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Vows of Revenge

3.9  ·  Rating Details ·  30 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Amid pirates, godfathers and forbidden love in the ancient world of Rome, Lucianus and Aelia rise from the ashes of their lives. Aelia struggles to survive a marriage to a patrician monster who also forces Lucianus off his family's land. When Lucianus learns Cassius has sold the beautiful Aelia to a fate worse than death, he saves her and takes Aelia back to Amalfi where ...more
Kindle Edition, 375 pages
Published September 10th 2012 by rpridepublishing (first published September 1st 2012)
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Tenaya Jayne
Apr 27, 2013 Tenaya Jayne rated it it was amazing
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I don't think I've ever read a book this long that held my attention like this one did. It is among the best books I've read all year. Ridgley is excellent! While some books are like Twinkies, this one is like Thanksgiving dinner. This one is close to perfection. Read it!
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Feb 09, 2014 Carrie Slager rated it it was amazing
[Full disclosure: I received a free ebook from J. F. Ridgley in exchange for an honest review.]

To be perfectly honest, I’m not a big fan of romance in general. Especially when a book focuses on the romance. However, I am a big fan of historical fiction that’s accurate and well-researched, which is why I agreed to read Vows of Revenge. After all, I’m generally open-minded when it comes to what I read. Once again, I’m glad my open mind led me to another great read.

As I said, I’m not a big fan of r
I loved the premise of this book and the story itself was really good, but I had a few problems with the execution that brought this down a star for me.

At times the writing was a bit unclear which pulled me out of the story. For example, at one point I literally though two chapters had gotten switched around because there was a jump in time and there was no explanation of what happened in between. One chapter ended with Lucianus arriving in Amalfi and reconnecting with an old friend of his fath
J.F. Ridgley
Sep 23, 2015 J.F. Ridgley rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I loved writing this book and still am in love with Lucianus. I believe he's even telling me another story. I think you will love him too and want his next story

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It's a great read if you love ancient Rome
Levent Mollamustafaoglu
Mildly interesting historical romance/adventure novel set at Ancient Rome. The state of women's nonexistent rights in Ancient Rome, the class difference and struggle between the Patricis and the Plebes are some of the threads in this novel. Not very original, but readable.
Lissy Liz
Oct 20, 2015 Lissy Liz rated it liked it
Loved it, it gave me an insight on the life of s woman thousands of years ago.. Held my attention the whole time.
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We are proud to announce that VOWS OF REVENGE by J.F. Ridgley is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money!
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