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Wicked Mourning

3.16 of 5 stars 3.16  ·  rating details  ·  989 ratings  ·  95 reviews
Widow, Clara Blackstone, is a faithful woman who has mourned her philandering husband for the last six months. Sheltered from pity and whispering tongues at a friend's country estate, Clara awaits the birth of her first child with mounting confusion. Despite the tiny life growing inside her, she dreams of passion in Reggie's arms. And the erotic fantasies grow more compell...more
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Published June 14th 2011 by Heather Boyd (first published January 1st 2011)
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Yianna Yiannacou
Okay, so I don’t know why everyone is giving this free short story such bad reviews. I actually really liked it. I gave it four stars because it was written very well and I love reading about the Victorian era. I love how they wear these massive gowns and how they are just so hard to get into. But never forget the chaperone that cannot leave you alone for one second so you have to run away and hide from their watchful eye. Ah, love it!

This short story is basically about two mourners who have los...more
The concept upon the book was based was pretty damn good. Unfaithful spouses die together and the two decent mourning widow and widower eventually hook up together.

Really though, it was not as hot as it sounds. It more went like:

- I've always wanted you.
- Oh really? I never realised!
- I want to do you and then marry you and adopt your dead unfaithful husband's and yours unborn child.
- Yes! Yes! Do me now please! I'll blow you in exchange.
- We're such wicked widowers!
- Yes, love, we are.
- By the...more
This reminded me why I don't particularly like historical romance. The metaphors. The tropes. The imitation of complex grammatical constructions. It's damn hard to write a good story in this genre.

This short story tries too much; it's nothing more than a couple of lukewarm sex scenes with some weak plot in between. And, on a side note, there's nothing wicked in the characters' mourning. Nor in their intimate encounters.
After reading the synopsis, it was my mistake on thinking that this was a real full-length historical erotica. To some extent, it was that, without the length. It's been a 2 days since I've read it, so I don't think I can write a decent summary, but even if I did, there really wasn't much to summarize - the synopsis says it all.

Overall, it was pretty decent for a free read, I guess, but I was disappointed so I cannot really recommend it to anyone who's looking for a real historical erotica. It w...more
I know this was a short, but I wanted a little more depth to the characters, a tad more information on the exes, and not to feel like I was left hanging in the end.
What a nice little surprise this book turned out to be. Historical read with a touch of erotica, nice!

An Aussie author too, excellent!
Stefanie London
Set in Regency England, Wicked Mourning is a single moment in time for our hero and heroine. Reggie and Clara escaped to the country six months ago to avoid the scandal caused by their deceased partners, whose affair was discovered upon their death. However, Reggie and Clara have had enough of mourning and decide to find release in each other, away from the watchful eyes of Clara’s mother-in-law. Clara is also pregnant with her deceased husband’s baby…

Reggie was a great hero; caring, charming an...more
Okay I was expecting more than what this book actually was from the description. There was not any parts of this book that were wicked or anything. I was expecting an erotic regency book. But what this book is actually about is two people that have lost there spouse. Granted that there spouses were together and having an affair but it did not go into the affair. Nor did it have any wild romping sex scenes.

Maybe it is me but when someone puts erotic in the description of a book I expect somethin...more
Sydney Blake
Wicked Mourning by Heather Boyd is an erotic Regency romance. If Jane Austen wrote smut, this would be it, a saucy blend of clever banter and steamy sex.

Clara Blackstone is the pregnant widow of a philandering husband. She's been residing at the country estate of Reginald Moore, the widower whose wife was Mr. Blackstone's paramour. Clara and Reggie have maintained a platonic relationship for months, but their romantic feelings for each other are getting hard to ignore.

I enjoyed the rapport bet...more
Emma L Smith
So I found this in the pregnancy porn section, but it was also regency and it was also just a sweet little romance. How can you be three things in just 36 short pages you ask? Well, you can't really. I feel likeit should have focused on one thing and done it better. Still, it was good for such a short little thing.
This is a short story I found for free on Amazon. The only complaint I have is the description did not make out that this book was a historical romance, I do like reading those to but I was expecting a modern day theme and it took some adjusting. This is a short but passionate story, that has some humor thrown in the mix. Over all it was a good read
It was a sweet intense love story of 2 people ..there was alot of feeling and emotion between them that was shown through their physical desires..Reggie was so tender and sweet towards Clara"I,m going to make love to you because ive loved you from the moment I saw you" so made my heart melt.It was short but well written ;-)..
A very short but wonderful sexy/erotic read. Friends, both mourning their unfaithful spouses become lovers. I will be looking for more from this author.
Nice ss, could have been a bit longer, but was nice nonetheless. Enjoyable for a freebie.
3.5 stars

Would've been better as a longer story. The ending felt entirely too fast.
Cheryl Archbold
Hot, sexy, sweet and delicious. A nice few chapters that will perk up your day :)
It was a short story. Romantic in language, just like the time it was set. I wouldn't be opposed to reading about the reaction of Old Mrs. Blackstone when she finds the two together, or how Reggie acts toward the birthing, like would he faint, be grossed out, all those comical scenarios.

Thanks Emma, for even mentioning this story. A good break from the longer ones.
Sylvia Adshade
Short and sweet. Very enjoyable SHORT story and worth the few minutes it took to read 32 pages.

Judging by some of the reviews, clearly some people don't read the synopsis and other details given regarding the books BEFORE they download it. And seriously, this was a free book, what is to bitch about?
Sally Hannoush
This is a cute snapshot of life when two widowers had faithless spouses so they come together with tenderness and support in spite of scandal. He had been harboring a hidden crush and she needed physical attention with her emotional pregnant hormones. It works out for them both in the end.
Kay Bolton
It took only about 10 minutes to read this, which doesn't really seem like the effort was worth it.

As far as the writing goes, it ways okay ... just okay. I was left feeling that really with just a little bit of effort the actual plot could have been expanded to at least reach Novella proportions, rather than what I consider to be just a very short story.

Therefore a 3 star read, which has gone into my One Offs folder. That notwithstanding, I would probably read something longer by this author in...more
Too short

Too short

too short way to too short need more time to develop the characters in the story but its not too bad
Shh I'm reading!
Pretty good for a short story. Sweet characters who give into their passion after a scandal involving their spouses.
This short story about two people who each have lost cheating spouses to death is lacking in both the eroticism as it seems to be like that impending orgasm...when will it finally explode? If looking for romance again it seems to go this way as Reggie longs for Clara even as she is carrying her late husband's child. But this is not fully described or fulfilled either. The solution would be to lengthen this story to a novel with full character and story development. It doesn't rate a poor review...more

One moment in time for these two characters, Reginald and Clara. Neither of them very emotionally attached to their dead spouses, who betrayed them with each other. They finally admit their feelings for one another and succumb to them in a passionate act of love. Promises are made, happiness to their upcoming new lives is felt. Very short story, but sweet with the right amount of sexual tension.

Picked it up for Free on Amazon. Pleasant 30 minutes reading time in the car as I waited for my own be...more
The story was short and offered a rambling, rushed storyline. We barely get to know who they are, their relationship to each other and how they got to where they are currently before they're jumping into bed with each other. I feel as though the author was either uncomfortable or unsure while writing the sex scenes. They felt forced and the descriptions felt contrived and were laden with sappy dialogue. There were brief periods of promise in the authors writing, but not enough to make me enjoy t...more
I enjoyed this short story. It definitely was Wicked. Seldom do you find books or even movies, for that matter, that will broach on the subject of sex during pregnany or show it. I thought it was interesting that a man was so entranced with a woman that he didin't find a full pregnant belly as an hindurance to his needs or desires. At the end of this short story Ms. Boyd gives a glimpse into one of her other stories, "Chills (The Distinguished Rogues ~ Book 1)". I enjoyed it as well. I even put...more
This was a short steamy romance. Good for a quickie read, especially for the expecting. I liked the characters and their sense of humor and fun. I liked the feeling and emotions that were both fierce and tender. The ending was cut short but great. Will leave you a little hot and bothered and a smile on your face. I definitely liked their attitude towards the mother-in-law. Such a nasty creature, she. I would read this again and might keep it for a go-to quick and fun read. (Kindle freebie) Enjoy...more
This was a very good short story.. I would have liked it a little bit longer there were some parts that could have been fleshed out more like what exactly happened to Reggie and Clara's spouses? and I would have loved to read Clara's mother in law's reaction to finding out about them.. Also Reggie seemed so excited about the birth of the babe so I would have liked to have read more about that..
Enjoyable and sweet, but not quite as sexy a read as I was hoping for. Still explicit, but the sex scenes didn't really grab me, so to speak. And I couldn't get over how easily the pregnant woman dropped to her knees. I mean, she's very pregnant, wouldn't that have been an awkward move for a woman so far along? It may seem silly but that actually threw me out of the story for a bit.
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