Thank goodness I don't live back in 1771 if that's how it was then. This book was not an historic, erotic romance. It was not erotic at all. It didn't even have much romance. It had some history but a lot of spanking. Not sexy erotic spanking just brutal you better do as I say or I'll tan your hide spanking. And the "Don't look at me in that tone" spanking. "I only do this because I love you and want you to respect yourself" spanking. Not knowing this author I would suspect she (he) is an ex-husband spewing about how things ought to be instead of how they actually are, thank goodness. I wish I hadn't spent the money. I should have picked something from my wish list instead.