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A heartless villain....
Lady Daphne Fairchild braves the journey from London to the wilds of Scotland alone with one purpose in mind: confront the man who purposely and methodically set out to ruin the men of her family. But what he demands in exchange for answers will thrust Daphne into a world of mystery, hatred, and lust.

An indecent proposal....
Thirty days and nights in the bed of the Earl of Hartmoor...this is the price she must pay to learn the truth of the dark lord’s vendetta against her family. Yet, when she accepts the offer, Daphne never expects to find that nothing is what she thought it was, and the truth proves far harder to stomach than she ever imagined.

A cruel desire that holds her captive....
Even as he uses her to exact his final revenge against her family, Daphne cannot deny the way her body reacts to his touch, the way her soul seems to become more intertwined with his by the day. Despite the ruin he has made of her life, she cannot escape that the threads of deceit, desire, and pain have tied them together irrevocably. With her fate now in his hands, she is uncertain whether he will turn out to be the hero who steals her heart, or the villain who destroys her soul.

©2018 Victoria Vale (P)2018 Victoria Vale

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WOW

What did you love best about The Villain: A Dark Regency Erotic Romance?

At last someone wrote sizzling erotica with great characters and a story that is hard to turn off.

What other book might you compare The Villain: A Dark Regency Erotic Romance to and why?

I've read many books in this genre but this Book rates better than any of them.

What about Darcy Stark’s performance did you like?

Perfect for this story

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

It was all good.

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Pick this book you won't regret it.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Well read and deliciously dark

This delicious story of a man with a deep hatred for the family of Daphne Fairchild is read wonderfully and with the male voice reading this Adam's words and emotions will jump out and surround you and suck you into their world. Magnificent story and darkly read gets my 5 stars!

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so hot, dark, erotic read!

Lady Daphne Fairchild - Victoria has a way of writing strong women in an era where women were considered dainty and weak. Her family has been destroyed, and she knows who has done it. She wants to know why. In the dead of the night, she rides alone to Scotland to confront the Earl of Kilmead and get her answers.
He says he will give her the answers she wants if she spends thirty days and thirty nights in his bed. If she does, he will also give her something that will save her family from homelessness. To save her family, she agrees.
How it ends you will have to listen to find out.
I loved this audible

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  • JK
  • Arcade, NY United States
  • 04-26-18

Scorching hot and emotionally strong

I’ve read this yummy dark story but to listen to Darcy Stark’s delivery just delivers me to another place. Adam’s family suffered through actions taken by Daphne’s brother. He sets forth on ruining the family. Daphne comes to his home to try and find out why he’s doing this. What happens next is a dark, erotic journey that you don’t want to end. I’d never read/listened to a story quite like this and I loved it. Victoria Vale really has a way with weaving a tale that is scorching hot, emotionally strong and gives you characters you want more of.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.


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Amazing

This is unlike any other historical romance I have read. It combines historical romance with some steamy and passionate scenes. By far one of the best books I have read.

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Darkly delicious

What can be more delicious then a story that is packed full of strong characters and delightful descriptive details. I received this book at no charge and at my request in exchange for an honest review. Two words darkly delicious 👍🏻👍🏻

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Absolutely loved this book!! Sad when it finished!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

What can I say, this book was so good and the characters were well developed.

Daphne Fairchilds family is on the brink of ruin, so she decides to try and make things right by going to visit the man responsible, Lord Adam Callahan. Lord Adam has a grudge against Daphne's father, brother and uncle, but she doesn't know why, as they are good people.

Lord Adam has a proposition for Daphne, that she stay for a month, and he will have free will of her, and at the end of that month, he will give her 30,000 pounds.. Daphne agrees to save her family.

Daphne finds out secrets of her family that she did not know, as well as secrets of Lord Adams as well, which will change her life.

This book was so hot and erotic, that it was hard to put down and I would recommend to anyone who has a penchant for these books.. Well written, and the Darcy Starks narration was excellent.

I can't wait for the next instalment!

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I look forward to the second book in this duology.

I enjoyed this book very much, but I was disappointed to have to wait for the second book in the series. It is available as an e-book, but the narration added so much to the story. The narration is outstanding on this book; it fits the characters and plot perfectly.

This book was very well written with good character development. I look forward to the second book in this duology.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Titillatingly riveting!

This book is EVERYTHING! The relationship between the two main characters is so unexpected. The twists and turns as different information is uncovered and the truth is revealed is mind blowing. I was on the edge of my seat and was upset every time I had to turn the audio off. Victoria Vale, you've done it again! I'm moving onto The Dove, then Hart. I gotta finish the whole thing, I'm so invested!

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extraordinaire

incredibly dark and amazing book I was so thrilled from the story the dark story and the steamy scenes were amazing I loved it it was absolutely one of the best dark stories and steamy stories I listen to for a long long time I loved it
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  • claude
  • 04-25-18

Loved this book.

A brilliant read. I couldn’t put it down. Brilliant story. Dark, and sensual. Loved characters, and story. I didn’t want it to end. A most read book.

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  • Austen
  • 04-16-18

Highly recommended Steamy Regency Tale

I have read the book and this was my review for that:- This is a spectacular story and highly recommended. Very early on one is hooked. This is a hot and steamy tale, but with a very strong narrative- that is to say not just a lot of random encounters.
Lady Daphne’s family has been destroyed and ruined in the eyes of the Ton by The Earl of Hartmoor (Adam). Daphne travels to his castle in Scotland to discover the reasons for the man’s hatred and need for vengeance. The narrative carefully leads us through this mystery. The characters are carefully drawn and believable.

The narrator is really good - he delivers the story superbly.

I love all of Victoria Vale’s book - she has a wonderful style and weaves a good story.