Title: A Wild Night’s Bride (The Devil DeVere, book 1)
Genre: Historical Romance/ Georgian
Author: Victoria Vane
Publisher: Breathless Press, 2012
Source: Kindle purchase, $.99
Sexy Rating: 5
Description from amazon.com:
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 has avowed to live out a rustic and mundane life…of celibacy.
With the devil in charge, there will 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!
Should a person who often doesn’t like short stories or novellas read and review one? In this case a resounding “yes”. This was a delicious, over the top romp through the bawdy Georgian nightlife of London. For the short length of the novella the characters were well drawn. For dear celibate Ned, he takes to lust like a reformed rake. Phoebe is sweet and trying to make a living in a world that is unkind to women. DeVere is the quintessential reprobate. I will be interested to see what woman can bring him around in future installments of the series. (Hint: it looks like it is to be Diana)