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The Serpent's Kiss

(Scandalous Seductions #7)

4.54  ·  Rating details ·  28 ratings  ·  19 reviews
She’s the disgrace of the county…

Bella Rushdale has returned home still unwed having eloped with Viscount Marlinscar, and she’s now engaged in a scandalous liaison with the Marquis of Pennerley. Remote Yorkshire society is outraged!

Something ought to be done.

Even the untrained observer can see there’s something deliciously perplexing about the relationship between Bella
Kindle Edition, 502 pages
Published March 21st 2019 by Incantatrix Press
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May 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
A satisfying conclusion to the saga and drama that is the Lucerne-Bella-Vaughan triumvirate. I loved this book for continuing on in the way Phantasmagoria did, meaning it was not afraid to look at and address the ugly parts of what this relationship did to each of the characters, even though the focus and draw is the sex and romance.

I could feel Bella’s contempt and anger for Lucerne so viscerally it hurt at times to read it. The understanding of her pain and heartbreak was written with so much
Jessica Alcazar
The Serpent's Kiss is the last step to Bella, Lucerne and Vaughan’s journey to HEA forever and ever AMEN! Lol Their journey has spanned thru five books and as a huge admirer of this author, I’ve walked it with them and damned if I’m not glad they are finally solid!

Even tho their story began with A Gentleman’s Wager waaaaaaaay back in the day, if you read this book without going back to that beginning, I honestly do not think you will be lost. I wasn’t lost and it has been a loooooooong time
Kathy Aronoff
Mar 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
10 Years - And Worth The Wait.....
10 years ago I stumbled on a paperback book titled A Gentleman's Wager. I was reading historicals from the 70's and decided to go back and see what this was about. I found myself engrossed in such a delicious rogue - Vaughn-Marquis of Pennerly. Beautifully described, master manipulator a bad man (nothing boyish about him) of the first water as the Brit's like to say. Caught in his web are Viscount Lucerne Maliscar, Lady Annabelle Rushdale and me. What happens in
Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
THE SERPENT'S KISS is the seventh book in the Scandalous Seductions series, although I haven't read any of the previous books.

Bella is going back home, accompanied by Lord Pennerly, to be a godmother for her deceased friend's daughter. Lucerne, a lover who left them both eight months ago, will be there.

This is a LONG book! I had no idea there were six books prior to this one, but I don't honestly know if you need them as most of their time together is rehashed over and over again.

I found the ch
Dec 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
She has come back unwed. She has had a relationship with one man before another one. Her father wants her to marry his choice. She wants nothing of it. Can they all have be together? Will society allow them? Will she be forced away from them? See how she will get on

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Mar 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The book is well written, very descriptive and somewhat lengthy. Of all three characters I loved Vaughn most of all. He was direct and upfront with his feelings and desires. Bella could not admit her love for the two men and was very insecure of her place in Vaughn’s life. She denied her feelings for Lucerne and after he left the two of them, she was afraid to admit she needed him back in her life. The bulk of the book was about Vaughn trying to get the three of them back together. It is very dr ...more
Mar 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love this book so much. l love this series and l want to read series like this
Mar 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Utterly riveting - and deliciously long - final chapter in the love story of Bella, Lucerne and Vaughan. And what a roller-coaster! I have no fingernails left.

Amazingly, Madelynne has written this in such a way that it can be easily read as a stand-alone, although why you wouldn’t want to devour all the books in the series is beyond my comprehension.

The three main characters come into their own in this book, each so different, but all entwined, and brought ever closer together by their pasts. Be
sarah noelle christopher
Jul 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing

I dont think I can put into words how amazing and addictive this book is and more these three story! I love Lurcian,Vaughan and Bella so much!! I read all 5 books of their story in 2 days and lossed a ton of sleep and meals due to not being able to put these down! Be warned!!!
Oct 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
This has been a long time in coming and I felt the wait was worth it. Not everyone is happy as who Bella ran away with, is not who she return with and the scandal is there. With her brother trying to push her into marriage, Bella resists as she wants the men whom she has spent months with and will not bend. Lucerne and Vaughn are running from each other, but are still incredibly drawn to each other and to Bella, but convention is one thing and the rules of society is another. Will they ever find ...more
Apr 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
I have always loved historical romances, although lately it has been harder to find books that take the steaminess to a new level. The Serpent's Kiss has done that splendidly here, with a two sexy hot rakes a la Vaughan and Lucerne, and their lady love interest, Lady Annabelle Rushdale. The taboo element and the resulting fallout is captured and portrayed very well. I felt the opposing forces and kept rooting for this hot trio to get their acts together. The chemistry oozed off the pages, and Va ...more
Mar 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was my first read in this series and by this author, and I loved it! There is some sexy, steamy menage here, some self-doubt and uncertainty, and great love and romance. The characters and situation were well-developed and well-described. I love Regency romance that doesn't settle into the same sweet and clean, run of the mill mold, and this one is unique and scintillating. I'm off to explore some of the preceding books in the series now. Enjoy.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksp
Mar 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this historical romance! It's a steamy and sexy menage story that is well written with likable characters. I like Bella, Vaughn and Lucerne! What wonderful chemistry. This story does contain MM as well as MMF interactions. I enjoyed the story! I liked how the story developed especially for the time period.
Mar 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved it. Steamy historical ménage romance. Bella is disgraced after runaway with Lucerne but he returns to his home without her or his other lover Vaughn

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Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this steamy historical read! Vaughn, Lucerne and Annabelle have steamy chemistry and their story is fast-paced with loads of drama and suspense. The characters have amazing depth and their story really draws you in. I was hooked from beginning to end.
This was an enjoyable read, I found it a bit long and did skim a bit, but overall I enjoyed it. I wish I'd read the previous books before this one, though it was easy to pick up what was going on.

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Mar 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I've read by this talented author. Nicely spun hot Regency romance. Looking forward to reading more.

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Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Book seven in the Scandalous Seductions series a well written story that kept me turning pages. I want to read the next book. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Sep 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this one and I really hope there will be more historical novels like this one.
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Madelynne Ellis is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of erotic romance. She stared writing on a whim, after a friend suggested she give writing a "Black Lace" novel a go. The rest is history.

Madelynne writes focuses on a mixture of contemporary and Regency-set novels, and has been translated into a variety of languages.

She's a decaf drinker, has a healthy obsession with a certain Ja

Other books in the series

Scandalous Seductions (8 books)
  • A Gentleman's Wager (Scandalous Seductions, #1)
  • Indiscretions (Scandalous Seductions, #2)
  • Phantasmagoria (Scandalous Seductions, #3)
  • Three Times the Scandal (Scandalous Seductions, #4)
  • Her Husband's Lover (Scandalous Seductions, #5)
  • The Ghosts of Christmas Past (Scandalous Seductions, #6)
  • The Serpent's Kiss Epilogue

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