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The British Billionaire Bachelor Act Three

By: Maggie Carpenter
Published By: Dark Secrets Press
Copyright: Copyright � 2014 Maggie Carpenter
28 chapters, 65,000 words
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My ultimate goal for us, is that I will become your Master, he breathed, his eyes penetrating hers.

Truly in love for the first time in his Dominant life, Simon is deeply committed to his beautiful Belle, and is gently coaxing her down the path of her submissive journey, but Simon is also tasked with righting the wrong done to his father. His plan is about to be launched when Belle receives word that Lucinda, her spoiled, short-tempered, actress sister, is about to land on their doorstep.

Simon calls upon Joseph Cardinelli, the ex-marine who once saved Belle's life, to accompany the difficult Lucinda to London to be her chauffeur and bodyguard. The young starlet quickly learns that Joseph is one man who will not tolerate her Hollywood Diva dramas.

"You are a very naughty girl," Joseph scolded. "Bury your head in that pillow. I'm going to spank you quickly, and it will hurt, just as it should."

THE BRITISH BILLIONAIRE BACHELOR, ACT III is filled with intrigue as Simon sets about balancing the Karmic Scales on behalf of his father, while it explores the deepening, sensuous romance between Simon and Belle, and the burgeoning relationship of Lucinda and Joseph. Spanking, bondage, salacious sex and idyllic romance are their constant companions in this tale of love, lust, and subterfuge.

Chapter One

It was late Sunday night, and Simon's Bentley was zipping along the motorway, returning from another decadently delicious weekend at Chatsworth Hall.� The traffic was mercifully light, and Belle's blissful state continued to float around her.� It had only been an hour since she had emerged from the dungeon and Simon's particularly ardent attention.

The session had begun with a long, sensuous spanking, his deft fingers continuously exploring her hungry depths as his spanking hand rained slap after slap, then standing her up, he had laced her body with soft cotton cord, taking his time, circling and crisscrossing, weaving a tapestry against her skin.� Turning his attention to her succulent breasts, he had toyed and licked and pinched and nibbled, then finally laying her face down on the bed, her bottom raised high over pillows, he had fucked her into an explosive orgasm that had left them both utterly breathless.

"How are you feeling?" he asked, reaching across the cream leather and burled walnut console to hold her hand.

"Heavenly, and wishing I was curled up in bed with you," she sighed.

"I'm wishing the same thing," he smiled.� "Ah well, we'll be back soon."

"This is true, can't be soon enough for me," she replied, squeezing his hand.

It was Simon's habit to return late on Sunday evening to avoid the Monday morning traffic, but there were certain nights it wasn't so easy to leave the joy of their country home and climb into the car for the drive back to the city.

"Take a nap," he suggested, kissing her fingers before releasing her hand.

"I think I will," she yawned, tilting her seat back.�

As she let herself doze, she knew he was pondering his week ahead; he was a King and his empire needed his guiding hand, but it wasn't Sinclair Holdings that Simon began to focus on.� It was the man behind the scheme that had cost his father his fortune.� Darren Hardcastle.

Simon had spent a great deal of time going through the details of the scam and researching the eminent Mr. Hardcastle, and the investigation had made it clear the entire scheme, from the very start, had been set up to bilk the money from his elderly, trusting father.

It had been a real estate venture, and while his father had sought restitution, his lawyers advised that a suit would be costly and the chance of a positive outcome highly unlikely.� Though huge amounts of money had been spent on 'consulting fees' and 'research and development' and other vague expenses, they doubted anything illegal could be proven.�

"You chose to invest, and you lost.� Happens all the time," they'd declared.

Because Hardcastle had used land to bilk his father, Simon wanted to do exactly the same thing to him, and had already set his plan into motion.� Tyler Anderson, his longtime friend and realtor, a man who had been critical in Simon's real estate successes and was responsible for bringing Belle into his life, was already on board.� Everything was in place, but Simon was missing a key element; a front man. �It had to be someone new to the business scene in London, someone unassociated with him, someone utterly trustworthy, someone smart and savvy who could think on his feet, and until he found that very special 'someone,' though all the pieces were in place, he couldn't move forward.

Belle yawned and stretched, blinking her eyes open.

"Where are we?" she mumbled.

"Almost home," he replied.

"Did you come up a plan to save the world?"

"I've been thinking about Darren Hardcastle," he replied.

"Really?� What about him?"

"Everything's in place but there's a player I still need to find," he declared.

"Can I help?" she offered.

"I need someone sharp, someone to plant some seeds, but someone Hardcastle would never suspect as being a double agent."

"Yikes.� That's a tough one," she agreed.

"Very," he nodded.� "The weird thing is, I know he exists.� I can feel it.� I just can't quite put my finger on who it is."

"Don't worry, it'll come to you.� It always does," she said reassuringly.

"You're right, it does.� I'm trying to be patient but the groundwork's been done, and I'm eager to lure Hardcastle in."

"I'll bet, and remember, I want to help," she proclaimed.

"You won't let me forget," he quipped, and as he drove through the city streets, still slick from an earlier rain, he saw Belle shiver.� "Are you cold?� We're only five minutes from home but I can still turn the heater up."

"I love it," she smiled.� "I'd forgotten how I adore the winter here.� In L.A. it hardly ever gets truly cold."

"I think the London natives would have your head if they heard you say that?" he warned.�

"I suppose.� I'm just so glad I'm here, and having that wonderful Christmas without mom and Lucinda, that was one of my favorite things about the holidays.� I know that sounds mean, but it's true."

"I know," he replied consolingly.� "It's a shame.� Maybe one day they'll calm down and you'll be able to enjoy them."

"Maybe, but it's okay if they don't.� I love my life here, my life with you, and I adore your father."

"Home at last," he announced, turning into the garage.

As the car slowly rolled to a stop, the door that led into the vast home opened immediately, and Henry Chambers, Simon's butler, stepped forward.

"Enjoyable trip, Sir?" he asked.

"Very, but we're tired," Simon replied "No supper tonight, unless you want something, Belle?"

"Oh no, not for me.� Just sleep."

"Very well, Sir.� I'll shall be up momentarily with your bags."

"Thank you, Henry.� Just leave them inside the living room door," Simon requested, and taking Belle by the elbow, walked down the hall to the elevator. As the doors closed, Belle leaned against him.

"I can't wait to get into bed," she moaned.� "You completely wore me out."

"Mmmm, it was a long interlude we had," he smiled.� "You're not complaining, are you?"

"Heavens, no," she exclaimed, "though I do wish we could have stayed for a few more days."

"We'll do a longer visit soon, I promise."

As they wandered into their bedroom suite, Simon spied some envelopes sitting in a silver tray on the coffee table.

"Looks like we got some Saturday mail," he commented, moving across and picking them up.� "There's one for you."

"Really?� I wonder who...oh, no, I hope not," she groaned, and taking the envelope from his hand, she cringed.� "It is.� It's from my mother.� Will she ever get with the times and send emails?"

"Aren't you going to open it?" Simon asked, as she threw it back on the table.

"Nope, not tonight.� I already know what it says, and I'm too tired and feel too yummy to read anything from her.� I'm going to bed," she sighed.� "Can't you leave yours too?"

"Absolutely," he smiled.� "You're quite right. I'm sure there's nothing there that can't wait until morning."

Ten minutes later the lights were out and they were snuggled close, the gentle sound of returning rain splattering against the windows.

"I'll never get tired of that sound," she sighed, "especially when I'm listening to it laying next to you."

"I don't love the rain like you do," he yawned, pulling her into his body, "but I do love you next to me like this, and that's my something I'll never get tired of," he said softly.

"What wonderful words to take to sleep with me," she purred, and closing her eyes, she began to drift away.

Her head in his shoulder, he stared up at the ceiling, the ghostly light of the clock on his nightstand sending charcoal shadows above his head.

I know you want to help with this Hardcastle thing, but I'm not going to let anything happen to you, Belle Somers, and there is no way you'll be putting yourself at risk.�
Denise on 02/01/2015 02:00pm
I have enjoyed this series. Wasn't too into the sister, but loved Joseph. Not sure on the whole master thing, but the writing makes it sound wonderful. I did feel it was anti-climatic when he was killed without knowing what Simon did to him. This may or may not be the end of the series, but i do love how each books does stand alone, even though they may leave you wanting more.
Denise on 02/01/2015 02:00pm
I have enjoyed this series. Wasn't too into the sister, but loved Joseph. Not sure on the whole master thing, but the writing makes it sound wonderful. I did feel it was anti-climatic when he was killed without knowing what Simon did to him. This may or may not be the end of the series, but i do love how each books does stand alone, even though they may leave you wanting more.
JK on 03/25/2014 04:23pm
I loved this whole trilogy! This third installment was every bit as good as the other two. It finishes the story very nicely! I would definitely recommend this to anyone who enjoys a great read with lots of erotic scenes and spankings and wonderful mystery and intrigue! Keep them coming Maggie Carpenter!!
JK on 03/25/2014 04:23pm
I loved this whole trilogy! This third installment was every bit as good as the other two. It finishes the story very nicely! I would definitely recommend this to anyone who enjoys a great read with lots of erotic scenes and spankings and wonderful mystery and intrigue! Keep them coming Maggie Carpenter!!
A. Smith on 02/25/2014 07:49am
I gave this book 5 stars. Talk about tension - I would not have thought Belle's spoilt younger sister would be introduced into this ongoing journey of Belle's and Simon. Wow!!! Fireworks, excitement - thought I had seen it in books one and two. Maggie Carpenter has shown what can be done with two main characters and knows just how to keep her readers wanting more. I wonder if there will be a book 4??? Hats off to an author that knows her material and how to share it with her readers.
A. Smith on 02/25/2014 07:49am
I gave this book 5 stars. Talk about tension - I would not have thought Belle's spoilt younger sister would be introduced into this ongoing journey of Belle's and Simon. Wow!!! Fireworks, excitement - thought I had seen it in books one and two. Maggie Carpenter has shown what can be done with two main characters and knows just how to keep her readers wanting more. I wonder if there will be a book 4??? Hats off to an author that knows her material and how to share it with her readers.
jeanped on 02/14/2014 02:20pm
I really enjoyed this latest book by Maggie Carpenter. This book though can really only be understood properly if you have read the first two books... I love how she, Ms. Carpenter, was able to have Lucinda redeem herself... I found the Darren Hardcastle part to be anticlimactic, since he never really understood or knew how he got screwed... It would have been better if everything was taken away from him like what happened to his minions.
jeanped on 02/14/2014 02:20pm
I really enjoyed this latest book by Maggie Carpenter. This book though can really only be understood properly if you have read the first two books... I love how she, Ms. Carpenter, was able to have Lucinda redeem herself... I found the Darren Hardcastle part to be anticlimactic, since he never really understood or knew how he got screwed... It would have been better if everything was taken away from him like what happened to his minions.
Sally on 02/12/2014 06:10am
I loved books 1 and 2. The characters became part of my life. I was so happy to see that Ms. Carpenter did another one. I hope it continues on! Great character development of Simon and Belle - and so consistent through out all 3 books! I must love Simon!! Joseph and Lucinda are a lot of fun, too. What a delightful monster Lucinda turns out to be! But Joseph can handle her! This book is very, very sexy, with fascinating scenes and creative twists to the plot. Not your run-of-the-mill BDSM! I couldn't read it fast enough, all the while praying it would magically continue on and on. Can't wait for Book 4 (hint to Ms. Carpenter!).
Sally on 02/12/2014 06:10am
I loved books 1 and 2. The characters became part of my life. I was so happy to see that Ms. Carpenter did another one. I hope it continues on! Great character development of Simon and Belle - and so consistent through out all 3 books! I must love Simon!! Joseph and Lucinda are a lot of fun, too. What a delightful monster Lucinda turns out to be! But Joseph can handle her! This book is very, very sexy, with fascinating scenes and creative twists to the plot. Not your run-of-the-mill BDSM! I couldn't read it fast enough, all the while praying it would magically continue on and on. Can't wait for Book 4 (hint to Ms. Carpenter!).
Merna on 02/08/2014 06:44pm
I have been waiting for this story, and was not disappointed. Loved the intrigue of Simon's quest to get some satisfaction and revenge for his father, and the relationship that developed between Joseph and Lucinda. I wish the villain could have been aware that he lost the battle. His being taken out of the picture was a bit abrupt. Would like to read more about the relationships of Belle and Simon, Joseph and Lucinda. Hope the series is not over.
Merna on 02/08/2014 06:44pm
I have been waiting for this story, and was not disappointed. Loved the intrigue of Simon's quest to get some satisfaction and revenge for his father, and the relationship that developed between Joseph and Lucinda. I wish the villain could have been aware that he lost the battle. His being taken out of the picture was a bit abrupt. Would like to read more about the relationships of Belle and Simon, Joseph and Lucinda. Hope the series is not over.
BEM on 02/07/2014 02:31pm
I really enjoyed the first book of this series, thought the second was even better, and this is yet another notch above. Great read. A true followup to the promises at the end of Book II. A nefarious blackmailer, the romantic D/s continuation of Simon and Belle, and the addition of Belle's bratty sister (Lucinda) )and the hunky marine (Joseph) who delivers her first spanking... just all works. I hope this isn't the end of the series. Would love a follow up with the Lucinda and Joseph characters.
BEM on 02/07/2014 02:31pm
I really enjoyed the first book of this series, thought the second was even better, and this is yet another notch above. Great read. A true followup to the promises at the end of Book II. A nefarious blackmailer, the romantic D/s continuation of Simon and Belle, and the addition of Belle's bratty sister (Lucinda) )and the hunky marine (Joseph) who delivers her first spanking... just all works. I hope this isn't the end of the series. Would love a follow up with the Lucinda and Joseph characters.
LJ on 02/06/2014 08:31pm
What a fabulous book! I have loved each of the books in this series. I love that Simon and Belle are taking the next step with her training. I also love the story line of Joseph and Lucinda, I would like to see the rest of that story! A must read series, but a fabulous author.
LJ on 02/06/2014 08:31pm
What a fabulous book! I have loved each of the books in this series. I love that Simon and Belle are taking the next step with her training. I also love the story line of Joseph and Lucinda, I would like to see the rest of that story! A must read series, but a fabulous author.
Emily Tilton on 02/06/2014 03:43am
I'm going to level with you. I read D/s erotic romance for the D/s sex. Ms. Carpenter puts a great deal of plot and character around her D/s sex, and that stuff is solid, but I need to be honest and say that that's not why I'm reading a book by Maggie Carpenter. I'm reading a book by Maggie Carpenter because she writes the transition from sweet romance to D/s better than almost anyone else I know. She doesn't disappoint here: Belle (sweet submissive) and her sister Lucinda (brat) both go on D/s journeys with Simon (cultured billionaire) and Joseph (rough and tumble chauffeur) that provide plenty of hotness--especially (for my own taste) when Simon begins Belle's training. If you like young women under tables servicing the men they call Sir, you'll love this book.
Emily Tilton on 02/06/2014 03:43am
I'm going to level with you. I read D/s erotic romance for the D/s sex. Ms. Carpenter puts a great deal of plot and character around her D/s sex, and that stuff is solid, but I need to be honest and say that that's not why I'm reading a book by Maggie Carpenter. I'm reading a book by Maggie Carpenter because she writes the transition from sweet romance to D/s better than almost anyone else I know. She doesn't disappoint here: Belle (sweet submissive) and her sister Lucinda (brat) both go on D/s journeys with Simon (cultured billionaire) and Joseph (rough and tumble chauffeur) that provide plenty of hotness--especially (for my own taste) when Simon begins Belle's training. If you like young women under tables servicing the men they call Sir, you'll love this book.

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