Review: Secrets of a Wedding Night by Valerie Bowman

Secrets of a Wedding Night by Valerie Bowman
Series: Secret Brides (# 1)
Release Date: September 25, 2012
Publisher:   St. Martin’s Paperbacks
Pages: 351
Source:   book provided by the publisher for review


Young, widowed, and penniless, Lily Andrews, the Countess of Merrill,has strong opinions on marriage. When she spots a certain engagement announcement in The Times, she decides to take action. She will not allow another hapless girlto fall prey to a man—particularly the scoundrel who broke her heart five years ago. Anonymously she writes and distributes a pamphlet entitled “Secrets of a Wedding Night,” knowing it will find its way into his intended’s innocent hands…


Devon Morgan, the Marquis of Colton, desires a good wife and mother to his son—someone completely unlike Lily Andrews, the heartless beauty who led him on a merry chase five years ago only to reject him. When Devon’s new fiancée cries off after reading a certain scandalous pamphlet, he vows to track down the author and make her pay. But when he learns it’s his former fiancée Lily, he issues a challenge: write a retractionor prepare to be seduced—to find out how wonderful a wedding night can be…


Review: This is one historical romance book that everyone should read.

Lilly Andrews is a woman that has to let her dreams of marrying the man she loves and marrying someone that her parents want her to marry. She was going to run away to Gretna Green to marry but the groom never showed up. She is ussed to always making sure that everyone is taken care of no matter what she has to do to get it done. So when she writes “Secrets of a Wedding Night” to make ends meet she gets more than she bargained for.

Devon Morgan is the Marquis of Colton and the man that Lily was in love with five years ago. When the woman he was going to marry reads the “Secrets of a Wedding Night” and calls off the wedding he see’s red and decides to do something to Lily to make her regret what she wrote and get her to admit that she wrote it.

When she says no, that is when things start heating up in the story.

I loved watching these two hide their feelings for each other. It made my day watching them fight back and forth. Sometimes I even wondered who was seducing who. They both had secrets that they didn’t want the other to find out. I love when I get the chance to read a great historical romance. I don’t read them all the time, but when one gets my attention I know that I better read it.

The cover of the book really caught my attention and that is what made me read what the book was about. I had to see what Secrets of a Wedding Night was about. What could scare all these women off of marriage? It had to be something good and I just had to get to the bottom of this. I loved the plot of the story. I enjoyed how the characters interact with each other. Made me feel like I was in the story and experiencing everything for myself.

This is the first time that I have read a book by this author and I will be looking for the next book in this series. I can’t wait to see what happens in the next book. I get so excited just thinking about it. I know that Lily is a handful so that means that her sister Annie will be even more.

I would recommend this book to everyone who love a great romance read. It is one that will keep you on your toes and make you laugh out loud. Made me wonder what the characters would do next.

2 thoughts on “Review: Secrets of a Wedding Night by Valerie Bowman

  1. Linda Mc says:

    I read this book recently too and totally loved it. I’ll definitely read more by this author. The book was very entertaining.

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