Series: #2 Devilish Vignettes
Genres: Erotic Romance, Historical Romance
Released on January 16, 2014
This was the second vignette that tells the story of three young men and their hijinks that leads to who and what they become later as men. The backdrop is the Georgian Era and it is authentically done in all its livid color and bawdiness within these stories.
Sin or Simon Singleton is the second of the unholy three school chums. He, along with Ned Chambers and Ludovic DeVere have been sent down from school in disgrace for an incident that occurred in DeVere’s vignette, Devil in the Making. Sin finds life dull between his father squeezing tight the purse strings on Sin’s allowance and his mother’s religious zeal.
A commission on the part of DeVere leads Sin into a new direction that teaches him wise lessons about women that he does not heed and sets him up into the business of writing erotic verse to earn his coin. Naturally, his deceptions and comings and goings cannot stay secrets forever, but his father’s drastic solution may become the death of him.
This is a short piece that is about 70 pps so it is what it claimed to be just a vignette snapshot into the young Sin’s life. Sin is so different from his friends Ned and DeVere, but he is loyal. He writes poetry of love, but he really doesn’t understand love particularly the kind of love his friend Ned claims to have for his fiance’. Sin adores women, but unlike DeVere, he doesn’t understand them so he gets into difficulty more than once with them. I found Sin and his light-hearted attitude toward life a fun character to read and it was great getting a few scenes with Ned and DeVere too. I was not as connected to Sin as I have been to the others through the other story. I hope that will change when I read more of him as an adult. The rather ominous note in the epilogue sets things up nicely for the next part in Sin’s story which I’m glad will be a longer read.
This vignette should definitely be read after the first one, Devil in the Making, but can be read out of order if necessary from the DeVere series.
I recommend this set of stories for those who enjoy bawdy tales of mischievous men and romance in the Georgian Era.
Thank you to the author for gifting me this story in exchange for an honest review.
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