Revealing Ruby (Novella) (Bound and Determined) - Lavinia Kent

*Book source ~ NetGalley


Madame Rouge, also known as Ruby, rules her house of pleasure with a firm hand. She makes sure her girls are safe, that everyone follows the rules and she never entertains the clients personally. All of that changes when American Captain Derek Price enters her establishment. Will Ruby break her own rules for the sexy Captain?  Derek believes in no attachments, but Ruby is making him rethink his long held beliefs.


Oh. My. This is one well-written steamy historical! Nom nom nom! Derek and Ruby step off the page and bring heat to any room. The writing is wonderful and the plot is well-done despite the brevity of the story. My one and only complaint is the ending. I didn’t like it. It’s possible Ruby & Derek will be mentioned in future books, but I would have loved to see some resolution to their situation instead of being left hanging.