- By Jane Feather

Vice

  • Title: Vice
  • Author: Jane Feather
  • ISBN: 9780553572490
  • Page: 219
  • Format: Paperback
  • Vice From the incomparable Jane Feather author of national bestsellers Vanity Violet and Valentine comes this enthralling new romance of daring deception and forbidden passion Juliana drew the line at

    From the incomparable Jane Feather, author of national bestsellers Vanity, Violet, and Valentine, comes this enthralling new romance of daring deception and forbidden passion.Juliana drew the line at becoming a harlot She had already begun the week as a brided ended it as a murderess She was sure no one would believe that she d hit her elderly groom with a bed warmeFrom the incomparable Jane Feather, author of national bestsellers Vanity, Violet, and Valentine, comes this enthralling new romance of daring deception and forbidden passion.Juliana drew the line at becoming a harlot She had already begun the week as a brided ended it as a murderess She was sure no one would believe that she d hit her elderly groom with a bed warmer and knocked him quite dead by accident So she did the only thing she could she ran Yet now she was in no position to turn down a shocking proposition from the dangerously handsome Duke of Redmayne that she become one man s wife and another man s mistress his mistress Could she play such a role Could she live up to such a bargain And once she had tasted the pleasures of Redmayne s bed, would she ever want anything else.

    1 thought on “Vice

    1. This story begins with one of the most gripping prologue's I have ever read .But sadly what began as a 5 star story could not fulfil the promise .This book was not much of a romance but something more of a vehicle for Jane Feather to write about the appaling life circumstances the women with no family or friends faced in those times ( 1750 a d )

    2. Juliana is the young bride of a grossly obese old man, who dies on their wedding night during an unsuccessful attempt to consummate the union. Thing is, when she was struggling to breathe beneath his weight, she also whacked him on the back with a hot bedwarmer, so she reckons she's going to be blamed for the death. Her erstwhile husband has an icky son who lusts after Juliana and objects to the settlement his father established for her, which he considers to be his rightful inheritance. She fig [...]

    3. What do you do when you accidentally kill your husband on your wedding night? If you are Juliana you run to London with no money, no contacts and hope you find a job. But suddenly you find yourself living in a bordello and “sold” to a Duke in a wild scheme that will actually make your life a lot better.This novel was a quick and easy read and will hold your attention. The only problem is I started to immensely dislike the “heroine”. Her decision making process left a lot to be desired an [...]

    4. I always enjoy this author when I'm in the mood for a historical romance because her characters are not weak-willed females who dither about wondering if someone loves them. Instead, she has strong female characters who find themselves in odd situations. In this novel, you will learn all about prostitution in victorian London. It is interesting and - of course - romantic.

    5. Laut habe ich mir das Buch vor 10 Jahren zugelegt, keine Ahnung ob ich das Buch damals überhaupt gelesen habe, aber es landete irgendwie auf meinem SUB wegen meines Bücher-Ausmist-Projektes.Ich wusste nur noch, dass ich etwas zwiegespalten bezüglich der Autorin war, also nicht wirklich begeistert.Und jetzt nach dem Lesen, kann ich sagen zumindest dieses Buch der Autorin ist für mich nichts.Weder der Inhalt noch der Schreibstil waren das Meine. Fast noch negativer würde ich den Schreibstil [...]

    6. TW: pedophilia / pedophilia cover upsSo here's a thought, maybe DON'T structure the plot of your romance novel around the need to cover up a pedophile in the family! First off it's morally reprehensible full stop. But at the VERY LEAST you've got to realise that leaves the reader with zero sympathy for the hero (who is attempting the cover up of his cousin)??This novel had a promising premise but I don't know if I can go much further now that I've realised that's what is at stake, because it's j [...]

    7. I enjoyed reading this for a second time. Juliana lived a life of unhappiness, and married an elderly man - much to her distaste - whom she accidentally kills on her wedding night. She does the first thing that comes into hear head and runs. So begins a tale of fear, excitement, and a new world that Juliana has never experienced.Enter Tarquin, the handsome Duke of Redmayne who has a proposition for Juliana, that she seems she has no choice but to accept to assist in her escape from her past and [...]

    8. I'm never ever going to go against my better judgment and ignore reviews again. Seriously, the notes I made throughout this whole book mostly consists of 'stupid, stupid, STUPID'. Everyone in the book keeps going on about how smart and quick-witted the heroine is, but I failed to catch even a single example of a reasonably well-thought-out decision, much less anything particularly clever. Her lack of self-awareness is appalling; she has completely no notion of her own faults and barely grows as [...]

    9. Had actually read this one years ago, but as I was getting ready to list it on bookmooch I realized I didn't remember it at all so have picked it up again. My cover is a bit different but I can't seem to find my edition.Interesting. Seems I forgot this once before. This had been stored and just before making it available for trade I thought I'd read it again. I remembered having read it, but not what actually happened. Julianna is pretty irritating with her insistance on having her own way- more [...]

    10. This book was a little different than what I normally read but it was better than I expected. It had a good hook to find out how the book was going to end. The book ended amazingly which was really unexpected because it didn't seem like it was going to end up the way it did. As you can tell I really liked the ending of the book. I knew that Redmayne was going to do the right thing in the end. He made the story that much better because he was a total gentlemen even though he didn't have to be but [...]

    11. I am a huge romance fan. This book? EAH. I disliked the girl. She was very much 'poor pity me! Look what you did to me!' Then, she goes off trying to ignore everything the hero says, which puts her in middle of all these issues. She seriously blames the hero for letting her be kidnapped, because he knew she left his house when he told her not to. Seriously?It was an ok read- but I wouldn't recommend it.

    12. H asked h to become his mistress and to marry his cousinShe support prostitutes ,, when H questioned that he was told he made her feel one of them "I love you"

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