Secrets of a Wedding Night by Valerie Bowman


Secrets of a Wedding Night by Valerie Bowman
Publisher: St Martin’s Press
Genre: Historical
Length: Full Length (334 pgs)
Heat Level: Spicy
Rating: 4.5 stars
Reviewed by Nymphaea

Lily Andrews, the beautiful, headstrong Countess of Merrill, is rumored to have authored a scandalous pamphlet. Secrets of a Wedding Night has scared the ton’s young ladies away from the marriage mart. The young widow soon meets her match when recently jilted Devon Morgan, Marquis of Colton, issues her a challenge: write a retraction or prepare to be seduced!

This scandal won’t just rock their world—it just might be the glue to bind them together, too.

I’ve not read many historicals. For me, they can be hard to get into because I don’t know much about the time period and I just accept what’s happening even if it’s wrong. Then came this book. Ms. Bowman sucked me in to the storyline from the first page and didn’t let go until well after the last. I thought about the book when I couldn’t be reading it and wondered what the characters would be doing next. The writing is crisp and tight, but pulled me right along.

The thing I liked the most about this book is that the characters are realistic. Yes, it’s historical, but they don’t read like stodgy old time characters. The situations are olden times, but the way they deal with the predicaments is very human and relatable. I not only rooted for them, but I sped on to make sure they got their HEA. I’m glad I did. There is a great deal of miscommunication and heartbreak for these two, Lily and Devon, to work through and I liked how they did. The pamphlet is deliciously sexy and fun, even if it does break up Devon’s current relationship. I could relate to them and hoped they’d work things out.

This a delightfully sexy read that you won’t want to miss. So don’t! Grab a copy today!

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