Sportochick's Musings ~ The author is the queen of prologues drawing the reader immediately into the drama.
A Night of Forever
The Disgraced Lords #6
by Bronwen Evans
Publisher ~ Random House Publishing ~ Loveswept
Genres ~ Historical Romance
Distrust is no match for desire as a proper young miss and a self-professed rogue hunt down a murderer in this thrilling Disgraced Lords novel from the USA Today bestselling author of A Kiss of Lies and A Taste of Seduction.
Arend Aubury trusts no one besides his fellow Libertine Scholars. After his family escaped from France, penniless and persecuted, only the Scholars took him in. So when the stepdaughter of the villainess who has been plotting against them approaches Arend with allegations against their enemy, he suspects a double cross. Yet Isobel is a tantalizing prize, with lips as sweet as champagne and skin as creamy as Camembert. Is she a feast for the senses—or a bitter trap?
Lady Isobel Thompson dreams of marrying an honorable gentleman with a spotless reputation, a trait that Arend seems to lack completely. But Isobel believes that her stepmother is responsible for her father’s death, and only Arend has the skills to uncover the truth. As a cover, Arend suggests a fake betrothal—and soon Isobel finds herself forgetting that their courtship is a ploy. He’s so different from the man of her fantasies, and yet he’s so terribly handsome, so dangerously intoxicating—and all Isobel wants is more.
The author is the queen of Prologues drawing the reader immediately into the drama. With finesse her pen keeps the reader guessing and wondering how this drama will play out as they read further. She creates descriptive antagonistic interchanges and sexual tension between Arend and Isobel that keeps the reader glued to the pages.
Of all the Libertine Scholars Arend Aubury was the least known. He kept things to himself but he would do anything to protect those he loved, the Scholars and their families. He always seemed to be around but melt into the background in the other stories. Due to his mysteriousness I was drawn to him and was glad to read his story.
From the first books to this series I wanted Isobel to not be part of the evil plot to kill the Libertine Scholars. Arend on the other hand felt she was directly involved and part of the plot. This book finally clears up the picture and for me I was intensely satisfied with the ending.
Written using a unique writing style where scenes from previous books are written through Arend and Isobel's eyes for a full perspective, the writer adds more detail to the storyline creating a very fulfilling read. Here you can see how Arend comes to believe she is guilty. But you can also see what is happening from her viewpoint and it appears very different. What a great example of pulling in all the other books causing the reader to remember every book to the series.
This is a rewarding series to read and I have enjoyed my memorable journey through the lives of the Libertine Scholars. I was excited to see in the acknowledgements that she was going to do two more books to this series to tell the story of Rose and Helen. I look forward to reading their happy endings.
I give this 5 STARS for a memorable read and the satisfaction of how the series ended but didn't end.
Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.
My Review Of The The Disgraced Lords Series
A Kiss of Lies #1 ~ Not Reviewed
A Promise of More #2 ~ Not Reviewed
A Touch of Passion #3 ~ Not Reviewed
A Whisper of Desire #4 ~ Not Reviewed
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