In her last month of pregnancy, Diana, Viscountess DeVere, has barely settled into her new life and role as “the devil” DeVere’s wife, when her increasingly restlesss husband receives an urgent summons to London. When Diana inadvertently discovers a message he received from a known courtesan with whom he was formerly linked, she fears her marriage is over before it has begun.
A DEVIL’S TOUCH is an erotic romance vignette that can stand alone as a complete story, but also serves to bridge Book #4 THE DEVIL’S MATCH, and the forthcoming Book#5 JEWEL OF THE EAST (Salime and Simon’s story)
Late Georgian /Early Regency Novella
Heat Level: 3/erotic
Reviewer rating: 4.5
REVIEW BY JILL
Nine-months pregnant and three-months married, Diana is feeling just a little insecure when her husband, Ludovic DeVere, becomes increasingly distracted and seemingly bored with her and their new marriage. When he receives a missive from the beautiful, exotic Salime, Diana fears that monogamy may not suit the once insatiable and lascivious devil, after all.
Victoria Vane has the knack of writing what is always a complete story regardless of the page count. This short vignette is simply delightful, giving us a look into the marriage of Diana and the once untamable DeVere.
Introduced as well, is the next couple to have their romance told in the upcoming Jewel of the East (The Devil DeVere #5). Simon Singleton, home in England and believed dead for the past six years. And Salime, the courtesan, once under DeVere’s protection.
DeVere known for his sexual excesses has a fittingly scorching love scene with his heavily pregnant wife. This is Ms Vane’s most erotic title to date. It is not just sexually explicit but sensual and loving as well. No mean feat.
With Ms Vane’s trademark prose and touches of humour – DeVere’s first glimpse of his baby is priceless- this is once again a brilliant, short story by a gifted writer of historical romance. Highly recommended.
**This title is available on Amazon for $1.99 **
Other Series Titles (in reading order with review links)
A Wild Night’s Bride (Book#1)
The Virgin Huntress (Book#2
The Devil You Know (Book#3)
The Devil’s Match (Book#4)