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A Wild Night's Bride (The Devil DeVere #1)

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The Devil DeVere Series- Library Journal Best E-Book Romance 2012
When The Devil Plays Cupid ... There Could Be Hell To Pay..

She needs a protector… Once seduced by whispered promises of a faithless lover, Phoebe Scott is determined to make a name on the Covent Garden stage, but after three years of bit parts, she realizes she'll never achieve her goals on her own merits. Fi
Kindle Edition, 105 pages
Published April 25th 2012 by Breathless Press
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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

A Wild Night’s Bride, the first book in the The Devil DeVere series, is a sexy historical romance and is, as I’ve come to expect from this author, filled with humor, passion, and a fun, sinfully sexy storyline. Once again I’ve been whisked away to Georgian England, this time for a comical adventure taking place in the form of a challenge!
“I have a proposal.” All eyes turned to the Prince of Wales, grinning like a monkey escaped from the aforementioned Royal Menagerie. “And one that has certain
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4 1/2 Stars!!A deliciously naughty, sexy fun romp! Wild Night’s Bride is a unique, fresh, wonderfully written novella, with some truly memorable characters and a plot that left me chuckling. It’s true to the Georgian time period in setting, lifestyle and linguistics, which added to the appeal of the book.

Sir Edward “Ned” Chambe
Apr 24, 2012 Rane rated it really liked it

Who needs enemies when you have friends like Viscount Ludovic "Devil" DeVere.

While Devere means well, he has a knack for getting everyone into some sort of trouble while enjoying the ride!

Victoria Vane pens another delightful georgian and not to mention sexy romp with A Wild Night's Bride. When Devere wants to drag his best friend Ned back into the land of the living and he knows just the lady to get the job done- Phoebe Alice Scott.

His gaze slid with dread to the engraved scroll beneath. ‘Di
♡Karlyn P♡
Sep 08, 2012 ♡Karlyn P♡ rated it really liked it
What a great start to a promising series of short, sexy, and hilarious historical romances! I am always amazed when an author can cram so much story into so few pages. (Only 105?!)

Victoria Vane weaves a fascinating storyline that is so deliciously absurd, it made me laugh and smile despite the ridiculousness of it all! Many of my GR friends recommended it, and I am so glad for it.

Book 1 of this series is about Ned and Phoebe, two highly likeable people who find love and comfort in this odd set
Mar 27, 2012 Wendy rated it it was amazing
Delightfully sexy, witty and fun. This book had me grinning from ear to ear, with great storyline and characters, that you can't help but love.

Sir Edward Chambers, or Ned as he is known by his friends. A gentleman, who likes the simple things in life.

Not every man is a voluptuary like you, DeVere. I happen to enjoy quiet country living and rustic pursuits-hunting, fishing, tending my estate. Simple taste does not equate to a deficiency in or of life. One man's potion is, indeed, another man's p
A Wickedly Luscious, Mouth-Watering tale!

Just finished a re-read and enjoyed it just as much the 2nd time around;-)....2/20/2013

Victoria Vane gives us 105 pages packed full of everything I love! There’s romance, drama, humor, wild adventure and scorching hot, sensual, erotic love scenes! Added is the historical accuracy of that time period along with a cast of characters that I completely fell in love with. The prose is divine and the narrative is perfect! The author has that magical talent of b
Apr 27, 2012 Jill rated it really liked it

4.5 stars

A Wild Night's Bride combines descriptive, historical detail with a funny, light-hearted romance and tantalising love scenes. I wish there were more romances of this calibre that engage the intellect, the heart and the senses. Highly recommended.

Steam: 3.5

Tammy Walton Grant
Viscount Ludovic DeVere is bored. When his old friend "dull dog Ned" appears in London after years spent in mourning, Devil DeVere finds a project to spark his interest. Together with a Covent Garden actress named Phoebe (who has some secrets of her own), he makes a scandalous wager with the Prince of Wales - risking Ned's and Phoebe's hearts in the process.

Once again, Victoria Vane has whisked me away to Georgian England, this time in the company of an indolent rake, the likes of whom aren't o
4 to 4 1/2 stars

I finally understand why a lot of my Goodreads friends are in love with this series. I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Victoria Vane is one talented writer.

Review to about a month. (I'm in the middle of moving to a new home.)
Duchess Nicole
Oct 24, 2012 Duchess Nicole rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Lovers of erotic historical romance
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What a sexy, saucy, naughty little read. This was perfect for one night's reading. It took me between 2-3 hours to finish. I'm always on the lookout for well
May 14, 2012 Misfit rated it really liked it
Shelves: georgian-england
Phoebe Scott (AKA Kitty Willis) is a struggling actress hoping for a shot at the big time, but to do that she pretty much needs to find herself a wealthy lover man to sponsor her. To make a long story short, a scantily dressed Phoebe attends a seriously decadent party where she meets Sir Edward (Ned) Chambers. Ned is still grieving the death of his beloved first wife, but his bosom buddy Viscount Ludovic DeVere is doing his darndest to get Ned to take a walk on the wild side...

Anyhoo, one thing
Good setting, but the characters totally left me cold. On the surface, it looked great, but I didn't find much to glom onto and ended up skimming.

And if I never see the word "duckie" ever again, it'll be too soon.

2 1/2 stars.
Tara Chevrestt
The author is giving a copy away on her blog this weekend for those of you interested. :)

I can't rate this because I helped edit it. But, if I was reading it as a reviewer, I would give it a five. Why?

Humor: I bout fell off my stool the first time I read it. Funny!!!

Sex: At one point, I had to turn the ceiling fan on. Yes, I did.

Romance: It's there. Ned says some words that melt me where I sit. Beautiful stuff.

So it has it all...and then some.

I highly reco
Carol *Young at Heart Oldie*

A delicious and sparkling cocktail created by Victoria Vane


Add one measure of Sir Edward (Dull-Dog Ned) Chambers– an eminently respectable but lonely widower, celibate for the past three years

Add an equal measure of Miss Phoebe Scott (aka Kitty) – an aspiring actress harboring a secret, reluctantly seeking a rich and powerful protector

Stir well then add

a large measure of Viscount Ludovic (the devil) DeVere, Ned’s best friend – inveterate rake with a penchant for ma
I have read a stretch of really good novellas lately and Victoria Vane's start to her new series, The Devil DeVere, is another winner!

Phoebe Scott dreams of being an actress and when one night she is finally given some lines, she is pleased. She knows it can be the start but wishes it was something different than the tart Kitty Willis. She acts the part perfectly and attracts the attention of some men and somehow finds herself attending a bawdy party in hopes of securing a protector. While ther
Aug 14, 2012 Kathleen rated it really liked it
Recommended to Kathleen by: Karla Parks
Story Rating 4 Stars
Character Rating 5 Stars
Romance Rating 4 Stars
Heat Level 4 Stars
Overall Rating 4 Stars

I REALLY enjoyed this story, while being short, it was long enough to give me just what I like most in an historical romance. The characters were absolutely fantastic. There were quite a few VERY wicked yet Deliciously done scenes in this book. It has been a while since I've read this type of scene and I LIKED THEM!! The love scenes were good and spicy between the H&h too. The only probl
Mar 24, 2013 ~V~ rated it really liked it
Very cute, funny, sexy and sweet! In the beginning the historical English lingo was making my eyes cross a bit (obv. not so much a fan of that) but i pushed through and i'm glad i did because i thoroughly enjoyed this! The only thing i was a little bit bummed out about was the epilogue...(view spoiler) ...more
Apr 17, 2016 Lyuda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: georgian
Over the top romp through the bawdy hedonistic Georgian nightlife of London. Even though the protagonists' insta-love is less than believable, the fun and cheekiness of the story in combination with good writing and amusing characters makes up for it.
Oct 27, 2012 Jen rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book and for a short story the plot was great.
Ned is a serious kind of guy who lost his wife three years before. He has come to London to secure lodging for his daughters upcoming season in the city. Lord DeVere, who is a wild no holds barred kind of character, and always out for a good time, insists Ned stay with him and come back to "the land of the living". At Ned's reluctance, he joins Lord DeVere in a night of debauchery but finds his heart just isn't into it. Then he
Victoria Vane
Aug 30, 2012 Victoria Vane rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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DeVere, on the other hand, evinced no such qualms. He had already loosened his cravat and was stripping off his coat.
"As I said earlier, there is no need," Phoebe insisted. "A couple of buttons and a raised petticoat are all the business requires."
"How delightfully unromantic you are, my dear!" He chuckled. "But while most men would be charmed to comply with your simple wishes, I have quite another game in mind. One that most
Emery Lee
Oct 12, 2015 Emery Lee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I wrote this book under the pseudonym Victoria Vane but I stand by my rating. It's a fabulously fun and sexy adventure and currently available for only $.99!


DeVere, on the other hand, evinced no such qualms. He had already loosened his cravat and was stripping off his coat.
"As I said earlier, there is no need," Phoebe insisted. "A couple of buttons and a raised petticoat are all the business requires."
"How delightfully unromantic you are, my dear!" He c
Nov 01, 2012 Crista rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star, series, hot, kindle, novella
As someone who doesn't generally prefer novella's, this one has definitely has captured my attention!

This was a short story, but don't let the page count fool you! A Wild Night's Bride was jammed packed with humor, wonderful characters, sensuality, and an engaging plot. It is a book that shouldn't be missed!

Phoebe is in need of a protector. An actress by trade, she understands that it is also her "job" to earn her keep not only on the stage, but also in a gentleman's bed. She goes to the notorio
May 04, 2013 Gina rated it really liked it
Shelves: historical

This was a short, hot historical romance. I thoroughly enjoyed this!! Only being 105 pages it was limited in story, but it was fun, steamy, funny and exhilarating. My issue with the few novella’s I have read in the past is not enough time to get emotionally invested in the characters. This fun little gem did not have this issue for me at all, I loved the characters and story and was pulled along as the story enfolded.

Fun, steamy and captivating!
Dec 02, 2014 Wendy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sparkling, funny and witty, this smart little novella is rather like the warm, friendly author Victoria Vane herself. This is a steamy, little gem of a book, not for the prudish as the content is definitely naughty. Because it is a fun read, it is hard to take seriously, even the hot love scenes are tongue in cheek and I'm convinced that's what Ms. Vane intended. Not withstanding this Victoria has done her homework and her depiction of Georgian England, its foibles and fashions are spot on.

Lady Wesley
Apr 25, 2012 Lady Wesley rated it really liked it
Recommended to Lady Wesley by: Victoria Vane
Lots of fun!

Victoria Vane must have lived a previous life in Georgian England. She gets the setting, the people, and the clothes just right. Most of all, though, she has the dialogue down to a tee. These people sound like they've stepped out of a novel actually written in the late 18th century.

Viscount Ludovic DeVere, the "Devil," is determined to pull his old friend Sir Edward Chambers out of the dumps. Ned has been mourning his late wife for years, but now Ned has come to London to prepare f
Feb 07, 2013 Jerelyn rated it it was amazing
A Wilds Night’s Bride by Victoria Vane, is a very wild night indeed, I really had fun with this book.

The Players:

Ned: is a widower who loved his wife after 3 years of mourning, he finds himself attracted to of all things an actress, in need of a protector. Whom he happens to meets at an Otahetian Feast of Venus, aka orgy, both Ned and Phoebe are out of place, but Devere thinks a night in the exclusive brothel is just what his friend Ned needs.

Phoebe: is not who she seems, but a girls got to mak
Apr 24, 2012 CassandraG rated it it was amazing
If, you like your Victorian/Georgian regency with a little steamy erotic flair (done in the nicest possible way, of course) with a little comedic flair thrown in, you’ll definitely love Victoria Vane. It’s a fun read and a very fun and witty romp.

She’s a new author to me, but what she writes is an absolute treat. Characters are well thought out and have the wit, charm and even a little suspense about them, without a hint of remorse, regret or morals (Well maybe, just Devere)

Sir Edward “Ned” Cham
Apr 13, 2012 Erin rated it it was amazing
From the start, I knew I was going to love this read for the language alone. Vane utilizes words that encapsulate the era of the story in such a humourous and promising way that I actually had to pull out the dictionary a couple of times. But isn't this part of all the fun in reading historical romance? Learning all those newly discovered phrases while at the same time enjoying that sense of coming home when a historical character or setting is intoduced can be quite thrilling in itself. "Prinny ...more
Mar 28, 2012 April rated it it was amazing
A WILD NIGHT'S BRIDE(The Devil DeVere #1)( by Victoria Vane is an exciting erotic historical romance se in the Georgian era. This is Book #1 of "The Devil DeVere} This will be four novellas. A fast paced,quick read. A sensual,steamy,sexy,witty,Georgian frolic with naughty characters and love,desire,and moving forward."A Wild Night's Bride" has authentic dialogue,characters who take you away on an erotic trip through King Jame's bedchamber. As Sir Edward "Ned" Chambers,a grief stricken widower,Vi ...more
Lady Raven RAVE!

Phoebe is an actress. As she is not sure about her future it seems to be on hold, then an opportunity is presented to her. Viscount Ludovic DeVere, is playfully wicked in his ways and sees a plan to give his best friend what he needs. Sir Edward Chambers aka Ned is still healing from the past but once he sees Phoebe his life in one night will change.


This was an enjoyable and interesting read for me. A manipulative friend, a plan, his dearest
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“DeVere smiled. "A mistress is a fine thing, Ned, but a married mistress with a compacent husband is the very best bargain. They cost far less tokeep, make fewer demands, and should any inconvenient package arrive, it may easily be presented to the cuckold, an altogether neat arrangement.” 2 likes
“Damn, but it was a night, Ned! Now, not to be outdone, it appears our reverend mother Hayes is inspired by Captain Cook's latest voyage to the South Pacific."
"I give the woman credit for creativity." Ned laughed. "Have you read John Hawkesworth's account of the voyage?"
Ludovic's brows lifted ever so slightly. "Come now, Ned, do I truly look like a man who entertains himself with books?”
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