Review: A Season For Sin by Vicky Dreiling

A Season For Sin by Vicky Dreiling
Series:  The Sinful Scoundrels (# 0.5)
Release Date: September 4, 2012
Publisher:  Forever Yours, Hachette
Pages: 122
Source:  NetGalley

Introducing the Sinful Scoundrels…

The Earl of Bellingham is nothing is not a creature of habit: money, meals, and mistresses must be strictly managed if a man is to have a moment’s peace. It’s a system that works splendidly for him–until now. With his oldest and dearest friends succumbing, one by one, to wedded bliss, Bell is now restless and a trifle lonely. Enter the Sinful Scoundrels–Colin Brockhurst, Earl of Ravenshire, and Harry Norcliffe, Viscount Evermore–who drag him back into society and draw his rakish eye to the ton’s new beautiful young widow. Bell isn’t after a wife, but a challenge. And Laura Davenport should fit the bill quite nicely…

 

Review:  When I read a Regency romance, I want them to be just like this one; filled with rich historical details that pull you in, characters that vibrantly come to life, dashes of humor woven in, and passion to steal your breath. Vicky Dreiling is a masterful regency author. She’s amazingly talented and I love reading her work. From start to finish, she hooks me and takes me on a tilt-a-whirl romantic adventure.

Andrew Carrington, Earl of Bellingham and known as Bell, is a character who is completely charming. I really loved following his journey of finding a new mistress…without losing his heart, that is. I loved learning about his past and why he’s committed himself to a life of bachelorhood. I will be honest, though. In the very beginning, I didn’t think I would like him, what with the way he handled his mistresses. But, as the story progressed, I learned the depth of Bell and the reason behind it. And, when he meet Lady Davenport for the first time….well, let’s just say that I absolutely enjoyed the popping fireworks that opened his once cold and closed up heart!

Lady Davenport is a fabulous woman. She’s a widow, trying to nurture and love her stepson, the only child she has. Being a mom myself, I could feel the struggles she endured, the constant worrying about her child, trying to do right by him. She’s about to make the decision to flee back to Hampshire where their home is….until she attends a ball and lays eyes on the dashing, sexy-eyed rake, the Earl of Bellingham. Her season in London just got a whole lot more sinful! Perfect for guiding her stepson into a decent man hood….but not so perfect for quickly falling heart!

This amazing book is short, and oh so captivating! Written as an introduction, a prelude, to The Sinful Scoundrels, Colin Brockhurst and Harry Norcliffe’s stories, Ms. Dreiling absolutely blew me away with not only her skilled writing, but her depth of plot & witty characters. Sinfully passionate and moments of humor make up this fabulous new novella. It’s a wonderful series introduction and I can’t wait until the release of the first full length novel in this series in 2013, so I can see more of Colin, Harry and the delightfully sinful passion that Ms. Dreiling infuses them with. Fantastically done, Ms. Dreiling.