Title: Devil’s Bargain (The Regency Rags To Riches Series, #2)
Genre: Historical romance/Erotic
Author: Jade Lee
Publisher: ePublishing works, Oct. 2012
Source: purchase (Kindle, $.99)
Sexy Rating: 5+
Violence Rating: 0
Description from Amazon.com:
A penniless relation, thanks to the sudden death of her father, Lynette resigns to the inevitable: selling herself into marriage. But to whom?
Viscount Marlock—a carnal, unrepentant, dark-devil of a man—has offered to arrange a profitable match. But for a price. The Viscount commits to teach her all she must know about ensnaring a man—using touch and tongue—opening her to the pleasures of the flesh. In turn, she must obey without question, trusting his whispered promises.
But who will be caught, and who will be saved?
The fact that Jade Lee can make us eventually want Adrian and Lynette to have a happily-ever-after is due to her skill as an author. This is a sordid story but we are made to see the humanity in each of the characters. Both Lynette and Adrian had much to lose by not completing the agreed upon contract. Only by a serendipitous happening could this conundrum be solved.
I liked this book in spite of my dislike of Adrian, who was acting the pimp. It is super sexy. Written with in-depth characterization. Side characters, although few, are well developed and add to the narrative. Although book #2 in the series it is definitely a standalone book. At this writing it is e-book only, with a giveaway price of $.99 on Amazon. I highly recommend this book to all Jade Lee fans, and those who like very sexy stories, you won’t be sorry.