My review contains spoilers and they're mostly my thoughts as I went with the book...
Lady Meriwyn’s Punishment, an erotic medieval novella, was my first read by Renee Rose. It was a free download from the publisher a while back. Had it in my TBR for a while and been meaning to read it... Unfortunately, this didn’t work for me.
This is a short story so I’ll try my best to be precise. Lady Meriwyn has recently been married to Lord Conrad. He was a widower with an 8 yrs. old girl before they married. He’s also quite a few years older than her as I understood. The marriage has been good so far, only now, Conrad decides it’s time to introduce Meriwyn to his preference to domination and spanking.
The first few encounters go awkward but well, though I didn’t like the way Conrad would find ridiculously innocuous reasons to deem Meriwyn guilty and deserving of his ‘punishment’. It was like ‘Did you just laugh? Did I ask you to laugh???? Why did you laugh, now I’m going to spank the sh!t outta you woman!!!!!!’... literally.
I’d like to talk about some good stuff of the story. The writing, for one. I really liked it and thought the author is talented. She got me hooked since the first page. The sex was pretty good too and I was enjoying it somewhat, when came the bad stuff that totally put me off. This was something concerning Conrad’s daughter Anna. Meriwyn thought she handled the matter well so decided not to inform Conrad of it. Oh, but you can’t hide anything from your lord and master, can you? So it was such a bad ‘offense’ that Conrad had to strap Meriwyn’s butt raw for it, to show her her place. There was nothing playful about it if you’re thinking of it.
Come to think of it, it never felt to me that Meriwyn was a willing party to any of Conrad’s ministrations or whatever you call those. I never thought she actually wanted to be spanked and punished but did it, at first, out of obligation because that’s what her husband demanded of her. But that one incident at the end left such a bad taste in my mouth where Conrad finally subdues Meriwyn’s ‘willful, disobedient’ attitude. WOW. I’m impressed..... not!
If I thought that was bad, I was wrong... the next morning he goes and has rough anal sex with her. When she protests that it’s hurting, he says something like, ‘it’s supposed to hurt cause it’s your punishment’.
What? Are for real, dude????? Seriously? And then you had the gall to take her in your arms and tell her you love her? And Meriwyn is happy just cause he said so?
Sorry, nope. 2 stars.
Unfortunately, "Lady Meriwyn’s Punishment" is no longer a free read.