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Lady Vice

(Furies #1)

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  84 ratings  ·  36 reviews
Not every lady plays by the rules…

Lady Lavinia Vaile knows what happens to a woman who puts her faith in society. For her, it was a disastrous marriage to a depraved man—one she threatened to shoot when she left him. Now Lavinia lives outside of society's strict conventions, hosting private gambling parties. It's only when her husband is shot dead that Lavinia finds
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Published March 9th 2015 by Entangled Publishing: Scandalous
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Dec 01, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2-stars, hr
This is really difficult to rate.

I liked it, and I liked it not. Does that make sense? No? I get it. Doesn't make sense to me either.

Let's start somewhere, shall we? The writing style is a little 'heavy'. As in 'Hang on, I'm not sure I understood what she meant' heavy. It can be convoluted, as if the author is trying to make an extra effort to sound sophisticated. The dialogues, although enjoyable, are of the same caliber. Read them, but read carefully, and re-read because it's not always clear
Feb 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Lady Vice by Wendy LaCapra is a 2015 Entangled: Scandalous publication. I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.

This story is an edgy historical romance with a darker tone and I for one am happy to see some stories with a little more depth for a change.

Duty, honor, and trust are the themes that run through out this story. Max went away to secure a more stable future for Livinia, only to find himself held prisoner in India. While he was away his fiance' marries
Oct 27, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical
I really don't know how to rate this book...

The over-flowery narrative, full of strange comparisons... I didn't like it...

The story is simple enough: a mistraeated wife, deviant husband, wounded hero and a mix of secondary characters all looking for a murderer.

It could be interesting, but I keep thinking: why don't you finish the discussion? Why every time somebody or something has to interrupt?

Also the angst of both hero or heroine was too much. They tried to communicate, but both didn't want
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WTF Are You Reading?
This is a story so mired in circumstance, that it is very difficult to get a real read on the characters. As such, there is never a time when the reader is able to truly see Lady Vaile as herself. She is always the victim, the martyr, or Lady Vice.

This story is well told, there is just too much going on outside of the romance. To many scandals, too many plots, and too many diversions.
Melody  May (What I'm Reading)
Mar 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, historical, romance
Posted on What I'm Reading

I have to say that this is definitely an interesting read, because you have the Lavinia suspected in the murder of her estranged husband at the beginning of story. Yes, things are about to get a little hairy. What made this story an interesting you have these three women who are outcast of society making it on their own and they are called the Furies. Each of them has there on names, we have Lady Vice (Lavinia), Duchess of Decadence (Thea), and Lady Scandal (Sophia).
Mar 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I must say that this book does not read like a début, yet never the less, it is. I mean, prose alone puts this author right there with Kathleen E. Woodiwiss, I kid you not!

This is the first story out of the three in the Furies series and it’s one of the best second chance romance story’s I’ve read. It was equal parts sweet and sensual, witty and entertaining.

Our first heroine is Lavinia or Lady Vaile, but she’s known to the ton as Lady Vice as are her friends, Lady Sophia as Lady Scandal and Her
Feb 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
A lovely second chance romance that I thought was sweet, Lady Vice was a great historical romance and I really liked it.

Lavinia was okay. On the good side, she was strong and resilient enough to survive whatever situation faced her. On the bad side, I found myself getting frequently frustrated with her apparent determination to think the worst of Max, even though he never gave her a reason to think that way. It was especially frustrating because she berated him for not trusting her but was
Amy Alvis
Feb 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is book 1 in the Furies series.

Lady Lavinia Vaile is in the middle of one of her private gambling parties when her former beau informs her that her husband has been shot dead. Living estranged from her husband and having once threatened to kill him in the manner that he was killed, she soon becomes a suspect.

Maximilian Harrison will do anything he can for Lavinia because of the love they once shared. Risking his reputation to protect her, he sets out to clear her name. Being a former judge
Madeline Martin
Feb 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Lady Lavinia Vaile has had a sordid past, and not by her own choosing. She thought she’d escaped the ugliness of her past, but when her vile and estranged husband ends up murdered, fingers start pointing in her direction. Max is the man she once loved before she married her awful husband. He’s never stopped loving her and did incredible things to prove this, including volunteering to be the man who intends to save her from the peril standing in front of her.
Lavinia is a strong heroine who
Mar 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Full review here:

The three Furies, Lady Vice, Duchess Decadence and Lady Scandal, or Lavinia, Thea and Sophia, are independent women who have taken charge of their lives. They refuse to be downtrodden by men, and for Lavinia - who has fled a twisted marriage - Sophia and Thea company provide a kind of safety. I really liked the relationship between these three women, and their attitude made a refreshing change in fiction of this genre. I'm assuming and
Bev Ross
lady Vice by Wendy LaCapra

This book was awesome! The twists and turns were exciting! I. Loved the plot it was invigorating! I couldn't put it down !! Max and Lavinias story was not your standard romance. The separation when they were young had bad results for both of them. But their love for each other kept them going until they eventually found their way back to each other and then they had to learn how to trust and love again. It was intense ,sad ,happy, and romantic all in one.! A very well
My Book Addiction and More MBA
Fast paced with danger, secrets, scandal, passion, and romance all blended together in a wickedly delicious romance. Engaging and challenging characters. Well written with a strong storyline. Kept me turning pages well into the night. Strongly recommended. Well done!

*Received for an honest review from the publisher through Net Galley*

Rating: 4
Heat Rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More
Bev Ross
Mar 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bevies-read
I loved it! It had dark undertones but the story was so intriguing I couldn't put it down!!Max and Lavinias story was very intense both their lives went awry when they were young and though both went through. Very hard times they found their way back to each other and learned to love again,I would like to see more in this series. Particularly Lord Randolph and Sophia's story. I would recommend this book to everyone!!!
Mar 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
An excellent historical read. It was thoroughly entertaining and I enjoyed the story, the chemistry between Max and Lavinia was great and I was cheering for Max to prevail. Max was so wonderful and I could really feel Lavinia’s pain. A wonderful debut and I look forward to reading more from this author.
Bambi Unbridled
I was excited about this book. The cover is great and the blurb got me interested in learning about these ladies of vice. Lavinia, Lady Vice, has left her debased husband and taking refuge with Lady Scandal and Duchess Decadence. When the debauching husband is murdered, former love Maximilian Harrison runs to Lavinia's rescue and we have a second chance romance blooming. All sounds very intriguing.

But reading this felt more like a chore to me - it just was not very enjoyable. The writing was too
Its such a pleasant surprise to read a historical romance where the author invites us into her characters inner lives. And she doesn't shy away from writing about the seamier side of life in the mid 1700s. Max is a strong willed, loyal, infinitely patient and courageous young man who goes to India to make his fortune in order to win Lavinia's hand from her brewer father. While he is away and gets abducted and imprisoned in India, Lavinia is forced into marriage with a depraved peer who thinks ...more
This is going to be a very interesting series. I love that it takes a look at historical women who have found a way to take charge of their own circumstances and make a living - even if it is running a gambling yard. They have found a way to be successful and I love how devoted to each other they are.

Lady Vice is married to an awful man, and when he is found murdered, people blame her. She needs to bring her allies close quickly to find the true murderer before she finds herself at the hangman.
Rosemary K
Mar 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Lady Lavinia Vaile (Lady Vice) is estranged from her husband which means that she's shunned by polite society. To survive she hosts gambling parties with her two friends. They are known as the Furies. Suddenly danger is everywhere. She's suspected of murdering her depraved husband. What will happen now? Lavinia is a strong woman. She had to be to survive the degradation of her marriage. She may act cold and distant but inside she is not. I was pulled in by her plight. I loved her passion and the ...more
Lillian Cummings
Mar 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review from Netgalley. Lavinia Vaile's has been married and she has been blamed. She hated the man as he made her do awful things for his pleasure and others. She did threaten him but did she kill him? Max Harrison has always loved her but he left her to go to India to make a fortune so he could be with her as he was made to feel that he was below her family. He is back and all he wants to do is protect and love her but Lavinia has been ...more
Patricia Wissore
Mar 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Max and Lavinia..oh my. When I first read this book, I was worried I wouldn't make it through the first 3 chapters. She was filled with so much self loathing and hate that she was going to need LOTS of therapy. However, with Max's loving patience and her friends around, she started working through things. Max had his issues as well that he also had to handle, just without as much back up. I was glad I kept reading, because the story pulled me in and hung on. One thing I liked immensely about the ...more
Abigail Sharpe
Oct 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a great book! I really enjoyed the fact that Lavinia had strong female friends (The Furies! How great is that!?!) who were interested in more than just how they fit in with society - a nice change from most historical romances. The only quibble I had was some dialogue and narrative kept being repeated as emphasis, and it lost its emphasis after a while. BUT other than that, a great book and I stayed up waaaaay too late reading it.
Nicole Laverdure
Mar 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great book I couldn't put down! The author told the story in such a way that I was swept right into it.
Lady Vice, was fun to read and recommend this beautiful historical romance.
Mar 13, 2015 rated it it was ok
Lavinia and Max shared a young love but when her father challenges Max on how he will be able to provide for her, he leaves to seek his fortune in India. Taken to London for a season by her parents, Lavinia is tricked into a compromising situation & is forced to marry to save her reputation but unknowingly to her, her husband is a pervert. After being forced to unspeakable acts, in desperation Lavinia leaves him, & finds refuge and befriends the Lady Sophia.

When her husband is murdered
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Who wouldn’t want a second chance at a long lost love? Especially if you never stopped loving each other?

Lady Lavinia Vaile has a problem. Her husband was found shot in the *ahem* nether regions, in the same manner she herself had once threatened to do. While she is relieved that her abusive husband no longer exists, the matter of her innocence and freedom is at stake. And it seems that Maximilian Harrison, the only man she has ever
Amanda Richardson
Mar 13, 2015 rated it liked it
Lavinia and Max loved each other years ago, before Max went to India. Lavinia didn't wait for him, she was forced to marry another man and Max ended up in prison in India. Unfortunately for Lavinia, her marriage to Lord Vaile was a very unhappy one. She actually left him before threatening to shoot him. Turns out that when Lord Vaile is murdered, Lavinia becomes the prime suspect. Max turns up to help Lavinia clear her name.
I liked the mystery surrounding Lord Vaile's death, but I didn't really
Feb 18, 2015 rated it liked it
Okay...I have been reading this book for a week. I was totally excited seeing all the great reviews, but as hard as I tried, this book just didn't hook me. I would rate it a 3.5.
What should and could have been a very interesting plot just seemed to drag for me. I was interested in the Furies and their gambling den. To be honest, Thea's story intrigued me more than Lavinia's. I did like how Max and Lavinia were reunited after her horrible husband was killed.
There was just something missing for me
Madeline Iva
Jul 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Emotive, lush, and in touch with grim despair, LaCapra's heroine makes me feel all protective for her sake. Bound up in the silken ribbons of a bad marriage, and worse--suspicions that she *spoiler alert* killed her husband--Lady Vice is the beginning of a romance series I wish I'd thought of myself. So envious!
Al *the semi serial series skipper*
Before this book i had never heard of this author, after reading it i would definitely be reading more of her books. I loved it especially because shes a new author with a nice writing style and because of the story. I cant wait to begin reading the rest of the series
Judith Bongiovanni
Good story line and full characters
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Wendy writes Historical Romance with a touch of intrigue & suspense. Her debut series, a trilogy about three Ladies who refuse to play by society's rules, was released by Entangled Scandalous in 2015. Her first indie, Her Duke at Daybreak, finaled in Romance Writers of America's RITA contest.

Wendy was born a Jersey Girl, though most of her extended family lives in Maine. Trekking up and down

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Furies (3 books)
  • Lady Scandal (Furies, #2)
  • Duchess Decadence (Furies, #3)
“The Maximilian of her memory ceased to exist next to the real man. The former was a simple penny-lute tune. In the flesh, Max was the King’s Theater orchestra playing Haydn.” 1 likes
“He cradled her burning cheek and his rough fingers chafed. He radiated more heat than a bustling inn’s kitchen—and his warmth was every bit as alluring. Comfort, his body promised. Care and sustenance.” 1 likes
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