Review: One Wicked Night by Mary Jo Putney

Print Length: 320 pages
Publisher: Kensington Books (September 24, 2019)

From  Dressed as a veiled princess, Lady Diana Lawrence is shocked to discover that the mysterious corsair who tempts her away from the costume ball is the duke she once loved and lost. Now ensconced with Castleton at a remote lodge, will she surrender to the passion still burning hotly between them?


My Rating: 3 stars out of 5

DISCLAIMER 1: At this time, this novella is only available as part of the Seduction on a Snowy Night anthology. However, I felt it would only be fair to give each story their own post on my blog in order to highlight them individually. 

This one for me, was the best of the three, even if the synopsis is a bit misleading. To begin with, she wasn't a veiled princess tempted away from a costume ball. She had performed a traditional Indian dance in Indian garb and then kissed a man after their dance at a masked ball. Also, t
hey don't exactly become ensconced until near the end of the story, and before that, they had already discovered that passion still burned brightly between them. 

Those are things that are fairly easy to overlook, and honestly had this been a full-length novel instead of a novella, I feel like it would have been even better. The potential was definitely there. As for the rest of these characters? I definitely enjoyed reading about his sisters and their husbands, and the made-up species they gave their cats was nothing short of golden. From now on I will be calling my own East Pinelands Devil Chasers. 

Overall, I would definitely read more from this author. And I feel like this novella is a perfect addition to the stories already out there about this family. 

DISCLAIMER 2: 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.

This novel is available in the Seduction on a Snowy Night anthology  available from

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