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Agony/Ecstasy Anthology: Margaret Rowe and “Wicked Wedding Night”


Margaret Rowe brings us the short featuring Viscount Lucien Ransford who is going to make his new wife pay for trapping him into marriage.  Good thing for their marriage that Maida enjoys the punishment.  Like the previous story, I felt like this one provided a good mix of the agony with the ecstasy while still maintaining a good romance vibe.

His new wife gazed up at him with barely-contained terror. That would make the next hour so much easier, he supposed. A modicum of suffering on her part would prolong his pleasure. He wasn’t proud of the fact, but there it was. Since his time in a French prison as a guest of the Emperor Napoleon, Viscount Lucien Ransford had had a problem pretending to be a bland, bloodless aristocrat. He’d had the decency beaten right out of him. Repeatedly.

His limits to vice? He had none now that he could recall.

Next up is Each Step Sublime by Bettie Sharpe

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com

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