Afternoon Delight: The Trouble With Sin by Victoria Vane

Posted April 17, 2013 by Sophia Rose in Afternoon Delight, Reviews / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Afternoon Delight: The Trouble With Sin by Victoria Vane
The Trouble With Sin

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Series: #2 Devilish Vignettes
Genres: Erotic Romance, Historical Romance
Released on January 16, 2014
Format: eBook
Source: Author

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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.

Delighted Reader Afternoon Delight

About Victoria Vane

Victoria Vane is an Amazon #1 bestselling author of smart and sexy romance. Her works range from comedic romps to emotionally compelling erotic romance and have received over twenty awards and nominations including: a 2015 Red Carpet Finalist for Best Contemporary romance (Slow Hand), 2014 RONE Winner for Best Historical Post Medieval Romance (Treacherous Temptations), and Library Journal Best Ebook Romance of 2012 (The Devil DeVere series). Victoria also writes romantic historical fiction as Emery Lee. She currently resides in Palm Coast, Florida with her husband, two sons, a little black dog, and an Arabian horse.
Contact info:
Email: victoria.vane@hotmail.com Website: www.victoriavane.com
Blog: www.embracingromance.com Facebook: http://on.fb.me/YVeXrf
Twitter: @authorvictoriav Pinterest: http://bit.ly/1vONQZh
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Praise for SLOW HAND
“Well-paced, scorching scenes and witty banter…”
—Publishers Weekly

“Slow Hand by Victoria Vane is delightful, funny, page-turning steamy sexy, and the romance between Wade and Nikki make you wish you could pull Victoria’s characters straight off the page and into real life…”
—Unwrapping Romance

“For erotic passion and one-liners, the first book in Vane’s new series will satisfy…Vane’s latest gets a big yee-haw.”
—RT Book Reviews

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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