Book Blurb :
Desperate times call for devilish measures… when the object of one’s passion has eyes for another… it’s time to take matters in hand!
Lady Vesta Chambers is accustomed to getting what she wants…Coddled and pampered, since her mother’s death, Lady Vesta Chambers is beside herself when her father goes to London to prepare for her come-out and returns with a young bride of his own. With her world turned upside down, Vesta accompanies her godmother, Diana, to town, where she is smitten the moment she lays eyes on a certain captain of the Seventeenth Light Dragoons.
But when the object of her passion has eyes for another…
Captain Hewett DeVere, younger brother and heir to Viscount Ludovic “The Devil” DeVere, has returned from the American war scarred, disillusioned, and looking forward to settling down to a quiet and respectable life. But when the handsome and straight-laced captain turns his eyes toward the widowed Diana, Vesta is prepared to take devilish measures to prove she is no longer a little girl, but a woman with the passion of …a huntress.
This a direct continuation of the previous book in the series A Wild Night’s Bride, in fact the epilogue is used as part of chapter one and introduces us to Vesta, Ned’s daughter from his first marriage and Diana, Ned’s first wife’s cousin who both play a greater role in this novella. Vesta is the heroine of this novella, in fact. After the return of Phoebe and Ned to their country estate, Diana decides to take Vesta herself to London for her introduction to society. Ned allows her to do so since she is Vesta’s godmother, but he makes her promise to ask help from Lord DeVere, Vesta’s godfather, and let him know when they arrive in London.
Now that’s a particular sore point for Diana since they had a relationship which will be more detailed in Book Three and Four which is dedicated to Diana and Ludovic, and she determines for the best that she won’t seek him out. But things never go according to plan when a DeVere is around. Make that two. Yep, we get introduced to two DeVeres, one being the younger brother of Ludovic. Hewett, known to everyone as ‘Hew’ has returned from the American Wars and is looking to settle down after making a wager with his brother.
Hew is determined to win the wager but he is disillusioned after the war and doesn’t know what he really wants (His brain does, this seems to be a common theme.) and goes after Diana who is his senior in age. Young Vesta is enthralled with Hew after seeing him in the parade the Ladies saw when they first arrived in London, a parade to honor the returning soldiers. She thinks the Captain is dashing with his scars and that he was the leader of his division.
Vesta decides to take matters in her own hands and gets her godfather DeVere involved in her plan to get Hew to notice her, a plan which he is all for as he considers Diana not suitable for Hew. So Vesta and Hew end on ship with no escape for three days. Will they be able to come to an agreement? Only time will tell and when DeVere is involved there always be a result.
Despite having a hero once again thinking with his brain rather than his heart, this book is enchanting and funny. Also we see a rare combination: two virgins and the way they learn about the opposite sex and the interactions that ensue are hilarious. Let just say, Vesta has time on her hands and was unusually eager to learn, all things considered. This is another great addition to the series and I give this book 4 couples. It has the same combination that we love the series for: the fun and hilarity whilst remaining sexy and breathtaking.
Pubisher : Breathless Press
Source : Author provided for review
Released :June 29 2012
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