Invitation to Ruin (Invitation To... #1)
The only thing Miss Melissa Goodly has ever wanted out of a marriage is love. But any hope of that dissolves one wild night, when she loses herself in the arms of the most irresistible--and unobtainable--man in all of England. For when they are discovered in a position as compromising as it is pleasurable, she has no choice but to accep...more
Melissa and Anthony Craven, the Earl of Wickham meet at a ball. Anthony has the reputation of “Lord Wicked” because of the number of ladies he has seduced. He has his eyes set on Melissa’s cousin, Lady Cassie. But Anthony’s twin brother Richard wants to make a game out of it. They set up a wager, both trying to see who can get to Lady Cassie’s bed firs...more
So, when I tell you I can count the number of historical romance authors I've read and enjoyed on one hand, you'll understand why I'm posting a review about this debut author's book.
I read Bro...more
At a ball, Melissa withdraws from the evening affair early to her bed. For Melissa, it's always been Anthony, but she...more
At any rate, this little horrorshow inevitably, as this is a Regency romance, leads to an engagement as opposed to prosecution. But the hero is adverse to having children--he doesn't want to...more
Anthony Craven Earl of Wickham like so many Hero is a arrogant man,free to do what he wants.
Nothing mattered to him expect pleasure, but then we know behind his charms appearance something happened in his past life.
So for the first pages, we know for months he want a beautiful widow became his mistress and she just playing hard to get and because he's Anthony the cassanova who like a challenge he became more curious to the widow.
So far i like this, hero who like slutma...more
Everyone knows that Lord Anthony Craven is only at Cassandra's ball because he is trying to win her as his mistress. What Anthony doesn't realize is that his mother and brother are worried about him. His brother, Richard, not only makes a...more
It's a dark romance but the HEA is very satisfying. A great first book and I can't wait for Bronwen's next books.
Invitation to Ruin was an amazing book. When I first started it, I thought it was just alright, nothing really special. But halfway through the book, when I saw the love shared by the characters, all I can say is wow.
The hero was everything I adored and the heroine? Simply amazing. I admire her so damn much. Its not always I like the heroine more than the hero, but for this book, the heroine is simply perfect. Of course, it having a great stor...more
Before buying the book, I read some of it and thought it would be really very good. It had a lot going for it even though we read this theme many times before. The opening scenes in this book promised so much, but by the second chapter the Author lost me completely. Our Hero and Heroine's "ruin" moment was rushed and forced, no pun intended. It lacked...more
Firstly, I have to say that I like historical fiction, however am not a fan of the romance genre. This book certainly sounded interesting enough for me to enter the competition though, although the historical part of it was of more interest to me. Having said that, I am no expert on time periods etc - I just enjoy the genre :-)
Ok, on to Invitation to Ruin.....I rea...more
It is incredible to me that this is the author's debut novel. The writing is so very powerful and Ms. Evans is not afraid to delve into the darker side of human nature to do so.
In the hands of a lesser writer, the hero Anthony Craven, could have been unlikeable, but she showed the reader...more
Other than that, I really enjoyed the rest of the story. The characters were great and I liked the fact that Evans used slave tradings as a historically-correct background for the hero's family. Distasteful, of course, but perfectly va...more
Her debut Regency romance, Invitation to Ruin won the RomCon Readers’ Crown Best Historical 2012, and was an RT Reviewers’ Choice Nominee Best First Historical 2011. Her first self-p...more