A Breach of Promise [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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Overview

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!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781419937330
  • Publisher: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
  • Publication date: 12/23/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 143,962
  • File size: 371 KB

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  • Posted February 27, 2012

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    4.5 stars

    BRIEF SUMMARY

    On the night of Lydia Trent’s betrothal, she is extremely excited with whom she is engaged to, Marcus Russell. After their engagement, Marcus leaves never to be heard from again until six years later when he receives Lydia’s letter requesting that their engagement be dissolved. Upon receiving this letter, Marcus is determined to show Lydia her mistake with her request.

    THOUGHTS

    This was an exceptional work of historical fiction by Victoria Vane and I can also admit that I was extremely entertained by the author’s dialogue between the main characters, Marcus and Lydia. Within the novella, the author manages to give us a bit of plot, spicy scenes and likable secondary characters, which helps to build more appeal to the main characters and storyline.

    The story starts us off with the announcement of both Marcus and Lydia’s engagement, which then has Marcus leaving immediately after. Fast forward to six years later with an itchy, frustrated and unwed wife to be, Lydia. The moment both Marcus and Lydia reconnected, immediately had me bursting with excitement, starting with their letters to each other as Lydia requested to void the contract. As short as there letters to each other were, it was entertaining. The fact that Lydia did not make it easy for Marcus after six years was a plus for me as well. The other key moments for me personally, was the moment Marcus saw Lydia again after six years and the build up of their chemistry leading to their intense moment with Marcus bringing tea to Lydia’s room. That moment ignited everything. With Marcus’ comments and determination to have Lydia, I found myself wanting more of him and with Lydia’s determination to pull away, had me engaged while everything unfolds. The epilogue and the last few sentences were amusing and left me with a smile on my face.

    Another pleasure to read was Nicholas and Mariah. Nicholas is Marcus’s best friend and Mariah is Lydia’s cousin. With the brief time of getting to know them, I was also drawn to them and can honestly say I don’t mind reading a story involving both characters.


    Length: Novella 100 pg.
    Storyline: GOOD
    Enjoyment: GOOD
    Intimacy Level: VERY SPICY

    Romance Novel Junkies

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  • Posted January 4, 2012

    WONDERFUL EROTIC HISTORICAL ROMANCE! A BREACH OF PROMISE BY VICTORIA VANE....

    A BREACH OF PROMISE by Victoria Vane is an exciting erotic historical romance set in Georian England. What's not to enjoy when passion,sensuality,trust,mistrust,possible ruin,rich historical romance and love. This is the story of Marcus,Lord Russell and Lydia Trent. Lydia betrothed at seventeen to a reluctant groom to be finds one night of ecstasy is might be enough,but after six long years,ecstary is no longer enough. A fast paced,quick read. You will not regret "A Breach of Promise". It has hot steamy passion,and forgiveness as well as love and romance. A must read for anyone who enjoys historical romance,erotic romance,or a quick fun read that will leave you in awe. I look forward to future erotic historical romances from Victoria Vane. Victoria Vane also writes an non-erotic romantic historical fiction as Emery Lee.Received for an honest review from the author. Details can be found at the author's website,Ellora's Cave and My Book Addiction Reviews.




    RATING: 4.5

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  • Posted March 20, 2014

    A naughty novella by Victoria Vane, an under-recognized and unde

    A naughty novella by Victoria Vane, an under-recognized and under appreciated historical romance author whose writing I find completely entertaining. Her stories are usually set in Georgian England, a time period close to my historical Regency heart. One of the best reasons to read Vane, however, in addition to the engaging stories and delicious writing, is the history. She uses actual historic events that make her stories even more fascinating and intriguing to read.




    Lydia is a young bride-to-be, making her come out, and only seventeen, when her engagement to Marcus is celebrated at a betrothal dinner. The match is the work of both of their families, the young couple not having much choice in the matter. Lydia is hopeful but is quickly disillusioned when Marcus shows up late and intoxicated. Later, in the garden, he initiates her briefly, and tantalizingly, in the benefits of matrimony. Then he promptly disappears for a government post...for six years.




    During this time, Lydia has educated herself on being the wife of a diplomat but, as time goes on, she finds herself angry at Marcus’ abandonment and determines to break off the engagement. All this time, Marcus has been living the bachelor life while traveling for his government work and, when he returns to London, he’s upset and in disbelief that meek and mild Lydia would end their betrothal. So he determines to win her back.




    I like how Lydia spurns Marcus after he abandons her for so long and I would have preferred she made him grovel much longer but, as is this is a novella, there isn’t a lot of time.




    Marcus’ mother plays matchmaker here when she invites (and schemes) Lydia into journeying with Marcus to the family’s country estate so as to give him time to woo her properly. And he really tries. During the journey, they are forced to communicate more than they ever have, thus giving them some opportunity to get to know one another. I really like how Lydia displays to Marcus her knowledge of foreign languages and organizing skills when he seems to need some assistance with his work. He in turn is impressed with the vivacious and intelligent woman she has become.




    I adore the little historical details Vane includes, such as descriptions of clothing, landscape, and tea rituals. "...pouring steaming hyson into three delicate cups of the finest Chelsea porcelain." (p50)




    And, speaking of more historical influences, Vane discusses her inspiration behind her novella, The Belle's Stratagem, a Georgian-era play by Hannah Cowley.




    Marcus and Lydia's close friends, Nick and Mariah respectively, are engaging characters who seem to share a mutual attraction. Perhaps there's a future story here?




    The love scenes are, as always in a Victoria Vane story, sexy, sensual, and always beautifully written.




    Memorable moments:




    "'Though I dreamed of a love match, I only now hope for a man who treats me with kindness, courtesy, and a modicum of respect--none of which have I ever seen from Lord Russell.'" (p25)




    "'But my dear, you do not know men,' Lady Russell consoled. 'They are undeniably obtuse. The daft creatures never know what they want until it's placed under their noses.'" (p29)




    "'Character?' Marcus winced. 'Is it as bad as all that? Why is it all girls with no claim to pulchitrude positively brim with character?'" (p31)




    "'To my understanding a man can perform the animal act of coition in virtually any circumstance without emotional engagement of any kind.'" (p68)




    A delightfully bawdy novella by a writer to watch.

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  • Posted February 15, 2014

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    Reviewed by Angie Book provided by the publisher for review Revi

    Reviewed by Angie
    Book provided by the publisher for review
    Review originally posted at Romancing the Book

    What a deliciously sinful novella Ms. Vane debuted with!

    Set in a time when parents chose who their children married, Ms. Vane has created characters who you can picture in your head as you frantically turn the page to see what happens next.

    Lydia starts off as a simpering, innocent young girl with stars in her eyes and a heart that is about to be broken. Marcus cares naught for anyone but his own pleasures, though he is capable of feeling guilt at leaving Lydia alone and having various paramours. Both mature along the way, though I believe it’s Marcus who matures the most.

    I absolutely adored Mariah and Nicholas and hope that eventually they’ll have their own book as I’m anxious to see what happens to them! Do they fall in love? Do they get married? Oh, Ms. Vane, you are a tease as I think they are no longer innocent!

    And let’s not forget the formidable and calculating Lady Russell! There isn’t a single character in this book that I didn’t like or want to know more about.

    I could not recommend this book anymore then possible. If you like a good scintillating book that leaves you fanning yourself, then you definitely should read A Breach of Promise!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2013

    HAWT Historical!

    What a fun romp with delightful characters! Vane does a fantastic job with the time period and the snappy dialogue between the characters. I loved the story from start to finish and couldn't put it down. A MUST read for historical and erotic romance fans.

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  • Posted August 26, 2012

    First Marcus shows up drunk on the evening his betrothal to Lydi

    First Marcus shows up drunk on the evening his betrothal to Lydia Trent
    is announced. She's 17 and he's 21 and, as it's an arranged marriage, he
    feels she's too young to marry...but not too young to seduce even though
    he leaves her virginity intact. He immediately leaves to take up his new
    diplomatic post in Europe and forgets Lydia for six years while he
    indulges himself with a string of mistresses. Long abandoned and over
    her puppy love, Lydia writes Marcus to end their betrothal as soon as
    she discovers he has returned to England. Marcus is angered by her
    letter; after all, she is well dowered and he never had to make an
    effort to woo her. Most certainly the ending of their betrothal will put
    him out because he relies on his uncle for funds and searching for
    another monied marital prospect his uncle will approve of will require
    too much effort. Thus begins a short, humorous, and sensual battle of
    wills between this less than happy couple.

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