Title: A Breach of Promise by Victoria Vane
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Genre: Historical, Erotic, Romance
Book Rating: B
Review Copy Obtained from Publisher
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!
A Breach of Promise by Victoria Vane is a short but very sexy historical romance. Following a six year engagement with no wedding in sight, Lydia Trent’s attempt to break off her engagement to Marcus Russell is met with surprising results.
A Breach of Promise is a well-written novella with excellent character development. Lydia Trent is a delightful young woman who wants more than an arranged marriage of convenience to an indifferent husband. Marcus Russell is shocked to discover his meek and biddable fiancée is actually a well-educated woman who is his equal in every way. Much to his dismay, Marcus discovers it is going to take more than charm and sexual compatibility to convince Lydia to marry him.
A Breach of Promise is a romance with a great deal of substance. The plot is marvelously executed and the storyline is fresh and original. The historical details add to the story’s authenticity and enjoyment. The sexual chemistry between Marcus and Lydia is explosive and their sex scenes are exquisitely decadent and sensual.
Victoria Vane quickly engages her readers in A Breach of Promise with likable characters, witty dialogue and deliciously steamy sex scenes. An entertaining epilogue beautifully wraps up Marcus and Lydia’s charming love story.
Definitely a recommended read for fans of historical erotic romance.