Secrets of a Wedding Night : Secret Brides

  • by Valerie Bowman
  • Narrated by Justine Eyre
  • Series: Secret Brides
  • 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Young, widowed, and penniless, Lily Andrews, the Countess of Merrill, has strong opinions on marriage. When she spots a certain engagement announcement in The Times, she decides to take action. She will not allow another hapless girl to fall prey to a man - particularly the scoundrel who broke her heart five years ago. Anonymously she writes and distributes a pamphlet entitled "Secrets of a Wedding Night," knowing it will find its way into his intended's innocent hands.
Devon Morgan, the Marquis of Colton, desires a good wife and mother to his son - someone completely unlike Lily Andrews, the heartless beauty who led him on a merry chase five years ago only to reject him. When Devon's new fiancée cries off after reading a certain scandalous pamphlet, he vows to track down the author and make her pay. But when he learns it's his former fiancée Lily, he issues a challenge: write a retraction or prepare to be seduced - to find out how wonderful a wedding night can be....

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What the Critics Say

"Bowman's engaging sense of characterization, gift for creating sexual chemistry, and graceful writing style give her debut romance a splendidly satisfying emotional depth." (Booklist Starred Review)

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Customer Reviews

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Regency romance with secrets, scandals & seduction

Beware - this is a runaway listen - once you start you just can't stop.

I hadn't heard of Ms Bowman before so this was a gamble that happily paid off. The chemistry and tension between the two main likeable characters was (bang) right there from the start then the author brings in a plot that was funny, romantic and passionate, but also tragic and traumatic as the story unfolds and we see the effects the cruel deception committed by others in their past had on their lives.

Good secondary characters that I hope we will visit in future books but this story of Devon and Lily's journey as they battle out their mutual dislike, misunderstandings and distrust of each other to finally find friendship and desire shouldn't be missed.

Worth a credit? Yes it was well worth it.
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- CAROLYN

Good, great, and so so - can't decide

I can't make up my mind on this one. I really liked it at times and then found myself wondering why the author made the choices she did at other times. I didn't want to hit pause sometimes and other times I felt like it was dragging a bit.

I liked the characters. The story was interesting. The romance was pretty good. The bottom line is I was excited to get to the next book - but at the same time I can't say that this book moved me that much.

I wanted more from the epilogue - but at least it had one!

Worth a credit - but I remember getting this on sale and it was certainly worth getting it on sale.
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- Elizabeth

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-25-2013
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio