Passion, rivalry, and scandal abound, in this tale of forbidden love between a marquis, his mistress, and the man they both once loved.
She's the disgrace of the county…
Bella Rushdale has returned home still unwed having eloped with Viscount Marlinscar, and she's now engaged in a scandalous liaison with the Marquis of Pennerley. Remote Yorkshire society is outraged!
Something ought to be done.
Even the untrained observer can see there's something deliciously perplexing about the relationship between Bella and the two rascals responsible for her disgrace. As rumours of unnatural activities, forbidden pleasures and the inevitable repercussions abound, Bella vigorously resists her brother's attempts to strong-arm her into wedlock. But, all too soon everything gets out of hand, putting Bella at risk of losing far more than her reputation. Can three people whose lives and hearts are so inexorably bound forge a lasting bond? Or is their love as ill-fated as society would have them believe?
The Serpent's Kiss is a Regency-set historical romance with a high heat including M/F, M/M and M/M/F interactions. Those of a timid or nervous disposition are advised against indulging.
Don't miss any of the enthralling Scandalous Seductions series:
A GENTLEMAN'S WAGER | INDISCRETIONS | PHANTASMAGORIA | THREE TIMES THE SCANDAL | HER HUSBAND'S LOVER | THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST | THE SERPENT'S KISS
And look out for the equally enticing Forbidden Loves series by Madelynne Ellis:
THE KISSING BOUGH | PURE FOLLY
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This was my first read in this series and by this author, and I loved it! There is some sexy, steamy menage here, some self-doubt and uncertainty, and great love and romance. The characters and situation were well-developed and well-described. I love Regency romance that doesn't settle into the same sweet and clean, run of the mill mold, and this one is unique and scintillating. I'm off to explore some of the preceding books in the series now. Enjoy. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
The book is well written, very descriptive and somewhat lengthy. Of all three characters I loved Vaughn most of all. He was direct and upfront with his feelings and desires. Bella could not admit her love for the two men and was very insecure of her place in Vaughn’s life. She denied her feelings for Lucerne and after he left the two of them, she was afraid to admit she needed him back in her life. The bulk of the book was about Vaughn trying to get the three of them back together. It is very drawn out but it keeps your attention as you never know what will happen next. There are a lot of other happenings in the book that add to the story in a minor way. There is a HEA but a lot happens before this comes about. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and would highly recommend it as a great read. I would like to have seen an Epilogue to see how they were faring in about a years time. This is something I greatly enjoy in a book but because there is not one in this book it does not distract from the story, it is still a great read.