me hubiera gustado que la historia fuera mas larga y narrarán todo lo referente a los padres de Carla, como se enfrento a ellos y sus suegros con lo referente a Stephan, pero en fin.

  • Karla Cabcam
    2019-01-27 15:13

    Comenzó bien pero después se puso bastante aburrido.