Viscount Jacob Mansley sends a letter
to Miss Nina Harbin informing her that her fiancé, Wallace
Arret, was injured while working for him. For five long
years, Nina has waited to marry Wallace, and now she is
obligated to help care for him until he is well enough to
travel. She is appalled by what she finds when she
arrives. Wallace has completely deceived her. Everything
makes a turn for the worse until Nina finds herself
responding to her irresistible host in ways she never
Although Lovely Deception carries quite a few
familiar themes, there are no pretensions of Victorian
etiquette; this torrid tale stretches well beyond the
boundaries (and then some!) of prim and proper behavior.
Nina and Jacob are consenting adults who bravely challenge
the narrow confines of upper-class propriety to explore a
variety of pleasurable, sometimes deviant avenues. It was
refreshing to experience a passionate liaison between a
strong-willed young woman and a nobleman who’s more than
willing to offer her unconditional sexual freedom with
limits on continuity. Although everything has its price,
there is a happily ever after for Nina and her viscount.
This lush and vibrant romance is a true scorcher in a
picturesque setting with vivacious characters that will win
drawn you in and seduce you.