Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Book 4 in Byrons of Braebourne Series
Publisher: Avon Books
Date published: August 2010
ISBN: 978-0-06-167344-3
Historical Romance
Mass Market Paperback
Reviewed by Dawn
Obtained by Publisher

Lady Mallory Byron finds herself the talk of the ton when she finds herself bedded then married to her family’s friend, the Earl of Gresham. What turns from friendship into passion and a scandal has Mallory reeling. Adam, the Earl of Gresham has secretly longed for Mallory for years and is determined to not lose her again. A second chance at love for them both leaves them with the question-can they move past the past in order to have a future together?

I absolutely loved this book. Even though I didn’t read the first three in the series, I wasn’t confused or anything. This author had a great way of drawing the reader into the world she created with some snappy dialogue and amazing characters that gave it depth. Ms. Warren delivers a fast pace, wild ride from start to finish and I fell in love with the charming Byron’s of Braebourne. The family is a tight, close knit family and I loved the dynamics the author showed between them all. The writing was tight and you got a sense that the author did some extensive research for this series.

Meet Lady Mallory Byron, a woman who is finally coming out of mourning from the death of her fiancĂ©e and is now the talk of the town. Shocked to discover that her friendship with Adam, the Earl of Gresham, has turned to passion, she finds herself wedded and bedded before she could make heads or tails of it all. Now she finds herself married to a man who stirs her desires to new heights. But can she let go of the man who left her crushed and find happiness with her new husband? Adam is a strong hero who will do anything to have the woman he loves. He finds he needs to work at winning Mallory’s heart and there are some scenes that had me wondering where he came from. Overall, the main characters really work at getting their happily ever after which had me cheering in the end. There were a few secondary characters that had me intrigued and I am looking to see if they pop up in the first three books.

WICKED DELIGHTS IN A BRIDAL BED delivers a nice, lighthearted, easy read for a late autumn afternoon. The author does a great job in her storytelling and the reader really gets into the hearts of the main characters, Adam and Mallory. If you enjoy an engaging historical romance, then pick this latest book up by a wonderful storyteller. I know I am going to check out the other three books in the series to see how Mallory’s brothers wound up with their mates.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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