Sunday, January 1, 2012

A Breach of Promise by Victoria Vane

On the night of her betrothal, seventeen year old Lydia Trent is given just a small taste of the carnal bliss her fiancé, Marcus, Lord Russell, has to offer. But six years later, having not set eyes on him since that most wickedly exciting night of her life, Lydia is done waiting for him to return and sends a message requesting his permission to break their promise to marry.

Marcus is stunned by Lydia's request to be released from their betrothal, and isn’t about to give her what she asks. Realizing the error of keeping his distance for so long, he arranges to see her again, but what he finds is that the biddable young lady he last spent time with is now a very grown up, beautiful, and exceedingly stubborn woman! What he thought would be an easy task – convincing Lydia to change her mind and marry him, despite her apprehensions, turns out to be quite a challenge, one he has no intention of failing. No matter what it takes - charm, seduction or ruination, he’s determined to make Lydia his.

A Breach of Promise is a historical erotic romance filled with humor, passion, and a fun, delightfully sexy storyline. With rich depictions of life, dress, and beautiful period prose, Victoria Vane swept me away to the heart of Georgian era England where I devoured every word, every sigh, every sinfully delicious moment. And even though this story has it all, I was left wanting for more!

The bottom line – To say I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this story is to say the least. It’s not often an author can deliver everything Ms. Vane did – and do it well – in a novella. If you enjoy historical romance with a lot of heat but not a lot of kink, I know you’ll love A Breach of Promise. It’s one of the best historical erotic romances I’ve read and I am truly hoping for more by this author!!

For those interested, this book contains scrumptiously detailed sex - oral, vaginal and anal play involving a very lucky thumb – and is definitely erotic, but not vulgar.

4.5/5 stars

My thanks to Ellora’s Cave Romantica Publishing for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


  1. Sounds awesome! I like the reluctant fiance plot line--especially with an erotic twist. Great review!

  2. Thank you!!! The story worked so well, the romance, the passion... this book sizzled!!!

  3. Great review! This sounds so good!

  4. Thnaks, Nissie!! I do think you'd like this one!

  5. And this is my another curiousity! All because of your review! ;)

  6. Lady, I really do think you'd love this one!! It's such a great historical romance, but very hot, too. :)