A wonderful novella! From the blurb: 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? With the devil in charge… there will be hell to pay!
Confidently situated in Georgian England, with a believable and well-researched historical setting, characterisation and dialogue. It is fast-paced, colourful, amusing and delightfully sensual, and the description is wonderfully visual. I loved the strong, uncompromising characters and the grittiness of their actions and choices, which felt true to the era. I found myself emotionally invested in the story, and hoping for a satisfying ending (which was neatly delivered).
What I most enjoyed was Victoria’s expert juxtaposition of passionate, erotic content with mundane action, which added to the thrill of the sexual encounters. And goodness me, what steamy sequences!
I am looking forward to reading the next titles in this Devil DeVere series; the next one is cleverly set up in A Wild Night’s Bride, meaning I’m keen to read on.
In all, I heartily recommend this novella for readers who enjoy fun, sexy historical romps.
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