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Angel in Scarlet (Bound and Determined #4)

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From the author of Mastering the Marquess comes another blazingly provocative Regency romance! Revenge may be a dish best served cold, but in this clash of wills, lust is a feast for the senses.

After her dreams of wedding bells are dashed by a man she thought had serious intentions, Miss Angela Ripon must be satisfied. She plans to make him burn for her, and then to reject
Kindle Edition, 302 pages
Published June 28th 2016 by Loveswept
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
'Angel in Scarlet' by Lavinia Kent is book four in the "Bound and Determined" series. This is the story of Angela Ripon and Matthew Harkness, Earl of Colton. I have been jumping in and out of this series so I did feel it was a standalone book. This by far has been the best book I thought of the books I have read. Yes it is a old tale of a women scored and wanting the man to want her back and then she dumps him but this had some added things to this story. It was a hot, exciting read that hooded ...more
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I love historical romances. Love them! And the premisse of this Angel in Scarlet is one I often enjoy in my historicals, but unfortunately this book didn't deliver it.

The characters were weak and the dialogues, and the storytelling as well, were stiff.

This was almost a DNF for me,but I wanted to keep going. I was hoping that as I kept reading it, the story would flow better, but unfortunately that didn't happen.

Great conecept, but executed poorl
Once again Ms Kent has penned a book that I could not put down . I have come to love her inventive ways of incorporating Dom/ sub Bdsm relationships into regency historically using the vehicle of Madame Rouge's ( Ruby) or her brothel as a starting point for the young marriage seeking girls .
Ruby has gained quite a reputation of telling these women straight out about their targets preferences and proclivities along with helping them gain sexual knowledge that is kept from them by mothers too upti
Amy ~ Love At 1st Read
Jul 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
After believing that a dashing young earl was going to ask for her hand, Angela Ripon is devastated to be dismissed from his affections as if he never even cared for her. Now Angela is a woman scorned and she wants justice on Colton. She will make him beg for her and then cast him aside. But first she needs to learn how to seduce him, and Madame Rouge, Ruby, is known to be quite knowledgeable in that area. So Angela ventures to the house of pleasure for guidance. Ruby does know her stuff but war ...more
Jun 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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After Ruby got her happy ending in Revealing Ruby I felt certain that the amazingly sensual Bound and Determined series had come to an end. Madame Rouge's brothel provided a setting for lovers and those of distinct tastes to meet discreetly to indulge in fantasies not deemed appropriate for proper society. When I saw Angel in Scarlet show up for review on NetGalley I was thrilled because it meant a world I fell in love with wasn't over yet. Hopefully, there
May 02, 2016 rated it it was ok
The premise of the book is about a woman who was romantically involved with a man whom she thought would ask to marry her. But then the man did not and she sad and hurt will gain her revenge/justice.

Angela was in love with Colton but he thought she was simple and she imagine everything about their relationship and he has perverse action towards he tought would not handle even if he wants her. Angela seeks for help by Ruby. She wants be a sexy woman and wants to Colton crazy with her and then she
Sheila Melo
Dec 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
"I want to trap a man."

FINAL DECISION:  Kent once again has a great balance between erotic sexual encounters and the building of an emotional connection between the hero and heroine.  I enjoyed the trip and think this book a great addition to the series.

THE STORY:  Angela Ripon wants revenge on the man who she thought intended to ask for her hand in marriage but instead rejected her.  For this purpose, Angela goes to Madame Rouge (Ruby) a brothel owner to find out how to make this man desperate
WTF Are You Reading?
Angel In Scarlet, the fourth offering in Lavinia Kent's Bound And Determined series. Is one that, upon first reading, seems a little off. A little formal. Somewhat stiff, maybe.

Until one takes the time to consider a few things.

1. This story is, for all of its lace, frills, and historical niceties. A tale of sexual awakening, power, and control. On both Angela and Mathew's parts.
Angela, coming into the knowledge that she is both a natural submissive and a sensual and powerful her own r
Al *the serial series skipper*
Apr 22, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
***I received this book from Netgallery and Random House Publishing in exchange for an honest review***

Oh wow! I have been searching for this book since forever and it hasn't even been released! I remember reading the excerpt on a blog and i immediately wanted to read it, somehow i forgot the title and have since been searching everywhere for it.

2.75 Stars

A timid virgin meets a courtesan for advice on how to seduce a man after seeing him in flagrante with another woman. Books like this is right
Tracy Emro
Jan 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
* I received a copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

I would have to say that this is my favorite book in the series (so far). Angela and Colton are clearly meant to be - but some misconceptions (on both of there parts) have ended what began as a promising courtship.

Angela is angry at Colton for ending their courtship and wants vengeance - she wants to make him want her and beg her to marry him - and then turn him down and kick him to the curb. To d
Jun 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Revenge is sweet, but it's not every day it includes sexy shenanigans. Angela is determined to give Matthew a taste of his own medicine by seducing him, then dumping him the way he did her. Can we say backfire? I loved Angela's sexual adventurousness and Matthew's unapologetic acceptance of his own desires. Not only did they explore together, but their relationship changed them as people as well. My full review will b
Jun 29, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: erotica
I like Lavinia Kent's book for their erotic reading experience, but unfortunately the heroine seemed to be so childish and immature in the first chapter that I just didn't want to imagine her in a sex scene at all.
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May 09, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, netgalley
***ARC received in exchange of an honest review***

This was an okay read. It was hard at times to click with the characters. The plot was engaging. But the characters were flat. I just didn't connect with them. There were some hot and sweet scenes. Overall the book was okay.
Sally Hannoush
Apr 25, 2016 rated it liked it
The story was OK. I was hoping for it to start when they first started courting. I didn't feel connected to the characters.
Aug 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Deliciously delightful...

‘Angel in Scarlet,’ was an incredibly sensuous surprise! Colton and Angela were wonderfully written characters. Their passion, confusion, and determination was brilliantly captured page after page... bringing this riveting storyline to life.
Ellen Klock
Sep 03, 2016 rated it liked it
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Jul 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Wickedly Good

Angel In Scarlet is a lovely addition to the Bound and Determined Series. It’s a captivating read that had me rooting for the heroine, Angela Ripon. As a young lady of the ton, her only aspiration is to land a husband. It’s a wonder that one so innocent might know the true nature of men, let alone grasp the knowledge of the darker desires of certain gentlemen. And that certain gentleman is Matthew Harkness, Earl of Colton.

The story opens with Angela desperately seeking help from M
May 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Excuse me while I fan myself.....okay so now that I can breath calmly again all I can say is wow. This was a most unusual story that I could not put down. I was spellbound between the interaction of Angela and the Earl of Colton.

I have a fondness for this series as it closely follows historical fact while adding the hidden spiciness that was never mentioned in that era.

Certainly the reader will enjoy an innocent young women being forward enough to seek revenge in an unorthodox manner such as I d
Amanda Richardson
Apr 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Loved Lavinia Kent's latest book "Angel in Scarlet". Angela met and fell for Lord Colton last season and she thought he started returning her feelings. Until one night he abruptly tells her he isn't interested in continuing their courtship.
Colton continues to be disappointed in all of the debutantes that come his way. Last season, he thought Angela was different, he saw a spark in her that made him think she would be a woman he would want to marry and spend his life with. Maybe she would be the
Jun 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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It started with a plan of revenge after Matthew Harkness, the Earl of Colton have crushed Angela Ripon’s matrimonial dreams. Just as when she thought a proposal was coming, he suddenly wasn’t interested in her anymore. So, she decided to take matters into her own hands and get retribution for her pride and broken heart. She seeks the help of Madame Rouge or Ruby to help her in seducing Matthew, making him yearn for her, and then leave him when he was totally
Angel in Scarlet is the fourth stand alone book in Lavinia Kent's historical erotic romance series Bound and Determined. Like the previous books, the story centers around two people whose rendezvous point is Madame Rouge's, a famous brothel which caters to the those with a more adventurous taste in their sexual relationships. Unlike the previous books however, our main characters seems to have a past that did not end in the most friendly manner. As such, Angela has decided to take matters into h ...more
Edwina " I LoveBooks" "Deb"
ARC received by Net Galley for a Honest Review!!

I am sorry to say Angel in Scarlet was not a developed storyline. The H/H the Earl of Colton, Matthew Harkness and Miss Angela Ripon are one dimensional. There is no character development. The story seems rushed.

The jest of the story is Angela has asked Madame Rouge/Ruby to teach her the art of Seduction. She wants to learn how to make Matthew the Earl of Colton fall in love with her so she can reject him like he rejected her. Angela believes that
Andrea Murray
May 22, 2016 rated it really liked it

I received a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.

Angel was an interesting look into the clutter of a woman’s brain. Come on, ladies, be honest. We have brains like a bargain basement flea market on half-off day. We easily jump from thinking our toenail polish to whose turn is it to take out the trash with speeds Superman couldn’t achieve on his best day. Angela’s brain is both interesting and funny. Her thoughts made me shake my head and actually consider how convoluted the femal
Marichus Real
Jul 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
I was given a gifted copy by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
The first time they met, Colton saw something in Angela that was different from the rest of the women he knew. After a while that something disappeared, and Colton decided to end the relationship. Angela got angry and decided to get a revenge. Will she be able to end the game or will she get trapped with it?
The book is well-written, although the beginning is a little slow. There are some situations that are difficult to beli
Jul 06, 2016 rated it did not like it
If I had one word to describe this story, it would be disappointing. I really, REALLY loved Ms. Kent’s earlier novels. They were well structured and featured a slew of very interesting and complex characters in wonderful settings and plots. I loved the way she wrote her sensual scenes. They made me sigh and fall in love with her heroes.

What happened to that author? Who ever is telling her to exchange the sensuality scenes with porn, please stop.

I never bought into the heroine, a shy virgin, goin
Debra Johnson
Angel in Scarlet (Bound and Determined, #4) by Lavinia Kent is a Historical Erotic Romance.
I absolutely loved this story. It is filled with passion and romance. Angela is feisty and determined to get even with Lord Colton for his actions while courting her and his callous dismissal of their relationship. She contacts Madame Rouge for advice, which she quickly, yet nervously implements into her plans. This leads to some very erotic and naughty situations.
Believe it or not, I am not really a fan
Jun 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a historical romance that delivers an erotic punch. The author really brings on the heat and the romance with this story. Two people learn about themselves and find the partner they have craved.

A young woman feels rejected and wants to teach him how it feels. She goes to a madam to learn how to be the kind of woman he can't resist. He thought she was uninteresting until she shows just how open she is to exploring her sexuality with him. As the sexual attraction increases so does the emo
Jul 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love this series. I didn't realize it at first but all of this series really does revolve around Madame Rouge. She's like the overseer that guides all these couples towards their Happily Ever After. In this installment of the series we meet Angela & Matthew. There were so close to finding happiness a few years prior but it eluded them on a bed of fear. Now there doesn't seem to be a way to get back to what they had and it's as though neither of them want that but then if that we ...more
Jun 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Thanks to Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept via NetGalley for a copy of this book.

By the blurb, I thought this sounded like a great book. It was definitely steamy!!

Angela had her dreams of a wedding crushed by a man that she thought would be her groom, and with her forever. After she picked herself back up, she decided she's going to get even with him by making him want her and then she'll reject him like he did her, so he can see how it feels. She decides to take seduction lessons from
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