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3* Review:The Wicked Confessions Of Lady Cecelia Stanton Viveka Portman

The Wicked Confessions Of Lady Cecelia StantonThe Wicked Confessions of Lady Cecelia Stanton is a young society matron’s diary of her greatest secrets and desires.

The susceptibility of women in Regency society shines through in every diary entry. Cecelia has no choice in her marriage partner and must obey her husband wishes in everything.

Little wonder then she turns for comfort to her worldly wise maid Bess who guides her through the pitfalls of an arranged Regency marriage.

This is not a glamorous Regency romance of elegant London town houses or high society balls just life in the country and year on year pregnancy. Autobiographical in style it has a realistic edge. Romance is absent from the numerous sexual encounters.

I didn’t find any of the characters particularly endearing which maybe intentional to add realism to the uncomplicated plot.

The Wicked Confessions of Lady Cecelia Stanton is an interesting story worth a read if you like your historical romance erotic and realistic.

I received a copy of this book from Harlequin Enterprises Australia Escape Publishing in return for an honest review.

The Wicked Confessions Of Lady Cecelia Stanton by Viveka Portman

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


The Wicked Confessions Of Lady Cecelia Stanton

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4* Review Summer of Surrender Zara Stoneley

Summer of Surrender‘Summer of Surrender’ is a beautifully written erotic romance.

James is sex therapist. Kezia is a free spirit. From the outside you wouldn’t think they could learn anything from each other. As their emotional layers are peeled back its clear their past experience fuel real fears of being alone in Kezia’s case and being dominated in James’.

Sensual heat burns from their first encounter. Kezia is a lovely character full of charm with a self-depreciating sense of humour. James is sinfully sexy, a man who wields his sexual prowess as a weapon to exert his dominance. The perfect man for a hot steamy night but not someone Kezia can rely on or is he?

Kezia and James’ sexual encounters chart their emotional journey as they explore their fantasies and fears. Coupled with a plot which has the necessary twists and turns to hold the reader’s interest ‘Summer of Surrender’ is an enjoyable read.

I received a copy of this book from Harper Collins UK HarperImpulse via NetGalley in return for an honest review.

Summer of Surrender by Zara Stoneley

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Summer of Surrender

Zara Stoneley

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