Tessa Dare has unbelievably beautiful prose, and she showcased it here once again in THE SCANDALOUS, DISSOLUTE, NO-GOOD MR. WRIGHT. It made for delicious reading, as we are swept away into an engaging romance with a delightful heroine and her equally delightful, yet roguish, hero.
Miss Eliza Cade isn’t allowed to come out until her three older sisters are all wed. In the meantime, she keeps bumping into Mr. Wright, who seems to recognize in her a kindred spirit.
I like Eliza, who is a spirited girl, lively and full of sass, which more often than not gets her into trouble. While her family doesn’t understand her, Mr. J. Harrison Wright does, becoming a (sort of) friend as they encountered each other over the years. He teases her, provokes her, and in the end, he couldn’t resist her. And though he may be a rogue and a scoundel, Harry is in fact, quite kind and patient, and has his own brand of honor.
Though the story covers roughly a period of four years, the timeline is stated clearly so that the reader doesn’t feel lost. It’s a charming novella, well-written and well-paced. I read it in one sitting, not because it’s short, but because I couldn’t put it down. It will certainly have a place in my keeper shelf, and I’m envisioning reading it again before the year is out.
Lovers of romance shouldn’t miss this little gem!
Rating: 5 stars
When a girl meets a rake…
Miss Eliza Cade is a lady in waiting. And waiting.
Because of a foolish mistake in her youth, she’s not allowed “out” in Society until her three older sisters are wed. But while she’s trying to be good, she keeps bumping elbows–and more distressingly, lips–with notorious rake Harry Wright. Every moment she spends with him, she risks complete ruin.
The sensual passions he stirs in her are so wrong…but Eliza just can’t resist Mr. Wright.