Monday, 14 January 2013

Review: The Wicked Wedding of Miss Ellie Vyne - Jayne Fresina


By night Ellie Vyne fleeces unsuspecting aristocrats as the dashing Count de Bonneville. By day she avoids her sisters' matchmaking attempts and dreams up inventive insults to hurl at her childhood nemesis, the arrogant, far-too-handsome-for-his-own-good, James Hartley.

James finally has a lead on the villainous, thieving Count, tracking him to a shady inn. He bursts in on none other than "that Vyne woman" . . . in a shocking state of dishabille. Convinced she is the Count's mistress, James decides it's best to keep your enemies close. Very close. In fact, seducing Ellie will be the perfect bait . . .

My thoughts:
 I had forgotten that the hero was in book 1 (yes me and my memory), but forgetting did make it better in a way cos I got to know him again. This was my first impression. Since in book 1 he wanted to marry someone else. Yes you can see why it's good to start on a fresh page ;)

Right then, Ellie is, well she is a lot! She is not one of those usual women of the Ton. She is so much more. She has a reputation of broken engagements and the scandal is that a duke died in her bed. She is also masquerading as a French Count and gains money that way. She is a handful and I liked her.

James and Ellie, well the families are bitter enemies, he called her Ellie Phant once and yes she does not like him. He is a rake, but a rake that has grown old and realised that it does not work as well anymore. In comes Ellie, that menace and he does not know what to do about her. A fun couple to read about.

Conclusion:
The book was light, romantic, a bit funny and it made me want more. More will come in form of another menace. Poor ton ;)

Series: Sydney Dovendale #2
Genre: Historical romance
Pages: 402
Published: Jan 1st 2013 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Source: For review

43 comments:

  1. This sounds fun. I think I'd probably enjoy it.

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  2. Oh this does sound like total fun! I like when the leading ladies are beyond the ordinary for their times!

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    1. And when it feels believable too cos it does not always do

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  3. I Duke possibly died in her bed? That is definitely scandalous! Sounds like a really fun read, I love historical romances:)

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    1. I know, wicked! I can say no more, but scandals follow her around, but she is a nice girl

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  4. Light and romantic sounds great as well as getting to know hero again.
    Happy reading,
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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  5. So I don't have to read the first one???? If I don't I really want to read this one. hahahaha just because Ellie is a handful and it sounds soooo good.

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    1. Nope, I think it can be safely read like this ;) Of course do check it out

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  6. This sounds so good, and the heroine is quite interesting!

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  7. I still prefer my dragons but so happy you liked it!

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    1. Haha, yes the dragons are cooler, I do admit that

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  8. O_o, I want to read this one! Sounds just like my type of book, Blodeuedd! :) Thanks for a great review, chica!

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    1. You're welcome :D
      It was fun, it was light, I adore that

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  9. Why am I always drawn to books with the word Wicked in their titles? This does sound very entertaining and wow she does have a rep...

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  10. Well, she certainly does have quite the reputation... I like that. I am always drawn to books with the word Wicked in their title, I don't know why....

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    1. Haha, wicked is just such a cool word and to be wicked, well it makes it readable

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  11. This sounds like a lot of fun!

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  12. I read the first book and sounds like I will want to read the second.

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    1. I do think you would like this one then too

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  13. This sounds like a nice light read. Sometimes you just need those kind of books.

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    1. Totally, especially I. I love these kinds of books

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  14. Sounds like total fun. I like a gal who is a handful!

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  15. Sounds like a lot of fun. Ellie must be quite a character.

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  16. This sounds fun. I love a good scandal ;-)

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  17. Sounds good. Pretty cover.

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  18. This sounds like a fun series, I haven't come across this author yet, but have added the books to my wishlist.

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  19. Feud between families... mmm... I like that premise :)

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  20. I need to get back to one of these this year...miss reading about the ton!

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  21. This books sounds just like I like my HR.

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  22. the cover is absolutely adorable!! ellie sounds like a great female lead!! I read the first book in the series and didn't really like it that much. sounds like this one was much better.

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    1. I know, so cute :D I did like this one better than the first

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