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THE WICKED WEDDING OF MISS ELLIE VYNE
Genre: Historical Romance, England
Readers who adore wickedly funny, fast and sassy romances will delight in Fresina’s latest. The naughty desire-in-disguise theme, coupled with sharp, hilarious repartee, steals the reader’s heart, making it more than easy to forgive the predictable misunderstandings that the author has incorporated into the plot.
Ellie Vyne will do just about anything to avoid marriage, including disguising herself as the notorious Count de Bonneville, a dashing gambler who fleeces nobles out of their fortunes. She even tricks her childhood nemesis, James Hartley, by winning the fabulous Hartley diamonds from his foolish mistress. James is determined to retrieve the family heirlooms from the unscrupulous count, but all he finds in the count’s room is Ellie. Believing she must be the count’s mistress, James decides to keep tabs on her, even accompanying her to her aunt’s country home. Their trip includes an accident, blackmail, “amnesia,” James masquerading as her servant, a delicious game of seduction, another Count de Bonneville appearance, past secrets, new suspicions — and, of course, a wedding! (SOURCEBOOKS, Jan., 416 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed By: Kathe Robin
Published: January 2013