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Penniless he seeks the innocent heiress, Miss Mary Elizabeth Edwardes, and plots with another to ensnare her in his plan of retribution. Her honesty and trusting nature soon touches something deep inside the hardened Hadley. I found myself rooting hard for her on many occasions while at others I became frustrated at her lack of maturity.
I enjoyed watching this young woman evolve and take a stand for herself. The only minor quibble was the ending felt a little rushed and I wanted to know more of the villain's punishment. However, this in no way detracted from my overall enjoyment. As always, Victoria Vane captures my attention with her rich prose, historical details, and her unique writing style. If you've not had the pleasure of reading her books, I recommend them all! It was a pleasure! View all 16 comments. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
I had to revise down my original stars and I will explain why. This is a tale of bad boy…very bad boy meets sweet innocent girl and begins to use his seduction powers for evil, as he has a plan to compromise Ms. Innocent so she will have to marry bad boy and thus bad boy controls rich innocent girls money and he therefore gains his title back.
Wel, not so fast. Hadley, whom as everybody knows I hated at the beginning, is at the lowest, debauched point of his life. This is wh 3. Hadley is forced to become a spy, as the man that controls his fortune for the moment also controls his life. He has learned through his vile and evil stepmother a way to get out from underneath all of it. All he has to do in seduce sweet innocent very rich Mary and he will have it made. I needed Barbara to realize truly what she had lost instead of her just leaving the room and laughing.
As well as for me, the epilogue was too short. I needed a little more time with Hadley and Mary just being in love and no one trying to get them apart. View all 12 comments. Mary is one of the richest women in England. Since neither of her parents are alive, her guardian is responsible for finding her a husband and has no qualms using her wealth as a way to buy his way into the good graces of men in high places. Mary's wants don't even factor in the equation. She is content living her simple country life but resigned to her fate of marriage to the highest bidder.
Lord Hadley Blanchard has been living a self imposed exile since the suicide and ruination of his father. Stripped of title, lands, and wealth, he has reveled in debauchery and vice for the last eight years, traveling throughout Europe. Now there is a chance to reclaim what was stolen by the very person that is now in control of Mary's life and fortune.
The ultimate revenge for Hadley would be to have Mary as his wife, and in turn have her money and lands as well. But Hadley has met his match in the shy, innocent country miss. Mary is a charming character. While she's not worldly like Hadley, she's not a doormat either. Despite the often used rake and virgin trope, Mary and Hadley's relationship didn't seem forced. From their first meeting, they seemed not only wildly attracted to each other, but comfortable enough with one another for their relationship to unfold naturally.
Hadley is brought to his knees by a woman with no experience in the ways of the world and Mary is luckily matched with a man who is fascinated by her. Once again, Victoria Vane's love of the Georgian era shines through. She weaves a story filled with random historical facts, accurate social and material descriptions, and a romance that - while overused in Historical Romance, still has a magical fairy tale feeling. Copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Victoria has a wonderful way of writing, the flow, the words and descriptions are all VERY appealing to me. This story line has been done before, but Victoria added her own twist to it and I was pulled into the story from beginning to end.
This is a story set around a virgin heiress, which included a very sensual seduction, be Review posted at: This is a story set around a virgin heiress, which included a very sensual seduction, betrayal, secrets, jealousy, lies, greed and love. There were also some very dark situations as the story unfolded, keeping the story interesting all the way through. The characters were well thought out. She was also smart, kind and brave and I really liked her. He was not a good hero at the beginning of this story and had done MANY shady things throughout the past 7 years of his life.
I loved how Mary's innocence during his seduction of her opened his eyes and made him a better person. Yes, he became the good hero, that I so want in my romances. There were also 3 villains in this book that were very EVIL. He wanted to marry her off to someone, where he would profit the most. The second villain was Barbara, Hadley's step-monster, I mean step-mother! That woman was pure evil, and did awful things over the course of the book. The third villain was Barnesley, what a wicked man. He was a very dark character and added cruel element to the story! So, I rated this book a 3 for heat level.
Let me explain why. The fact that the heroine was a virgin had a lot to do with it.
There were plenty of sensual interludes with Mary and Hadley, but the actual deed was not done until well into the story. Then I turned what I though was the last page and saw the word I most want to see at the end of my book…Epilogue! I was so HAPPY to see this and I was looking forward to reading about Mary and Hadley's future only to get one of the shortest and unsatisfactory epilogues that I have ever read.
I don't understand why Victoria chose to end the book that way. A few more pages in the epilogue would have gone a LONG way. This is the only complaint I have for this book, everything else was very enjoyable. I hope that Victoria will take the time to elaborate a bit more when writing her epilogues in the future.
View all 10 comments. Lord Hadley Blanchard should be an earl and have all the trappings and wealth that affords him but due to his fathers shocking death, he has been stripped of that right and it is his goal to get it back. He knows his father had nothing to do with the South Sea scandal that resulted in the loss of so much money and believes he was used a cover for the real villain behind the loss.
Now, with years of spy work under his belt, he is finally ready to confront the man he knows is the real culprit and Lord Hadley Blanchard should be an earl and have all the trappings and wealth that affords him but due to his fathers shocking death, he has been stripped of that right and it is his goal to get it back.
Now, with years of spy work under his belt, he is finally ready to confront the man he knows is the real culprit and is met with a bargain Having no money, Hadley sets about to find some and the wealthy Miss Mary Elizabeth Edwardes happens into his life. Drawn to her before he knows her true identity, he sees it as the answer to his dilemma but finds resistance in his step mother, the woman who has taken Mary under her wing and has her own plans for Mary.
As the feelings grow between Hadley and Mary, Hadley must decide if he tells her the whole truth about his past and future plans or if he just tells her bits and pieces and hopes Mary does not find out the rest. Victoria Vane has such a way with words that she just immerses you in the Georgian time period and makes you feel like you are right there. The attention to detail, both large and small, is wonderful and exactly what I have come to expect from her writing. I will admit, I had a hard time warming up to the scoundrel Hadley, but in the end I did feel like his feelings for Mary were genuine and will last.
His journey to redemption is slow and just a bit wicked but that fit with his character. Mary also grew as the story unfolded from a country girl to a strong, smart woman. The way she deals with Hadley was well done and I am glad that she did not just bend to his every wish. The side characters, from Hadley's step mother to Mary's guardian, add a nice layer of wickedness and evilness but their ending seemed a little easy for me. Overall, another strong writing effort from the talents of Victoria Vane filled with rich, lush detail, wickedness, action, love and trust.
View all 6 comments. This enjoyable, well-written, wickedly sexy Georgian romance has a sweetly innocent heroine and a charming, dissolute rogue at its centre and - to add some extra intrigue - a malevolent, conniving stepmother. Miss Mary Elizabeth Edwards finds herself an unwitting pawn in a dangerous game. She is a country girl, and though gently raised and very rich, she is no sophisticate and therefore ripe for manipulation. Lord Hadley Blanchard, the son of a disgraced earl, has been living a hand-to-mouth exis This enjoyable, well-written, wickedly sexy Georgian romance has a sweetly innocent heroine and a charming, dissolute rogue at its centre and - to add some extra intrigue - a malevolent, conniving stepmother.
Lord Hadley Blanchard, the son of a disgraced earl, has been living a hand-to-mouth existence on the continent since his father's suicide seven years previously. Whoring his way through life and also spying for the crown, he is decadent, charming and dependent on his step-mother, Barbara, Countess of Blanchard, for pin money in order to be able to continue his dissipated life style.
She summons him back to England with a proposal that will make them both rich; he is to seduce and marry the unworldly Mary, the idea being that he and Barbara will carry on their torrid and incestuous affair while they live off Mary's money. Hadley has grown tired of his uncertain, Tom-cat lifestyle, and wishes to cut his ties with Barbara and see his father's name cleared, the Blanchard estates returned and his title re-instated. Hadley's puppet master, Sir Richard, was also the instrument of his father's downfall and now a spymaster with his finger in many pies, he holds Hadley's life in the palm of his hand and constantly tweaks the reins.
He is also Mary's guardian and in control of both her fortune and marriage prospects, with no intention whatsoever of allowing the disgraced earl's son access to his ward. As well as controlling both Mary and Hadley he is also lover to the devious and depraved Barbara, Countess of Blanchard. To begin with, Hadley's charming exterior is artfully manufactured for the sole purpose of catching and ensnaring the innocent Mary, but soon he becomes enchanted with her innocence. His ennui and cynical attitude begin to drop away and the kind and generous young man who existed before his father's disgrace and his own exile starts to re-emerge.
Mary, although no fool, is nonetheless dazzled by the handsome and debonair nobleman. The story takes a dark twist and suddenly Mary's very life is in danger. Always having an eye to the main chance, her guardian has a list of influential men drawn up as possible candidates for her hand with no care for how sexually deviant or elderly they may be.
All he cares about is that they will further his own political career, so Mary will go to the highest bidder. With the developing - but secret - romance between Mary and Hadley kept under wraps, they tread a dangerous path while Hadley attempts to keep Mary safe. Certain revelations about Hadley's past throw her into a dilemma, and she has nowhere to turn; no one to trust.
Hadley has been hoist by his own petard. Now that he has found and recognised his love, and realises he wants nothing from her other than herself The narration by Stevie Zimmerman is really quite well done. She handles the large cast with confidence, portraying the devious and dastardly Barbara and the oily, corrupt Sir Richard particularly well. While Hadley is masquerading as a primped, powdered and pomaded Italian nobleman, she effects drawling, bored aristocratic tones, but as Hadley returns to his more honourable self, she effects a subtle change and adopts a pleasant, manly voice with just the right amount of inflection to render him more likeable.
I didn't really connect with her portrayal of Mary, however, who at times comes over as whinny and a bit pathetic, although Ms. Vane has written her as a strong, sensible character. My main complaint though, is with the production quality. There is a tinny, slightly echoey background, as if Ms. Zimmerman was recording in a tunnel and I found it quite disconcerting. I listen to a lot of audiobooks and I rarely come across this problem. On the whole, I enjoyed this audio version of Treacherous Temptations. Victoria Vane Published By: Entangled Publishing Age Recommended: I have read all of this author novels and again this was a home run Vane is well known for her writing that only flows so smoothly with such description that willl appeal to all of her readers.
There were two main character Author: There were two main characters in this novel: Mary was a heiress riches woman in England with a large fortune that had to take a husband as Sir Richard, her ruthless guardian was forcing her leave her country home in Welham Grove and go to London, but why was this? Lord Hadley's father the Earl had died with a scandal that only changed his life and definitely his entitlements Vane will take the readers on a real roller coaster ride in how she brings all of this out The characters were are very interesting and very well developed that they captured you with such interest keeping this story moving from Mary, Hadley, Sir Richard, Lady Barbara Blanchard, Jenny, James, Nanette, Lord Barnesley only presenting a well rounded read.
Be ready for a story that is filled with 'financial scandal, sex, secrets, danger, treachery, lies, debauchery, betrayal and even love with historical facts that only added such a believable well written read. Now, I will say to fully understand all of the what, where, when and how you must pick up "Treacherous Temptations" to see what all this author has in store for us In the end we all get to see just how this wonderful love story will end I thought this was another one of Victoria Vane's well written "Treacherous Temptations" that I would recommend and just say to this author Well-written story of a rake falling for innocent wisdom.
I liked the way Hadley is slowly captivated by Mary's straightforward reactions, in spite of his worse self. Is not worship a display of adoration, Mary? Even the holy mother church would agree with that. And is not ado Well-written story of a rake falling for innocent wisdom. And is not adoration one of the many facets of love? Sexual congress is the highest possible form of worship between a man and a woman, and is therefore indisputably an act of love.
Fornication is such an ugly term. If it is purely physical pleasure, call it thus. I would rather you spoke truth with candor than your perfidy with pretty lies. Most women prefer nothing better than wicked whispers and pretty lies.
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Playing along with a seduction is a widely accepted pretext for forfeiting virtue. It's not that each scene is badly written, just that there are too many "betrayals". The emotional effect is dissipated as a result. There's also a weakness in the resolution of the story: Yet everything needs to be resolved into a HEA.
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I've written in other reviews of the difficulty of getting the balance right between the heroes and the villains, and making the villains credible without tipping the scales so far their way that the HEA feels contrived. I don't think Victoria Vane has succeeded in that here, but it's a relatively minor point in what is, overall, a decent HR. Ms Vane never disappoints and this book was no exception.
She weaves a sensual tale of scandal, treachery, intrigue, love and redemption. Once again, I was swept back into the Georgian era with all its elegance, opulence and decadence which she captures so perfectly. Her writing is always evocative, emotive, sensual and delightfully wicked. I chose this excerpt because, for me, it perfectly illustrates her descriptive flair.
With the arrival of dusk, however, the true Venice awakened. Donning her gilded and be-jeweled bauta, she revealed her soul beneath a thousand torches lighting the canals with sputtering brilliance over shimmering waters. With countless covered gondolas affording floating places of refuge for sinful delights, she reveled in all of her concupiscent glory.
When he discovers who Mary is, he initially sees her not only as the means to a large fortune but also a instrument of revenge against her guardian, Sir Richard, the man he holds responsible for stealing his inheritance. I loved watching his confusion when he finds himself developing feelings for her. Lust he can understand, but love is something that is completely beyond his comprehension. She brought his hand to her mouth, kissing his palm, an artless act that had a startling affect. Feeling unbalanced and terrorized, Hadley closed his eyes in an effort to shut her out, but the insidious and unwanted flare of feeling would not be ignored.
Hadley is the perfect hero maybe not quite up there with DeVere, but then who is! I love her astute observation of society. They resemble nothing more than a muster of peacocks—preening, strutting, and gawking at one another. They smile and croon but few of them ever have a kind or sincere word. His voice, his touch, his subtle masculine scent combined to fill her senses, making her almost giddy. It was also terrifying.go to site
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I loved the villainous secondary characters; the conniving, vindictive and depraved Barbara, Countess of Blanchard, Sir Richard, the fat, flatulent fool and Lord Barnesley, the libertine with his little idiosyncrasies. Their machinations certainly provided some interesting twists and turns. Treacherous Temptations is definitely a worthy addition to my keeper shelf from one of my favourite authors.
This review has also been posted on my blog: This was my first Victoria Vane novel and though I didn't care for it as much as I would have liked I would still try another one of her books. My whole problem with this book was the Hero and his vial ways. I know that it is all about him redeeming himself but sometimes the author can make a character to vial for the reader to want to believe in him. Lord Hadley was seduced from a young age by his stepmother who was not much older than him. The thought of Hadley and Barbara together was just gro This was my first Victoria Vane novel and though I didn't care for it as much as I would have liked I would still try another one of her books.
The thought of Hadley and Barbara together was just gross and the thought that even though he found it vial he still kept going back. Not only does he have this on his conscience but he has a lot of other things. I won't say what, but it's enough to just make him not real likable to me. I do understand the fact that he feels a bit trapped between his stepmother Barbara and the man who holds the power to give him back his title. Mary has a fortune that she can not do anything with unless she get's married or turns thirty. She is content with not being married but her guardian wants her money and what it can get him, so he is going to make her marry.
She wants to marry for love not because someone wishes to have her fortune. She is taken right away with Lord Hadley. Mary is a bit naive as she seems to try and see the best in everyone. She to me is not a real strong character though in the end she does show a little spunk. This book should be a quick read but for me it didn't read fast because I couldn't get into the main characters very well.
I just thought the H was horrible, though by the end I found him moderately likable, it just didn't sit well with me. This is my opinion though so give it a try and see what you think.
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Filled with treachery,danger,passion,betrayal,secrets,debauchery, lies,and love. Fast paced and a thrill ride you don't want to miss. Mary Elizabeth Edwardes,a heiress who has no desire to marry but her ruthless guardian has other ideas. Lord Hadley Blanchard,who has been spying for nearly a decade is looking for vengeance against his family. Follow Mary and Hadley as they navigate the waters of intrigue,and love. If you enjoy historical romance,the Georgian era,passion,intrigue,forbidden sex, the darker side of a financial scandal,and redemption you will enjoy "Treacherous Temptations".
The characters are not only engaging,but will capture your heart and hold you there. The plot is well written with vivid details,Ms. Vane's love of Georgian era shines through, as well as her knowledge of the era. I loved this story,it will captivate you as well as have you holding your breath,with the twists and turns of this story.
Received for an honest review from the publisher. Reviewed for Confessions From Romaholics To see review at Confessions Let me just say that Victoria Vane has done it again and provided us with another rogue who can equal the Devil. This book follows another wild rake who honestly takes the cake of all the characters that Vane has ever written because of his actions as a young man and his antics to ge Reviewed for Confessions From Romaholics To see review at Confessions Let me just say that Victoria Vane has done it again and provided us with another rogue who can equal the Devil.
This book follows another wild rake who honestly takes the cake of all the characters that Vane has ever written because of his actions as a young man and his antics to get back his title. Forced into exile as the family name is now in ruins, he roams the Continent as a rake, but he is actually an agent for the Crown, a position he took to fund his fun at first. He realises that he needs to make something of his life instead of wasting it away and he has to because he has no plans to get married. He has to get Sir Richard, the man responsible for his ruin and now his employer, to help him, but Richard has more pressing issues dealing with his guardian.
Mary Edwards is the heiress to a vast fortune, and at nineteen she is a perfect marriage candidate for some impoverished gentleman, except she is not worldly like her guardian wants her to be. Now Barbara is little better off than Hadley as she is the lover of Sir Richard and was able to keep her house but she is lacking capital and she needs money. Therefore, Barbara forms her own plan to control Mary and her fortune by bringing Hadley into the picture.
He leaves Hadley to try and regain his title and maintains his disguise as Italian nobility while pursuing Mary because Barbara wants her money and her plan is to marry her to Hadley. Should I say more? This is the first novel from Vane, and I have enjoyed this new book loaded with characters that you will fall in love with are not drama free and will keep you entertained until the very end as the pages are filled with mysteries and trouble.
Hadley and Mary, I love this couple; two people who are total opposites who fall in love despite the deceptions and villains in their way. She was so determined to be the instigator for Mary meeting Hadley and setting them up. It seems Lady Barbara is going about it all wrong trying to get him interested. But never doubt a scheming woman as she will be thinking of something to make up for her disappointment in order to succeed. I thought Sir Richard was going to be the villain to watch out for as he already invested so much but I was surprised as I read on that it is Lady Barbara.
Vane knows how to write a book and once again made sure that all characters have meaty roles and solid places in the story. She knows how to develop a character and a story to the point that leaves a reader satisfied and not wanting more. Vane knows how to write a historical that is naughty as well as a delight. This review also appears on my blog at http: I had high hopes for Treacherous Temptations.
Unfortunately, this book didn't quite meet them.
Before I discuss what I didn't like about the book, let me first enumerate what I did like. I really liked Mary's character. She was a very sensible character. Despite all the craziness going on around her, she stayed calm and steady. She was strong, clever, and an all-around likable heroine. I liked the plot of the book.
It w This review also appears on my blog at http: It was interesting and kept my attention. There were a lot of secrets that kept me on my toes as I was reading. And the ending was sweet. However, there was one glaring problem: I did not like Hadley at all. On a scale of 1 to debauched rake, Hadley broke the scale. At the beginning of the book, we see him when he hits rock bottom. And I don't mean sleeping with a different woman every night.
I mean shocking, scandalous, make a porn star blush kind of rock bottom. In the first scene of the book, we see the night that Hadley's father finds his young wife in bed with another man and, when he sees the man's face, kills himself. It doesn't take much guesswork to figure out who that man was and, sure enough, when Hadley is first introduced, our first impression is of him effing his step-mother. Is it just me or does not seem not okay to everyone else? Throughout the book, I didn't feel like Hadley even felt guilty for his part in his father's death. At the end, he says that he feels guilty, but it seemed to me that, throughout most of the book, he was all good and totally unburdened by guilt.
I just wasn't a fan of his character. I didn't like how he acted. I can deal with a rogue, in fact I like rakish heroes, but Hadley was just off the charts and I didn't really appreciate that. The one thing that I can say about his character is that I liked that, as soon as he realized that he wanted to marry Mary that sounds a little odd -which was right after he met her-he did try to clean up his act.
Not to very much avail, but there is something to be said about effort. BTW, one of the reasons that I really liked Mary was that, once she found out about Hadley's part in his father's death, she didn't just say "oh, that's totally fine, now come here handsome. Once again, a refreshingly sensible character.
So, I could have easily loved this book. If Hadley hadn't been a ridiculous man-whore. Everything else about this book was lovely. But, I can't exactly like a book if I spend so much time disliking the hero. So, Treacherous Temptations didn't do it for me, unfortunately. A very big thank you to Victoria Vane and Entangled Publishing for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Another Victoria Vane book So, when I heard that Treacherous Temptations will be her first full-length novel, I was equally excited about it.
The atmosphere of Treacherous Temptations was more grim, darker and sober compar A very big thank you to Victoria Vane and Entangled Publishing for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. The atmosphere of Treacherous Temptations was more grim, darker and sober compared to her DD series. Although it wasn't as hilarious and witty, it still was very captivating. The story is richly painted with historical facts, engaging characters and a crisp plotline. I am amazed at the elaborations and details that went into building the Treacherous Temptations world. I can't imagine the hard work of research that went into giving birth to this story.
I salute you Miss Vane! My only quibble was that the epilogue wasn't long enough. I'm truly looking forward to her next novel. Vane does it again with a great eye for weaving fiction with history with a light hand. Thanks for the great recommendations of Vane's novels, Jill! Originally published at Reading Reality Treason, rebellion, espionage, government-backed Ponzi schemes.
Some of it even happened. Victoria Vane is an expert at weaving the soiled threads of actual Georgian-era events into a tapestry that proves yet again that foul deeds can wear a fair face. Behind the glittering masks of the aristocracy lurked the corruption that the later Victorian era's compulsive prudishness was a reaction against. The Georgian er Originally published at Reading Reality Treason, rebellion, espionage, government-backed Ponzi schemes. The Georgian era was a revel. Two of the events that lay behind the story of Treacherous Temptations were real, historic events.
After the Hanoverian kings, in the person of George I, took the throne of Britain, there were a series of rebellions in favor of James Stuart, and later his son Charles. History calls his son "Bonnie Prince Charlie". The rebellions are known as the "Jacobite Rebellions" and they cost Scotland dearly.
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The breaking of the clan system in the Highlands was one of the results. If you want to read more about the Jacobite Risings, invest some time in Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series. The first three books cover it in glorious detail. The Scots did not want "German Georgie" on the throne. They paid in blood. Spying on them paid in cash. The government-backed Ponzi scheme was also historic fact. It was supposed to reduce the cost of the national debt by investing in trade with South America. There was just one problem--at that point in history, all South American Trade was controlled by Spain, and Britain was at war with Spain.
There was also a pesky problem with insider trading. Some things never change As our story begins, Hadley Blanchard is summoned home after nearly ten years spying on the Jacobite court in exile. This was a dangerous game for him. If he was caught by the Jacobites, they would have killed him. If he was caught in England delivering messages to either his paymaster or to any of the exiled court's contacts, he had his choice of being executed for treason or killed on sight.
His paymaster would not have protected him, and he knew it. He was living by his wits, and time was probably running out. About that summons home, it comes from his stepmother. Funny thing about that, she's also his lover. That both is and isn't as bad as it sounds. They are about the same age. But, it was the sight of the two of them together that caused his father to kill himself instead of her. The old man definitely shot the wrong person. And his father's death was terribly, terribly convenient for the other officers of the South Sea Company. Dead men make very handy scapegoats.
Hadley was all of nineteen at the time. He lost his home, his estate, his title, and his income. The government gave him a small stipend and sent him on his way.
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