Image of Wicked Delights of a Bridal Bed (Byrons of Braebourne)


Image of Wicked Delights of a Bridal Bed (Byrons of Braebourne)

Warren’s incomparable talents lie not just in plotting and pace, but in creating characters like the Byrons of Braebourne, who leap off the pages. She explores intimate familial relationships, friendships, passion and the power of love in a tender yet powerful manner so readers understand every nuance of emotion and take away a powerful and lasting impression.

Lady Mallory Byron has been fortunate to live a happy life, but when her beloved is killed on the battlefield, she mourns the loss deeply. Her brother’s best friend, Adam Gresham, lost Mallory once and is determined not to lose her again. He slowly brings her out of her desolation, allowing friendship to grow and her belief in love to blossom. When Mallory needs comfort from her nightmares, he is there and when they are compromised, he proposes. Their swift wedding might have tongues wagging, but after a blissful honeymoon neither cares what the ton thinks. Then, the past makes an unexpected arrival and Mallory and Adam struggle with their pride and doubts until they are torn apart. Can their friendship and love survive? (AVON, Sep., 380 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin