Friday, March 21, 2014

Review: What the Groom Wants by Jade Lee

ebook, 416 pages
Published February 4th 2014 by Sourcebooks Casablanca (first published January 1st 2014)  

An honest love...

Radley Lyncott has been in love with Wendy Drew as long as he can remember. When he went to sea, she was too young to court. Now that he's returned to take up his Welsh title, he is appalled to find that debt has ruined the Drew family, and-even worse-Wendy is being courted by another man.

Or a dangerous attraction?

Family comes first for seamstress Wendy Drew, who is forced to settle her brother's debt by working nights at a notorious gambling den. But her double-life hasn't gone unnoticed-she has captivated none other than Demon Damon, a nefarious rake who understands Wendy's darkest desires and is hell bent on luring her into his arms.

Praise for Wedded in Scandal

"An erotic tale full of emotion.... Jade Lee is an exceptional author, filling her stories with color and excitement." -Fresh Fiction

Praise for What the Bride Wore

"Passion-filled Regency...Readers will savor the red-hot love scenes." -Publishers Weekly

"[Lee's] sexy series will delight readers who relish experiencing a different side of Regency life." -Booklist Online

Hot and steamy with intrigue and secrets all rolled into one.
This book does Not disappoint at all.
Wendy is such a strong character, her only downfall is not allowing anyone to help even just a little bit.
Damon is truly Demon Damon; he is ruthless, selfish, jealous and mean. He will do whatever it takes to get what he wants no matter who it hurts or destroys in the process.
Radley, well I just don't know what to think about him.  He sounds like a great sailor, but not much of a new Duke.  He just doesn't know how things work off the ship even before becoming the new Duke.
This was not like most historical romance novels.  This story is more about the underclass society that later gets the privilege of the upperclass lifestyle.  But Wendy and Radley no matter what still stick to their upbringing, while trying to learn how to live their new lifestyle.
I do love how Wendy takes matters into her own hands to finally solve her problem once and for all.

I received my copy for review from Netgalley.