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Lady Wesley's Salon

Historical romance.

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A Wild Night's Bride (The Devil DeVere #1) - Victoria Vane Lots of fun!

Victoria Vane must have lived a previous life in Georgian England. She gets the setting, the people, and the clothes just right. Most of all, though, she has the dialogue down to a tee. These people sound like they've stepped out of a novel actually written in the late 18th century.

Viscount Ludovic DeVere, the "Devil," is determined to pull his old friend Sir Edward Chambers out of the dumps. Ned has been mourning his late wife for years, but now Ned has come to London to prepare for his daughter's come out, and DeVere drags him to an orgy at the home of a famous courtesan.

Phoebe Scott has come to London to make her fortune on the stage, but she needs a sponsor to help her get the good parts. She finagles her way into the orgy, using the name Kitty Willis, and sets her sights on DeVere. But Ned, ever the gentleman, has other ideas.

Phoebe, Ned, and DeVere find themselves on an unlikely adventure that takes them literally into the George III's bed.

A Wild Night's Bride is the first of a series. Next up: Ned's daughter, less than pleased to find herself with a new, young stepmother, flounces off to London where she seeks the assistance of her godfather, the Devil DeVere, whose younger brother is on the lookout for a bride to join him in a nice, quiet life in the country. I strongly suspect that hijinks will ensue.

Many thanks to Victoria Vane for offering me an advance read of this story in return for an honest review.