[Siren Classic: Erotic Historical Romance]
Severus is a slave, dragged from the fields to an uncertain future. Warned to expect no mercy from a mysterious young woman who comes to him in the night, he learns that his natural father is his owner, Calvus, and that he has a half-brother, Thallus.
Thallus has no sexual interest in women but he is desperate for an heir. Severus and Thallus' sexy young wife Lydia, whom Severus recognizes as the mystery woman who warned him, are sent to the family palace at Baiae and expected to breed.
Lydia, used to an unconsummated, loveless marriage, is intrigued by the handsome Severus and appalled by her husband's and father-in-law's treatment of him. She finds herself anticipating their lovemaking. She also wants to help Severus to escape because she knows that once he has served his purpose, Thallus and Calvus will never let him live.
They have just a month to escape.
A Siren Erotic Romance
5 Angels - "Escape To Love is a rare erotic romance set in Roman times. The unique setting prompts equally unique sexual positions and variations. The writing sparkles, the research is well woven in, and the emotion builds. Severus is strong yet gallant. The first scene made me sympathetic to his situation. Lydia is witty and brave. Together, they work as a couple. Escape To Love is a extraordinary read." -- Kimber, Fallen Angel Reviews
5 Cherries - "It's very clear that the author did her research, and knows her facts about the Roman Empire. I found those little details she incorporated about everyday life fascinating and they greatly enriched the plot. Parts of this story were laugh out loud funny, and others were just how I like my romance: Hot. Thanks to Lindsay Townsend, I will never look at spanking the same again. I highly enjoyed, and greatly recommend Escape to Love!" -- Daisy, Whipped Cream Reviews
4 Bookmarks - "Lindsay Townsend's ability to weave historical tales with the amount of passion and sensuality has me completely hooked. Escape to Love is timeless and true love lasts forever and is able to scale all heights. Severus and Lydia beat the odds and for that I am glad. Escape to Love is available at Siren Publishing. Lovers of historical romance will be thrilled with this steamy and sweet novella. I know I was!" -- Natalie S., Wild on Books
4 Stars - "Escape To Love is written with humor. The scenes where Apollonius is giving the couple instructions on how to create a child are funny." -- Anne Boling, ReviewYourBook
“Lady Lydia?” Apollonius called again from outside their room.
“I am showing the slave the plate again,” she said, a deep blush flooding her face. “The spanking plate.”
“Ah, good!” intoned the philosopher. “Carry on.”
Severus meanwhile had kept his own face straight through this exchange. “Ready?” he whispered.
Finally she nodded and now, as he turned her, placing a cushion between himself and her as he guided her face down across his lap, she was relaxed, unfearful.
“In this I am virgin,” he muttered, amazed when she offered him reassurance, giving his ankle a squeeze.
“I am not made of pottery, Severus,” she whispered. “Let us make a show for our listeners.”
Gratified and touched by her courage, he cupped her bottom in his hand.
“You have a very pretty backside, Lady Lydia,” he whispered, hearing her breathing quicken with excitement. He was beyond that state himself, hence the cushion: her jiggling about on his lap would otherwise set him off for sure.
He patted one pale moon cheek and then the other. “You should show it off more, in that gorgeous bathing costume. Preferably, after it's been slightly tanned.”
Aware of the listeners outside the door, he slapped her a few times, each smack sounding very loud in the still villa. As her hips began to rise in answer to his slaps he fell into a fast, staccato rhythm, forgetting the guards and everything else as she began to moan with fresh arousal, thrusting her hips against his braced thigh.
Who would have thought it? Perhaps the scholar was right after all.
He ripped off her tunic and slipped his fingers into her, finding her wetter than ever.
“Lady, I am ready, too,” he said softly, gently kneading the hot, sweet spots between her legs. “Do you wish?”
She nodded, scrambling off his lap and casting herself over a cushion, presenting her lightly-pinked haunches to him. Suddenly any questions about love making face-to-face became impossible. Severus tore off his own tunic and positioned himself behind her raised bottom and pink, glistening cleft.
“Suck my fingers,” he instructed, his other hand kneading more firmly now as he eased one finger then two into her virgin passage. He butted the swollen, bulging head of his cock against her tight opening and forced himself to be still, afraid of ramming in too harshly or of spending his seed outside her. It was so long since he had been with a woman.
Beneath him, Lydia wriggled and backed up against him, trying to impale herself on him. He felt a jolt of fierce pleasure at her movements and the soft enveloping of her tongue and lips around his fingers and it was too much. He plunged into her sweet, hot passage, going deep, feeling her open for him, hearing her sharp cry of surprise change to a groan of pleasure.