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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Review: A Night of Forever (The Disgraced Lords #6) by Bronwen Evans


Print Length: 240 pages
Publisher: Loveswept (October 25, 2016)

From Goodreads.com: Arend Aubury trusts no one besides his fellow Libertine Scholars. After his family escaped from France, penniless and persecuted, only the Scholars took him in. So when the stepdaughter of the villainess who has been plotting against them approaches Arend with allegations against their enemy, he suspects a double cross. Yet Isobel is a tantalizing prize, with lips as sweet as champagne and skin as creamy as Camembert. Is she a feast for the senses—or a bitter trap?

Lady Isobel Thompson dreams of marrying an honorable gentleman with a spotless reputation, a trait that Arend seems to lack completely. But Isobel believes that her stepmother is responsible for her father’s death, and only Arend has the skills to uncover the truth. As a cover, Arend suggests a fake betrothal—and soon Isobel finds herself forgetting that their courtship is a ploy. He’s so different from the man of her fantasies, and yet he’s so terribly handsome, so dangerously intoxicating—and all Isobel wants is more.
 


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My Rating: 4 stars out of 5

Right off the bat, I have to say that I was happy that the overall arc of the past five stories finally came to a head and was resolved. I was not however entirely happy with the conclusion of that resolution. Why anyone would allow someone who has hurt their family and their friends in some dark ways to be thought of fondly  by others after their death is beyond me. Scandal be damned, I would want the world to know just how much this person had cost those I claimed to love. 

The writing was strong, and I loved the way the author was able to cast doubt on Isobel's true intentions, and make it seem as though she was actually complicit in what was going on without actually revealing anything until the very end. I also enjoyed catching up with the other characters that we have gotten to know so well. 

Another high point of this story is that it takes place during some of the events of the other books which gives us an interesting insight into the thoughts of the "villains". I am always more likely to be drawn to a story that offers another side to the same story. 

Overall, I would recommend this novel to those who enjoy a well written romance series with strong and interesting characters. I would read more from this author! 

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.


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                              A Night of Forever
 is available from Amazon.com

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