Release date: March 28, 2014
Publisher: Self Published
Genre: Historical (Regency) Romance
Series: School of Gallantry #4
An arranged marriage is daunting, but not as daunting as seducing a spouse whose passions you do not understand...
Derek Charles Holbrook, Viscount Banfield, knew his fate since he was seventeen when his father announced his union to the beautiful but mysterious American girl by the name of Miss Grey.
To protect the troubled estate, Derek submits to his father's wishes, not realizing he's about to entangle himself in a hell of a lot more than marriage.
Miss Clementine Henrietta Grey may be worth millions, but not a single coin has ever bought her a smidge of happiness. When she marries the charasmatic and dashing Viscount Banfield, whose only strife in life appears to be the uneven seams in his coat, she finds that siring the heir he wants requires far more than her heart is prepared to give.
Unable to seduce his overly-serious and reluctant wife, Derek realizes his dreams of creating a loving family has turned into a nightmare. But with the unexpected assistance of a retired courtesan and her outrageous school, Derek and Clementine discover that passion is a language spoken not just from the body, but from the mind, heart and soul.
My Rating: 4 Roses
Clementine was a good heroine. She was certainly strong, loyal, determined, and refused to let anyone bully her into anything. At first, I found her to be a bit mean. It was painfully obvious that Derek was in love with her, yet she planned to rip out the poor guy's heart and leave him. And, she wasn't very nice to him in general, though he was never anything but sweet. She has her reasons, though, and, over the course of the book, she learned to relax and allow herself to feel. Despite any issues I had with her, by the end of the book, I liked her.
Derek was just amazing! This man was so sweet and so utterly precious and I totally loved him. He was sweet, charming, devoted, and vibrant in how he always found a way to laugh and enjoy himself. He fell in love with Clementine when they first met and, though they spent 7 years apart while she came of age, he was true to her and so adorable in how he unabashedly loved her. I thought he was perfect.
The romance was lovely. It was a bit frustrating, with Clementine's reluctance, but Derek's utter adorableness made up for plenty of sweetness. And the chemistry between them was sizzling. Derek was a very passionate man and, despite her trepidation, Clementine was as susceptible to it as anyone else. I thought they were great together.
The plot was fast paced and I was kept interested the entire way through. The story was light, fun, and truly enjoyable. And the ending was lovely.
A Night of Pleasure was a wonderful historical romance. I really liked this book. It was romantic, sweet, and a very enjoyable read. Romance lovers, this is a book worth checking out.
*I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review