A reluctant heiress resigned to her fate....
Mary Elizabeth Edwardes has one of the largest fortunes in England but has no desire to leave her quiet country existence...and even less to acquire a husband she cannot choose for herself.
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.
A dangerous game of seduction, and intrigue....
When summoned from abroad by a former lover, Lord Hadley perceives an opportunity for vengeance at last. By employing the full measure of his seductive charm, he woos the ward of the man who destroyed his life, little knowing that winning Mary's fortune will mean risking his own treacherous heart.
Mature content warning - This audiobook contains sexually explicit material.
©2013 Victoria Vane (P)2016 Victoria Vane
Historical romances are not expected to be great literature but I do expect a well thought out story. This one was not bad - just very improbable. I found that unsatisfactory.
If you like your romances with a good side of steam this is for you. Lots of entanglements, great characters, vivid storytelling and drama. Excellent audio and exciting to listen to. Lots of variety in the narration - brought the characters really to life.
My favorite books are 'Historical Romance'. A good book takes you away from your everyday life & puts you in the middle of an adventure.
Stevie Zimmerman did a nice job narrating.
By Victoria Vane
Happy living in the beautiful English countryside, Mary Elizabeth Edwardes is coming to terms with the death of her father. When her devious and unscrupulous uncle disrupts her peaceful existence. With an heiress as his ward, her uncle develops a scheme which will forever change Mary's life.
A dissolute nobleman wrongly stripped of his title, lands and estates is bent on revenge. He soon realizes the man who striped him of everything is the uncle of the most refreshing, honest and enchanting woman he's ever met. Lord Hadley Blanchard is most confused by what he feels for Mary, as he's still intertwined in a twisted, dubious triangle.
A triangle of dark, sexual deceit motivated by greed.
Mary is a refreshing surprise, pure, sweet and kind. She is a beautiful light in a this plot filled with the most creatively devious people in England. Treacherous Temptations is the perfect name for this story. Author Victoria Vane intricately weaves darkness and light in this story exceptionally well. A refreshing, potent story of one woman bringing beautiful, blinding light into one man's dark bleak world, through the gift of pure love. I truly loved this story.
A must read. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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