One Naughty Night

By

Victorian London is a difficult place to live well, or survive at all, for a woman without family or husband to provide for and protect her. But young widow Lillian St. Claire has managed to keep herself off the streets by hostessing a notorious gaming den. Her ultimate goal is to restore her family’s fortune. Whether she’ll be helped or hindered in her efforts by gambler/rake Lord Aidan Huntington provides much of the basis for this romantic romp. Of course Lilly and Aidan are attracted to each other; this novel is, foremost, a sexy romance. The title tips off the reader not to expect serious historical fiction. But taken as a romantic escapade, spiced with a bitter family rivalry to add a touch of danger and explosive love scenes, it accomplishes what it intends. The historical details provide pleasant settings. The banter between characters is entertaining and lively. A frothy, satisfying read for the beach or a rainy day.

Share this review

Buy "The Beggar at the Gate & Other Stories" for £2.05 (Kindle edition)

12 of the best stories selected from the 2012 Historical Novel Society Short Story Award

Details

Publisher

Published

Genre

Period

Century

Price
(US) $7.99

ISBN
(US) 9781455505470

Format
Paperback

Pages
330

Review

Appeared in

Reviewed by