The characters were well thought out. Fiske is, for all the trouble and suffering he's caused, a garden variety villain. This was a dangerous game for him. Lord Hadley was seduced from a young age by his stepmother who was not much older than him. Yet, the imposing vision he presented was somehow softened by a generous mouth and the most fascinating dimple in his chin. Her plan to be done with dominating men forever is simple: find herself a kind husband who will leave her to her books.
While Hadley is masquerading as a primped, powdered and pomaded Italian nobleman, she effects drawling, bored aristocratic tones, but as Hadley returns to his more honourable self, she effects a subtle change and adopts a pleasant, manly voice with just the right amount of inflection to render him more likeable. Creative and imaginative; the thought of the forms his cruelty would take were terrifying. I was happy with what came about in the end for some and wished that there had been explicit mention of some dispensary of justice for others. Fill out the Rafflecopter form below: This week's book reviews: March 18: Glory Road by Lauren K. Next, the heart of the story begins when a young innocent Mary Edwardes is forced by Sir Richard, the guardian her father appointed, to leave her country estate and go to London for the purpose of being married off as an heiress. Perhaps I should try again? Follow Mary and Hadley as they navigate the waters of intrigue,and love. It seems Lady Barbara is going about it all wrong trying to get him interested.
I needed a little more time with Hadley and Mary just being in love and no one trying to get them apart. The first three books cover it in glorious detail. Finally at her breaking point, Daphne intends to create a scandal so big, her austere husband will have no choice but to divorce her. What didn't work for me was the short timeline for the change of character and redemption of Hadley. The only minor quibble was the ending felt a little rushed and I wanted to know more of the villain's punishment.
Yes, this is an honest review. With an heiress as his ward, her uncle develops a scheme which will forever change Mary's life. The story takes a dark twist and suddenly Mary's very life is in danger. Mary Edwardes has been living in the country, enjoying her life. Perhaps I'll revisit it in the future. He wanted to marry her off to someone, where he would profit the most. The writing is flawless the setting superb.
A dangerous game of seduction, and intrigue …When summoned from abroad by a former lover, Lord Hadley perceives an opportunity for vengeance at last. Mary and Hadley are the perfect combination of good and evil. So, when I heard that Treacherous Temptations will be her first full-length novel, I was equally excited about it. She handles the large cast with confidence, portraying the devious and dastardly Barbara and the oily, corrupt Sir Richard particularly well. He wants his home back.
Barbara is without doubt one of the most unabashedly irredeemable villainesses I've encountered in some time. I know that it is all about him redeeming himself but sometimes the author can make a character to vial for the reader to want to believe in him. I fear it is well beyond my ability. To read the complete review, visit: Disclosure: I received a copy for review as part of the book tour. His family name and fortune have been destroyed after a scandal and tragedy is exposed.
Vane adroitly gives this classic trope a uniquely Georgian twist all her own, while weaving actual historical events into the story. The heroine, Mary, was a very innocent and naïve character. And only a fool believes him. That woman was pure evil, and did awful things over the course of the book. I loved this story,it will captivate you as well as have you holding your breath,with the twists and turns of this story. All reviews are the true and honest opinion of the blogger reviewing the book. Is Hadley as perfidious as he appears or are those glimpses when he's alone with Mary the true Hadley? I am amazed at the elaborations and details that went into building the Treacherous Temptations world.
Victoria Vane is a bestselling, award-winning author of smart and sexy romance. A young girl that adores the simple country life, she is resigned to her fate. So, when I heard that Treacherous Temptations will be her first full-length novel, I was equally excited about it. I also try to read a book or two before beginning my next project. Even in her village there would have been people who were rotten, and nineteen is well out of the schoolroom. With lush, flawless prose and a plot steeped in rich, historical details, Victoria Vane owns the Georgian era. A dissolute nobleman wrongly stripped of his title, lands and estates is bent on revenge.
Yet, Marcus discovers, in spite of her conviction to end the engagement, Lydia is more responsive to his touch than he ever imagined. A dissolute nobleman bent on retribution… Trapped in a duplicitous existence since scandal destroyed his fortune and family name, Lord Hadley Blanchard has spent the better part of a decade posing as a disaffected exile while spying and seducing in the service of the English Crown. Already jaded and cynical since the woman he loved died years ago, he's become even more so since unexpectedly inheriting a dukedom's responsibilities and finding himself the target of every husband-hunting vixen in London. I chose this excerpt because, for me, it perfectly illustrates her descriptive flair. When he discovers who Mary is, he initially sees her not only as the means to a large fortune but also a instrument of revenge against her guardian, Sir Richard, the man he holds responsible for stealing his inheritance. There is a tinny, slightly echoey background, as if Ms. Once again, I was swept back into the Georgian era with all its elegance, opulence and decadence which she captures so perfectly.