Friday, January 28, 2011
Title: A Little Bit Wild
Author: Victoria Dahl
Genre: Historical Romance
Release Date: August 2010
Rating: 4.5 Crowns
HE IS NOT WHAT SHE HAD IN MIND
Jude Bertrand is not an excellent dancer. Nor does he wear the most fashionable coats. But when Marissa York’s brother approaches him, desperate to preserve Marissa’s tenuous reputation, Jude does heroic enough to offer to marry the girl. In fact, the union should more than make up for hid lack of social graces-
BUT MIND CHANGE….
Marissa knows that betrothal to the son of a duke-even one as raw and masculine as Jude-will save her from ruin, but that doesn’t mean she’s happy about it. Soon, though, she finds that Jude has a surprisingly gentle touch-and plans to use it to persuade Marissa that their wedding day cannot come soon enough…
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A LITTLE BIT WIND is a new Victorian set-series by award-winning author Victoria Dahl that starts with a bang and doesn’t disappoint.
Miss Marissa York has a weakness for a handsome face and nicely turned out gentleman. Her weakness has gotten her into more trouble than she can count. And it has caused her family no doubt sleepless nights. To her dismay she gets caught having a tryst that wasn’t at all what she had expected. The man not only declares his undying love for Marissa but that he was hoping to seduce her into marriage. Marissa irrevocable says no, by her brother, Edward, still needs help in squashing any rumors that have already started. What they need is a biddable man that will ride out the storm as Marissa’s fake fiancé.
Jude Bertrand had the raw masculine sensuality of a man who has lived a hard life. As an accepted bastard son of a Duke and a French courtesan he will always be tolerated by the ton. Jude offers himself up to help defense the situation. Hoping that the more time Marissa spends with him the more she will like and fall in love with him. Jude isn’t exactly the welcomed help the Marissa was hoping for. Marissa is obsessed with pretty faces, graceful dancing and a man that has tight hard thighs-oh my. Bertrand is confident that the more time she spends getting to know him that eventually she will see through her superficial façade and see him. Will Marissa take off her rose petal glasses and see a man for who Jude truly is in time before she loses him?
A LITTLE BIT WILD is Ms. Dahl’s take on the classic of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST-. Readers this is not Walt Disney’s singing version. Ms. Dahl did a fantastic job of creating two most incompatible protagonists that had this reviewer going a slew of emotions as their story unraveled. Dark and erotically sensual A LITTLE BIT WILD is a classic in the making with its witty dialogue, a couple with sexual chemistry that explodes off the page. Readers will melt into this story and once the book closes long to re-read again and again.
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Royal Reviewer Angela Renee at 11:01 AM