When charm and persuasion fail…Only seduction remains…On the night of her betrothal, Lydia Trent receives just a taste of what ecstasy will be at the hands of her fiancé…and then he leaves her wanting. After waiting six years, and tired of being neglected by her exceedingly reluctant husband-to-be, Lydia decides to break it off.
When Marcus, Lord Russell, receives Lydia’s letter requesting a release from their contract, he is stunned by her audacity. Confident he’ll have her eating out of his hand with his usual wit and charm, he’s determined to repair the damage. However, the headstrong woman she’s blossomed into is equally determined to thwart his every effort to win her back.
Marcus discovers, in spite of her conviction to end the union, Lydia is more responsive to his touch than he ever imagined. He just needs to get her alone to unleash the promised passion he sees within his wanton virgin. Marcus will use any tool in his arsenal to exploit her weakness–his kisses, his hands, his mouth…her own body. In short, he’ll just have to ruin her!
Review: What a deliciously sinful novella Ms. Vane debuted with!
Set in a time when parents chose who their children married, Ms. Vane has created characters who you can picture in your head as you frantically turn the page to see what happens next.
Lydia starts off as a simpering, innocent young girl with stars in her eyes and a heart that is about to be broken. Marcus cares naught for anyone but his own pleasures, though he is capable of feeling guilt at leaving Lydia alone and having various paramours. Both mature along the way, though I believe it’s Marcus who matures the most.
I absolutely adored Mariah and Nicholas and hope that eventually they’ll have their own book as I’m anxious to see what happens to them! Do they fall in love? Do they get married? Oh, Ms. Vane, you are a tease as I think they are no longer innocent!
And let’s not forget the formidable and calculating Lady Russell! There isn’t a single character in this book that I didn’t like or want to know more about.
I could not recommend this book anymore then possible. If you like a good scintillating book that leaves you fanning yourself, then you definitely should read A Breach of Promise!