A Wild Night's Bride

The Devil DeVere, #1

A Wild Night's Bride is an intriguing, erotically charged historical romance I couldn't put down! It was a pleasure to follow Phoebe and Ned's story as they were always on edge with sexual tension and the fear of being caught. The supporting characters added a creative spin to the story and they meshed with the hero and heroine perfectly to make a smoothly written erotic romance. The plot is unique and adventurous, while being sensual and romantic at the same time. The by-play between Ned and his best friend, DeVere was the perfect blend between friendship, mischief, and frustration as good friendships seem to be. They meshed delightfully (as did the hero and heroine, of course) and I feel sure we'll see more from both in the near future. I can hardly wait for more! I always enjoy a story from Victoria Vane and A Wild Night's Bride is no exception. I highly recommend it!

Phoebe couldn't get past the bit parts at the theatre where she'd been working for three years. Now the theatre was about to close and her savings weren't enough to carry her through. She resigned herself to the fact that she would need to find a protector/benefactor to advance her acting career. She set out to find one and inadvertently finds Ned, a widower who's not looking for a mistress. Misunderstandings develop between them and when alcohol and an intriguing wager are added to the mix, sensual feelings are awakened. While on edge from sexual tension and the threat of being caught, Phoebe and Ned are consumed with desire and find themselves in quite an erotic predicament, with both unsure where it will lead.

Book Blurb for A Wild Night's Bride

With the devil in charge … there could be hell to pay

She needs a protector… Once seduced by whispered promises of a faithless lover, Phoebe Scott is determined to make a name on the Covent Garden stage, but after three years of bit parts, she realizes she'll never achieve her goals on her own merits. Acknowledging her success is dependent on a powerful patron, Phoebe is now resolved to find a protector to secure her future. With this goal in mind, she seeks out the best prospects at London's most notorious brothel.

He's avowed to celibacy… Sir Edward "Ned" Chambers has been lost and lonely since his wife’s death in childbirth. Burdened with blame, he has sworn to a life of celibacy, but after three years, he is inwardly edgy, irritable, and increasingly discontent. Perceiving the cause behind Ned’s unhappiness, as well as the obvious cure, his best friend and rake of the first order, "The Devil" DeVere, is hell-bent to return Ned to the land of the living. DeVere's machinations result in an outrageous wager that could lead Ned to a new love… or land them all in the Tower!

All bets are off in in this racy Georgian romp! (romantic comedy with mature content)

Night Owl Reviews Jul, 2012 4.50