Saturday, April 28, 2012

Review: "A Wild Night's Bride" by Victoria Vane

"A Wild Night's Bride"
Author: Victoria Vane
Series: The Devil DeVere #1
Genre: Historical Romance, Erotica
Pages: ebook novella
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Source: Author in exchange for an honest review.
Published: April 27, 2012 by Breathless Press

Goodreads Blurb:
WITH THE DEVIL IN CHARGE...THERE WILL BE HELL TO PAY... What happens when a struggling actress and a grieving widower come together in a night of unbridled debauchery orchestrated by a bored and machinating rake?

She’s a lonely lady down on her luck...
Phoebe Scott, alias Kitty Willis, is a struggling Covent Garden actress with a bruised heart and a closely guarded secret.

He’s steadfast and eminently respectable
Sir Edward Chambers, Ned to his intimates, is guilt-ridden over his beloved wife’s death and avowed to live out a rustic and mundane life … of celibacy.

With the devil in charge — there will surely be hell to pay. Devil in disguise, Viscount Ludovic DeVere, is determined to return his best friend, Ned, to the land of the living. His meddling machinations result in a night of mind blowing passion after which “dull dog Ned” awakes to find himself in the King of England’s bed!

A WILD NIGHT’S BRIDE, a sexy, rollicking Georgian romp!

"Reckless hearts, battling wits, and plenty of steam in a wonderfully well drawn Georgian setting.”- NYT Bestselling author Grace Burrowes

"Victoria Vane ignites the Georgian era with her delightful characters and deliciously wickedsensuality." - AllisonChase, author of Recklessly Yours

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My Review:
This wasn't a great book but was still entertaining. Phoebe is a struggling actress that is smart and resourceful but also lonely and has been mistreated in the past. Ned our hero is a complete gentlemen heartbroken by the lose of his wife three years prior which he feels guilty about but overall he's a good person. He is talked into attending a brothel party by his best friend were he meets our heroine. Both are out of place and seek each others company to escape the goings on around them. During this short interlude they develop feelings for each other almost a love at first sight scenario. 
The book starts out good and even a little funny at times but I felt the couple develop feelings for each other a little too quickly and I have to say I didn't much care for the ending but this could be do to the fact that its the first book in a series and some of the loopholes could be cleared up in the next book. Overall the story was unique for a historical romance  unlike anything I've read. The author used some very vivid descriptions for a novella which I liked but left me hanging at the end. So, I would recommend it to someone looking for a entertaining, quick erotic historical. Overall I enjoyed the book but it wasn't anything spectacular.

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