What They Say:
Fiercely independent, Lady Violet Rimes, the merry widow, has played the ton, dangling men from leashes like a pack of adoring hounds, always the one in control. Never has a man toyed with her.
An idle, attractive, rake, Lord Geoffrey Sparks has had little to do other than enjoy life. He has let Violet play her games for months without complaint: he likes her company – and admittedly her bed.
But in recent months things have changed between them. He likes her for who she is and not simply the notorious widow. He thought his feelings were returned, but now she has suddenly vanished without a word…
Heartbreaker or heartbroken?
What I Say:
When I heard Jane was releasing this novella as part of her Marlowe series I couldn’t wait to read it, I immediately put this on pre order.
Jane takes us back to a time where everyone travelled by horse drawn carriage and sex before marriage happens but is frowned upon when the inevitable happens, don’t forget there was no contraception back then. I was effortlessly pulled back to this time and I soon loved characters I had met before.
Lady Violet Rimes courts scandal and had never hidden away from the ton, until she finds herself compromised, carrying Lord Geoffrey Sparks child, Violet loves Geoffrey and doesn’t want his reputation tarnished by this so she runs away.
Of course Violet doesn’t realise the true extent of Geoffrey’s feelings for her, he really does love Violet and doesn’t care what the ton think.
I loved that Geoffrey is distraught at Violet leaving and he chases her to find out why she had left and finally admit his feelings for her.
This is a short, fast paced read if you love Jane’s other historical novels then you will love this. It was nice to see some familiar other faces in this in the case of Jane and Robert.
I have seen someone comment from a reviewer about spelling mistakes, do you know what? it doesn’t detract from the story at all. Personally it didn’t distract me and for me the story just wasn’t long enough.
Keep writing Jane I love these books.
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About the Author
Jane is a writer of authentic, passionate and emotional Historical and New Adult Romance, and a Kindle top 25 bestselling author.
She began her first historical novel at sixteen, but a life full of adversity derailed her as she lives with the restrictions of AnkylosingSpondylitis.
When she finally completed a novel it was because she was determined not to reach forty still saying, I want to write.
Now Jane is writing a Regency series and contemporary, new adult, stories and she is thrilled to be giving her characters life in others’ imaginations at last.
You might think that Jane was inspired to write by Jane Austen, especially as she lives near Bath in the United Kingdom, but you would be wrong. Jane’s favourite author is Anya Seton, and thebook which drew her into the bliss of falling into historical imagination was ‘Katherine’ a storycrafted from reality.
Jane has drawn on this inspiration to discover other real-life love stories, reading memoirs and letters to capture elements of the past, and she uses them to create more realistic plots.
‘Basically I love history and I am sucker for a love story. I love the feeling of falling in love; it’s wonderful being able to do it time and time again in fiction.’
Jane is also a Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development in the United Kingdom, and uses this specialist understanding of people to bring her characters to life.
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