Monday, November 1, 2010

Wicked Nights with a Lover-Sophie Jordan

Wicked Nights with a Lover
Sophie Jordan
Avon, Nov 30 2010, $7.99
ISBN 9780061579233

Nurse Marguerite Laurent always felt those who spent their money on fortune tellers were foolish. That is until Madame Foster informs Marguerite's latest employer that the nurse will die before the year is out. The victim of this prophecy decides the omen means live life to the fullest including a tryst before she dies.

When her estranged father asks her to come to London to meet her half-sisters, she agrees because she fears if she does not do it now she will never have another chance in this life. Her father's business partner Ash Courtland kidnaps Marguerite as a means of revenge against her dad for what he did to him. His plan is to take her for personal pleasure and use her to gain respectability having been a slum dweller as a youth, but he is attracted to her strong personality. As they fall in love, neither wants these feelings as both fear heartbreak and she also believes time is running out.

This is an entertaining lighthearted nineteenth century romance as the roles change when she wants him to take her virginity while he suddenly feels that would be wrong. Fast-paced from the moment that Marguerite learns she will die soon, fans will enjoy this engaging historical as Ash wants a lifetime but though she does too Marguerite believes it will be a very short lifetime.

Harriet Klausner

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