Review: The Velvet Chair (Velvet Lies #1), by C.P. Mandara 1

3 out of 5 Stars

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I have not read any other works by this author. Having said that I really felt lost for the first 1/2 of the book. Trying to go back and see if I missed something that would help explain some of the things in the story. Some of the storylines didn’t really make sense with no background information. So the first half of the book is why it’s getting a three while the last half of the book for anybody who keeps reading is probably more of a four however by the end of the book I was still not sure why there was fighting going on between the two families and they were trying to poison Mark. While this shows as book 1 it looks like there might be another series that came first??

Reviewed by Brave One

Our Blog was given this book in exchange for an honest review.


“Oh, darling. You’re going to be so easy to conquer.” His finger reached under my chin and pulled my face back to meet his. “I can’t wait to strip you out of that dress and watch you crawl around my home naked. I’m going to spank that delectable ass with every damn pervertible I can find. Hairbrushes, wooden spoons, spatulas, and I might even try a damn baking sheet. That ass of yours is always going to be prettily pink and perfectly swollen while you’re under my roof.”

My name is Mark Matthews. I own half of London, and the part I don’t own, I’m working on.

Life was all going swimmingly well until Michael Redcliff entered my life, demanding that I marry his daughter. Actually, swap demand for blackmail. He’s got goods on me that I want no one else to see, so for the time being I need to be his little lapdog.

I’ll marry his daughter. I’ll give him all the status, money and power he can handle… for as long as it takes me to get a divorce. You see, I can’t renege on our little arrangement – but she can. I give her a week. One week and she’ll be screaming the place down for her legal counsel.

I am never wrong.

About The Author:

Christina Mandara is a USA TODAY bestselling author and tends to write dark romance with lashings of kinky naughtiness. Her favourite pastime is travelling, and if it involves sun, sea and… sand then it’s all good.

In her spare time she’s usually cuddled up with a good book, exploring thecountryside or baking in the kitchen. In fact, she loves her kitchen so much she’s one of few woman who wouldn’t mind being tied to it! Her first and foremost love is writing, however, and more often than not you’ll find her on a laptop spinning tales of romance, erotica or dark, paranormal fantasies.

She’s a big fan of BDSM in all of its glorious forms, and her favourite item in thetoy closet (a box simply isn’t big enough) is her riding crop.

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