“Equal parts sweet and wicked…too intriguing to put down.” ~ Betty Loo’s Reviews
Thaddeus Berringer has reconciled himself to a future of great riches, but also unceasing responsibility as the Duke of Exeter’s only heir. He’s in no hurry to be leg-shackled, despite his cousin’s urging. But he’s keenly interested in bed sport with a certain spinster who’s proven more wanton than wallflower. Eugenia Hillcrest’s passions and expectations for a brief fling match his own completely, delighting him in every way. But just as he’s considering the advantages of a lasting connection with her, he’s stunned to learn his perfect lover was never his to kiss in the first place.
Eugenia has for years lived as a spinster, and is certain she’ll remain one. So it was with little hesitation that she begins a thrilling affair with the Duke of Exeter’s handsome heir, Mr. Berringer. She revels in every stolen kiss and caress, but expects to lose him to a wife one day. Never in a million years did she imagine she’d lose him to a husband. Her dead husband back from the grave. Confused and unconvinced, Eugenia is willing to do anything to keep control of her life—even if it means leaving her life and the man she loves more than she’d dreamed possible.
“Just the right amount of historical feel without throwing an anchor around the plot.” ~ Bin Blogs Books
Pleasures of the Night is a full-length regency historical romance from USA Today bestselling author Heather Boyd. It’s the sixteenth book in the steamy Distinguished Rogues series but can be read as a stand-alone.
Distinguished Rogues Series
Book 1: Chills (Jack and Constance)
Book 2: Broken (Giles and Lillian)
Book 3: Charity (Oscar and Agatha)
Book 4: An Accidental Affair (Merrick and Arabella)
Book 5: Keepsake (Kit and Miranda)
Book 6: An Improper Proposal (Martin and Iris)
Book 7: Reason to Wed (Richard and Esme)
Book 8: The Trouble with Love (Everett and Whitney)
Book 9: Married by Moonlight (Gilbert and Anna)
Book 10: Lord of Sin (Julian and Portia)
Book 11: The Duke’s Heart (Sinclair and Kitty)
Book 12: Romancing the Earl (Price and Lenore)
Book 13: One Enchanted Christmas (Otis and Margaret)
Book 14: Desire by Design (Alexander and Sylvia)
Book 15: His Perfect Bride (Harry and Ophelia)
Book 16: Pleasures of the Night (Teddy and Eugenia)
Book 17: Silver Bells (Hector and Ruby)
Book 18: Seduced in Secret (Winston and Charlotte)
Book 19: Yours Until Dawn (Drew and Aurora)
Steamy read! Fast read!
The story of Thaddeus Berringer, heir to a Dukedom and Eugenia Hillcrest, a spinster cousin to Teddy good friend met several times at various places. He comes to her rescue when one of his obnoxious friend’s tries to flirt with Eugenia cousin Aurora and totally ignores her. Finding there is more to Eugenia than meets the eye and both not in the market for marriage, but that doesn’t mean that there couldn’t be something more. And so the affair begins, but there are secrets Eugenia has kept from everyone. Even her cousins that are like sisters to her, but her secret came knocking at her door. Her dead husband has come back after four years and even though he looks familiar, it’s not possible! He doesn’t even act the same, but he is demanding his rights as her husband.
There are some steamy parts but overall a fast read to solve Eugenia mystery with the help of Thaddeus.
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review. I give it 4.5 stars
Thaddeus Berringer and Eugenia Hillcrest are enjoying a passionate and secret affair when suddenly her husband comes to town and demands her return. This is a surprise because no one knew she was married, except Eugenia herself, and she believes her husband to be dead. Now they are off to find evidence that the “husband” is a fraud. Who is the man claiming to be Eugenia’s husband, and how will they prove that he is not?
The is delightfully entertaining story. The plot is interesting. There are secrets revealed, a mystery to solve, and a steamy secret love affair. There are some twist and surprises. I love the characters. The Hillcrest cousins are funny and fussy. The overprotective Marquess is frustrated with their antics, but adores them all. Eugenia wants to be independent and enjoy her spinster/widowhood. Thaddeus is a wonderful hero and a very laid-back heir to a dukedom. The chemistry between these two sizzles. They may think they don’t want to marry, but things change. All in all a good read. I recommend it.
I received an ARC of this book from Booksprout, My review is voluntary.